How to fix Community Forums index not refreshing upon addition of new topics

Confluence version: 5.8.8
Community Forums version: 2.4.2

Our Community Forums have stopped updating their index page with new topics. It seems to be an indexing issue, as when a manual re-index is performed, the topics show up, but this doesn't fix topics added afterward, which still don't show up without a manual re-index.

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Hi @IT Services,

Hope this finds you well.

Please note our plugin is built in such a way that re-indexing is trigger only during an upgrade task, The index should be updated by every page update automatically by Confluence, and should only require a rebuild if something goes wrong.

Can you please try these steps :

1. Uninstall any existing version of  the plugins.

2. Shut down the Confluence application.

3. Clear plugins cache.Here you can find the instructions, how to do this:

4. Start the application.

5. Please install only the compatible versions of Community Forums.

6. Perform a rebuild from the Confluence Administration menu. More info about this here:

If the issue still persists, can you please consider creating a support ticket for this issue you are experiencing so that we can investigate this issue further and help resolve your issue.


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If you have any other queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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