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WP-feedTicker

Description

wp-feedTicker is a plugin that provides shortcode functionality to use the jQuery webTicker.

The jQuery webTicker is a jQuery plugin that creates a ticker effect where posts slide from one side to another in a particular order
once the last item goes outside of the visible area it is queued back so that it will appear when the list finishes. The ticker can be used
to show the users the latest posts in your blog/website without having space consuming widgets on the sidebars.

This makes creating web tickers on your wordpress blog quite easily. You can either use the shortcode in Advanced Text
widget plugin; or else include it in a post/page or in the template itself using do_shortcode.

Further information and an example can be found on the official wp-feedticker page.

Installation

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

e.g.

  1. Upload wp-feedticker to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add ticker styling in your CSS
  4. Place <?php do_shortcode('[feedticker]'); ?> in your templates or [feedticker] in your posts/pages

CSS Styling

  • you need to style your wp-feedticker plugin in your style.css example

.tickeroverlay-left{
background-image:url(‘left.png’);
display:block;
pointer-events:none;
position:absolute;
z-index:30;
height:12px;
width:150px;
top:0;
left:-2px;
}

.tickeroverlay-right{
background-image:url(‘right.png’);
display:block;
pointer-events:none;
position:absolute;
z-index:30;
height:12px;
width:150px;
top:0;
right:-2px;
}

.tickercontainer { // the outer div
background: #7a7a7a;
width: 738px;
height: 27px;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
overflow: hidden;
}

.tickercontainer .mask { // that serves as a mask. so you get a sort of padding both left and right
position: relative;
padding-left: 10px;
padding-right: 10px;
top: 8px;
height: 18px;
overflow: hidden;
}

ul.newsticker {
position: relative;
margin-left: 20px;
font: bold 10px Verdana;
list-style-type: none;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
}

ul.newsticker li {
float: left; // important so they rotate properly
margin: 0;
padding-right: 15px;
}

ul.newsticker a {
white-space: nowrap;
padding: 0;
color: #ff0000;
font: bold 10px Verdana;
margin: 0 50px 0 0;
}

ul.newsticker span {
margin: 0 10px 0 0;
}

How to use

Add the following shortcode in your post/page)

[feedticker num=”3″ rss=”http://yourwebsite.com/rss/” id=”webticker”, direction=”1″, speed=”0.05″ ]

If used in a template please include the shortcode function

do_shortcode(‘[feedticker num=”3″ category=”http://yourwebsite.com/rss/” id=”webticker”, direction=”1″, speed=”0.05″, link=”yes” ]’);

  • num – your total number of post to display. default is 10
  • category – category id. use comma , for multiple id
  • orderby – your post will order by . default post_date . check https://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/get_posts for detail
  • id – the id that you would like to give to the feedticker list (has to be used when running multiple tickers on same page)
  • speed – the speed should be in the domain of 0 – 1
  • direction – 1 = left to right; and -1 = right to left.
  • link – yes = link back to author site; hide = hide link; no = remove link completely.

    If you remove the link it would be appriciated if you write something about this plugin.

FAQ

Ticker does not work after adding shortcode

Check that you have included the required CSS styling for the ticker to be able to work properly – see installation

I Have a problem not listed here

Kindly contact the author on info@jonmifsud.com and I will promptly reply and help you out where possible.

Contributors & Developers

“WP-feedTicker” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.0

  • Added version 1.0
  • Added readme.txt