Recently Updated Macro

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Add the Recently Updated macro to a page to show a list of pages, blogs, files, and comments that have been created or edited recently. 

This is great for:

  • project landing or information pages
  • team space home pages

It's very flexible, you can limit the list to specific people, spaces, types of content, and more. 

On this page:

Screenshot: project landing page showing recently created and updated pages.

Add this macro to your page

To add the Recently Updated macro to a page:

  1. From the editor toolbar, choose Insert > Other Macros.
  2. Choose Recently Updated from the Confluence content category.
  3. Enter any parameters.
  4. Choose Insert

You can then publish your page to see the macro in action. 

Screenshot: configuring the Recently Updated macro to show updates from specific people in a particular space.

Change the macro parameters

Macro parameters are used to change the behaviour of a macro.

To change the macro parameters:

  1. In the editor, click the macro placeholder and choose Edit.
  2. Update the parameters as required then choose Insert.

Here's a list of the parameters available in this macro. 

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 multiple users.

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 favorite.
  • @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 labeled 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.

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).

Other ways to add this macro

Add this macro as you type

Type followed by the start of the macro name, to see a list of macros. 

Add this macro using wiki markup

This is useful when you want to add a macro outside the editor, for example as custom content in the sidebar, header or footer of a space.

Macro name: recently-updated

Macro body: None.

{recently-updated:spaces=ds|author=admin|max=10|hideHeading=true|width=50%|theme=sidebar|showProfilePic=true|labels=choc|types=page}

Last modified on May 20, 2020

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