Real-Time Blogging with WordPress: The P2 Theme | Web Publishing Tools |

Robin Good: If you are looking for a way to inject new life in your Wordpress log, stimulate commenting, posting and interaction with your fans, you may want to look into Wordpress own P2 theme, which transforms your Wordpress into a Twitter-like, real-time blogging solution that it's more easy and immediate than Twitter itself. 

"P2 is a theme for WordPress that transforms a mild-mannered blog into a super-blog with features like inline comments on the homepage, a posting form right on the homepage, inline editing of posts and comments, real-time updates so new posts and comments come in without reloading, and much more." (Source:

Here's Matt Mullenweg story of how the P2 Theme came to be: "Almost everyone at Automattic is a blogger, but for the first couple of years of the company we didn’t blog much internally. Everything happened over IRC, Skype, and email.

...There was a disconnect we couldn’t reconcile: even though our internal blogs didn’t work out most of the company was active on Twitter every day. 

We found a solution in Prologue... but there was still a problem, Prologue was great for status updates but terribly awkward for conversation.

P2 solves all this by moving the conversation inline on the homepage.

Conversations can be fully threaded using 2.7′s new comment features."

See the P2 Theme: 

Video introduction to the P2 Theme by Michael Pick: 

More info: 

(Unearthed by Saverio Bruno)