Descendant Notification Plugin

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Descendant Notification Plugin

Please Note: The Descendant Notification Plugin is now available with enhanced functionality for Confluence 5 and above as the Enterprise Notifications plugin.

Please visit our blog for details about why we've made these changes and how they'll enable us to provide a much better service.

The Descendant Notification plugin extends Confluence's page watch functionality to an entire hierarchy of pages, whenever something changes on a selected page or its descendants you'll get notified by email.

The plugin also allows individuals and groups to subscribe to blogs, and begin watching news posted in a space - a feature that doesn't exist natively until Confluence 3.5.

This means you can quickly watch all topics in a forum or subscribe to your Weekly Team Meeting blog posts.


You can:

* Monitor activity on a page and all of it's children - save time and effort, it just takes one click

* Optionally watch any new pages that are added to the hierarchy

* Manually override and choose which pages to not to watch in the hierarchy

* Easily manage all notifications from your profile

* Watch all news posted to a space - easily subscribe to your favourite Confluence bloggers

* Subscribe whole groups of Confluence users to news updates - great for company newsletters

* Create a link allowing others to watch the page hierarchy too without having to use the Tools menu

* This plugin respects all Confluence permissions


Adaptavist Free Plugins

This is one of a set of plugins that provide some of the essential things you need to get the most out of your Confluence Wiki. It requires the Plugin Licensing Manager and a free pack license to work, which you can get quickly and easily from our website.

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Pricing overview

This add-on is free for download instances.

You may download and install it using the Universal Plugin Manager inside of your Atlassian application.

This add-on is not available for OnDemand.

You can browse available OnDemand add-ons here.

User reviews

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by Sorin Sbarnea (CITRIX) on 15 Oct 2012
As reported by Anna, Adaptivist refused to fix an essential bug in the plugin, one that makes the entire plugin useless.
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Vendor response


We have now upgraded the Descendant Notifications plugin to work with Confluence 5, have fixed a range of bugs and added some new functionality. 

As per the strategy described in our blog, we've decided to rebrand the new version 'Enterprise Notifications' and are selling it through the Atlassian Marketplace. 

By charging a fee for this plugin, we'll be able to provide technical support, will be able to invest in a product roadmap and will be able to fix bugs and issues in a much more timely manner.



by Jamie Echlin on 13 Apr 2012
Seems to work at first but I would not install until this bug is fixed: When fixed I'll come back and give this the 5 stars.
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by Chris Johnson on 29 Oct 2011
Any chance of an update for Confluence 4.0?
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by Anna Afanasieva on 13 Oct 2011
Please consider this bug before istallation: Plugin Version: 1.3.6 Confluence Version: 3.5
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Release notes

version 3.0.2Confluence 4.3 - 4.3.7

Ensure that child page creation is notified to both child-update and descendant-notification type watchers.


  1. Log into your Confluence instance as an admin.
  2. Click the admin dropdown and choose Add-ons. The Manage add-ons screen loads.
  3. Click Find new add-ons from the left-hand side of the page.
  4. Locate Descendant Notification Plugin via search. Results include add-on versions compatible with your Confluence instance.
  5. Click Install to download and install your add-on.
  6. You're all set! Click Close in the Installed and ready to go dialog.

To find older Descendant Notification Plugin versions compatible with your instance, you can look through our version history page.

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