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Marquee

Description

Embed, where you want, a scrolling message on your blog.

Features:

  • add a scrolling (or fixed) text in your wanted direction (right to left, left to right, bottom to top, top to bottom or fixed) in a choosen section of your page,
  • possible customization : change height, width, font-size, direction, speed, background color (or image), text color, stop on mouse over,
  • define precisely where to show it (multiple choice available) : everywhere, on the homepage, on pages, on search page, on single pages, on archive pages, on categories pages,
  • internationalization of the plugin,
  • XHTML conform,
  • tested and working on IE6, IE7, IE8, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari,
  • the marque will be shown only where your page will be load ;).

Screenshots

  • Example of marquee in the content part of my blog.

  • Example of marquee in the sidebar of my blog.

  • Admin interface of the marquee.

Installation

  1. Upload the folder marquee to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory,
  2. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress,
  3. Go to plugin interface to define the message content and its render 😉

FAQ

In some explanations, i ask to edit a php file. Be careful to edit them with a good editor like Notepad++ and open each file with the format “UTF-8 without BOM”.

I’ve write an url in my marquee and it’s appear as text. What’s wrong ?

The plugin, in its actual state do not transform automatically url. You have to “manually” write them like this <a href="http://www.google.com/" target="_blank">Google</a>

I’d like to get the Marquee interface in my native language. How can i do that?

Download the files of your native language. Adapt it, eventually, to your needs by using a PO file editor such as :
KBabel (Linux) should be available as a package for your Linux distribution, so install the package.
poEdit (Linux/Windows) available from http://www.poedit.net/.
Put the marquee-xx_XX.mo file in the lang folder (under marquee), the PO file is just here to generate the MO translation file…

Ok, i’ve done what you explain above, but the Marquee interface is still in english How to make it works?

Open your wp-config.php file (at the root of your blog) and search for : define ('WPLANG', 'xx_XX'); where xx_XX is your language. If this line doesn’t exist add it in your file. Save your modifications and re-upload the wp-config on your server.

Does Marquee works with WP-MU?

Yes

Contributors & Developers

“Marquee” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Translate “Marquee” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

2.76

  • nothing really important, just the update of my blog url 😉

2.75

  • favor to the use of define('WP_DEBUG', true); little menage in the code 🙂

2.7

  • New option : $level_for_admin, select in a combo the user level required for the management of the Marquee, only administrators will be able to see and set this parameter ;),
  • the textarea, in the admin interface of the marquee, is a little less high and its width is now set to 100%.

2.6

  • Little correction in the variable $canstop (there was a double space),
  • replacement of carriage return by space to avoid a javascript error,
  • if you don’t define precisely the unit in the field width, then : if width <= 100 the unit will be % otherwise it will be px.

2.5

  • (22 Nov 2009) – First Release.