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Last FM


Permits the display in your sidebar of your most recent listened to tracks


  • Captures the ten most recently played tracks from your profile
  • Provides a widget to display these on your site


  • The Last FM configuration screen in the admin panel
  • Last FM widget in use on a site


The installation is extremely simple and straightforward. It only takes a second.


  1. Upload the whole last-fm directory into your WordPress plugins directory
  2. Activate the plugin on your WordPress plugins page
  3. Configure Last FM using the correspondingly named page in the admin panel, adding username and API key
  4. Add the widget to the desired sidebar


  1. Deactivate the plugin on the plugins page of your blog dashboard
  2. Delete the uploaded files for the plugin


Where can I get an API key for use with Last FM?

Use the following URL:

Where can I get support for the plugin?

Support is primarily available on Kieran O’Shea’s forum.
A wealth of questions and answers are available here along with a copy of this FAQ. The support forum is located away from WordPress because
at the time the original plugin was authored, the WordPress support forums didn’t provide an easy way to be notified of posts and manage things.
Recently things have changed in this regard and so the WordPress support forums for Last FM are also monitored from time to time.

Where can I request a feature?

Please use the support forums mentioned above, adding your request to the feature requests thread


March 16, 2021
This thing just works. When I had an issue of it not working, all I had to do was disconnect my Spotify account from Last.FM and reconnect it and blammo – started working again.
September 3, 2016
One of the plugins I have liked the most, being a music lover, is Last.FM Live, which has unfortunately being left to die. This plugin is getting there but there were two things that made is such a charm: the “now playing” little icon and album covers. It’s boring to see just another list on the sidebar. It would really stand up if you could make it work to show the album covers to give it more life.
September 3, 2016
Simple and works like a charm, easy to customize. I included the script in the template files for my personal website.
September 3, 2016
Calling all regular Last FM users! If you haven’t done so already, please take the time to review the plugin here If you have a problem, issue or question, please post in the forums first before rating the plugin negatively – most things can be sorted out either through communication or a new release!
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Contributors & Developers

“Last FM” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



  • Fixed 1970 date issue on now playing tracks (thanks to hkingman for the report in the forums)
  • Verified compatibility with WordPress 5.2


  • Validated that the plugin continues to perform correctly with later version of WordPress (up to 5.1)


  • Added widget setting to permit limit of rows displayed
  • The “now playing” icon will now show
  • Enabled album cover display
  • Corrected UTC only times by implementing time zone support
  • Allow modification of length of lines; shorten song names or not
  • Toggle the display of “dots” at the end of shortened song names


  • First release of Last FM