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Show a stream of your online activity with jQuery
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jQuery Lifestream Plug-in

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Show a stream of your online activity. Check out the example or create your own lifestream instantly.

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Supported feeds

Currently supports the following feeds:

Feel free to fork the project and add your own feeds in. Just send a pull request to christianv/jquery-lifestream when you're finished.



cd build

Available targets

Use make target and replace target with the target you want to use.

  • jls: Build jquery.lifestream.js, the non-minified version of jQuery Lifestream
  • jls-min: Build jquery.lifestream.min.js, the minified version of jQuery Lifestream
  • jls-css: Build css/lifestream.css, the stylesheet containing the favicons
  • script-min: Build download/js/script.min.js, this script is the main script for the download page
  • uglifyjs: Build download/js/uglify-cs.js, a custom version of UglifyJS patched to work in the browser
  • uglifyjs-min: Build download/js/uglify-cs.min.js, minified version of UglifyJS
  • service-list: Build download/services.json, a list of all the services which are available



Add the following to the <head> or <body> tag of your HTML page.

<script src=""></script>
<script src="//"></script>
        service: "github",
        user: "christianv"
        service: "twitter",
        user: "denbuzze"

The above code will always use the latest version of the script. If you want to use it in production, download the minified or uncompressed file and host it yourself.

You also need to add a bit of HTML:

<div id="lifestream">&nbsp;</div>

jQuery Templates

You have the ability to use jQuery templates for your feed. Checkout the template page to see an overview of the current available templates.


  service: 'deviantart',
  user: 'gabbyd70',
  template: {
    deviationpost: 'heeft hetvolgende gepost: <a href="${url}">${title}</a>'


The plug-in accepts one configuration JSON object:

  classname: "lifestream",
  feedloaded: feedcallback,
  limit: 30,
      service: "github",
      user: "christianv"
      service: "twitter",
      user: "denbuzze"

classname: The name of the main lifestream class. We use this for the main ul class e.g. lifestream and for the specific feeds e.g. lifestream-twitter

feedloaded: (function) A callback function which is triggered each time a feed was loaded.

limit: (integer) Specify how many elements you want in your lifestream (default = 10).

list: (array) Array containing other JSON objects with information about each item. Each item should have a service and a user. For more information about each service, check out the source code of the example page.

Commit to the project

Add your own feed

Adding in your own feed is pretty easy. Have a look at this commit which adds support for the feed.

Add your favicon

  1. Convert the favicon.ico of a site to a .png file. (e.g.
  2. Optimize the .png file. Save it in src/favicons/.

How to commit?

  1. Push the finished code to your own remote repository.
  2. Send a pull request to christianv/jquery-lifestream.

Code Style Guidelines

  • Indentation: 2 spaces
  • Max column width: 78 characters
  • Trailing spaces: not allowed
  • Always use curly brackets {} for if/else/for
  • Put all var statements in the beginning of a function
  • Use === & !== for comparing variables
  • Use the following spacing rules:
for (var i = 0, j = length; i < j; i++) {
  • Use jshint on your files. .jshintrc contains the necessary configuration


Stuff that isn't implemented yet, but would be nice to have:


Places on the web where this plug-in got mentioned:

Used By

A list of sites that use the jQuery Lifestream plug-in:

Alesh Houdek, Armin Roșu, BrainDump2.0, Dennis Metzcher, Devin Berg, Erik Ostrom, Ethan Brown, Libby Baldwin, Sam Tardif, Sebastix, Simon Gaeremynck, Song Gao, Sunny Walker, Roni Laukkarinen

Special Thanks

Special thanks all the committers and gabbyd70 for letting us use her DeviantART username.

Version log

Have a look at our tags to see what we've been working on.

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