News Ticker for WordPress

Apr 17, 09 • Tools • 198 Comments

News Ticker is a JQuery based WordPress plugin, which displays a sliding or fading list of your posts, rss feeds or comments and links back to them. By enabling the Images feature you can transform the News ticker into a featured post gallery with a single click.

What you can do with it?

To better control your News Ticker you can:

Thanks to the wonderful  JQuery library  you can also set the following parameters for your News Ticker:


You can grab your copy of the News Ticker HERE and of course tell us how we can improve it even further.



  1. Upload news-ticker directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Insert <?php if ( function_exists('insert_newsticker') ) { insert_newsticker(); } ?> into your template file.
  3. Activate the plugin via the Plugins menu.
  4. Configure options on the Options page (Settings > News Ticker menu).

Please note: if your theme doesn’t use wp_head(); function the ticker will display a simple list of items.

Frequently Asked Questions

News-Ticker Styling

The news ticker comes with unique classes and id’s for easy css styling

  1. The ticker is id="news-ticker"
  2. The date is class="tickerDate"
  3. The title is class="tickerLink"
  4. The excerpt is class="tickerText"

Add these ids & classes to your themes CSS file for easy styling.


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PLEASE NOTE! It is highly recommended to deactivate the plugin and to delete the files prior to v2.0 installation

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Interested in contributing? Fork it on GitHub.


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  1. Luca says:

    How to set news ticker to open rss link in a new tab?
    Thanks Daniel.

  2. Lee says:

    Thiis website is under contstruction. Where do I configure NewsTicker to tell it where the news scroll will appear? Does it appear in the sidebar, inside a post, in the footer, or where?

  3. Andy says:

    I have a problem of it showing only one item at a time. On our old site, you can see that we have several items in the news ticker scrolling across:

    On my local development site, however, it only shows one news item at a time:

    I fixed some issues with the plugin previously after we upgraded WordPress and you hadn’t had a new release yet. Now that you just released this one, I deleted my hacked plugin and upgraded fresh with your newest release. I’m really hoping there’s an easy solution for this and I don’t have do a rewrite again :-( .

  4. Kushan says:

    Hi and thanks for plugin! but i have a small question :)

    i have installed this plugin but i cant find any widget to activate this? or how i can activate news on my home page? sorry for dump questions ;D

  5. Neil says:

    I need to center the ticker on my site. It is left justified by default. How do i do this?

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