Compatibility WordPress 4.1 Multisite 4.1
"This is the best quick post system for updating status just like Facebook. Plus, it works just like Facebook."
Status allows you to quickly and easily post status updates directly to your WordPress site.
Bring the ease with which you can add status updates on Facebook and Google+ to your WordPress site.
Status Updates from Anywhere
Share a link to a news story, a cool photo you’ve just taken or a video you’ve put together. Or, just tell the world what you’re thinking.
Status makes it easy to post updates directly to WordPress from your dashboard or from the front end of your site. Status automatically picks up any images and text attached to a link and allows you to choose the thumbnail, as well as edit the title and description – just like Facebook.
Plus, you can post status updates to anywhere on your site using the built-in widget.
Quickly post updates to your WordPress site from both the front end and the back end using Status.
To Get Started:
Login to your admin panel for WordPress or Multisite and activate the plugin:
- On regular WordPress installs – visit Plugins and Activate the plugin.
- For WordPress Multisite installs – Activate it blog-by-blog (say if you wanted to make it a Pro Sites premium plugin), or visit Network Admin -> Plugins andNetwork Activate the plugin.
Once installed and activated, you will see a new menu item in your admin at Settings > Status.
Configure Your Settings
Let’s start by going through the settings at Settings > Status. There are a number of sub-sections to the settings, let’s go through them one by one.
Status post settings
Enter a Default title if you wish to have a different title show by default when creating a new Status post.
From the Post format section, you can select a post format for WordPress to use on a Status type basis: Link, Image, Video and Generic Status.
Similarly, from the Post categories section, you can select a category to post to for each Status type: Link, Image, Video and Generic Status.
With the Show on dashboard option set to Yes, you’ll see the Status section in your site dashboard.
Select a Status type from the POST options, as follows:
- STATUS – a generic post, typically just a brief text message
- VIDEO – a video, a popup dialog will appear to let you upload, select a video from your media library or link to an external video.
- IMAGE – an image, you can choose to upload or link to another video through the popup dialog that appears.
- LINK – a link to another URL
When adding a Video or Image Status, a pop-up dialog will appear to allow you to easily add videos and images using upload features or by linking to URLs.
Here you can easily drag and drop a media file into the Drop files here area. This will automatically upload and provide more options for the post.
Clicking the From URL tab will provide options to link to other media URLs.
Clicking the Preview button will display a preview of the new post in the space below the dashboard widget.
Click the Draft button to create a post with the draft status.
Click the Post button to publish the new post.
With the plugin configured to show on public pages, you’ll see the Status section in the front-end, where users with posting capabilities will be able to create new posts.
Here’s an example of a Status post as displayed through Twenty Eleven theme:
We hope you enjoy using Status and that it makes creating quick, new posts a total breeze!
If you have trouble with any aspect of configuration, code or general usage, or if you have a cool feature suggestion to make, please head on over to the community forums where our support teams are waiting to assist.