Blogroll Link Display Last Update and Post Title

August 4th, 2008 . by Jason

Add last post and time to your blogroll links! Download link below.

One of the disadvantages to using wordpress is that it can be often times very complicated to get the same behavior out of it as blogspot. One of my favorite plugins for blogspot is one that keeps track of all of the links in your blogroll, tells people when those pages were last updated, and also what the title of their last post was. There is evidence of this sort of functionality in WordPress, but I was very hard pressed to find out how to take advantage of it! That is why I wrote the Blogroll Fun plugin.

The blogroll fun plugin is a simple drag, drop, and activate installation. It automatically fills in the rss field for all of your blogroll links and then communicates with our server to find out when the links on your blogroll were last updated. You don’t need to worry about anything, it is simply drag, drop, and activate. You are given the option to display the last updated time and or last past below each link in your blogroll as you please.

Installation is simple. Simply download, unzip, copy to your plugin directory and then activate the plugin. The blogroll fun plugin replaces the default Links widget that comes with wordpress. Its behavior is nearly identical to the default widget. Settings can be found under design, widgets and then editing the Links widget. Once installed you will have the option to select whether or not to display the last update time, last post, and also the order your blogroll should be sorted, whether by name or last update time.

Download:Blogroll Fun WordPress Link Last Update Plugin

9 Responses to “Blogroll Link Display Last Update and Post Title”

  1. comment number 1 by: Faiz


    I’m trying to get blogger feeds inside my blog. I followed the (simple) instructions but I don’t know what went wrong, but I couldn’t get the widget to display the last post + time. I’m using wordpress 2.6.1 though.

  2. comment number 2 by: baron

    hi. Thanks for plugin



  3. comment number 3 by: Igor

    I have the same problem like @Faiz. How to use update_blogroll() function? Or how update rss information in db?

  4. comment number 4 by: saiya

    good plugin..

  5. comment number 5 by: Jason

    All of the updating is done through a third party service. All you need to do is activate the plugin and the service is notified of your blogroll and will send update information periodically.

  6. comment number 6 by: Dianne

    I’ve got my blogroll set to display in a page – is there any way to use this plugin outside of a widget?

  7. comment number 7 by: Jason

    If you are not using the wordpress widgets in your theme simply replace the call to wp_list_bookmarks() with br_blogroll_fun() in your theme.

  8. comment number 8 by: Blogroll Fun! - Eli’s Blog

    […] by Eli on Nov.12, 2008, under Blog features I’ve been getting jealous of Bethany. Her blog has this neat feature that shows when other people’s blogs have been last updated. I like to try to stay on top of that list. I fail quite often in that regard. Anyways, I found a plugin that duplicates that feature for those of us who don’t use blogger. It’s the Blogroll Fun! plugin. You can find a link to it here. […]

  9. comment number 9 by: kathy

    I love your plugin blogroll fun. I installed it yesterday and waited over night. It didn’t work. I deleted it, reinstalled, and reactivated today around 10 am. As of 4:00 pm, my blogroll still looks the same. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help.

    * Thanks for the comment. We still haven’t automated our approval process yet, but hope to do it soon. I approved your blog and you should now be getting updates.