iBegin Labs has announced the release of its WP Lifestream plugin for WordPress, which enables bloggers to consolidate all their “life streams” into one handy page on their sites.
The Lifesteram Plugin is simple – used with WordPress, it lets you create one single feed for all your activities online. One feed that can collate what you are listening to, what you are buying, and what you are doing. Twitter, Facebook, iTunes, Hulu, YouTube, your blog, Flickr, Steam, and a lot more – all in one easy to read place.
The Lifestream plugin includes the following features:
- 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.
A sample lifestream using the plugin can be found at davidcramer.net.
I think this is a good way to consolidate one’s feeds from outside of a blog, rather than, say, publish your tweet summaries in a daily digest (which I have done before, but decided it’s a bit tacky). Having all of these in one dedicated page gives readers who are interested in your lifestreams the opportunity to follow your tweets, photos, and whatnot, but doesn’t necessarily clutter the main areas of your site.
The Lifestream plugin is scalable, and iBegin is considering creating a WordPress theme that already incorporates the plugin and a dedicated lifestream page.
Originally posted on December 16, 2008 @ 11:08 pm