Was it a success? Did the plugin work? Abso-freakin-lootely. We are still polishing up our protocols and methods of execution with the liveblog system here at WP Daily but the fact is that tons of people poured into the site on those days to hear in real-time what was happening in a local gathering.
Now that’s pretty darn cool. Our intention of adding liveblogging to our editorial efforts here is to provide a look into all that’s going on worldwide with WordCamps and other WordPress-centric events since most people will never be able to attend many of them.
As a result, it’s going to become an even greater part of what we do here at WP Daily and I couldn’t be more pleased with our first two prototype experiences!
Which is why when the new update of 1.3 came out adding key features like actual archives for the liveblog event, new sweet notification systems, front-end editing (YES!), and even pasting images URLs, I couldn’t be happier. This is addition to a number of other improvements and bug fixes that have been effectively squashed.
Check out these screens of the new features in action:
The editing feature is awesome because before you had to just straight-up delete the entry. Sadness! What a hassle that’s now no longer an issue.
Feel free to get it for your own self-hosted site here from the repo!