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StatusNet Widget


This widget aims to provide an easy integration of your StatusNet (
timelines into your WordPress.
It can also be used to display timelines for tags or groups.
You can provide multiple sources (= links to your profiles at or your
own StatusNet installation), which will get fetched, merged (if you want
it to do so, like when you are posting the same content to multiple StatusNet
sites) and displayed in your sidebar (with #hashtag, !group and @people links).


  • StatusNet Widget in action at, fetching
  • StatusNet Widget settings in the WP admin panel


  1. Upload the statusnet-widget directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add the Widget in the ‘Widgets’ menu in WordPress
    • ‘Merge Mode’ means duplicate statuses will be ignored
    • ‘Prefer content with markup’ means the markup delivered by StatusNet etc will be used instead of parsing the message for @users, #tags, !groups and links ourself.
    • ‘Source List’ should contain one source per line
      (where source is something like


How do I fetch a #tag/!group from (StatusNet)?

Add or as a source.

What is ‘Prefer content with markup’?

When this is checked, arbitrary markup is parsed from the source. I personally do not like the idea of displaying markup from a remote/unknown/untrusted source in my site. In theory StatusNet and co could inject any markup (incl JavaScript!) into my site.

However, in certain setups, such as StatusNet’s federation, this will fix username links when replying to people across instances (i.e. from a personal StatusNet site to

Consider the risks, and decided if this works for you.

Contributors & Developers

“StatusNet Widget” 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.



  • dropped Twitter support
  • dropped Ohloh support
  • added a band-aid for SimplePie not to fuck up when an empty (”) line is passed as a source.


  • fix stylesheet loading
  • fix catching errors from SimplePie
  • strip trailing slashes from source urls, new SimplePie is bitchy about them. thanks to


  • support, via
  • ability do display StatusNet/Twitter/etc markup instead of parsing messages ourself
  • support statusnet instances in subdirs



  • First public release.