This plugin lets you create announcements (text and/or media) that are displayed in various places of your WordPress installation.
The default position for all announcements is at the top of your blog, before any of your images or text. If you don't assign a location to an announcement, this is where it will show up. If you don't want to put the announcement there, you have two other options: sidebar or manual.
If you select "Sidebar (Widget)" from the location list, the announcement will appear as a widget underneath your "Appearance->Widgets" admin section. You can then place the widget anywhere in your sidebar that you would like.
The third location option, "Manual (Function)", is for more advanced WordPress users. This option gives you a php function to call within your template file. The function will show the desired announcement wherever you place the code within your template. As each announcement has its own, slightly different, function, you'll have to set the location to "Manual (Function)" and save your changes before you are given the php code.
(To see examples and screenshots of each of these uses, please visit http://wpninjas.net)
As you can see from the screenshots in the section above, the default and manual locations come with a default style applied to them. These styles are located in the ninja_annc/css/ninja_annc_display.css file. If you would like to overwrite these default styles, you can do so by styling the id of the container div. This div will always have an id of: ninja_annc_3 where 3 is the id of the announcement you want to style. This id number can be found at the top of each announcement's edit page. We highly recommend that you change this in your own stylesheet, as future versions of this plugin will likely overwrite the display css file.
For a more detailed explaination of styling your announcements and the close button, please visit: http://wpninjas.net
Notice - This plugin has not been tested with any version of WordPress prior to 3.0. If you have trouble installing it on a previous version, please keep this in mind. If you do have a working install of Ninja Announcements on an older version of WordPress, we'd love to hear about it. Drop by the forums at http://plugins.wpninjas.net and let us know.
If you need help installing or getting things working with Ninja Announcements, visit our forums at http://plugins.wpninjas.net. The forums are also where we take bug reports and feature requests.
We are contemplating adding many features to future versions of the Ninja Announcements plugin. This is a non-exhaustive list:
* Announcement previews * Multiple widget announcements * Multi-site network activation
If you have any requests, please drop by the forums at http://wpninjas.net and tell us about them.