Segregate your Lifestream with the Aggregator Theme for WordPress

I have seen several themes that take a slightly different approach to Lifestreaming where instead of simply providing a reverse chronological output of all the items from your stream, they segregate the output. I quite like this approach because many times if you post infrequently to some services they get lost quickly, never to be found again. With a segregation method you can highlight specific feeds regardless of the last time you published to them.

Aggregator provides this functionality and while it’s not a theme specifically designed for Lifestreaming, it can easily be adapted for it. It provides a display approach very similar to Alltop or Popurls. It’s powered by Simplepie so you know its feed handling is going to be solid. Lastly this is a free theme so it’s definitely worth checking out.

Here are some of the features it provides

  • Widget based layout – add as many feeds as you want using one single widget again and again.
  • Specify post count on each feed.
  • While aggregating feeds for image / video site, you have an option to display the feeds as images or post titles.
  • Aggregate feeds of any kind – blog posts, flickr images, video or audio
  • On hover of the feed news titles, further snippet of the article is displayed
  • 2 detailed colorschemes
  • Drop-down menu
  • Normal blog, single post and page layouts, comments are also well designed.

Also be sure to check out Livetwit which is another neat theme specifically built for a Twitter user or search results output.

via Aggregator – all your feeds at your website front. | Templatic.

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Here is a quick way to run your own popurls style website: http://www.pythondaddy.com/niftyurls/
    Powered by django, it's using jQuery and YUI Grids for visual effects and dandy features.
    Instead of tooltips I used a facebook style lightbox (facebox) and the option of showing a full view of the feed.
    The whole project is available for download, I made it easy configurable so you can roll your own instance.

  2. This is pretty cool. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I’m totally using it, awesome theme.

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