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How can I set up an automation to delete blog posts after expriting date?

Petra Cuypers-Oberthuer March 7, 2024

Hi everyone,

this is my first question. ;) Just starting with it all....

I was wondering, if there is an automation I can use to delete blog posts once a set date is expired?

The goal is to delete blog posts once they get old and irrelevant. 

Thanks

Petra

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Levente Szabo _Midori_
Marketplace Partner
Marketplace Partners provide apps and integrations available on the Atlassian Marketplace that extend the power of Atlassian products.
March 7, 2024

Better Content Archiving for Confluence is a go-to tool for automating Confluence content lifecycle management actions.

It allows you to set up rules (simple or complex) to automatically set page status and act on pages or blogs in a certain status like sending notifications or automatically deleting/archiving pages.

For your use case:

  1. Set up a Confluence page status like "Ready to Delete" and set it for a certain date or a recurring value
  2. Set up an automation for every day/week/month to delete blog posts in "Ready to Delete" status

This video is about the archive automation action, but you can select the Delete action instead of the Archive:

(Please note that Better Content Archiving is a free/paid, supported app and I'm part of the team developing it.)

Petra Cuypers-Oberthuer March 7, 2024

Thanks @Levente Szabo _Midori_ , of course there are various integration possibilities. I was wondering if there was a chance to do it with the default system automations.

Levente Szabo _Midori_
Marketplace Partner
Marketplace Partners provide apps and integrations available on the Atlassian Marketplace that extend the power of Atlassian products.
March 7, 2024

@Petra Cuypers-Oberthuer Let me mention that it's not that obvious! There are not a lot of possibilities to implement this (and many other CLM use cases) especially with built-in options. Automation for Confluence can schedule a rule with the trigger "Delete blogs"  and execute it regularly, but I believe not on a set specific date.

Also, I understand you use the Premium edition, but Better Content Archiving offers automations for all tiers, which may came handy for others.

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