This plugin lets you create announcements (text and/or media) that are displayed in various places of your WordPress installation.
Notice - Version 2.0 represents a huge leap forward for Ninja Announcements. If you have not already, please update to this version. If you are upgrading from an earlier version of Ninja Announcements, we recommend that you deactivate the previous version and delete it before installing this version.
As of Version 2.0, Ninja Announcements fully supports localization. If you are interesting in translating Ninja Announcements into a non-English language, please visit wpninjas.net and let us know so that we can include it in future versions.
The Ninja Announcements plugin displays small portions of text and/or images/video on pages and posts. Generally, these are used to let your visitors know about something special. They can be scheduled so that they are only displayed between specified dates/times and/or on certain days of the week. For Example, if you wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, but you didn't want to display the message until the 20th of December, you could schedule an announcement to begin on December 20 and end on December 26. A visitor coming to your site would see the announcement between those dates, but otherwise your site would look just the same.
As with all WP Ninjas plugins, we have tried to keep our code as simple and unobtrusive as possible. To this end, all annoucements are edited via the built-in WordPress Rich Text Editor. This means that Ninja Announcements doesn't have to include its own version of TinyMCE. Moreover, you can also include images and videos from your WordPress media library or YouTube, so you don't have to create or maintain a separate media library for your announcements.
Each of your announcements has its own location and scheduling settings, allowing you to place the announcement exactly when and where you want it, even display it as a widget. All this without touching code, even shortcodes!
The administration section of Ninja Announcements makes it very easy to add and edit announcements. Older announcements are not automatically deleted, but simply deactivated so that they can be edited later. Of course, these can just be deleted if you want.
Features of Ninja Announcements Lite:
* Use multiple announcements, each with its own settings. * Consistent class and id tags make styling your announcements through CSS simple. * Choose from three different announcement placements: Header, Widget or Manual (Function) [No shortcodes required]. * Schedule announcements by date, day and/or hour so that they only show for a certain time period. * Edit announcements using the same rich text editor as a WordPress post. * Insert images or videos into announcements from your WordPress Media Library, just like you would a post. * Since it uses the built-in WordPress rich text editor and media gallery, it has a small footprint. * Choose wether or not users are able to close the announcement.
Upgrading to Ninja Announcements Pro unlocks the following features:
* Show your announcements on posts or pages, even attach them to specific pages, posts or categories. * Control the HTML output of Ninja Announcements by setting which wrapper elements it should use. * Restrict announcement display by user role. i.e. Show announcements only to people who are logged in or those who are not logged in. Display your announcement only to editors, subscribers, administrators etc. * Show random announcements by using the new "Announcement Group" functionality. * Set the length of time announcements stay closed after a user has clicked "closed". * Documentation regarding hooks and filters included in Ninja Announcements Pro.