Live Blog – is it actually possible with WordPress.com

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  • #1654067

    davidjhbrake
    Member

    Hi everyone,

    I know this has been asked about a hundred times in the past but I thought I’d ask again just to see whether anything has changed or not.

    I’m looking to do a live blog on the Oscars next month but I don’t know how to go about it. Obviously, I don’t have plug-ins and I don’t want anyone who reads it to have to constantly refresh the page!

    Does anyone know of any thing that can allow me to do it?

    Thanks :)
    David

    #1654218

    timethief
    Member

    I searched for you. Here is the result:

    I have used CoverItLive before, but although they were close to allowing it as an embed I don’t believe it works now. You can use this workaround http://raincoastermedia.com/2011/12/23/coveritlive-in-a-wordpress-com-blog/ From: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/live-blogging-feature?replies=7#post-1575392

    re: plugins
    WordPress.com is a multiuser blogging platform. Our blogs are not free standing. There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.com blogs and we bloggers cannot install any plugins. There is no upgrade you can purchase that will provide FTP access and the ability to install plugins, upload themes, and/or edit templates and themes in a free hosted WordPress.com blog.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/ftp-access/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/adding-new-themes/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/
    To use plugins you must hire a web host and then set up your own WordPress.org install.

    #1654220

    raincoaster
    Member

    You can do a liveblog by continuously updating one post. I prefer it to the CoverItLive workaround, which is better for pulling in posts from multiple media platforms, like if you were to live-tweet the Oscars, it would pull in the tweets.

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