1. Vertical scroll recent registered user

2. Scroll post excerpt

3. Vertical scroll image slideshow gallery

4. Twitter tweet horizontal scroll

5. Scroll popup html content ads

6. Rss news display

Announcement and vertical scroll news

Announcement and vertical scroll news plug-in will create a vertical news scroller into your wordpress website, we can embed this in to site sidebar. The plug-in demo available on the sidebar. This plug-in uses JavaScript to do this scroll. In the admin we have option to add, update, delete the news. if you want to scroll continuously like reel, use my continuous scroll plug-in.

  1. Easy installation.
  2. Widgets, so you can add pretty much anything.
  3. Easy style-override system.
  4. Expiration date setup.(version 5.0)
  5. You can add N number of news; it will scroll one by one at front end (vertical scrolling).
  6. You can arrange the scrolling news order. Also you can customize the scroll direction.
  7. If you want, you can hide the news temporarily.

Plugin configuration

Method 1

Drag and Drop the Widget : Go to widget page under Appearance tab, Drag and drop “Announcement” widget into your side bar. its very easy.

Method 2

Add directly in the theme : Use this code, <?php if (function_exists (gAnnouncement)) gAnnouncement(); ?> to add the gallery to your Theme files.

Frequently asked questions

Q1) Can I display more news at same time?

No, you can add n number of news, it will display one by one at front end (vertical scrolling).

Q2) Can I change the scroll manner from vertical to horizontal?

No, This option is not available.

Q3) Can I arrange the news scroll order?

Yes, you can set order, use display order field in the setting page to arrange the news scroll order.

Q4) Can I hide the any news temporary?

Yes, change the display order status to OFF in the setting page.

Q5) Can I change the Slide Direction?

Yes, 0=down-up and 1=up-down.

Q6) Can I display announcement in random order?

Yes, Option available in 6.0+ version.

Q7) Can I customize the all other appearance style?

Yes, Go to setting page there we have option to customize the plugin style.

Dashboard → Settings → Announcement → Setting page

Q8) Why my news content out of range?

In front end widget area, if you see any news content out of area or invisible, it because of height and width of the widget, so you should arrange width and height of the widget in widget configuration area to good look. In default I have fixed width: 180px and height: 100px.

Installation instruction

Method 1

  • Download the plugin announcement-and-vertical-scroll-news.zip from download location.
  • Unpack the announcement-and-vertical-scroll-news.zip file
  • Extract the /announcement-and-vertical-scroll-news/ folder.
  • Drop the plugin folder into your wp-content/plugins folder.
  • In word press administration panels, click on plug-in from the menu.
  • You should see your new announcement and vertical scroll news plug-in listed.
  • To turn the word presses plug-in on, click activate.

Method 2

  • Go to add new menu under plugins tab in your word-press admin.
  • Search announcement and vertical scroll news plugin using search option.
  • Find the plugin and click Install Now link.
  • Finally click activate plug-in link to activate the plug-in.

Method 3

  • Download the plugin announcement-and-vertical-scroll-news.zip from download location.
  • Go to add new menu under plugins tab in your word-press admin.
  • Select upload link (top link menu).
  • Upload the available announcement-and-vertical-scroll-news.zip file and click install now.
  • Finally click activate plug-in link to activate the plug-in.

Version 5.0

New feature expiration date included. in front end the announcement will display based on expiration date, example if the expiration date is 25th Dec 2012 , then the announcement will display upto 24th dec 2012.

Version 6.0

Now display announcement in Random order, option available in setting page.

Version 8.0

Now Announcement menu available only to admin or user have admin permission (Other type user cant see this plug-in in admin).

Version 9.0

Tested upto 3.1.2

Download location



    • Hi there, everyone who has commented on a great plugin. Just like the coment I am replying to I would love to slow the plugin down If admin could find a solution for us not so savvy website writers I would appreciate it thank you for a great plugin though. You also could do with doing a donation with the plugin. As I like to feel I have contributed to the person who has done all the hard work for us
      Thank you

  1. I got it working in sidebar widget so I know my content is set correct. But I don’t get anything to show in a page. I added code to page .

    Shouldn’t there be a line to actually call it? No where mentioned in your docs.

    I use super-slideshow and that works.


  2. code was striped out

    anyway superslide show has test for presence then line between [] Why isn’t there similar for Announcement and vertical scroll news plugin.

    • Hi Jen,
      I’m running into the same problem with the widget. I have multiple sidebars layouts & I would like to add a news scroller like this to them but as you know, it is not possible.
      Have you found a solution already? If yes, would you mind to share?
      Thanks in advanced,
      Best regards,

  3. Can an image be included by using html, e.g.,

    I couldn’t get it to work that way. Any other ideas, or something to consider for a future release, perhaps?

  4. Love the plugin. But it doesn’t seem to stop consistently on mouseover . Sometimes it will stop and other times it will just keep on scrolling through two or three items before stopping.

    is there an adjustment?

  5. Hi Gopi,

    Great plugin, I was searching for one like this for some time now.

    Could you help me on this one?

    The plugin doesn’t seem to work with the “Global Translator” plugin. ie it won’t translate the content within the vertical scroll plugin.

    Is there a solution for this?


        • Hi, if am right , “Global Translator” plug-in translate all the text with in the page, but our content are present with in java-script so its not translated.

        • Thanks for the reply. I see. So is there no way to fix it?

          The whole page translates when I use the translator from the Google toolbar though.

          Anyway, I should say yours is the best vertical scrolling plugin that is out there!


        • just want to ask if there is a way to solve this issue of the global translator not translating the contents of announcement and scrolling news?

          I really like your plug-in and I want to continue using it but I also need the global translator… I need them to work together. =(

        • Hi friends, i think the global translator translate the word from the page(ie it translate content from the page not from the java-script) so this scrolling is a pure java-script so it is not translating….
          please give any idea so i ll try to modify the plugin.


  6. Hey,
    First, Thanks for the plugin its a really simple easy to use plugin.

    I would like to ask if there any CSS file or any other file that i can change the news position, and size?

    Best Regards, Doron.

  7. Really great plug-in. I just used it in the announcement section of this site: http://125mgdesign.com/justin

    Is it possible to have the announcements/news come in as a fade-in effect, instead of the vertical scrolling? Can this be done in the javascript easily?

    Thanks for such a simple and effective plugin!

  8. Please help, I am using the plugin for a school website. The Settings are appearing in the Dashboard of Subscribers (who are elementary school students). They are able to mess with it! Is there away for the settings to only appear on the Admin Dashboard.

    Need help soon! thanks

    • This is not a reply as much as a statement confirming the same issue. I have not found an answer to this issue and am hoping that you or someone else has resolved this issue.

      • function eemail_add_to_menu()
        add_options_page(‘Email newsletter’, ‘Email newsletter’, ‘manage_options’, __FILE__, ‘eemail_admin_option’ );
        add_options_page(‘Email newsletter’, ”, ‘manage_options’, “email-newsletter/email-compose.php”,” );
        add_options_page(‘Email newsletter’, ”, ‘manage_options’, “email-newsletter/email-to-registered-user.php”,” );
        add_options_page(‘Email newsletter’, ”, ‘manage_options’, “email-newsletter/email-to-comment-posed-user.php”,” );

        if (is_admin()) {
        add_action(‘admin_menu’, ‘eemail_add_to_menu’);

        we have to modify this plugin code like above sample code… i will do & relese this in the next version with in jan 1st 2010

  9. Perfect for what I need!

    There’s just a note to be validated by W3C: the page shows a code like

    …and this is the error from W3C Validator: required attribute “type” not specified

    Can you please fix it?

    Thank you in advance!

  10. Hi there.

    I’ve found a way to avoid the error with the W3C Validator: send me an email so I’ll send you back the fixed file.

    (If you check for the validator link of my page now you’ll see that everything is ok) 🙂

  11. Hi,

    Thank you for the new plugin because I had to use it to make continually scrolling captchas for one of my visitors.

    But what I wanted to know is if there is a way to change “Announcement” to some other word or words? I tried to change it to “Scrolling Captchas” in the settings area, but it still says “Announcement”.

    OK. Wait. Sorry, but I’ll leave this for other people. I just found out that it didn’t change because i was still logged into my blog. Now it is changed!

    Thank you!!

  12. Hi, wondering where to find phone numbers of DD places to cash in Dinar when the time comes.
    thanks for all the information for us new comers.

  13. I’ve activated the plugin but when I enter news in the Manage Page I get the message “No Announcement Available in Database! Creat New.” The plugin appears on my sidebar but it says there are no announcements available.

  14. Great plug-in. The ONLY thing I’d LOVE to see is the ability to change background colors. Looked around the code to try and find a spot, but nope. Any thoughts? Thanks again for a great plug-in.

  15. Hi a neat plug in.

    I see you said it was possible to make a html link clickable.
    Is there a simple way to do this for aa non-programmer like me?



  16. hey, i love your plugin!

    is there a possibilty to show 2 or 3 posts at the same time? maybe seperated through a line or something …?


  17. Hi, I really like this plugin. I have the sidebar widget working but have tried to use the paste “” in an HTML view of a page or a post and can not get it to work. What do you suggest?

  18. for some reason my widget is displaying my announcements in a white box with a black border … i’ve been looking through the plugin files , but haven’t yet found what/how it’s formatting the text.

    is it a table? if i want to override the settings in a css, what tags would i use?


  19. I like people’s opinions as to when the dinar will revalue. However, it is apparent that some people who post saying they have a rate and date and then nothing every materializes is very annoying. They either have bad information or they are just trying to get people pumped. Those regular individuals who post with a date and/or rate, I usually have very little confidence in their postings.

    I wanted to post an answer to DD’s post about a person’s opinion, but when I login it takes me to my profile page. So a little instruction as to how to post comments would be helpful. I enjoy this site very much.

  20. Hi, I used this plugin few months ago. Try to reinstall it but the widgets doenst work on y homepage. What am i doeing wrong ? please help me…

  21. Is there a way of setting the scroll speed? I installed it on a site and it scrolled really fast, which was quite nice. I recently played around with the ‘slide timemout’ thinking that would slow it down but it only affects the time the message stays static for.

    Since playing with that, the scroll speed is now very slow and not quite what I’m after. Is there a way to fix this? Maybe it has been brought about by a browser/plugin update, I’m not sure.


  22. Using the settings page, I changed the font size to 15px. However, the font size remains the same. It seems like stuck at 13px font size. How do I change the font?

  23. I get this:
    “No Announcement Available in Database! Create New”

    So I put in all the info. and click “Insert Announcement” and it clears the page, but no sign of the announcment. It acts like it just reloads the page. Also doesn’t appear on my main page…using tags in the main template.

    I will try reinstalling the plugin, but would you have any ideas?

    Thanks a bunch…
    Just the plugin I was looking for BTW! Hope we can get it to work.

  24. Hi,
    I’m using the qtranslate plugin for a multi-language site.
    to have a multilanguage announcement I have to put something like:
    but the announcement plugin strips the tags so I get both langs in the same announcement –
    any advice where to change the code so it would not strip it?

  25. I dont want the subscribers of my blog to have the authority to edit my announcements, is there a way i can hide the announcement editor from my subscribers dashboard? I want it to appear only in the admins dashboard, any way to accomplish that?

  26. VERSION 8.0

    In this new version 8.0 only administrator user can access this plug-in via setting tab, other user types (Subscriber, Editor, Author) don’t have permission to access this plug-in) and tested up to 3.0.3. please post your feed back.

  27. thanks a lot gopi! Thank you for making the announcement scroller editable by admin only. I hope all your future plug ins will have the same feature.

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  29. Hi Gopi, I do like this. Using it for my testimonials, which are lengthy. When I edit the length of the widget to accommodate, and change the text size down to 9px, none of these changes reflect after updating. Also would like to slow down the scroll. Any suggestions would be helpful. Take a look on my home page and you’ll see what I mean. Thanks a bunch!

  30. Hi Gopi, thanks for this amazing plugin. I’ve done some simple modifications to the plugin to add multilingual support, just added 3 languages for now (English, Spanish and Catalan), but you can add more languages easily.

    Let me know if you want me to send you the source code so you can add this modifications to your next release.

  31. Gopi

    This is a great plugin for WP, thank you very much. I have it running as a widget on my home page. However, once I used the widget it is no longer available to use on the sidebar of other pages.

    Is there some way to include this slider on the sidebar of other pages? Thanks in advance..

  32. Gopi,

    Great plug-in, thanks for solving a problem I had!

    Any chance that you might the availability of calling the output through a shortcode in a text widget?

    Also, I use the plug-in “Display Widgets” to show/hide various widgets for each page, but yours is the only one that it doesn’t interface with… any clues on why that may be, or how I might fix that?

    Keep up the good work!!!


  33. Hi Gopi,

    Good job!!!

    How do I remove or change border colors?

    I played with the width but top and botton border still there!


  34. Is it possible for the plugin to be click-able?

    For example lets pretend i have three announcements, these three announcements will scroll and if a user clicks it it brings them to that link?

  35. Hi,

    I am looking for a plug in that seems close to announcement and vertical scroll news plugin that you have. I couldn’t find the plugin within the wordpress plugins list so I can install it. I tried to download it from your site but it doesn’t work.

    Is it a way to install it quick and simple?

    I mention that I am not so close to technical issues so please make it as simple as possible for me. So far installing the plugins that are in the wordpress list in my dashboard worked fine for me.

    Thank you very much for answer!

  36. Can someone please tell me the main difference between :

    Announcement and vertical scroll news

    Continuous announcement scroller


    News Annoncement scrow

    • Announcement and vertical scroll news & News announcement scroll both same plugin. the first plugin automatically gone from wordpress directory so create same plugin with different name.

      Continuous announcement scroller : in this plugin we can show more then 1 record at a time. this is not possible in the other plugin.

  37. I was looking for similar plugin and finally find it. Can I customize it? For example I would like to insert it on main page of my site , not as a common widget. Just to scroll new post titles on header section.

    Thanks again

  38. When I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I become four emails with the exact same comment. Can there be that is it is easy to remove me from that service? Thanks!

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  40. Hello, thanks for great plugin. i’ve noticed that validator.w3.org show me errors regard to your plugin on line 592.

    is it something you can fix?

  41. Ashley, Eian and Richard Boon:

    I found the way to control the speed of the slide.
    In the plugin folder, go into gAnnounce folder and edit gAnnounce.js file.
    Search for “v_slideStep” and change the value to 7 for example.

    Best regards.

  42. One thing I found is that everytime you deactivate the plugin and re activate it it looses the window size setting. Any one have any ideas?

  43. Hi Gopi

    Well done !

    Please can you add a nav up / down arrow to fetch the prev / next item ? that would be awesome!


  44. hi,

    I don’t understand where do I need to change the direction definition, since it’s not on the setting page.


  45. Hi Gopi,

    I had an earlier version of wordPress running on theme Apahualpa. Announcement and vertical scroll functioned just perfect. Now I have upgrade to wordPress 3.2.1 and latest version of Apahualpa and the Annoucement and… doesn’t work any more. The problem is that no announcements shows in the wizard on the sidebar. I have deleted and reinstalled the plugin and also tried some of your other announcement plugins but with the same problem. Any ideas?

  46. This is SO CLOSE to what we’ve been looking for. Is there a way to display the excerpt rather than the content? Speed controls would be nice too, but the excerpt is the big thing. Willing to compensate for your time if you are able to contact me.

  47. How can I use this widget for 2 independent type of news.

    let’s say that I want to see a important news on one sidebar and not too much important news on another sidebar.

    My question is: Is this situation possible and how can I use it?

    Sorry for my bad English 😛

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