Liveblog

Description

Your readers want your updates as quickly as possible, and we think we provide the easiest and the most flexible publishing environment to make that happen. Sometimes though, that’s just not enough.

When you’re covering a fast-paced event — the latest Apple unveiling, an F1 Grand Prix, or the Super Bowl — a full blog post for each individual update is a poor experience for your authors and your audience.

The WordPress.com VIP Liveblog Add-On was purpose-built to address these issues specifically.

Here’s what makes it special:

  • Post updates right from the front-end of your site (no need to use the /wp-admin dashboard)
  • Viewers of your Liveblog get new entries served to them instantly and automatically, without needing to refresh their browser.
  • Your authors can drag-and-drop photos right into the Liveblog area, without needing to navigate to separate browser tabs or windows.
  • There’s no need for a separate site dedicated to liveblogging: every post can be a liveblog, even existing ones.

Check out our in-depth documentation.

If you’d like to check out the code and contribute, join us on github, pull requests are more than welcome.

Screenshots

  • The entry form is the simplest possible
  • Writers can preview before posting
  • Adding images is a matter of just drag-and-drop
  • Dragged photos are automatically inserted
  • Typical liveblog view

Installation

  1. Upload the liveblog folder to your plugins directory (e.g. /wp-content/plugins/)
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. You can enable the liveblog on any post’s edit page

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the liveblog folder to your plugins directory (e.g. /wp-content/plugins/)
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. You can enable the liveblog on any post’s edit page

Reviews

Great plugin, an update needed

I use this plugin for our technology website and i really like it.
The only function that is not done is the lightbox image opening. If your uploading a picture, the picture has no link and will not open in new window or lightbox. This can be a good and useful update to consider for the future.

Does what it says

This plugin does exactly what it says. It works well, is easy to use (drag and drop FTW!) and is stable. I know that’s kind of a banal review, but who could want more?

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Contributors & Developers

“Liveblog” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

Please see the changelog on Github.