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Is there any chance to see all pages which have unpublished changes?

Ann-Katrin Lang Mar 21, 2017

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Confluence 6.0 Release Notes

I really love the fact that I can safe drafts now before I release them!! This is a wonderful new feature which we will love to use.

But if I have various changes made on various pages I might loose track of all the pages which have unpublished changes. Is there

a) any indication that if I click edit that there are changes in the page which have not been published yet? (and which ones) and

b) any page or chance to see where in all my confluence pages there are unpublished changes which I still have to work on?

Thanks for your help

Ann

6 answers

2 votes
Lucy Minato Apr 19, 2017 • edited

I'd like the same thing as you, Ann-Katrin.

I need to approve changes to pages before they get published so it would be very useful to have a place where all the "changed but unpublished" pages are listed so I can easily see changes that others have made and then approve and publish them. 

Any suggestions?

1 vote
Adam Rudd Apr 18, 2018

Plus 1 for this. I've edited a page which I am being told has changes have been made by others, yet I'm unable to ignore changes or see them

0 votes
Per Löfgren (Qlik) Mar 21, 2017

I believe you can see your drafts under your profile

0 votes
Ann-Katrin Lang Mar 21, 2017

Thanks, Per, for your answer.

You are right: the drafts of completely new pages which have never been published can be found under profile > drafts.

But existing pages which have been changed and where the changes have not been published are not listed there. So I wondered if there is any indication on the page if there are unpublished changes in the background and if I could see a list of changes which I still have to work on.

0 votes
Willis Morse Apr 19, 2017

I just ran into this myself. Unpublished modifications to existing pages aren't considered drafts, and basically disappear.

The only place that you can see these listed is on your personal dashboard, in the left sidebar item "Recently Worked On".

In a stock confluence configuration, your personal dashboard is supposed to show up as the toplevel page whenever you sign into Confluence. However, we set our site to use one of our wiki pages as the toplevel page, and I can't find any other way in the Confluence UI to get to my personal dashboard.

So here's the url to get to your personal dashboard:

https://<confluence-url>/my/recent-work

I ended up adding this as a link on our site toplevel page. 

Bernadette Makhlouf May 24, 2017

Hey Willis,

 

We had the same issue!

Thanks for your tip. Your URL gave me a 404 but I worked out that it needed an extra path:

https://<confluence-url>/wiki/my/recent-work

Cheers :)

0 votes
Peter Baschan Nov 22, 2018 • edited

Hi,

The only out-of-the-box solution for this I could find is asking the people who are editing the existing pages to:

1) not press the Update button, only the Close

2) add a tag (like 'awaiting_approval') to the page before they go away

 

That way you can create a page for yourself with the 'Content by label' macro and use the 'awaiting_approval' label to list those pages. Once you are happy with the content, publish/update the page and remove the tag.

Obviously the solution heavily relies on people following those 2 rules, but at least the concept works. :)

 

Thanks,

Peter

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