WordPress Plugin: Lifestream
If you are on a lot of social networking sites and you wish to make it easier for your blog readers to follow you on those social networking sites, then the Lifestream plugin may be right for you.
Lifestream displays your social feeds and photos much like you would see it on many of the social networking sites.
Instead of installing a huge number of plugins or sticking in a lot of third-party widgets on your blog, the Lifestream plugin simplifies the process by having a huge repository of social networks to easily manage your social feeds. And for those social networks that aren’t included with this plugin, you can create and use an unlimited number of feeds for Lifestream.
Here, in a nutshell, are the features of Lifestream:
- Unlimited number of feeds.
- Stores entire feed history, not just the last week or two.
- Extendable via a base PHP class. Easily add your own feed types with very little PHP code.
- Customizable display using stylesheets.
- Allows grouping of events to cutback on the daily feed spam.
- Localization ready
- Daily digest available to summarize your activities.
- Efficient! Built on scalable database structures so it wonâ€™t bog down your website
Requirements to install Lifestream are:
- PHP 5.1 or newer.
- MySQL 5.0 or newer.
- WordPress 2.5 or newer.
I knew when I downloaded this plugin that it’ll be a pretty big file, but the installation file is, well, way bigger than I expected it to be. It obviously took a long time to upload on my server. Running the plugin made my WordPress installation a bit sluggish, but it’s something I could live with.
You can use it as a sidebar widget, or you can even dedicate an entire page to your lifestream, like in this demo.
If you want to try out Lifestream, you can download it from here.