Custom Windows Pinned Tiles

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Customize the tiles that Windows 8/IE 10 users can pin to their start screen with your logo and colors.

Author:Nick Halsey (profile at
WordPress version required:3.5
WordPress version tested:4.1
Plugin version:2.1
Added to WordPress repository:12-02-2013
Last updated:23-12-2014
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Total downloads:5 835
Active installs:200+
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Look at the plugin banner image - which of these Windows Start Screen Tiles would you open, colorful live-updating ones in the top row or static, plain ones in the bottom row?

With Custom Windows Pinned Tiles 2, you can set up your site to display beautiful live-updating tiles in a matter of seconds. Just activate the plugin and pick a tile image and color on the settings page. Then, anyone who pins your site to their start screen with Windows 8.1/IE11 will see your site's logo/image (at the size of their choosing), which will also live-update to display your latest 5 posts, with images if they're available.

Live tiles feature your post titles and excerpts or images from the posts. Your website essentially becomes a Windows 8.1 App; a huge opportunity to engage your visitors and keep them coming back, with headlines from your content appearing directly on their start screen!