Streams your activity from over 50 different sources to your blog.

Lifestream displays your social feeds and photos much like you would see it on many of the social networking sites.
This version is taken from the Github Source after changes have been made




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  • PHP 5.x
  • WordPress 2.8+
  • MySQL 5.x


  • PHP 5
  • WordPress 2.8 or newer


  • Personalizable CSS classes.
  • Detailed configuration options.
  • Supports nearly every major social networking website
  • Unlimited number of feeds in your Lifestream.
  • Supports grouping of events.
  • Localization ready!
  • Digest available to summarize your activities.
  • WordPress MU is supported.

Built-in Feeds

The plugin includes most of the major social networking feeds available. You may add your own, as well as send me ideas for new feeds at the GitHub Forum. If you wish to add custom extensions, please see extensions/README.

  • Facebook
  • Digg
  • Blog
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • GetGlue
  • Instapaper
  • Jaiku
  • (Revamped plugin in 0.38)
  • Flickr (Improved display in 0.39)
  • Photobucket
  • Pownce
  • YouTube
  • Google Reader
  • Google Plus
  • Yelp
  • MySpace Blog
  • Skitch
  • Pandora
  • Hulu
  • TwitPic
  • Vimeo
  • StumbleUpon
  • Tumblr
  • Amazon Wishlist
  • Ma.gnolia
  • Zooomr
  • Brightkite
  • Picasa (Web)
  • Kongregate
  • Viddler
  • coComment
  • FoodFeed
  • MyEpisodes
  • Mixx
  • SlideShare
  • Steam
  • Xbox Live
  • iTunes
  • Github
  • Readernaut
  • ScrnShots
  • Mobypicture
  • SmugMug
  • DeviantArt
  • BackType
  • LibraryThing
  • Netflix
  • Wikipedia
  • WordPress Codex
  • Raptr
  • Gowalla
  • Kiva
  • Codaset
  • Foursquare
  • Ustream
  • World of Warcraft Armory

Want to add your own? See extensions/README for more information.


Currently the plugin is localized in the default language of English, as well as the following languages. If you wish to submit a localization please send it to [email protected]

  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Danish
  • Italian
  • Bulgarian
  • French
  • German
  • Danish
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Belorussian
  • Catalan


An Enthropia Labs project.

Created by David Cramer (mail, website).

Maintained by Robert McGhee (mail, website).

Core concept inspired by RSS Stream.

Upload the plugin (unzipped) into /wp-content/plugins/. You should end up with /wp-content/plugins/lifestream/lifestream.php.

Activate the plugin under the “Plugins” menu.

Visit “Lifestream” -> “Settings” to configure the basic options, and add feeds.

There are severals methods in which you can use Lifestream in a WordPress page.

The easiest way is to use the normal context handler (works in pages and posts):


Another method requires a custom WordPress page, or the use of a template, and is a simple function call:

<?php lifestream(); ?>

You may also specify several parameters in the lifestream method (useful for sidebar display). These should be in the standard key=>value format for PHP calls.

  • (int) offset: defaults to 0
  • (int) limit: defaults to ’50’
  • (string) date_interval: defaults to ‘1 month’
  • (boolean) break_events: defaults to false – forces grouped events to be single
  • (array) user_ids: defaults to all users — specify the ids of users to show
  • (array) feed_types: defaults to all feeds — specify the feed keys (e.g. twitter) to show
  • (array) feed_ids: defaults to all feeds — specify the ids of feeds to show, also overrides feed_types setting

For example:

[lifestream limit="10"]

For more advanced uses, you may directly use get_events() which will return an array of Event instances. This is the same syntax as the lifestream() method.


$options = array('limit' => 50);
$events = $lifestream->get_events($options);

foreach ($events as $event)
    echo '<li>'.$event->render($options).'</li>';

Another popular example, would to be show your current Twitter, or Facebook status somewhere in your templates:

$events = $lifestream->get_events(array('feed_types'=>array('twitter'), 'number_of_results'=>1, 'break_groups'=>true);
$event = $events[0];

// to render it with links
echo $event->feed->render_item($event, $event->data);

// or render just the text
echo $event->data['title'];

Or, use our handy shortcuts:

<?php lifestream_twitter_status(); ?>


<?php lifestream_facebook_status(); ?>

  • The last release by David Cramer


  • This updated version containing a whole load of fixes and more plugins. This is the version available on GitHub as at 27/07/2011