Live blogging is a new type of blogging where you cover a live event and post latest real time updates to your blog, at the speed of light. If you are using WordPress to cover the live event, then here is a very useful plugin that’s developed by Automattic, the company behind WordPress.
Live Blog plugin for WordPress enables the webmasters to cover fast-paced events like the F1 Grand Prix or the latest Apple keynote. With this plugin, you can easily update the post with the latest happenings of the event directly from the front-end.
The best part is that your readers do not need even need to refresh the page to get latest updates. Website visitors will see the updates/new entries instantly and automatically, no refresh required.
Once installed, you can make create any post as a Liveblog (even the existing ones). You just need to click on the “This is a liveblog” and then update the post. Once done, authors can start updating the post from front-end as seen in the below screenshot.
What’s more, inserting media is also super easy. For example, you can just drag-and-drop photos right into the Liveblog area. It’s as simple as that.
Writers can also preview their update before posting. But those who are covering live events won’t have much time to see the preview and therefore they may just directly hit the “Publish Update” button.
Journalists and bloggers will find this plugin as very useful. It’s perfect for those who are attending events and want to live blog or update their readers instantly. Readers also get a very good experience as they don’t need to refresh the page to get the update and new updates are at the top of the page and highlighted.