Automatically refresh your browser if you change any files in your theme or plugins directory
|Author:||Bence Meszaros (profile at wordpress.org)|
|WordPress version required:||2.6|
|WordPress version tested:||3.8|
|Added to WordPress repository:||10-12-2011|
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:||4 508|
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This plugin was written to make WordPress theme and plugin developers' life easier. Inspired by the brilliant live.js script (written by Martin Kool), this plugin will auto refresh your browser if you change any files in your wp-content/themes or plugins directories. No need for Alt-Tab and manual refresh anymore.
With this plugin, it is also very easy to check your work in many browsers simultaneously. Just enable Frontend Monitoring, load the site in all your browsers and the rest goes automatically.
Starting from v1.3 there is an option to enable admin bar integration, to conveniently enable or disable Live.php monitoring directly on your frontend or backend with just one click.
Since v1.5 with the content update feature, you can auto-update your browser with every post or page save. For this we create a file in the uploads base folder (wp-content/uploads/), and touch it with every save, which will trigger a refresh in the client browser. That location must be writable for this to work.
WARNING! You should never activate this plugin on a live server! It is meant for developer environment only! Use http://wordpress.org/plugins/reload/ instead, which is created for production environments.
- A small js timeout fix
- Refresh CSS files without reloading the page.
- Awesome new feature: content updates!
When you save a post or page in your wp-admin, the visitor side will refresh itself, showing the new content immediately.
- Updated support forum link
- File state cache clearing added
- Switched to long polling. Now the js will open only one long ajax request every 2 minutes (or as long as the php script is allowed to run).
- No new features, only some refactoring and code cleaning
- Admin bar integration
- No cache fix for IE
- Added Backend (wp-admin) monitoring option
- Settings page improvements – Ajax controls
- Some minor fixes
- Added settings page (Settings/WP Live.php) to enable / disable the monitoring function
- Some code cleanup
- Updated for WP 3.3
- Initial version