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The popular labels macro renders a list/heatmap of the most popular labels used throughout your Confluence site or within a space. For example:


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Usage with the Macro Browser

To insert the popular labels macro into a page using the Macro Browser,

  1. Open the Confluence page or blog post that you want to edit, then click the 'Edit' button.
  2. Click the Macro Browser icon on the toolbar. The macro browser window will open.
  3. Scroll through the list of macros to find the one you want. Alternatively, start typing the macro name into the search box at the top right of the macro browser. Macros with a matching name will appear in the main pane.
  4. Click the desired macro.
  5. Set the macro parameters to your requirements. If desired, you can preview these changes by clicking 'Refresh'.
  6. Click 'Insert' to add the macro onto the page.

(tick) You can also insert macros via autocomplete. For more information, see Using Autocomplete in the Rich Text Editor.

Once you've found the popular labels macro, click 'insert' to add it to your page.

Usage with the Wiki Markup Editor

What you need to type

What you will get


Parameters are options that you can include in Confluence macros to control the content or format of the macro output. The table below lists relevant parameters for this macro.

Parameter names are different in the macro browser and in wiki markup. Below we show the macro browser parameter names in bold text, and the equivalent wiki markup parameters in (bracketed) text. If we do not show any parameter name for the wiki markup, then you should leave out the parameter name and simply include the parameter value as the first parameter, immediately after the colon (:).





Number of Labels to Display



Specifies the total number of labels to display in the heatmap.

Restrict Labels to this Space Key



Restricts the list of popular labels to the specified space.

Style of Labels



Displays the list of popular labels in standard bullet-point 'list' form or as a 'heatmap'. The heatmap style uses different font sizes depending on their rank of popularity, ordered by label names. The list style orders labels by popularity (highest first).


Show the 5 most popular labels in all spaces as a list


Show the 20 most popular labels in the DOC space as a heatmap


Using Label Macros to Categorise Wiki Content
Related Labels Macro
User-contributed extension: Sortable Popular Labels
[User-contributed extension: Tagcloud Macro]

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