If JIRA Portlets are a significant component to your Confluence installation, it's a good idea to consider upgrading both JIRA and Confluence together.
With Confluence 3.1 and JIRA 4.0, Atlassian has introduced gadgets to replace portlets and the jiraissues and jiraportlets macros. Particularly with portlets, it's a good idea to migrate to gadgets. This page includes instructions on how to migrate.
Adding the JIRA Gadgets to Confluence
- Add the JIRA Saved Filter and JIRA Portlet Gadgets as External Gadgets. See All Atlassian Gadgets for a list of available integration points.
- Add either trusted communication or OAuth between your instances of JIRA and Confluence.
Migrating the Macros to Gadgets
Because of the wide variety of differences in invocations, this is currently a manual process. Vote for Migration for JIRA Issues and JIRA Portlets to Gadget URLs for a feature to do this automatically.
Several workarounds may help: