WebSocket is a Protocol which has PHP library for serving real-time messages between clients and server which opens the possibility to use with WordPress. This article with the title Real Time Widgets in WordPress with WebSocket is a discussion on the topic. You have landed to a wrong place if you are searching for any ready to use kind of plugin. This discussion is for the developers. We talked about WebSocket before. For creating any Live or Real Time thing like a graph, WebSocket is not the only option, in case you wrongly landed to this webpage from search engine.
The Idea Behind Real Time Widgets in WordPress with WebSocket
It is undeniable fact that PHP is very easy to code language, but unfortunately it is not a great language itself. WordPress is the most commonly used CMS written in PHP. There are few billion noobs on this Earth who can use self hosted WordPress. WebSocket makes it possible for any web applications to handle near real-time data. So, basically we can develop widgets and other things based on this way.Advertisement
Real Time Widgets in WordPress with WebSocket
WebSocket, not Web Sockets. As it supports bidirectional messaging – there is Chat Plugins based on this basics and there is need to give extra importance to security. A guy worked with an example :
this is almost 90% complete work. You can modify it according to your need. But a big thing remains open – security. You must give it an importance from the server side. Other articles and libraries can possibly help in case you are developing something :
There is a ready to use Chat Plugin for WordPress :
The “technology” which does not need a chat server is WebSocket. It is too crude, consumer grade example, that is why we mentioned it at the end.