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Announcements Ticker

Provides a shortcode and custom post type to display announcements using a jQuery news ticker.

I created a new announcement but it's not showing up in the ticker. Why??

Make sure you set the post date to a time in the future. WordPress should report it as a scheduled post. The ticker is designed to pick up future posts so that they expire and disappear automatically.

The options page is broken!

The dynamic preview and color pickers don't seem to work in Internet Explorer. However, you can change the settings using the sliders and textboxes. Save the changes and they should show up on the front end.

For best results, use Google Chrome. Or if you know how to improve IE compatibility, let me know.

Sliders? What sliders? There's nothing so cool on the options page.

Unforunately, Mozilla Firefox renders the sliders as textboxes. You can key in the values for text size and ticker height directly, but they will be reset to the default options if they are out of the permitted range.

Wait for a new version of Mozilla Firefox which will render the sliders, or use Google Chrome. Safari works too.

What are these mysterious permitted ranges?

Minimum ticker height: 32px Maximum ticker height: 400px Minimum text size: 8px Maximum text size: 32px

I don't like your ranges, they're not suitable for my site.

All the ranges can be filtered with WordPress filters. Add the code into your theme's functions.php to modify the values. Take a look from line 314 of announcements.php to find the filter hooks.

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2012-12-4
Downloads: 1,923

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