Live Blogroll

Live Blogroll will make your blogroll livelier. It will show a number of 'recent posts' for each link in your Blogroll using Ajax.

When the user hovers the mouse above the link, RSS feed from the site is automatically discovered and a number of recent posts is shown dynamically in a box.

Live Blogroll uses internal caching for feed discovery and WordPress caching for RSS feeds to make sure everything is smooth.

The looks of the hover box are fully customizable with CSS, and the position is editable in the options.

Live Blogroll in action


Installation & Usage

1. Upload the whole plugin folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
2. Go to the Plugins page and activate the plugin.
3. Use the Options page to change your options

Frequently Asked Questions

You can address all plugin questions in the forum.

How does it work?

Live Blogroll uses Ajax to dynamically retrieve lasts posts sites in your Blogroll. The posts are then displayed in a popup hover box.

Live Blogroll will first try to search for RSS feed link supplied in your blogroll data. If not found it will load the target page and try to autodiscover the feed. If found this feed will be filled in to your blogroll entry for later faster access.

Live Blogroll does not show a preview for some of my sites, why is that?

The site may not have the RSS feed listed in it's HTML. Or simply it is unavailable at the moment.

Change log


- Security update

- Fixed IE7 compability issue

- Added configurable window offsets
- Added length of post exceprt option

- Initial release

You can also visit my other WordPress Plugins.

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  1. Sep 17th, 2016 1:26 PM

    It really is fantastic. Good site.Many have wonderful very professional site

  2. Jun 1st, 2016 8:54 AM

    this does not work if your blogroll is in a page :(
    Any plan to add that feature?
    i tested it and works correctly

  3. Mar 12th, 2011 10:14 PM

    Hi Vladimir
    I like many Russian names
    Vladimir, Dmitry, Mikhail
    Are beautiful names
    Sorry if my comments had nothing to do with content

  4. Dec 22nd, 2010 4:32 AM

    this does not work if your blogroll is in a page :(
    Any plan to add that feature?

  5. Dec 30th, 2009 8:39 PM

    What a nice feature for my wordpress blog, thank you for a fine plugin

  6. Oct 14th, 2009 10:02 AM

    this was a wonderful plugin. Exactly what I deemed of. But there it lacks, cant it be made an optional for a page. If a user wishes he can add it as a page, rather in sidebars..pLEASE help me out.

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