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The Recently Updated macro displays a list of the most recently changed content within Confluence.

Using the Recently Updated Macro

To add the Recently Updated macro to a page:

  1. In the Confluence editor, choose Insert > Other Macros.
  2. Find and select the required macro.

Speeding up macro entry with autocomplete: Type { and the beginning of the macro name, to see a list of suggested macros. Details are in Using Autocomplete.

To edit an existing macro: Click the macro placeholder and choose Edit. A macro dialog window will open, where you can edit the parameters of the macro.

Parameters

Parameters are options that you can set to control the content or format of the macro output. Where the parameter name used in Confluence storage format or wikimarkup is different to the label used in the macro browser, it will be listed below in brackets (example).

Parameter

Default

Description

Author(s) by username
(author

None specified. That is, display all content

Filter the results by author. The macro will display only the pages etc which were last modified by the author(s) you specify here.

You can specify one or more authors, separated by a comma or a space.

For example: jsmith,jbrown

To include content from one user, but exclude from another user: jsmith,!jbrown

Space(s)
(spaces

@self

That is, the space which contains the page on which the macro is used

This parameter allows you to filter content by space. The macro will display only the pages etc which belong to the space(s) you specify here.

You can specify one or more space keys, separated by a comma or a space.

  • To exclude content in a specific space, put a minus sign (-) immediately in front of that space key. For example: If you specify a space key of -BADSPACE you will get only content which is not in the BADSPACE.
  • To indicate that the results must come from a specific space, put a plus sign (+) immediately in front of that space key. For example: If you specify a space key of +GOODSPACE you will get only content in GOODSPACE. (Note that this is not particularly useful, because each content item belongs to one space only. If you put a plus sign next to one space key and list other space keys too, the other space keys will be ignored.)

Special values:

  • @self — The current space.
  • @personal — All personal spaces.
  • @global — All site spaces.
  • @favorite — The spaces you have marked as favourite.
  • @favourite — The same as @favorite above.
  • @all — All spaces in your Confluence site.
  • * — The same as @all above.

When specifying a personal space, remember to use the tilde (~) sign in front of the username, such as ~jbloggs or ~jbloggs@example.com.

Label(s)
(labels

None specified i.e. display all content

Filter the results by label. The macro will display only the pages etc which are tagged with the label(s) you specify here.

You can specify one or more label values, separated by a comma or a space.

  • To exclude content which matches a given label, put a minus sign (-) immediately in front of that label value. For example: If you specify a label value of -badpage you will get only content which is not labelled with 'badpage'.
  • To indicate that the results must match a given label value, put a plus sign (+) immediately in front of that label value. For example: If you specify a label value of +superpage,+goodpage you will get only content which has at least two labels, being 'superpage' and 'goodpage'.

The labels parameter only applies to the page and blog content types.

Width of Table
(width

100%

Specify the width of the macro display, as a percentage of the window width.

Include these Content Types Only
(types

All types

This parameter allows you to filter content by content type. The macro will display only the content of the type you specify here.

You can specify one or more types, separated by a comma or a space.

To exclude content of a given content type, put a minus sign (-) immediately in front of that content type. For example: If you specify a content type of -blogpost you will get pages and all other content except for blog posts.

Available values:

Maximum Number of Results
(max

15

Specify the maximum number of results to be displayed. If this parameter is omitted, then a maximum of 15 results are displayed. The theoretical maximum value that this parameter can accept is 2 to the power of 31, minus 1 (or 2147483647), though this has been limited to 200 in the code, for performance reasons. More details are here.

theme
(theme

concise

Choose the appearance of this macro:

  • concise — the default list, showing the names of pages which were updated or commented on, the users who made the page modifications and time when the modifications occurred.
  • social — lists recent modifications in reverse chronological order, but groups them by user into short time segments. A 'sub' list appears within each user's time segment, showing the names of pages which they updated or commented on and time when these modifications occurred.
  • sidebar — lists recent updates in reverse chronological order, showing the names of pages which were updated or commented on and time when the page modifications occurred. This theme does not show authorship.

Show User Profile Pictures
(showProfilePic

false

Specify showProfilePic=true to display the profile pictures of the users who updated the content.

Hide Title
(hideHeading)

False

Determines whether the macro hides or displays the text 'Recently Updated' as a title above the list of content. Only available in wikimarkup and storage format.

Accepted values:

  • true – Title is hidden.
  • false – Title is shown.

Notes

Code examples

The following examples are provided for advanced users who want to inspect or edit the underlying markup for a Confluence page. 

Macro name: recently-updated

Macro body: None.

Storage format example

Wikimarkup example

 

 

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136 Comments

  1. For a macro about recently updated content, shouldn't there be a parameter to control how recent the content is?

    1. Hi,

      You can see the parameters about this macro in the wiki markup help page which is located in the left panel of the editor. Unfortunately, the macro does not provide you the mentioned feature. Please feel free create a feature request in our jira to chip in the improvement of Confluence to be better in the future.

      Cheers,

  2. Anonymous

    Isn't there a way to show recent changes by user? So, for example, I could put that macro on my "People" page so people could see what I contributed?

    1. You might be interested in this feature request. Feel free to chip in some comments and cast your vote to increase the popularity of the issue. Hope that helps!

  3. Anonymous

    Is there a way to hide the heading at the top of the box created by this macro? I would like it to better blend in with some of the other elements on the page.

    1. My bad; that last comment was mine. Forgot to log in.

    2. Hi,

      You can change do that by editing properties (i18n.properties) file inside confluence dashboard macro. If you use Confluence 2.10, you need to change the atlassian-bundled-plugins.zip. It is located at <Confluence install>/confluence/WEB-INF/classes/com/atlassian/confluence/setup. Update confluence-dashboard-macros-x.x.jar file, rezip it and then put it back to <Confluence install>/confluence/WEB-INF/classes/com/atlassian/confluence/setup

      Cheers,

      1. Anonymous

        That's a lot of work.  I'm also running into the same issue... I have two recently changed macros one after the other, and I'd like one to say "Recently Changed Pages" and the other to say "Recently Changed Comments" (of course with the type parameter suitably changed).

        1. Anonymous

          We have the same issue with Confluence 3.2. No way to change the headline for recently-updated macro. This would be perfect to show certain updates like "Status updates" only.

          Please add a headline parameter to manually set it.

          Keep up the good work!
          Tim

          1. Anonymous

            Just hide it with CSS

  4. Not sure if this is intended behavior, but in 10.2 comments do not appear in the recently updated list if the labels options is used, even when explicitly requesting type=comments.

    Also, when using the showProfilePic option, you lose the individual entry modification date/time, replaced by the last change made by the author. Is this expected behavior? Would like to see date/time on each entry as that's more relevant than just the last entry date author.

    1. Anonymous

      Comments don't have labels, and do not inheret the labels of their parent page. So if you require a spcecific label AND you limit to type "comment" then you have eliminated all possible results. Painfully learned lesson!

  5. Anonymous

    Similar to Robert's note, we're not finding that the label (or labels) parameter works, not with one label or many. Same applied for the type parameter, +- or none doesn't affect the list.

    1. Hi,

      This seems odd. Can you please attach the Wiki markup that you used? You may also want to raise a support request for this problem @ https://support.atlassian.com

      Cheers,
      Timothy

      1. Anonymous

        I'm using Confluence 2.9. for me only labels (plural) worked, don't know if there's a typo in this document or if it was changed with 3.1....

  6. Anonymous

    Hallo,

    We have a subsection in our space, and only want to filter recent changes in this sub section section. There is child page to Home, and it has over 200 child pages in it. We just want to see recent changes in these 200 pages, without asking people to add a label each time they create a new page in this subsection.

    Is it possible to give a parameter of page or childpageunderpage etc?

    Regards,

    Owais

    1. I have exactly the same issue and have yet to find a workable solution.

      (just to up the priority (smile)

      cheers,

      Ollie

    2. Hi Owais,

      I am sorry that this {recently-updated} macro does not support this feature yet. Currently it can render for a specific space by using space key and pages but not specific section. Feel free to do improvement request at given link if your are keen to have this feature. Add yourself as a watcher for that issue and vote for it.

      You might want to refer here for more details on Implementation of New Features and Improvements

      Cheer,
      Komathi

      1. Hi Komathi,

        is there are Improvement Request-issue opened yet?

        I also think this would be a great feature.

         Best regards

        Ben

        1. Hi all,

          The closest request that I can think of for this issue is via CONF-9005. Feel free to vote on this issue if you find it useful.

          Cheers,
          Azwandi

    3. Anonymous

      If there is an auto label function in a template, you could use the template for your sub space and then add the label to the recently updated mark up.

  7. Anonymous

    Hello,

    we have a prob regarding the parameter "max".

    Although I wrote the line "

    Recently Updated

    As you and your team create content this area will fill up and display the latest updates.

    " (similar to the example above) to reduce the maximum results shown to the number of 8, Confluence ignores the limitation and shows all recently updated pages.

    What did I do wrong? Can u help us? 

    Thankx in advance,

    Henrik

    1. Hello Henrik,

      Can you confirm which version of Confluence you are using? If it's before version 2.10, then it's highly likely this parameter may not work. This is because most parameters for the Activity Macros (which includes the Recently Updated Macro) were expanded and unified in version 2.10 (as discussed further in the Improved Activity Macros section of the Confluence 2.10 Release Notes).

      If this problem is definitely occurring in Confluence 2.10, please raise a Support Issue and please provide us with as much information about your Confluence environment as possible.

      I hope this information helps.

      Kind regards,

      Giles Gaskell
      Technical Writer
      ggaskell@atlassian.com
      ATLASSIAN - http://www.atlassian.com

  8. I'm trying to return the number of recent updates for a certain label instead of the box showing the list of page names that have been updated. For example, if I wanted to show on a space's home page how many updates have been made to content labelled with "urgent" could I do that?

    I would want only the number of items that have been recently updated that have the label "urgent" attached, so that I could plug the number into text like this on the home page of a space:

    Urgent pages (3 updates)

    Does anyone know how this could be accomplished?

    1. Hi jamiep77,

      I'm trying to return the number of recent updates for a certain label instead of the box showing the list of page names that have been updated. For example, if I wanted to show on a space's home page how many updates have been made to content labelled with "urgent" could I do that?

      To filter content using labels you can use the label parameter as shown above in this documentation under Filter content using labels.

      I would want only the number of items that have been recently updated that have the label "urgent" attached, so that I could plug the number into text like this on the home page of a space

      As for this I am sorry that this macro does not support this feature. Feel free to raise a feature request at http://jira.atlassian.com. Vote for it and add yourself as a watcher.

      Cheers,
      Komathi

  9. Hi,

    it seems that the recently-updated macro documentation in the notation guide is not up to date: for example their is no information about showProfilePic parameter.  

    1. Hello Antoine,

      Thanks for mentioning this. The showProfilePic parameter is described for the {recently-updated-dashboard} macro in the Notation Guide but not for this one. I have added this required update to this JIRA issue for correction.

      Please be aware that the content of the Notation Guide is generated 'on the fly', based on the number of plugins (in particular, those for additional macro functionality), which have been installed in a given Confluence installation. Hence, if you've installed additional plugins in your own Confluence installation (for new Macro functionality), its Notation Guide is likely to be different to that of another unmodified Confluence installation.

      Best regards,

      Giles Gaskell
      Technical Writer
      ggaskell@atlassian.com
      ATLASSIAN - http://www.atlassian.com

  10. Anonymous

    Previously to 2.10 this macro provided "+" and "-" buttons to allow the user to control the length of the results list...  Is this feature no longer supported?

    1. Hi,

      In Confluence 2.10.x the "+" and "-" buttons are replaced with the maxResults or max parameter. These parameters help to specify the maximum number of results to be displayed. By default 15 number of results will be displayed. You might want to refer to the improvements request below for more details:

      Cheers,
      Komathi

      1. On 3.1.1. I miss the + and - function that use to remember the setting for the next time the dashboard was visited. If I use the More function, it gives me more entries, but forgets the setting (sad).

  11. Hi,

    I would like to display all contents that are in spaces containing a specific team label or space label. Is it possible to do that with the recently-updated macro?

    Thanks.

    1. You're going to want to use the Content by Label macro for this. The popular label macro also is worth checking out.

  12. Anonymous

    Is there a way to add a few lines of text preview to the recently updated macro? This would be similar to many blog sites where there's a title that links to the full article, then 2 or 3 lines of preview text underneath.

    1. Good idea! In particular, I'd like to use the possibility 'excerpt=true'.

      Regards,

      1. Anonymous

        I would love that too!

    2. Hi,

      There is no parameter which is related to excerpt. The following macro may be appropriate for you:

      Cheers,

  13. It seems to be an annotation problem for the argument type and types- I spent half day to have this macro work to list all posted comments.

    Type does not work but types argument works .

    recently-updated:sort=modified|reverse=true|types=comment

    Version: 2.5.7 Build:#813 , thanks to confirm -

  14. Any idea why my recently-updated macro would stop working?

    It is showing Recent Updates as of yesterday morning - but none from today.  The actual pages that I have updated today do in fact say "Added by Bridget Maloney, last edited by Bridget Maloney on May 07, 2009" at the top, but they are not showing in either the dashboard recent updates or the regular recent updates.

    We did set up a batch file yesterday to do a backup of the SQL and File structure daily (as opposed to the built-in XML backup), but I do not see how that could have affected the recently updated info display.

    Thanks!

    -Bridget

    1. Bizarre - after 2 days of no updates, it all of a sudden started listing the updates again.  I do notice a bit of a lag.  Is there supposed to be a lag?  If so, how long is it supposed to be?

      Thanks,
      Bridget

      1. I think (and I could well be wrong here) that the recently updated list is 'fed' by the content indexer. Possibly the schedule for that was interrupted or it's been taking a long time to update the index recently?

        1. Thanks Liam ... I think that is the issue here.

          I edited a page this morning and when it didn't show up in the feed, I rebuilt the index and then it showed. I will keep an eye on this and post on the content index page if i continue to have issues.

          Thanks,
          Bridget

          1. Hi Bridget,

            Please direct your question to Atlassian's support system. There may be a problem happening on your instance regarding Confluence indexing.

            Cheers,

  15. I've added a Forum Logo, and the image I uploaded is showing up in the list of recently updated pages. Clicking on it produces a "Page Not Found" error. Is this the expected behaviour? (The link is http://<host>:8080/download/attachments/7340065&highlight=<forumname>#null-attachment-<forumname> for values of host and forumname that are not host or forumname.)

    1. Hi Ben,

      Are you using any plugins to achieve this requirement? It seems that you have a forum set up, which does not really explain if this an out-of-the-box Confluence feature.

      Cheers,
      Azwandi

      1. I've renamed Spaces to Forums - it makes more sense for my target audience.

        1. Thanks, Ben. I am afraid that this is a known bug due to the changes in storage of space/site logos since Confluence 2.9. Feel free to watch it for future updates. Hope this helps.

  16. Anonymous

    Hi,

    If i have this kind of space structure :

    myspace

      - page1

        - page 1.1

        - page 1.2

      - page2

    and want to see only recently updates in page1 and subpages, how should i do ?

    François

    1. Hi François,

      That would be a nice feature to have. I have found a feature request for this. Please add yourself as a watcher, vote for this feature and add your own comments to this feature request. For further details, you can read on Implementation of New Feature and Improvement.

      On a side note, you could probably try out the Metadata Plugin 2. This was suggested in the aforementioned feature request.

      Use the following code to achieve your requirement:

      Cheers
      JSashi

      1. Anonymous

        Thanks for the info. I will try it.

        Now i'm looking at the same question but with pagetree (to display all sub pages of a page and not of a whole space). I will probably find the same answers :-)

        1. Anonymous

          sorry, the root parameter works well (problem in my code). It's ok with pagetree ! (smile)

      2. this helps, but you lose a lot of the formatting options in the recently-updated macro.

        What I really need is a "root=" or "page=" parameter for the recently-updated macro.

        1. Hi Sean,

          You might be interested in the feature request mentioned previously. Please add yourself as a watcher, vote for this feature and add your own comments to this feature request. For further details on how we include new features and improvements, you might want to read this page

          For a quick workaround, you might want to use the label parameter along with the sticky labels provided by the Label Management Plugin to emulate the root parameter. This was suggested in the same feature request mentioned earlier.

          Hope this helps.

          Cheers
          JSashi

      3. Anonymous

        Hi,

        How can change the sort order?

        Thanks,
        Jason

  17. thnx for the help hope it'll solve my emc testing problem

  18. Anonymous

    It seems that the {recently-updated} macro has an issue when the theme parameter is not set. When using the macro without the theme parameter page changes are displayed with a version number next to their name.

    Often the version number displayed is for an older version of the page. I am not sure if this is the intended behaviour as it is not documented on this page. Can you someone please advise on this issue.

    I am using the latest release of Confluence 3. For the record the macro configuration that I am commenting on is the following:

    {recently-updated:spaces=*\|types=page,news,comment}
    
    1. Unfortunately, I could not replicate this problem on a local Confluence 3.0 instance. I could not see any version number associated to the items, with or without theme parameter. Can you please ensure there is no other plugin that provides a {recently-updated} macro - the quickest way to do so is by entering the Plugin Support Mode and see if the issue persists.

      Cheers,
      Azwandi

    2. Anonymous

      I am also seeing this behavior in Confluence 3.0 but not in the previous version (2.10).  When "theme=concise" is added to the macro, the version numbers disappear.

  19. Anonymous

    Hello,
    Is there a way to see list of pages which I have edited + editing history (date last edited or dates edited)? This macro is with the closest result to what I need, but maybe you can suggest other options?

    Basically what I need is:
    Page name 1    Edited by(=author)    date edited by (author)
    Page name 1    Edited by(=author)    date edited by (author)
    Page name 2    Edited by(=author)    date edited by (author)
    ...

    or at least:
    Page name 1        Date last edited by (author)
    Page name 2        Date last edited by (author)
    ...

    The best what I managed to get out now is:
    Page name 1    Last edited by    date last edited
    Page name 2    Last edited by    date
    ...
    Thanks in advance!
    Edgar

    1. Hi Edgar,

      You can basically customise the velocity file that is related to the {recently-updated} macro in order to achieve what you need. This file is located at <confluence-install>/confluence/template/xhtml/pagelist.vm. For example, you can do the following to achieve your second layout:

      Original Code
      Edited Code

      Feel free to edit the code. However, I would highly recommend you to backup the pagelist.vm file before you start to edit.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers
      JSashi

  20. Anonymous

    It would be ideall if it is possible to chose time range as well.

    Edgar

    1. Hi Edgar,

      I have found a similar feature request. Please add yourself as a watcher, vote for this feature and add your own comments to this feature request. For further details on how we include new features and improvements, you might want to read this page

      Cheers
      JSashi

  21. It would be ideal if the recently updated macro would follow the choice when editing a page that minor edits NOT be shown.  Saying another way: can this macro be updated to NOT show updates if a user chooses the "minor update - don't send notifications" checkbox?

    1. Hi Corey,

      I agree that it would be nice to see this improvement in the Recently Updated Macro. I have found a similar improvement request. Please add yourself as a watcher, vote for this feature and add your own comments to this feature request. For further details on how we include new features and improvements, you might want to read this page

      Cheers
      JSashi

    2. Anonymous

  22. Anonymous

    Is it possible to exclude updates by a particular author?

    1. Anonymous

      I came here looking for that exact feature. It would be so useful because often I do a lot of 'tidying up' of others content but don't want this to be listed as recently updated.

      1. Anonymous

        Exactly. I manage the wiki for a group of contributors, and I only want their updates to be visible, not the numerous minor edits I make.

        1. Hi,

          Exactly. I manage the wiki for a group of contributors, and I only want their updates to be visible, not the numerous minor edits I make.

          As far as I know, the current feature requested is not available yet. However, I found an improvement request in JIRA which might be nearest to your requirement:

          Hope that helps,
          Best rgds
          Zed

        2. I have to say, I think I'd be uncomfortable if I were using a wiki where only some people's edits were tracked.

          1. Anonymous

            All of the edits can be tracked, but it would me nice if some could be excluded from displaying in the macro. There are already several filters, it's just that none of them allow the user to exclude edits in this particular way.

    2. GuL

      Yes, something like

      GuL

      1. Hi GuL,

        I found a bug report regarding the excluding the author:

        please add your comments to the discussion and add yourself as a watcher for future updates.

        Best rgds,
        Zed

  23. Just updated to 3.0 and

    {recently-updated}

    is showing up only last 24hours updates. Any hints on how to fix this?
    We are using:

    {recently-updated:width=100%\|types=page,news,comment\|spaces=*}

    Thx

    1. Hi David,

      Could you please give a try to Rebuild the Content Indexes via Administration Console -> Administration - > Content Indexing. If problem persists after the attempt, please try the following:

      If the problem still persists, kindly raise a support ticket to https://support.atlassian.com, so that your issue can be further investigated. Also provide the following:

      1. A copy of your Confluence log file located at <confluence-home>/logs/atlassian-confluence.log
      2. The system information page. You can obtain the page by accessing the http://<path-to-confluence>/500page.jsp

      Cheers
      JSashi

      1. Thank you very much JSashi,

        We try to rebuild the content indexes but did not work. Dashboard only shows 24hours updates. We have raise a support ticket here .

        Any hints would help.

        Cheers,

        David

  24. Hi,

    I have tried to use the Recently-Updated macro to include mail items in the space home page. I used the macro with the syntax:

    but I am not getting anything. No result at all.

    I have Confluence 3.0.0_01.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Ross.

    1. Hi Ross,

      It seems that the mail type will not be supported anymore. Here is the bug report that details this:

      The bug report was initially reported in CONF-16227 and has yet to be closed. I have put a hidden comment in the issue and requested the documentation to be updated soon. Sorry for the confusion.

      Cheers
      JSashi

  25. I add the following code to my page.

    The problem is, that as an user i see no update.
    As an admin i see the updates.
    I tried something:

    • Follow the user
    • Go to the user status page -> I see the updates.
    • On the Dashboard i see the updates.
    • On the profile hover is see the updates.

    But not on the page.

    I have tried Confluence 3.0.1 and Confluence 3.1m4.

    Any ideas?

    Regards

    1. Hi Tim,

      You might want to check if the user have the right permission to view the space/page. Try the check the following permission:

      1. Page restrction
      2. Space permission

      As far as I know, if the user do not have a permission to view a space/page, user will not get updates on the particular space/page.

      Hope that helps.
      Best rgds,
      Zed

  26. Anonymous

    I am trying to list changes by author, and the documentation above says if I use the author parameter "The macro will display only the pages etc which were last modified by the author(s) you specify here."

    However, it looks to me like it is only showing a list of pages which were originally authored by the person in the author parameter. It isn't going by the "Last Changed By" name. Is there a way to filter the results by the Last Changed By name? This would be much more useful.

    1. I posted that last question and didn't mean to be anonymous (I forgot to log on).

  27. I want to see if I can use this macro along with user Status updates to create a team online scrum page. I'd like to see only that last status update for each user. I was hoping I could use a format like this.

    {recently-updated:spaces=@all|author=bob,bill,sue,mary|type=status|theme=social|max=1} 
    

    However, setting max=1 shows only the most recent status update from bob, bill, sue or mary.

    Is there any way to use this macro, or perhaps this macro in conjunction with another one, to display only the most recent update for each author in the list of authors?

    1. It sounds like you want 4 different entries to be returned, so a simple way to achieve this is to use 4 different instances of the macro, i.e.:

      {recently-updated:spaces=@all|author=bob|type=status|theme=social|max=1} 
      {recently-updated:spaces=@all|author=bill|type=status|theme=social|max=1} 
      {recently-updated:spaces=@all|author=sue|type=status|theme=social|max=1} 
      {recently-updated:spaces=@all|author=mary|type=status|theme=social|max=1} 
      

      It may not look quite how you want it to, but it will return the correct data.

      Cheers,
      Mark

      1. That's perfect, Mark. Thanks for the suggestion.

  28. Hello, 

    We are trying to display page update/edit comments using recently-updated macro. So far, the only comments that we are able to display are normal page comments, but the users require that the comments entered during page edit are displayed. According to the users that was a correct behaviour before the update of Confluence. 

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    1. Hi Julia,

      I am sorry that I am not aware of such a behaviour. Page edit comments should not appear in the macro, provided that you use the following markup:

      {recently-updated:types=comment}

      May I know on what version this behaviour was observed?

      Cheers,
      Azwan

      1. Azwan,

        Thank you for your reply. I fixed the problem. I actually wanted the page edit comments to be displayed and they weren't because I used types=comments. By removing types now all the updates are displayed.

        Julia

  29. Anonymous

    Hi,

    Is there any way to display the recent updates of Network (following users)? There is an existing page /users/viewfollow.action, and I would like to put that info on main page.

    Thanks,

    Nick

    1. Hi Nick,

      Is there any way to display the recent updates of Network (following users)? There is an existing page /users/viewfollow.action, and I would like to put that info on main page.

      If I understand correctly, you want to view the recent updates by a particular user just like in the /users/viewfollow.action page?
      If yes you might want to try the username parameter. I have created and example code shown below, please give it a try:

      Hope that helps.
      Best rgds,
      Zed

      1. Anonymous

        Hi Zed,

        Thanks for your reply! 

        Here is my case. For example,I have followed 3 people, and am able to view their activities in the Network tab (/users/viewfollow.action). What I am trying to do is, display all the activities of the 3 following users on a page.

        However, I didn't find any macro to show the recent updates of users I have followed. As the users I followed keeps changing, I couldn't hardcode it by filtering username=admin, admin2, admin3 and etc. Is there any solution to achieve this? Thanks!

        Thanks,

        Nick

        1. GuL

          Good idea. I'd like to use this feature, too.

          To summarize it: I'd like to add a recently-updated box to a page (not the network page) which filters content of people I follow.

          GuL

          1. Hi, may a little bit late, but I found this solution in the forum: http://forums.atlassian.com/message.jspa?messageID=257319359

    2. Hi,

      showing recent updates of followers, or any user group in general, would be a very useful feature. It would enable eg. Facebook-style feed to show updates only from your network without manually updating the username-parameter in the macro.

      As far as I have searched, such feature does not exist. Are there any workarounds to do that?

      - markus

  30. Hi All,

    recently-updated and blog-posts macros have stopped working. Its no longer showing the udpated News or 'recently updated page;

    More interestingly, if i use these macros in some other page. it displays the older data. that means news before the macros stopped working.

    has anyone faced the same thing before?

    1. Hi Nandish,

      If this problem persists, please raise a support ticket to https://support.atlassian.com, so that your issue can be further investigated. Also provide the following:

      1. Wiki markup used for the above issue
      2. A copy of your Confluence log file located at <confluence-home>/logs/atlassian-confluence.log
      3. The system information page. You can obtain the page by accessing the http://<path-to-confluence>/500page.jsp
      4. Screenshots that illustrate the problem.

      Cheers,
      JSashi

  31. 3.1.1

    I've got a strange situation where {recently-updated} no longer works (or maybe never worked, this is a new install), but {recently-updated-dashboard} works perfectly fine. Any hints?

    I've tried all the obvious things like rebuilding the index.

    1. Hi Todd,

      I would suggest you to raise a support ticket to https://support.atlassian.com, so that your issue can be further investigated. Also provide the following:

      1. A copy of your Confluence log file located at <confluence-home>/logs/atlassian-confluence.log
      2. The system information page. You can obtain the page by accessing the http://<path-to-confluence>/500page.jsp
      3. Screenshots that illustrate the problem.

      Cheers
      JSashi

      1. Just thought I'd follow up on this. I had to edit /confluence/bin/setenv.sh and add the following to my JAVA_OPTS variable.

        -Duser.timezone=America/Los_Angeles

        After the above change and rebooting the server, the recently-updated macro worked once again. Also, I had a couple pages that were failing to render that were fixed by this fix. You guys might want to put this in the installation instructions (I'm on Debian Linux).

        For others who are reading this, just substitute your appropriate Linux timezone information.

  32. Hi all,

    I'm using Confluence 3.1. Is there any way to show both date AND time of the updated content with the recently-updated macro ? I've just spent a couple of hours in the documentation and forums and could not find the answer.

    Thanks,

        Pascal.

  33. Anonymous

    A custom title is really important for displaying the macro in an individual way. Simple additional parameter to change the title would be fine. Keep up the great work!

  34. Using 3.1.2, it appears to me that when using the Recently-Updated macro with a label filter (label="includeonlythis"), it excludes any recent attachments or comments, including comments or attachments on pages with that label.  A workaround is to do a negative filter of stuff I want to exclude ("label=-excludethislabel,-excludethislabeltoo"), but obviously that gets clunky.  BTW, adding the + for the inclusive filter does not change anything.

    This behavior also seems to occur for the content-by-label macro -- using a inclusive label ("label=includeonlythis") causes attachments and comments to be excluded from the list.  Using only exclusive filters ("label=-excludethislabel,-excludethislabeltoo") causes those comments and attachments to appear.  And obviously the presentation isn't the same as Recently-Updated, which is what I really want.

    Any suggestions?  Thanks!

    1. I apologize -- the workaround doesn't really work, because I didn't try the inverse test on another page.  It appears that comments and attachments do not inherit the label from its page so they essentially have no label -- perhaps that's the expected behavior, but not what I expected.

      In my workaround above, the attachments and comments appeared as I expected them on, say, page 1, but they also appeared on page 2, where I was trying to exclude them.

      Any suggestions on how I can use labels to filter the output but still see comments and attachments in the Recently-Updated macro on pages with the correct label?  Thanks!

  35. Anonymous

    Back in 2007 I requested a sort parameter to this macro that allowed us to view stale pages (oldest first) within a given space excluding pages that had specific labels so that content pages which may remain static could be excluded by a label change.  We have found this functionality incredibly useful in keeping the wiki content current and relevant.  The functionality was available up until Version 3.0x of this macro and with our upcoming upgrade to 3.2x I see it is no longer supported.  Is there an alternate macro I should be using?  Now testing Atlassian Confluence 3.2.1_01current macro call is

    Recently Updated

    Would appreciate some suggestions.  Thank you

    1. Anonymous

      Sorry I didn't want to execute the macro, the current call is recently-updated:sort=modified|label=-minutes,-static|reverse=true

    2. this is much easier to track the expired pages using the Archiving Plugin. you just set the expires-in-N-days value and you can forget it.

      it will ping you when content expires, instead of relying you on checking the output of "Recently Updated" time to time. automating repetitive and boring work is key to efficiency.

  36. Hello,

    I simply want to change the color of the title "Recently Updated" so that it matches the other headers in my sidebar. Is this possible? If not, can I exclude the title?

    Thanks,

    Meredith

  37. Hello,

    I simply want to change the color of the title "Recently Updated" so that it matches the other headers in my sidebar. Is this possible? If not, can I exclude the title?

    Thanks,

    Meredith

    1. Not sure what theme you are using, but you this may work. Just place this line of code in your Custom CSS

      .recently-updated-concise h4.sub-heading

      and change 666666 to the color you need

  38. Is it possible to only show a page once? What I want is if I create a document, then have to correct it, the page comes up in the list twice, I only want to show it for the most recent edit.

  39. Is it possible to get the recently updated only from the child pages below a parent page?

    Rgds,
    Amit

    1. I vote for Amit's request. I need the same exact thing. I need to get updates for the children of the page that I am in.

      1. Indeed, I could use such functionality as well.

    2. I would like this feature too!

  40. Is there a way when retrieving the comments, you get the whole comment actions like the Edit, Reply, and Comment along with the comment box? That would be awesome

  41. hey

    Is it possible to show recently updated things under the current page and its sub pages. Right now i can only filter specific spaces. 

    thanks

  42. Hi guys!

    How can I use this macro in areas, where the new editor is not available? If I want to use this macro in eg RefinedWiki or ThemeBuilder - how can I use it?

    I am not able to see the syntax anymore - is there a way to show the "clear text" of the macro?

    Christian

  43. What is the expected behavior when selecting type=status and space=@self? Status is associated with users, not with content. My expectation would be that \{recently-updated:space=@self|type=status\} would show updates for users who have permission to view the space. Is that what it is supposed to do? It doesn't seem to be working that way.

    Thanks!

  44. Is it possible to show only content contained on and under the current page? In combination with Scroll Office, this could be used as a changelog for an exported document. In this case, the whole Space content/changes is irrelevant. Only changes to this page and it's sub-pages.

    Thanks.  

  45. Anonymous

    Can we expect an update to the Recently Update Macro where the number of likes (v4.2 functionality) will be (optionally) displayed?

    Would it even be possible to 'like' an update directly from the macro listing?

  46. is there anyway to shorten the length of the title of the page being displayed under the recently updated list so instead of displaying the full title of the page it would show a portion of it followed by ...

    Ex: instead of showing

    Edit in Word with Firefox plugin fails with non-english page titles - WebDav launcher does not support nonenglish symbols in URL

    it would show

    Edit in Word with Firefox plugin ...

    Thanks

  47. Anonymous

    Question regarding "Include these Content Types Only".  Is there a way to include all attachments except images. Or can you only include all attachments.  

  48. Anonymous

    The tables used in all documentation for macros need to be updated to explicitly state the parameter itself rather than the description of the parameter.

    For example, where can I see in this table the parameter to be put into hand-written macro for limiting content types? I can't use the "parameter" Include these Content Types Only. Instead, I find it in the comments here.

    This might seem trivial, but it is frustrating to go searching in comments and Google for the correct parameter names.

    1. Hallo there anonymous

      Yes, you're right. My apologies for this gap in the documentation.The macro names, parameter names and values were removed at the time of the Confluence 4.0 release, when wiki markup was no longer the storage format. This was a mistake.

      I'm working on fixing the problem. See this issue: CONF-24972 - Document the markup for macro names and parameters - both wiki markup and the new storage format Resolved

      In the meantime, you can find the parameter and value names in the Confluence 3.5 documentation, which still refers to wiki markup: Recently Updated Macro.

      Cheers, Sarah

       

      1. Anonymous

        Thank you for the pointer Sarah. Good to know an update is in progress.

  49. Hi there

    I'm having a problem with the parameter allowing for author specific recently updated streams.

    If I leave the author parameter blank, then I do get a stream of all recently updated content, which indicates that the macro is working.

    However, if I type an author then the recently updated stream appears blank. It suggests that the macro is not recognising author names and as such cannot locate their recent activity. Might there be something obvious that I'm getting wrong?

    Many thanks

  50. A further comment... took me about 10 attempts to be able to save that comment! Stated that it couldn't be saved due to a failure to copy the Captcha properly, however I'm pretty much 100% certain I'd copied it correctly each time. Weird.

  51. Anonymous

    Is it possible to exclude attachments generated from the import of a Word document?  They often pollute my space with GUID names that are quite meaningless.

  52. Anonymous

    Hi, I would like to use the macro in combination with the pages' metadata. For instance: List only pages where metadata-detail A has the value B. Is that possible? Thank you! Frank

  53. Anonymous

    Hi, i would like to use the macro for every user, so that every user can see only his changes. We have a lot of Users and i am looking for a macro that every user can see his updates and no more. Is that possible?

  54. I'm attempting to use the "sidebar" theme and show profile pictures.
    However, selecting "Show User Profile Pictures" seems to override the Theme setting and force the view to be "Social".
    Is this expected? 

  55. Hi, I need some help here (smile)

    The problem:

    We have the "Recently updated" macro in a column of 20% width in our dashboard, however, when some attachments are added, the column becomes as big as the file name of the attachment -> it doesn't break it into several lines to keep the specified width.The (bad) result is that sometimes the column is as big as half the dashboard page.

    What I've done:

    I've excluded 'attachments' content type in the macro settings, the column works fine, but this isn't a solution because we need to keep on showing this the recently added attachments, since that's and that's one of the features that is motivating our users to navigate around.

    FYI, We are using Confluence 4.2.12.

    How can I include attachments in the macro, without affecting the actual specified width?

    Thanks! (thumbs up)

     

    1. Can't you just add some CSS that targets it? E.g.:

      .recently-updated {max-width: 300px;}

  56. In an eralier comment here from 2008 Robert Breton noticed that this macro does not produce a result when using it with labels=xy and types=comment. Meaning, show all comments on pages with label xy. Ist that still not possible?

    1. Hi George, there is an issue you can follow here  CONF-8579 - When the labels parameter is used in the recently-updated macro, Attachments, Comments and Mail changes are not returned Open .  However I imagine the issue is that the only content types that have labels are pages and blogs. Comments cannot have labels applied, and therefore are not being returned by the macro. Sorry.   I'll update the above to make it clearer.