Ditty News Ticker

Description

Ditty News Ticker is a multi-functional data display plugin. Easily add custom news tickers to your site either through shortcodes, direct functions, or in a custom Ditty News Ticker Widget.

There are 3 default ticker modes

  • Scroll Mode – Scroll the ticker data left, right, up or down
  • Rotate Mode – Rotate through the ticker data
  • List Mode – Display your ticker data in a list

View samples of each mode.

Paid Extensions

Ditty News Ticker is built to easily be extended to add extra Ticker Types and extra Ticker Modes. We currently have the following extensions for sale:

We now also offer an extensions bundle that includes all current and future extensions!

Screenshots

  • Default Ticker Type options
  • Scroll Mode options
  • Rotate Mode options
  • List Mode options
  • Global options
  • Embed options

Installation

  1. Upload ditty-news-ticker directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Create tickers by going to News Tickers > Add New
  4. Insert your tickers by copying and pasting the provided shortcode into another post.
  5. Optionally, insert your tickers by copying and pasting the direct function code directly into your theme or plugin.

View full help documentation.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload ditty-news-ticker directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Create tickers by going to News Tickers > Add New
  4. Insert your tickers by copying and pasting the provided shortcode into another post.
  5. Optionally, insert your tickers by copying and pasting the direct function code directly into your theme or plugin.

View full help documentation.

Are there any settings I need to configure?

Each individual Ticker post has multiple settings to customize.

I have added my shortcode but the ticker is not displaying

The most common cause for an unresponsive ticker (when using scroll or rotate mode) is a javascript error on your site coming from another plugin or theme. Any type of javascript error will most likely kill any other javascript that is loaded after it. You will need to resolve any javascript errors before the ticker will start running.

View full help documentation.

Reviews

Works great with RTL

Works as advertised, simple install good support.
As a non technical person, it took me only few minutes to set it up on my site.
The best for me is the built-in RTL support:
https://mityaalim.org/
Thank You, you got my 5 stars

Works Perfectly

This is an absolutely fantastic plugin, works exactly as it says.

Great work folks, five stars!

Works Perfectly

This is an excellent plugin, I use it on three different websites and it works very well. No problems at all, been using it for about 6 months now.

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

2.1.10

  • Added option to hide ticker if no ticks exist
  • Added option to hide widget if no ticks exist
  • Admin css updates

2.1.9

  • Bug fixes

2.1.8

  • Grid bug fix from last update

2.1.7

  • Removed mtphr_dnt_default_sanitized_tick filter
  • Added mtphr_dnt_sanitized_tick filter
  • Added mtphr_dnt_mixed_ticks_meta filter
  • Added mtphr_dnt_mixed_tick_array filter
  • Added mtphr_dnt_list_heading_class filter
  • Added mtphr_dnt_list_item filter
  • Added mtphr_dnt_list_item_class filter
  • Updated mixed ticker function
  • Modified default ticker data

2.1.6

  • Added mtphr_dnt_default_sanitized_tick filter

2.1.5

  • Added ditty_news_ticker function check in widgets.php file

2.1.4

  • Removed testing code from last update

2.1.3

  • Added check to ensure VC version is 5 or greater before adding VC shortcode

2.1.2

  • Updated qtip scripts
  • Updated paths to enqueued files

2.1.1

  • Bug fix from last update
  • Added custom News Tickers Settings capability for admins

2.1.0

  • Added custom capabilities for the ditty_news_ticker post type and settings

2.0.18

  • .mtphr-dnt-image-container css display update
  • Metabox text update

2.0.17

  • Image container css updates

2.0.16

  • Image container css updates

2.0.15

  • Tick width and height detection modification in jQuery script

2.0.14

  • Ensured that imageloaded is enqueued when ditty-news-ticker.js is enqueued

2.0.13

  • Bug fixes in updated jquery script
  • CSS adjustments for better image rendering across browsers

2.0.12

  • Added static image dimension options to MTPHR_DNT_Image class

2.0.11

  • Updated mtphr_dnt_convert_links to fix latin character bug
  • Removed console function in script

2.0.10

  • Bug fix from last update
  • MTPHR_DNT_Image container element update

2.0.9

  • Updates to rotate mode script
  • Scroll and rotate tickers now load on document ready
  • Added imagesLoaded to scroll and rotate tickers
  • Added ‘nofollow’ option to MTPHR_DNT_Image class
  • Additional updates to MTPHR_DNT_Image class

2.0.8

  • Bug fix in news ticker output
  • Added MTPHR_DTN_Image class for use in extensions
  • Added MTPHR_DNT_String_Replacement class for use in extensions
  • Added checkboxes field for admin use

2.0.7

  • Adjusted Custom CSS field display
  • CSS updates

2.0.6

  • Unyson page builder shortcode integration
  • Visual Composer page builder shortcode integration

2.0.5

  • Mixed ticker bug fix
  • Dashboard CSS updates

2.0.4

  • Added optional play/pause button for scroll and auto rotate mode
  • Removed data-icon css from icon css file
  • Small bug fix

2.0.3

  • Fixed visual editor glitch from last update

2.0.2

  • Updated metabox code for flexibility
  • Updated some metabox filter names

2.0.1

  • Customized bootstrap affix plugin due to conflicts within dashboard
  • Added more social icons to icon font package

2.0.0

  • Updated admin page layout
  • Updated metaboxes for new admin page layout
  • Newly added WYSIWYG editors now work without having to save your post
  • Added javascript error check before saving dynamic fields
  • Additional data passed through mtphr_dnt_ticker_class filter

1.5.8

  • Updated widget class name

1.5.7

  • Updated widget class

1.5.6

  • Updated touchSwipe.js
  • Fixed inactive links on mobile using touchSwipe

1.5.5

  • Bug fix

1.5.4

  • Modified data sanitization on tick content

1.5.3

  • Modified default options for Rotate Settings
  • Added option to disable touchswipe on touch devices

1.5.2

  • Security update

1.5.1

  • Script bug fix

1.5.0

  • Re-organized files
  • Added template files for easier customization
  • Added shortcode & oEmbed parsing to ticks
  • Added option to remove outer padding around grids
  • Fixed add_query_arg() and remove_query_arg() usage

1.4.15

  • Admin metabox bug fix

1.4.14

  • Added Italian translation files

1.4.13

  • Fixed metabox bug from last update

1.4.12

  • Modified jQuery script to allow hidden tickers to function correctly after they become visible on screen
  • Added the ability to add all ticks from a selected type to the mixed ticker

1.4.11

  • Fixed bug in ticker script filter when using unique_ids

1.4.10

  • Moved plugin files to GitHub

1.4.9

  • Added Author support to post type

1.4.8

  • Removed “data-icon” styles in icon font stylesheet
  • Converted icon font characters to PUA
  • Moved News Ticker title to “mtphr_dnt_before” action for easier customization

1.4.7

  • Fixed bug in edit page type & mode filters
  • CSS adjustments for rotate buttons

1.4.6

  • Added plugin activation/de-activation to flush rewrite rules
  • Moved admin files into separate admin directories
  • Set file permissions on fontastic files

1.4.5

  • Removed metaboxer code & files, which are no longer used
  • Merged the metabox list jQuery functionality
  • Removed ajax.php file
  • Removed image navigation & buttons. Replaced with icon fonts
  • Added type & mode filters to edit screen
  • Added option to add aquick edit link to tickers for admins/editors

1.4.4

  • Made ditty_new_ticker post type public
  • Included ditty_new_ticker post type in nav menus
  • Filtered single post content to display the ticker on ditty_new_ticker single posts
  • Added additional metabox jquery for lists and sortables

1.4.3

  • Fixed bug in jQuery setup where extra characters where being written

1.4.2

  • Added WPML Support
  • Fixed jquery script issue for multiple same tickers with unique ids

1.4.1

  • Added additional jQuery triggers and listeners
  • Fixed force line break issue

1.4.0

  • Added grid display funcitonality
  • Added page list functionality to lists
  • Updated general settings code
  • Updated metabox code
  • Added mtphr_dnt_contents_before & mtphr_dnt_contents_after actions
  • Moved rotate direction nav to mtphr_dnt_contents_after filter
  • Moved rotate control nav to mtphr_dnt_after filter
  • Moved global data mtphr_dnt_after filter
  • General code cleanup
  • Additional admin css
  • Added mtphr_dnt_settings_submit_button filter to settings submit button
  • Added $mtphr_dnt_ticker_types global to front end
  • Added Arabic language
  • Added mtphr_dnt_after_load jQuery trigger
  • Added mtphr_dnt_before_change jQuery trigger
  • Added mtphr_dnt_after_change jQuery trigger
  • Added mtphr_dnt_resize jQuery listener

1.3.5

  • Updated menu icon to icon font

1.3.4

  • Removed type & mode selections from accidentally showing up in other post types

1.3.3

  • Moved type & mode selections out of metaboxes
  • Added a default tick to the mixed type

1.3.2

  • Removed console.log from script-admin.js

1.3.1

  • Big fix from last update

1.3.0

  • Organized code
  • Added “Mixed” type to display tickers mixed with multiple ticker types
  • Modified ‘after_load’, ‘before_change’, ‘after_change’ filters for DNT class script
  • Added code to remove duplicate tickers

1.2.2

  • Added option to force line breaks on carriage returns.

1.2.1

  • Modifed to allow multiline text
  • Updated custom css field to css editor

1.2.0

  • Modified ditty-news-ticker js class due to issues with certain versions of jQuery.
  • Changed outerWidth() to with().
  • Changed outherHeight() to height().

1.1.9

  • Fixed touchSwipe error that was occurring in Firefox.
  • Fixed undefined variable error in functions.php.
  • Updated metaboxer files.
  • Upated “Show first tick on init” code for better functionality.

1.1.8

  • Added mobile swipe support for rotate mode.
  • Added a hidden tick “offset” parameter.
  • Added setting to display first scroll tick on init.

1.1.7

  • Modified structure & CSS to move the rotate navigation up a level.

1.1.6

  • Fixed pause on hover functionality.

1.1.5

  • Modified jQuery ticker class loading.
  • Fixed load_plugin_textdomain setup.
  • Added wysiwyg editor option back.

1.1.4

  • Added nofollow to navigational links.

1.1.3

  • Added option to use visual editors for tick content (on settings page).
  • Adjusted DNT jQuery class. Converted height() & width() to outerHeight() & outerWidth()

1.1.2

  • Reworked scroll mode to function better in IE.
  • Added a global offset to scrolling and rotating ticks to are hidden.
  • Moved rotating tick code into .js file.
  • Added css for max-image: 100%.
  • Converted .clearfix class to custom .mtrph-dnt-clearfix to avoid conflicts.

1.1.1

  • Minor fix.

1.1.0

  • Added “width” override for scrolling tickers back in… whoops!

1.0.9

  • Added a checkbox to set links as rel=”nofollow”.
  • Updated vertical scrolling for responsive sites.
  • Removed “width” override for scrolling tickers.
  • Added new ticker classes.

1.0.8

  • Fixed bug in rotator mode with “pause on hover” activated.
  • jQuery now loading on (window).load() instead of (document).ready(). Fixes scrolling issue in Safari.
  • Added .clearfix to .mtphr-dnt-wrapper.
  • Specifically set .mtphr-dnt-tick.clearfix to display:none to override css in certain themes.
  • Added filters to jQuery class callbacks.
  • Added ticker ID to jQuery class vars.
  • Now resizing rotator ticker height on window resize.

1.0.7

  • Fixed jQuery issue in Firefox when adding new ticks.

1.0.6

  • Updated settings scripts for extensibility.
  • Minor update to metaboxer css.

1.0.5

  • Updated metaboxer scripts.
  • Updated direct function output.
  • Updated ticker types link.
  • Fixed rotator numbers padding.
  • Fixed limited number of DNT in widget drop down issue.

1.0.4

  • Added ‘languages’ folder for localization.
  • Added an ‘in_widget’ attribute to tickers displayed in widgets.
  • Updated ‘sort’ metaboxer code.

1.0.3

  • Modified post_updated message.
  • Add a ticker (auto) width override setting.

1.0.2

  • Added ‘mtphr_dnt_tick_before’ and ‘mtphr_dnt_tick_after’ actions.
  • Fixed error in ‘rotate_scroll_up’ script.
  • Updated Metabox scripts.

1.0.1

  • Minor code update.

1.0.0

  • Initial upload of Ditty News Ticker – a multi-functional data display plugin.