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News-Ticker

Description

A JQuery based News Ticker Displays a sliding or fading list of post titles, rss reeds or comments and excerpts with links to post. Starting from ver.2.0 the ticker can also be used as a featured posts image gallery

  • Shows Featured Images, Excerpts, Dates and Titles of post.
  • Ability to construct the output, to enable/dispable ticker item elements
  • Displays Most Popular Posts over the last x days (via WordPress.com Stats Plugin)
  • Displays Most Commented Posts
  • Displays Recent Posts
  • Displays Recent Comments
  • Displays Specific Posts (via post IDs)
  • Allows to set any number of Posts to display
  • Allows to add your default RSS feed, your Comments RSS or even an RSS feed from another site, like Twitter or your favorite news site.
  • Option to filter Posts from selected categories
  • Ticker Animation : Fade, Slide Up, Slide Down, Left, Right or Expand
  • WPML Support
  • And much more…

To view this plugin in action visit 18elements homepage.
Interested in contributing? Fork it on GitHub.

Road Map

2.2

  • Add option to create and select Featured Image sizes
  • Add easy styling options
  • Add pager option

2.3

  • Add Custom Post Types support

3.0

  • Complete rewrite
  • Drop support for WordPress < 3.2

Screenshots

  • The Setup Page

Installation

  1. Upload news-ticker directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Insert <?php if ( function_exists('insert_newsticker') ) { insert_newsticker(); } ?> into your template file.
  3. Activate the plugin via the Plugins menu.
  4. Configure options on the Options page (Settings > News Ticker menu).

*Please note: if your theme doesn’t use wp_head() function the ticker will display a simple list of items.

FAQ

News-Ticker Styling

The news ticker comes with unique classes and id’s for easy css styling

  1. The ticker is id=”news-ticker”
  2. The date is class=”tickerDate”
  3. The title is class=”tickerLink”
  4. The excerpt is class=”tickerText”

Add these ids & classes to your themes CSS file for easy styling.

For more information visit the plugin page.

Interested in contributing? Fork it on GitHub.

Contributors & Developers

“News-Ticker” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

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Change log

2.1.2

  • Added WPML support

2.1.1

  • jQuery Cycle update
  • Featured Image support
  • Container resize ability based on ticker and content height
  • Bugfix: stopped scrolling after one item
  • Bugfix: removed depricated javascript init functions

2.1.0

  • jQuery Cycle update

2.0

**PLEASE NOTE! It is highly recommended to deactivate the plugin and to delete the files prior to v2.0 installation

  • Displays images attached to the post
  • New javascript handler
  • Four more transitions added
  • The ticker stops on hover
  • Option to show/hide the image, the date and the excerpt of the post
  • Added classes for easier ticker styling

1.5.0

  • External RSS Feed option added
  • Small bugfixes

1.0.2

  • Better jQuery handling
  • Added date display for tickers

1.0.1

  • Small bug fixes

1.0

  • initial release