I’m proud to share with the WordPress community my new plugin, LINICKX LifeStream
I’ve been trying to get more LifeStreaming into LINICKX.com for a while, as I’ve struggled to find an appropriate solution I’ve decided to write my own.
- 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.
LINICKX Lifestream is currently feeding both my Digg & Google Reader posts; in general I’m pretty poor at updating my plug-ins as this is a hobby, but since this project is part of my website and not a favour for a friend (like the others) I’m hoping to do a better job.
I’m looking for help too!
I also think this plugin would work well for WordPresMU users, but I don’t use it so if you do what changes need to be made to make this work for you?
You can download the source from here: http://plugins.svn.wordpress.org/linickx-lifestream/ or Browse Trac
As with my other plug-ins this is a hobby, I have a full time job that takes priority. Feel free to leave comments here but ask support questions to the WordPress community. I will update this plugin as and when I need features to improve linickx.com but will consider any patches submitted and any good ideas you have.
If this plugin has been some use to you, please consider donating as I give this code away for free and giving something back will make you feel good
- Pushed version 0.1.1 as the directory path changed when wordpress.org created their .zip file… all should be working again.
- Pushed version 0.1.2 to fix error in dashboard reported by Markus below.
- 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.