UDSSL Now Reading WordPress Plugin allows you to display a list of pages currently being read.
After installing and activating the plugin, a new widget UDSSL Now Reading Widget will be available in your widgets admin page. Drag and drop it onto your preferred sidebar to get started.
A list of pages currently being read on your WordPress site will be shown to your visitors as a list on the UDSSL Now Reading Widget Front End.
UDSSL Now Reading Widget
UDSSL Now Reading Widget displays a list of pages currently being accessed through a web page request to your site.
You can decide how many items to display in the Now Reading Widget front end by setting the No of Entries in the setting page.
WordPress Heartbeat API
UDSSL Now Reading Widget uses WordPress Heartbeat API to refresh the list of pages currently being read. You can either adjust settings related to the api or completely turn of the automatic refresh.
UDSSL Now Reading Widget Customizer
Now Reading is the default title of the Now Reading widget front end. You can change this text using Title Text field. Enter a new value and see the change live in WordPress Theme Customizer. Title Color and Title Font Size fields also apply the Widget Title.
Read Now Color and Read Now Text fields apply to the page link. Read Now is the default text, The below screenshot uses >> Read Now as the Read Now Text.
Text to Link Font Size Ratio: Set the Text Font Size first. This setting applies to whole body text, but the row containing the link will have it’s font size set to this value multiplied by Text Size Ratio. Adjust the font size ratio and preview until you get a the look of your widget you want.
UDSSL Now Reading Monitor for Admins
UDSSL Now Reading Monitor allows admins to see a more detailed view of the pages currently being read. But the Now Reading widget doesn’t show any of these extra information to visitors.
Now Reading Backbone JS App
Backbone.js gives structure to web applications by providing models with key-value binding and custom events, collections with a rich API of enumerable functions, views with declarative event handling, and connects it all to your existing API over a RESTful JSON interface.
A simple Backbone JS App is used to handle the WordPress Heartbeat API Ajax Calls.