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Quick and simple blogging for following fast-paced events.


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Your readers want your updates as quickly as possible, and we think we provide the easiest and the most flexible publishing environment to make that happen. Sometimes though, that’s just not enough.

When you’re covering a fast-paced event — the latest Apple unveiling, an F1 Grand Prix, or the Super Bowl — a full blog post for each individual update is a poor experience for your authors and your audience.

The VIP Liveblog Add-On was purpose-built to address these issues specifically.

Here’s what makes it special:

  • Post updates right from the front-end of your site (no need to use the /wp-admin dashboard)
  • Viewers of your Liveblog get new entries served to them instantly and automatically, without needing to refresh their browser.
  • Your authors can drag-and-drop photos right into the Liveblog area, without needing to navigate to separate browser tabs or windows.
  • There’s no need for a separate site dedicated to liveblogging: every post can be a liveblog, even existing ones.

If you'd like to check out the code and contribute, join us on github, pull requests are more than welcome.


  1. Upload the liveblog folder to your plugins directory (e.g. /wp-content/plugins/)
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  3. You can enable the liveblog on any post's edit page


The entry form is the simplest possible Writers can preview before posting New posts are highlighted Adding images is a matter of just drag-and-drop Dragged photos are automatically inserted Typical liveblog view



The liveblog plugin now requires WordPress 3.5.

New functionality:

  • Liveblog archiving
  • Shows automatically new entries, with a slick notification bar if we have scrolled out of view. With the help of @borkweb and @zbtirrell
  • Front-end editing
  • Pasting an image URL embeds the image


Also a lot of internal improvements and bug fixes. See the full list of closed issues.


New functionality:

  • Introduce many new hooks and filters, which help customization without changing the plugin code.
  • Allow shortcodes and OEmbed in liveblog entries
  • Translations:
  • Add github-friendly version of readme.txt
  • Optimize PNG files

Fixed problems:

  • Fix JavaScript errors on IE8, props @pippercameron
  • Fix preview tab
  • Compatibility with plupload 1.5.4, props @borkweb


  • Backwards compatibility for 3.4
  • Support for non-pretty permalinks
  • Support for permalinks without trailing slashes
  • Fix preview tab


  • Initial release
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