How to Add a Scrolling News Ticker in WordPress

Do you want to add a news ticker to your WordPress site that scrolls?

Television networks frequently use news tickers to highlight breaking news. A news ticker can be added to your website to highlight special offers or popular posts.

We’ll show you how to make a scrolling news ticker in WordPress in this article.

In WordPress, here's how to make a scrolling news ticker.

What Is a News Ticker That Scrolls?

A news ticker continuously scrolls a single line of information across the screen. They usually show current events, sporting results, real-time financial and currency data, and weather data.

They’re a great way to display constantly changing small snippets of data. A news ticker on your WordPress blog can display a lot of information in a small amount of space.

A news ticker, for example, could be used to display your best-performing posts, sale items in your store, or any other information you want to highlight.

A sticky floating footer bar is another way to display this type of information on your website.

Let’s take a look at how to add a scrolling news ticker to your WordPress site now.

In WordPress, here’s how to make a scrolling news ticker.

Installing and activating the Ditty News Ticker plugin is the first step. See our step-by-step guide to installing a WordPress plugin for more information.

The plugin adds a News Ticker menu item to your WordPress admin area after activation.

To create a new news ticker, go to News Tickers » Add New. On the following screen, you’ll be able to give this news ticker a name, ticker text, and a link.

To add a new news ticker, go to News Tickers » Add New.

You can put as many ticks as you want on each ticker. These are the individual pieces of data you want to display, each with its own link.

Press the plus + button at the top right of the current ticker item to add another ticker item. There will be a new ticker item added.

Add a New Tick to the List

After you’ve finished adding ticker items, go to the Ticker Mode tab. Scroll, rotate, and list are the three different ticker modes available.

Tab for Ticker Mode

Because scroll mode is the most commonly used in television networks, it is the default setting. If you only want to show one ticker at a time, Rotate is a good option.

The rest of the page’s settings allow you to customize the news ticker’s behavior. You can change the scroll speed and direction, as well as override the default ticker dimensions and tick spacing.

Settings for the News Ticker

For each news ticker you create, the plugin generates a shortcode and a PHP function. The shortcode can be added to a post, page, or sidebar widget, or the PHP function can be directly inserted into your theme files.

Shortcode for a news ticker and a PHP function

After inserting the ticker shortcode or PHP function, you can view it in action on your website.

Preview of the News Ticker

We hope this tutorial on how to add a scrolling news ticker to WordPress was helpful.