Live Center FAQs

General questions
What is Live Center?

Live Center is a real-time live blogging solution with a highly flexible architecture that allows you to easily create your own post visuals and elements. It is easily embedded on a website and allows contributors to post blogs that include video, text, images, and audio from inside and outside the newsroom. Live Center is a web-based application and it allows multiple users to collaborate within the same application to produce blog content from anywhere with internet access. Content can be collected from events, tradeshows, and product releases and then refined and published by a newsroom at a centralized location.
You can find more information about Live Center here on our Knowledge Center.

What are Extensions?

Extensions are visuals, charts, tables, and other elements that can easily be created and embedded into your blog posts. Thanks to Live Center’s modern architecture you have complete freedom to create your own Extensions! They are great ways to personalize your content deliver and drive reader engagement. Don’t have the technical base to build them on your own? Don’t worry! We are experts in visualization and can develop pretty much any type of Extension for you.

Is Live Center mobile and tablet friendly?

Yes. Live Center is mobile friendly and renders beautifully on all kinds of handheld devices. It is designed to be used by writers in the field and supports uploading pictures directly from smartphones. Live Center is also designed to be integrated with any kind of native app through its API.

Is there a free trial available for Live Center?

Of course! Just complete this form and we will set you up with a free trial account.

I need posts to appear in real-time, and published posts need to automatically appear on users’ screens without the need for the browser or app to refresh. Does Live Center support this?

This is where the solution truly stands out. Live Center uses real-time technology to distribute posts to upwards of hundreds of thousands of readers in real-time. Readers instantaneously get updates with zero-delay on any new, edited, or delete posts without the need to refresh the page. Additionally, any media that’s playing in the post feed for readers does not get interrupted if changes are made to the blog.

What are the different plans for Live Center and how much does it cost?

Live Center scales to fit any kind of live blogging need. We have plans that fit every live blogging need ranging from a limited number of blogs and readers to true enterprise-scale live blogging with hundreds of thousands of concurrent readers.

Technical Questions
Can I integrate Live Center with my existing media library?

Yes, you can integrate Live Center with your existing media library.

My websites receive various amounts of traffic. How does Live Center perform under high loads?

Live Center is powered by the Azure Cloud and is built from the ground up to support heavy traffic loads. Please contact us for more details on traffic and load management.

I use Wordpress on my website, can I still use Live Center?

Yes. You are free to embed Live Center as either an iframe object or directly on your website as a JavaScript Library.
You can read more about different implementation options here.

I want to publish posts across multiple platforms (web and apps). Does Live Center support this?

Yes. Live Center comes with a web interface for publishing, and an API to be integrated with native apps.

Can blogs be shared across multiple websites? I.e. can I create one blog that appears in more than one location?

Yes. There are no limitations on how many locations a feed of posts appear on, and they can be distributed across multiple platforms.

I have my own CMS, can I still use Live Center on my website?

Yes! Live Center has APIs for both publishing from a centralized CMS, and for retrieving content from Live Center to allow it to be reused somewhere else.