This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.



Manage and write aside posts (using the new custom post types feature).
They are displayed in a sidebar widget and don’t interfere with other posts.
A dashboard widget is provided to allow fast aside blogging.

Require WordPress 3 and PHP 5.

Aside content must be write in post title.
If you write something in post content (like a video embed), a link to this content will be displayed after the aside.

Asides can be automatically posted on Twitter and/or Facebook and/or Identica (Status.Net).
A Twitter app is preconfigured.
For Facebook, you need to create your own application. Video tutorial included in contextual help on settings page.

When asides with additional content are published to Twitter a shortlink to the full content is added.

Supported shortlink providers :

  • Native (blogurl?p=post_ID)
  • (api key needed)
  • jm.p (api key needed)


  • Settings
  • Dashboard widget
  • Menu
  • Public widget


  1. Upload sideblogging directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Configure the plugin’s settings.


What are the requirements ?
  • PHP 5
  • WordPress 3.0
  • a widget compatible theme
I have 404 error on aside’s permalink

Try to regenerate permalink in Settings/Permalinks.

Publication to Facebook doesn’t work

Click on change Facebook account on settings page and try to Connect Facebook again.

Contributors & Developers

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


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Interested in development?

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



  • Archives work with more themes


  • Compatibility with WordPress 3.3
  • New option : asides in main rss feed
  • Reduce overall memory footprint by around 50%


  • Compatibility with WordPress 3.2
  • Dashboard Widget : Compatibility with jQuery 1.6
  • Better media detection for rich Facebook post
  • No more refreshing rewrite rules on every administration page
  • Widget : A little cleaning + Fix broken rss link with custom slug
  • Update OAuth library


  • Rich Facebook post (Images thumbnail, Youtube embed, etc.)
  • Asides can be clickable
  • Images in widget are now optional (and customizable in the settings)
  • Custom permalinks prefix
  • Little bug fix in widget


  • Fix a bug in Widget


  • StatusNet integration (include
  • RSS Feed
  • Archives page
  • A more customizable widget (RSS, Archives links)
  • WordPress 3.1 compatibility
  • Use of native API
  • Fix a fatal error when another plugin uses OAuth


  • Fix a regression in public widget
  • New shortlinks providers :


  • Converts text links into clickable links.
  • New permalinks.
  • Twitter features no longer need Curl.


  • Minor change


  • New option : comments in asides.
  • Bugfix : Errors when WordPress address was not the same that blog address.


  • Fix a problem that occurred in unexpected situations
  • Plugin tested with PHP 5.2
  • Fix a security issue in dashboard widget
  • More check about compatibility


  • First public version.