Provides a shortcode and custom post type to display announcements using a jQuery news ticker.
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 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.
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.
Minimum ticker height: 32px Maximum ticker height: 400px Minimum text size: 8px Maximum text size: 32px
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.