In Confluence, is there a way to automatically update the dashboard activity stream?

I would like to have the Confluence dashboard's activity stream automatically update (or notify me of updates) when there are new updates available. Something like the way Twitter does it would be neat, but even a simple refresh would suffice at this point.

Any ideas on if this can be accomplished in the current version (3.5.9) or if there is a JIRA ticket tracking this request?

Thanks!

3 answers

Have you tried setting the refresh interval for the activity stream?

You can use the Macro Browser to insert the activity stream, and one of the options is for automatically updating refresh... check that and specify your time interval.

Regards,

Dave

You could easily put some javascript into the Confluence welcome message that just did a simple page refresh every 60s?

It's not as nice as a twitter refresh but it would work.

e.g.

<script language="javascript">
window.onload = function(){ setTimeout (' document.location=document.location' , 60000);}
</script>

If you wanted something more you could write a piece of JS that periodically overwrote a section of the page with the contents of another page which contained a list of recently updates. The trouble with that is that it would probably need updating if the dashboard ever changed structure

Would you overide the recently-updated-dashboard in the global.vmd and replace it with the activity stream wiki macro in the general configuration?

Thanks!

- Mike

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