TinyFeed

TinyFeed is a WordPress widget which loads a microblog status feed via Ajax.

Author:Joseph Piché (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:2.8.0
WordPress version tested:3.0.5
Plugin version:2.0.1
Added to WordPress repository:20-09-2009
Last updated:08-01-2011
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.
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Plugin URI:http://jpiche.com/tinyfeed/
Total downloads:2 062
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TinyFeed is a WordPress widget which loads a microblog status feed via Ajax. It is currently restricted to microblogs with Twitter-compatible APIs, so only Twitter and Identi.ca.

I wrote it for one reason: I think the default RSS feed WordPress plugin is lame. I didn't like PHP retrieving the feed and having the page wait to load because of it. Even though it caches the feed, for frequently updated feeds it just doesn't make sense. Loading the feed via Ajax shaved seconds off of my page load time. I was so immensely happy with it that I decided to widgetize it and share it.

The current release of the widget is also the first, so there may be a few bugs to work out. But I also use this personally, so it should be stable enough for normal use.


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