Threads displays a timeline of related posts.
|Author:||Crowd Favorite (profile at wordpress.org)|
|WordPress version required:||3.5|
|WordPress version tested:||3.5.1|
|Added to WordPress repository:||17-03-2013|
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.
|Total downloads:||1 618|
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If you have ongoing themes you write about on your site, you can use Threads to show those posts in a timeline, with a link to the timeline from each of the posts. This helps you avoid feeling like you have to rehash too much history about the topic in each post.
Another good usage of Threads is on a news site to track posts related to a single ongoing story. For example, a tech blog might create a thread to group stories about a product launch event. Several months later, stories about sales figures for the product might be added to the thread. By placing all of these posts in a thread, there is a useful visual way of browsing all of the posts.
The timeline display of a thread is both responsive and retina (HiDPI) friendly. See an example here.
Developers, please contribute on GitHub.
What is the time threshold for “collapsing” a longer time period to be shown as a break in the timeline?
3 months. In our testing, we found that any distance longer than 250 pixels or so seemed like too much. This is our current approach to that situation.
What themes is Threads compatible with?
Threads has been tested with FavePersonal, Twenty Ten, Twenty Eleven, Twenty Twelve and Twenty Thirteen (beta). We hope it will be compatible with most themes, but cannot guarantee compatibility with any specific theme.
Why isn’t my question listed here?
Ask them in the support forums and we’ll add them here as they are answered.
- Initial public release.