Confluence Newbie - Best method to incorporate a Page Refresh

What would be the best method to incorporate a page refresh into a confluence page? Enable the HTML macro or can a user macro be used to run a page refresh similar to a <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="60"> URL ?

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Hi Christoper,

The best way is to create a user macro which uses some JS. be careful with enabling HTML macro as it means anyone can out any kind of HTML code into a page.

here's the macro:

## Macro title: page-refresh
## Macro has a body: N
## Body processing: N/A
## Output: Selected HTML
##
## Developed by: Matthew Cobby matt@andamooka.com

## Refreshes the current page after a configurable number of seconds.
## @param Period:title=Refresh period|type=string|required=true|desc=How many milli-seconds before the page should refresh. e.g. 5000ms = 5s
&lt;script type="text/JavaScript"&gt;
&lt;!--
	setTimeout("location.reload(true);",$paramPeriod);
//   --&gt;
&lt;/script&gt;

There was an earlier version of this script here: https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/4757/periodic-refreshing-in-macro

Thanks Matthew. That works perfect. I didn't want to activate the HTML macros for the reasons as you stated but I was unsure how to incorporate java script into a user macro. I'll have to spend some time to learn to utilize them better.

Thanks again,

Regards,

Chris Meemken

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