Live blogging is emerging fast, specially during popular events like Apple’s new phone release. Many top blogs have dedicated section for posting quick updates along with images of the event as it happens. As of now, one had to rely on third party services to get live blogging feature on website. WordPress(.org) users can now get this feature by simply installing free “LiveBlog” plugin, released by Automattic (people who made WordPress possible).
‘Live Blog’ plugin for live blogging on WordPress blog
Once you install Live Blog plugin, you can make any post as live blog on your WordPress powered blog. Open specific post in the editor and click to check “This is live blog” option. It makes live blogging easy and quick for WordPress users, courtesy of following features.
1. You do not need to use the /wp-admin dashboard to posting live updates of the event. It allows you to post updates right from the front-end of your website.
2. Visitors of your liveblog don’t have to manually refresh webpage to view latest updates because new entries are served instantly and automatically.
3. You can share latest (event) photos by simple drag and drop to live blog area. Images are posted automatically and are displayed to visitors instantly.
So next time you plan to cover a big event like Apple unveiling or the Super Bowl – no need to rely on third party services. Just install this plugin and get going with live blogging on your WordPress blog. This plugin is also available for WordPress.com’s VIP users.