WP Social Blogroll

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WP Social Blogroll (formerly known as Feed Reading Blogroll) provides a sidebar-widget and a template-tag that add an enhanced blogroll to your sidebar. It checks on all your linked sites, when the most recent update has occured (see example in my sidebar on the frontpage).

The plugin is inspired by Blogger’s Blog List.

The check is performed by reading the date of the most recent feed-item. The feeds must be valid RSS2 or ATOM-feeds, otherwise the plugin cannot read the date-information provided by the feed. The Plugin uses the Google AJAX Feed API to access the feeds.

Based on this information, the age of the most recent feed-item is calculated and then displayed under each bookmark in your sidebar.

Furthermore, an icon for each bookmark can be displayed.

Language support Belorussian Catalan Danish Dutch English French Hebrew Hungarian Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish Swedish Turkish Ukrainian German

The great Gianni Diurno took the effort to translate this page into Italian. So if you prefer that language, visit his site.


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Documentation, Installation, Configuration

All documentation is located at the Wiki.

There you will see, how to install the plugin and how to configure it.

Language support

The plugin comes with support for the languages mentioned below. It can be translated into other languages as well.

If you like, you can take the file feedreading_blogroll-de_DE.po and use it as the basis for a translation into your own language.

You can contact me, if you have translated the file and I will add the new language to my plugin. Currently these languages are supported:

Place the language-file (just the one with the .mo-extension) inside /wp-content/plugins/feed-reading-blogroll/. Download the latest language file here.

Change Log

The changelog can be found at the plugin-page.

What others are saying


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

A Big Thank You

These people helped me a lot during the development of the plugin. So I say thank you to:

268 thoughts on “WP Social Blogroll”

  1. Hi, I read the last comment about having the widget and link page. My question is similar – is it possible to install your plug-in twice to have it running 2 separate categories in 2 different sidebars?
    I have tried many other blogroll plug-ins but yours is, by far, my absolute favorite. Thank you for creating it!

    1. You don’t need to install the plugin twice. Just install it once and add as many sidebar widgets as you like. Visit the docu section. You’ll find all the necessary information there.

  2. I have recently updated my Blogroll, though the new list is not showing on my site. What am I missing? Do I need to update specific files to have the change take place on the widget?

  3. Hallo,

    vielen Dank für dieses tolle Plugin, welches ich schon recht lange nutze!
    Inzwischen haben sich bei mir schon sehr viele Links angesammelt, die ich gern als Linkpages auf meiner Seite einbauen möchte. Bin bereits dem wiki- Tut gefolgt & habe eine entsprechende Linkpage angelegt und es funzt auch alles soweit.
    Nun zu meinem “Problem”: kann ich mehrere Linkpages für verschiedene Link-Kategorien anlegen & wenn ja, wie mach ich das?

    Vielen vielen Dank schon mal im Voraus für Deine Hilfe!


    1. Hallo Katinka,

      mehrere Linkpages für verschiedene Link-Kategorien gehen leider nicht. Was Du aber vielleicht mal ausprobieren könntest:

      Es gibt das Plugin amr shortcode any widget. Damit kannst Du Widgets auf beliebigen Seiten einstellen. Du könntest also ein Widget für Links der Kategorie “Designteam” erstellen und es auf eine entsprechende Seite setzen. Für Links der Kategorie “abc” erstellst Du dann ein weiteres Widget und setzt es auf eine andere Seite.

      Hoffe, das hilft Dir weiter 🙂

  4. bonjour,
    j’ai un message d’erreur que je n’arrive pas à enlever sur mon blogroll : j’ai pourtant mis “wp content en 755 comm indiqué”., dans tous mes articles j’ai ce message d’erreur qui revient, svp j’ai besoin d’AIDE, merci beaucoup. voici le message d’erreur :
    “Le fichier JavaScript et le répertoire wp-content sont en mode écriture. Ce n’est plus nécessaire. Vous devriez mettre le répertoire wp-content en mode lecture seulement (chmod 755) maintenant pour des raisons de sécurité.
    Cette extension requiert seulement que le fichier JavaScript soit en mode écriture.


  5. Hello,

    I’ve been searching for a blogroll plugin that randomly rotates the links and yours is the best I’ve seen. I’m just wondering if I’m doing something wrong… I’m using the Rolling style. Despite the description saying it will display 5 links at a time, the widget is only showing 3. Also, is there a way for the latest posts to also show instead of just the name of the link when using the Rolling style? Thanks in advance!

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