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Simple News Ticker


This plugin adds a widget to your WordPress site called Simple News Ticker, publish this widget wherever needed and set its options, the plugin uses Flexslider Jquery plugin to create a slider of Posts(only titles), you can navigate throught the posts, the options are:

Title: Title of the widget
Categories to show, use slugs separated by commas: Which categories to include in the loop, they can be custom post types categories
Categories to hide, use ids separated by commas: The categories to hide, here you need to use id’s
Offset, number: Write the number for offset in the loop, this means the number of post you need to jump from beginning.
Number of posts to show: Posts per page
Post Type to use: This field will list all available post types in theme for you to choose one

Usage instructions

Go to Appearance/Widgets and find new widget called Simple News Ticker, just publish it and set options.

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  • Shows the widget administration options


  1. Upload wp-news-ticker folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Follow usage instructions, just plublish the Simple News Ticker widget and set its options.


Do this plugin work with all kind of custom post types?

Yes, it is intended to read the post types in your WordPress site and list them for you to choose which to show.


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Contributors & Developers

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


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First Version of plugin