Version 0.2 is the first feature update to my LINICKX Lifestream plug-in. This version incorporates all the minor bug fixes from version 0.1 -> 0.1.3 and includes what I call my “Troubleshooting Feature Pack”.
Version 0.1.x was plagued by a hidden multi-post issue, so not only is this fixed in V0.2, but I’ve included the tools used by myself to fix the issue. If you’ve been effected by this, use the factory reset option to clear out the lifestream plug-in, the next time it runs new posts will be created of all your feeds… so yes you will get double posts… but that will then be the last time it happens!
- Admin Feature Pack (NEW)
Verbose Cron Mode, now you can see what the plug-in is doing!
View the contents of the Lifestream Feed DB
View the URLS, Tags & Categories stored in the plugin
Factory Reset, remove all the settings without having to uninstall -> re-install
- Stream Any Feed.
Most internet services like digg, twitter, lastfm and the like support RSS feeds of your activity, so you can stream any service even if I haven’t heard about it yet!
- Posts are created from the feeds/stream.
Each Feed item creates a new post, you can tag & categorise your posts to give each stream a different look & feel in your WordPress templates.
- No dependencies.
LINICKX LifeStream uses WordPress functions to do it’s work, so yes it’ll work on PHP4 & PHP5 and you don’t need to update simplepie or an-other dependancy.
- Flexible updating.
By default LINICKX LifeStream should just work, WordPress will fetch the feeds every 5 minutes and store them in the WP Database, but you can change that. If you want to cron your updates every 1 minute you can, if you want the DB store in a file not in MySQL that’s not a problem either.
- Version 0.2 Multi-Post issue – http://wordpress.org/support/topic/330243
- Pushed Version 0.1.3 more bug fixes; 0.1.2 broke auto updates, so 0.1.3 fixes it again!
linickx.com was having execution timeout issues, so theres a patch to fix that for other users
I’ve also introduced a config.php so that upgrades do not overwrite
$WPDIRset by users.
- Pushed version 0.1.2 to fix error in dashboard reported by Markus .
- Pushed version 0.1.1 as the directory path changed when wordpress.org created their .zip file… all should be working again.
I’m still looking for help.
Plug-in development is a hobby, I have a full time job that takes priority. Feel free to leave comments on this post but ask support questions to the WordPress community. I will update this plugin as and when I need features to improve linickx.com and will consider any patches submitted including any good ideas you have.
If you use this plug-in, please consider donating as I give this code away for free and giving something back is good for your kama