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Horizontal scrolling announcement

This horizontal scrolling announcement wordpress plug-in let’s scroll the content from one end to another end like reel, internally we used HTML marquee to do the action. This is the simple way to create scrolling text in your website.

Feature of this plugin

  • Easy to customize.
  • Easy styles override option.
  • Configurable scroll amount.
  • Option to update scroll delay.
  • Option to update the scroll direction.
  • Option to pause the scroll on mouse over.
  • Option to enter announcement display start date.
  • Option to enter expiration date for the message.

Live demo available sidebar, see the scrolling announcement. if you want to use fade in fade out effect instead of this scroll use my fade in fade out wordpress plugin.

Those who are getting problem after plugin upgrade. Please do this one time manually. Deactivate and Activate the plugin manually once. So the plugin will start the work as usual. Please post your comments if you have any problem.

Installation instruction

Method 1

  • Download the plugin horizontal-scrolling-announcement.zip from download location.
  • Unpack the *.zip file and extract the /horizontal-scrolling-announcement/ folder.
  • Drop the horizontal-scrolling-announcement folder into your wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  • In word press administration panels, click on plug-in from the menu.
  • You should see your new plug-in listed under inactive plug-in tab.
  • 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 horizontal scrolling announcement 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 horizontal-scrolling-announcement.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 horizontal-scrolling-announcement.zip file and click Install Now
  • Finally click activate plug-in link to activate the plug-in.

Plugin configuration

1. Drag and drop the widget

Go to Widgets page under Appearance menu, Drag and drop horizontal scrolling widget into your side bar. It’s very easy.

2. Short code for posts and pages

Short code from version 1.0 to 6.1 : [HORIZONTAL-SCROLLING]

Short code from version 6.2 to 7.0 : [horizontal-scrolling]

Short code from version 7.1 onwards : [horizontal-scrolling group="GROUP1"]

group : In the plugin admin, we have option to add the announcement with group name. use this attribute to display the particular group of announcement in the scroll.

scrollamount : Scroll amount, this will make the scroll faster. (Example: 2)

scrolldelay : Set the amount of delay in milliseconds. (Example: 5)

direction : Your scroll direction. (left or right)

3. Add directly in the theme using given PHP code

Plugin version 1.0 to 6.1

<?php if (function_exists (horizontal_scrolling_announcement)) horizontal_scrolling_announcement(); ?>

Plugin version 6.2 to 7.0

<?php announcement(); ?>

Plugin version 7.1 onwards

<?php newannouncement( $group = "GROUP2" ); ?>

Steps to add the plugin at top of your page under top menu

Get your header.php from your theme folder and paste the above PHP code to desired location and upload back the header.php in to server.

Steps to add the plugin at footer of your website

Get your footer.php from your theme folder and paste the above PHP code to desired location and upload back the footer.php in to server.

Frequently asked questions

Q1. How to update scrolling speed/scroll direction?

Administration ==> Settings ==> Horizontal scrolling ==> Default Setting (Button)

Please navigate to above mentioned link. In that page we have default option to change the scrolling speed. If you are using widget, scrolling speed option available in the widget form. Please check the screens.

Q2. How to update the scrolling text style?

Administration ==> Settings ==> Horizontal scrolling ==> Default Setting (Button)

Please navigate to above mentioned link. In that page we have default option to change the text style. Also we can use the HTML content with in-line CSS directly in the admin text area.

Q3. Is possible to add the link to the scrolling messages?

Yes, From version 4.0 we can add the link to the announcement. Extra text box (Target link) has been added in the form.

Q4. Is possible to add the HTML content to scroll?

Yes, we can add all HTML content in the text area. Please check below example.

Example: <span style=”color: #993300;font-weight: bold;”>Gopiplus.com wordpress plugin</span>

Q5. Is possible to add images in the scroll?

Yes, we can add images in the scroll, Please check below example.

Example : <img src=”http://www.gopiplus.com/work/wp-content/themes/GTheme/images/gopiplus-logo.png” />

Q5. What is scroll Amount/Scroll Delay?

Scroll Amount, together with Scroll Delay, sets the speed of the scrolling. A higher value for Scroll Amount makes the scroll faster.

Q6. How to translate this plugin to any language?

I have already created the translation pot file for you and its available in the languages folder.

Example: For doing Dutch translation.
Open the above mentioned file in GPL poedit software http://www.poedit.net/.
Enter your Dutch language terms in the poedit software and then save as horizontal-scrolling-announcement-nl_NL.mo and put it in the /languages directory

Q6. How to change the default message when no announcement is available?

In version 7.7. I have added new option (In setting page) to change default text when no announcement is available or all announcements are expired.

Video tutorial


Admin screenshots


Download location



  1. Really nice plugin, very easy to implement, and good message handling!

    I have 2 feature requests:
    1. option for continuous scroll (ie. no break between end of final message and beginning of first message)
    2. option to hide the content until page loads (otherwise message appears on screen, then disappears, then begins to scroll in – would be nice if it could just be blank, then begin to scroll, or if it could appear, and then begin to scroll from where it is, rather than starting from empty).

  2. Suggested feature: links in ticker, plus ability to change link colors; also ability to ‘wrap around’ ticker so that it’s continuous

  3. Nice one!! Thanks a lot.

    …and of course: no praise without a feature request, *lol*

    Any way to have a delay between the messages, e.g. like having the one message scroll completely off the screen before starting the next one. Currently they are quite glued together.

  4. Hi, nice little plugin, one question about the code, I use a static front page and only want it to display on the front page, using the page.php template I have inserted the code, but what do I add on to make it display only on frontpage ie something like
    and is_front_page() ) {
    Thanks in advance

  5. Would be good if when there are no messages defined, the plugin output no HTML at all.

    This way I can use the plugin for special messages only. When I don’t have any special messages, the site will look like normal.

  6. Note that I fixed this myself by changing the last line of

    function horizontal_scrolling_announcement()

    to read:

    if ($cnt!=0) echo $what_marquee;

  7. For some reason the messages wont loop. strange.
    Also, I second Rafe. an option to show the message only if there is a new msg would be great.

  8. A few people have already mentioned it, but definitely adding a URL field for each piece of news would be helpful.

    Sure it’s easy to add the link via HTML, but I use WordPress as a CMS for a lot of clients who wouldn’t have a clue how to do that.

  9. Nice plug-in but when trying to utilize with WordPress 3.1 it only scrolls one message. Other messages in my list are not shown.

  10. Hello Gopi R, I hope all is well. There are some validation errors with the plugin and I’m not sure if I introduced the errors or what…
    Line 76, Column 43: there is no attribute “style”

    …v style=’padding:3px;’><marquee style='color:#000000;

    Error Line 76, Column 98: there is no attribute "scrollamount"

    …nt:Cabin, arial, serif;' scrollamount='5' scrolldelay='3' direction='left' onm…

    Let me know if I can be of assistance. Thanks !! Best Regards, Mal

  11. hi, ravi, i really like your plgins, and i have tried your photo slide, and tried scrolling annonement, but it doesnt appear in the desired page, there is error, can u pls sugges me thanks kumar

  12. Hi Gopi. Thank you for such terrific plug-in tools. Is there a way to put two horizontal scrolls on one page, with two different messages? thanks, Alan

  13. hi, finally i found the one and only that really is scrolling, thanks! one question: it’s mostly scrolling smooth from right to left as desired but there are some moments it is not moving constantly, what can be the reason?

    thanks for any help!

  14. …Gopi R says:
    September 24, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    Use BR tag to break the line…

    where should I add br, at the end of last message?

    thank you.

  15. Great stuff.. I’m using it.. But today i found something! When a new user is registering with a subscriber role, he can change the settings of the plugin???? :/

  16. dear guys/dolls
    the scrolling plugin is it poss to edit update delete my info on demand like an active news feed etc thankyou james

        • Help! I tried changing manage_options to moderate_comments and got a bunch of errors. I changed it back, but I still get the following error when I try login to the site:

          Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/unionspr/public_html/wp/wp-content/plugins/horizontal-scrolling-announcement/horizontal-scrolling-announcement.php:715) in /home/unionspr/public_html/wp/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 897

          I am locked out of the site. Can anyone offer some assistance?

        • OK, I got that fire put out, but I really need to figure out how to do this. Can you elaborate? Obviously I didn’t understand it well enough.


  17. abaut this plugin i find one bug and subscribe’s too can change the setting of this plug in. when they just click on the his setting and them can change setting of Horizontal scrolling announcement .
    how can i stop them to do this?

  18. How does one display this horizontal scroller in front end. please explain it step by step.
    i dont understand Copy and paste the below code to your desired template location!.

    where exactly do i copy and paste it. would be great if u can show the screenshots as well, cant see it anywhere!

  19. Hi. After installing the update automatically scroll does not work anymore, not seen. I have a Mac with SO 10.5, firefox and safari and updated. The plugin version 3.0 worked perfectly on both browsers.

  20. Hello and many thanks for this widget. I would like to know if it’s possible to change the CSS for the widget but without changing the other widget’s CSS? I don’t find where the the .css file…

    Thaks for reply.

  21. Hi all,

    After updated the plugin from version 3.0 to 4.0. Please deactivate and activate the plugin manually.. … so you wont get any problem in the display..

    Thanks & regards

  22. Hi all,

    Those who got the problem after updated to version 4.0 Please do this one time manually. Deactivate and activate the plugin manually once. So the plugin will start the work as usual.

    Thanks & regard

  23. Your marquee plugin works great! But is there a way to increase the cap for font-size? I wanted a font-size of 50px, but when I added that code, the letters were cut-off at the top.

    Thanks in advance,

  24. Hey Gopy, great plugin…

    May I suggest you add a class or id name to the div (my line 48 of the php file reads now
    $what_marquee = $what_marquee . “”;

    That will allow for updates not overwriting css customizations, because css can be maintain separated.


  25. Hi.

    Horizontal Scroll is a vital part of clients website.
    It’s essential that editors are able to access this plugin.
    Is it do-able? Would be great if it is.

    I’ve had Admin Menu Editor to control what editors have access to, but for some unknown reason, that plugin has rolled over & died, its causing me headaches.


  26. Hi there

    is it possible to change the rights of editing from ADMIN-level down to EDITOR-level???

    I’m a admin of a website and an editor should change this text-ticker … but I don’t want to give him ADMIN-rights. The Editor just can change pages in the WordPress-blog.

    So is this possible? Can I change this by my own?

    Greetings from Essen, Ruhr, Germany from


  27. I have the same problem (WP 3.2.1 plugin 4.0). I deactivated/reactivated and now I can manage messages but I don’t see the scrolling text in my site.

  28. I have just installed your plugin (Horizontal Scrolling Announcement). It’s great, just one thing annoys me, namely it does not pass W3C validation, showing errors, like …there is no attribute “scrollamount”, “style”, “scrolldelay” etc.

    Any advise on how to fix?



  29. I have found where is the problem. WP 3.2.1 + plugin 4.0 doesn’t work with Google Chrome. With Firefox is ok. The previous version of Horizzontal scrolling was ok with Google Chrome…..

    • I tested the problem more. I have reinstalled 3.0 version but with Google Chrome it doesn’t work (OK with IE7 and Firefox). So i think that the problem is Horizzontal scrolling (any version) working with WP 3.2.1(I use twentyten theme) because 1 month ago, before updating WP, everything was ok with Google Chrome too

  30. i use the plugin its great but Please tell me how to color the text, it does not color a link. It only colors a simple message that is not given a link.

  31. hello;

    i have issue with this Horizontal where it move fast in the Google browser acually very fast and in the IE it is very slow. is there a soultion for that?

    you can see my site in both Browser IE and Google and see how the horizntal scroll goes in fast in one and ok in the other?

  32. I love your plugin, it’s excellent. Please take a look at it on http://www.redwater.org.au, you will see it’s a little train pulling the announcement. Can you tell me how to move the words up a little so they are level with the image, so that it really looks like the train is pulling them?
    Thanks heaps and God bless you for making all your plugins available to us.

  33. thanks for the suggestion but it didn’t work. I also Googled and tried some css suggstions but none of them looked any good so am going to continue to use what I had, as looks the best of all the results I got.

  34. Hi,

    how can i add a customized text for the scroller for each page on the website. so home page has xvz scolling and another page has pqr scrolling. plz tell me if this is possible. i really like your scrollers very nicely done.

  35. Hi,

    Big Thank You!! all of your plug-ins are wonderful and fairly easy to use by us tech challenge. I am having fun checking out different ones, anyhow, is it possible to have this scroller on different pages with differnt messages or images, does it permit image use?
    Also, to donate does it matter which plugin page I use or just donate/ Your work and from what I can see prompt replies are great!

  36. Me again, could you reccommend a better solution to front page slide-show (one of your plugins)? also I am using wordpress dropin in sidebar would like to know if there is a better option to showcase feature products that would allow for some description?
    Thank You!
    alldogsbigandsmall.com (to see what I mean)

  37. It seems that there’s an option to change the color of the first announcement, but subsequent announcements are in red. Is there a way to change that?

  38. I’d just like to say thanks a lot for creating such a simple yet effective plugin 🙂 I was expecting all sorts of trouble eding the header.php file but everything went perfect 🙂

    thanks again for sharing your skills 🙂

  39. REALLY great plugin that does just what I was looking for. Only problems are than my text isn’t wrapping, so I have half a work on one line and the rest of the work on the next. I also agree with others that there NEEDS to be the ability to easily add links within the announcement. I want viewers to be able to click on either the entire announcement, or words within the announcement, to take them to outside links.

  40. Thanks, great plugging, 80% of what I am looking for.

    It would be great if you could set the scroll area. Currently it scrolls the entire width of the screen but my theme is smaller. I’d like to configure it to scroll in my heading not the screen size, if that makes sense

    Also it doesn’t seem to respect the font size or colour when configured. Its always black.

    But great stuff.

  41. Great plug-in….

    I have used it to display small images scrolling from left to right… the problem i am experiencing is that the “-” sperator has appeared at the end of the scroll.. 7 images in total now appears with 6 x “-” at the end of it which doesn’t look so good..

    Can you advise please


  42. Hi. I work for a large company and we installed v4.0 on our internal blog running WordPress 3.1.

    I activated the plugin, but when I went to change the text it would not let me. I deleted the default message, but now I am unable to add anything. It will not save my new messages.

    I tried deactivating/reactivating as was suggested, but that is not working either. Please help if you can. This blog is laucnhing on Monday and I am desperate.

    Thanks in advance.

  43. Hi! I’m working on website for a client and installed the plugin. in Firefox 8 is OK but in the latest Safari and Google Chrome is no showing as in Firefox. I have only two text string to show but they appear scrolling one above the other not in one line as in Firefox. The shortcode scroll is inside a div with about 300px width. ¿can you help? Let me know if want to access the website, is a member one.

    Thanks in advanced!

  44. two questions please:
    1- is there a way to create space between messages?
    2- I’ve tried to run my site through W3C Validator and got multiple issues with the plugin,
    any ideas how to solve these?
    best regards

  45. Obrigado por disponibilizar este plugin, que a meu ver e de grande valor. Parabéns pela iniciativa.
    Logo estarei contribuindo para que você continue a nos surpreender com seu trabalho.
    Thank you.

  46. Question – I have black background – on my header – I use this settings for my scrolling ticker news color:#fae820;font:Arial;font-size:140%; but when I put link my text is dark – How to change that setting for link colour?

    Thanks in advance

  47. Few suggestions

    1. I have several ticker news daily – it will be interesting to implement next things WHICH WILL make this plugin much more interesting

    • Permanent news with option to show them at the beginning or at the end of scroll
    • All others – with time limit to be visible – with option to chose number of days for which ticker news will be visible – after that they will be archived but not deleted – That option will be general for all not permanent news
    • Opportunity to move (mouse) ticker news in content management up or down interactively which mean not by choosing numbers but simply move news by mouse – that will be much more easy to change news position
    • New part for archived news

    2. Because I have lots of news daily and last must be showed first I use trick and I start publishing news giving them the numbers back – 999,998,997,996 and …. counting – but that mean lots of changing – and time limit for news will be very useful option After for instance 14 days news will be hidden but not deleted – and by using mouse I can create news and simple put them by mouse on first position

    3. I am using code in my php to show my ticker news – It will be very nice to allow possibility to show for instance – Breaking news on place where news is starting to show

    Thanks in advance

  48. This is a very useful plugin. I have a suggestion to make it even better. If you can have the announcements scroll continuously – what i mean is, instead of waiting for the last announcement to get all the way to the end of the page before the first announcement begins again from the other side, it would be nice to have the first announcement start scrolling right behind the last one, repeating like a continuous loop. This is how a real news ticker works. If you could find out how to code it, that would be awesome! thanks for a great plugin

  49. So I am working with this one site that I have installed the horizontal scolling announcement into. I noticed that when in categories it doesnt refresh the screen when adding and I also get an error when trying to delete. It does end up adding and deleting it but you have to refresh the screen manually to get it to work. So I disabled the plugin and sure enough the categories piece begins to work again.

    In the source code the only thing I notice is that when the plugin is enabled it puts spaces before the doctype. and when the plugin is disabled those spaces are not there. So that tells me that the plugin in some manner is putting the spaces in the admin area. Any guidance on how to accomplish this please let me know.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

  50. Thanks for the great plug-in! I do however need this to work with qtranslate.

    In a previous post there were instructions to get it to work with version 3 (see below). Unfortunately these instructions do not apply to version 4.

    Any help would be greatly appreciate!

    Thank you!


    Multilingual with Horizontal scrolling announcement wordpress plugin with qtranslate

    I used Horizontal scrolling announcement wordpress plugin (v3.0) for some sites but currently it’s not supporting for multi langauges but I need.

    I modified the code in the plugin for displaying purpose in file: horizontal-scrolling-announcement.php in method: horizontal_scrolling_announcement()

    Line 53:
    $hsa = htmlspecialchars(__(stripslashes($data->hsa_text)));
    Line 61:
    $hsa = $hsa . “ – ” . htmlspecialchars(__(stripslashes($data->hsa_text)));
    At “Horizontal scrolling announcement” admin you just need to add text in pattern of:

    My text in Englishអក្សរជាភាសាខ្មែរ (Khmer)

  51. I installed the Horizontal plugin.
    two prolems:
    1. when the page loads i already loose a couple of words because it starts too early.

    2. after each message i have a huge gap of about 80 seconds between each message. how do i avoid it?
    in your demo there’s no gap.

    and a question: can i color each meassage differently?


  52. can anybody let me know how to set the background color of horizontal scrolling? I want a thin background of different color and text scrolling on that.

  53. The plug-in is broken. When I insert the hyperlink, the scroller stops working. When I delete the hyperlink, the scroller starts working again. This is happening in the current version of WordPress 3.3.1.

  54. Hi, I recently installed the plugin (and it worked) but now there is a space on the right side of my website. I’m not sure whether the plugin is causing this, happened shortly after I installed it? If anyone else has the same problem can you please let me know how you fixed it.

  55. Any update on getting the messages to loop properly? i.e. continuous with no breaks, one message right behind the other.

    It’d also be nice if they can start filling the space so there’s never any blank space showing.


  56. Hi RE: last post the problem seems to be on ios that if I command + or command – the page the scroller appears in safari and on ipad. It just doesnt load or appear when you are at default screen size.

  57. I installed this plugin for my website and add “” in header.php below “/div>“.

    The scroller is working fine in firefox and showing the scrolling text below the menus of the header but when I am opening the site in Google Chrome the scrolling text goes up and scroll text is not appearing properly.

    Please tell me what to do, to get all it in right place. Please help.

  58. hi i just wanted to increase the width of my marquee as well as the font size i have try this
    in you html style attribute bg works fine but foreground color is not working nor the size of font is increasing please help me to solve this issue
    font:Times New Roman; Color:#54F40F;background-color:#100695;height:80%
    but nothing seems to be working for me please can you help me
    and grt plugin by the way!

  59. hi, i need to make this nice script autostart (now it starts only if you move your mouse)

    i’ve look at this string in the js file:


    i’ve try adding onload=’this.start()’ but it doesn’t work..

    any ideas ?

    it’s important for me because on Ipad the script is not so useful

    • It looks the break link coming from your message.. please check your content management page. in default the plugin add “padding:3px;” in the message.. to remove this padding you can check “horizontal-scrolling-announcement.php” this php file

  60. Ho Tuan Vo,

    Please check my demo, it is working in all the browser, so it not a plugin problem. i feel your theme not working properly in the chrome browser.

  61. Windows XP SP3
    WordPress 3.4.1
    Horizontal Scrolling Announcement V6

    Thank you for this very useful plugin.

    I have installed the latest version and added some text to scroll in the settings.
    However, when using Internet Explorer 8, multiple lines are scrolling together.

    See link http://www.thebiblezone.com

    This behaviour is not found in Firefox 14.0.1.

  62. hi friends could you please tell where i can edit the display text (This is sample text for horizontal scrolling announcement) i need to edit this text Header PHP ??? or plugin ????

  63. I have installed the plug-in using the drag and drop multiple times and continue to have the same problem. When I enter text in the text management box, it does not save it. The plug in shows on the website as the name “Announcement” in a green box but no animation and no message. Our IT person is stumped. We have spent hours trying to figure out what is wrong.

  64. Hi,

    Great plugin, however, one thing I am simply wanting to do is scroll a list of previous clients and your plugin is the only thing that comes close to what I am wanting to do. Is there any way I can remove the link off of the item that scrolls. I am not able to leave the link box empty and simply have put a # in place to satisfy the system.

    I have tried to put in the CSS line text-decoration:none but had no luck with that.


  65. Hi,

    Great plugin but I would like to have different announcements on different pages/posts/widgets. Is this possible?

    Thank you,

  66. Hi, I used this plugin to scroll some text in Hindi, it is cutting or chopping fonts from bottom, it is not able to display complete font. I tried to adjust height, have paddings and margins in the bottom using CSS but problem is not resolved. please suggest what to do?

  67. Fantastic plugin, i have it working down on the footer of my site, however i’m wanting another message on my header how do i create a completely different message?

  68. Hi there,
    Great plugin first of all.
    Can you have a delay between each message?
    I know there are mini breaks, but was just wondering if you can have it where your first message plays and once that has scrolled off across the screen, the next message starts and so on. Hope that makes sense.

  69. Hi,
    How can I change the message, please ?
    I searched all the plugin’s files and I found only one place with the default message (file : horizontal-scrolling-announcement.php, string : $sSql = $sSql . “VALUES (‘This is…..) ). So, I change it slightly but although there isn’t anywhere the old message I continue to see it !
    Even with another PC I see the default message !
    Please help me !

  70. Hi, the place holder is not rendering the scroller on my site, I have wp 3.5. and Horizontal scrolling announcement 6.2 I get it to render when I add the PHP to my template, but I do not want it on every page, just on my home page.

    Can you help me?

  71. Hi, First I would like to say, great plugin. The horizontal scrolling works perfectly on my site when viewed using Google Chrome, Mozilla or Opera. When viewed with Internet Explorer instead of scrolling on one continual line it shows 3 lines and it looks strange.

    Is there anything that I can do to fix this?

  72. Hi, firstly, I am very thankful for this plugin, truly enjoyed it. However, now that I updated WP to 3.5, I found that it doesn’t work anymore when I’m using IE (nothing shows up). When I use safari on my ipad, it does. I’m using horizontal scrolling announcement 6.2. I have not yet to have a chance to see if it works on google chrome or other browsers. I’ve also tried to see if deactivating and reactivating would work, but it didn’t. I’m wondering if there’s any way to fix this? Thank you so much!

  73. I have added hyperlinks to each of my messages and i want them to open in a new page whenever clicked. how do i do this ? please help.

  74. Hi – this is exactly what I’m looking for to do announcements. It installed and activated just fine and the configuration is all there under setting. It is also there in widgets but it won’t drag and drop. Any ideas? Thanks.

  75. How can I have multiple horizontal scroll text with different ID as I can have only when I have ORDER 1 in setting, ORDER 2 is not showing in any text when i write [horizontal-scrolling].
    please tell urgent…

  76. How it is possible to show/hide the widget on specific pages?
    the plugin ‘Display widgets’ what we use will not be displayed in the widget?

  77. Hi, I’ve installed the plugin, but when I save the text that I wish to display, I get nothing listed at the bottom of the screen, I’m just presented with ‘No data available! use below form to create!’
    all the time, I am using the MU plugin for multisites

    I have tried deactivating and reactivating but still the same, please help?

  78. I love the plugin, but I would like to use it twice (two admin interfaces and two different scrolling boxes) How can I make this happen? I need it urgently..

    • Figured it out, here’s for others:

      WordPress uses this format:

      add_menu_page( $page_title, $menu_title, $capability, $menu_slug, $function, $icon_url, $position );

      I changed line 304 in the php file to:
      add_options_page(‘Horizontal scrolling announcement’, ‘Horizontal Scrolling’, ‘publish_pages’, __FILE__, ‘HSA_admin_options’ );

  79. Hi

    Great plug-in But I need some help. I have a picture small pic on the page I wonder if i could have the scrolling text go behind that as opposed to starting the bottom of the page please let me know thanks. Please can you tell me how i can do that.


  80. Edit button is not working… 🙁
    Where I should check code to fix it… I don’t understand…
    I need it urgently. Too bad support for such a good plugin 🙁

  81. I have had no problem installing and using Horizontal Scrolling Announcement. However, I would like to make it usable by ‘Editor’ users. Unfortunately, editors do not see the plugin listed under Settings. Is there a way round this?

  82. I love the plugin, however I am wondering how to get rid of the “-” inbetween comments and also how to change the color so that it is one color, say grey or white. Another thing I am wondering how to change the font size. Thank you

  83. Hi,
    Can we put external rss news horizontal scroll in the header with this plug in ? I think that I have to edit the .php file (the header.php ?) ? But I don’t know what to put in ;(
    Thank you

  84. Hi,

    I am using the plugin for announcements under the header. It is working as I desired. I want to change the color and size of the text which is scrolling. I have tried the setting page option but it is not working. I have even updated the Plugin Editor but it is still not working.

  85. Love the Gopi Horizontal Scrolling Announcement, but lost it on all 3 websites after upgrade. Could you tell me exactly where to paste code ()

    in the editor section of Atahualpa Theme on WordPress? Thanks so much!

  86. I am trying to change the scrolling text to red. No matter how I go about it I cannot get the color to change? Am I doing something wrong?

    • Same problem as Misty. How do you override the style of the applied WP theme? I customized the stylesheet of the one I’m currently using. Thanks in advance for your help!

  87. I’d like to offer suggestion in a future patch for a rare problem that can pop up. In one website I’ve worked on there was a change of the default directory ‘wp-content’. This causes an issue where a JavaScript file won’t load in the admin site.

    In the file ‘horizontal-scrolling-announcement/horizontal-scrolling-announcement.php’ I would suggest the change of the line (around 215) from

    <script language="JavaScript" src="/wp-content/plugins/horizontal-scrolling-announcement/horizontal-scrolling-announcement.js”>


    <script language="JavaScript" src="/horizontal-scrolling-announcement/horizontal-scrolling-announcement.js”>

    The main change is from the static “/wp-content/plugins” to the dynamic “” getting the plugins directory from WordPress rather than having it statically set.

    Thanks for this plugin!

  88. This plugin IS BROKEN in IE v10. I have 6 items to scroll. It doesn’t matter whether I put them in as separate items or put them in one single item, the scrolling widget shows 8 lines high for the width of the widget area. UGLY! In Chrome, Firefox, Comodo or Safari, it shows properly as one continuously scrollinig line. I really like this scroller so any suggestions would be appreciated

    • Hi Maurice,

      I have tested the plugin in IE 10 and got the same issue, This is because of the widget CSS attribute “word-wrap: break-word;”

      To solve this issue, please remove this attribute “word-wrap: break-word;” from your widget CSS. This will not affect your other widgets.


  89. Sorry, but for some reason this forum won’t let me enter HTML code in the response, even when I wrap it in tags. I'll try substituting ( and ) instead of and see if that works.

    (div style="font-color:#FFFFFF;background-color:#196487;")(a href="http://paloaltoville.com/where-to-sign" target="_blank") [horizontal-scrolling](/a)(/div)

    BTW the link in my reply takes you to the website but the scroller is NOT working because it doesn't function in IE10 (see my comment below).

    • Hi Maurice,

      I have tested the plugin in IE 10 and got the same issue, This is because of the widget CSS attribute “word-wrap: break-word;”

      To solve this issue, please remove this attribute “word-wrap: break-word;” from your widget CSS. This will not affect your other widgets.


  90. Plugin update 7.1

    After plugin upgrade, Please Deactivate and Activate the plugin once.

    1. Added few security features.
    2. New admin layout.
    3. Slight change in the short code, Please find the new short code for your scroll.

    In the new version, we have introduced new option called “Group” (Or category) this option is to group the message. so that in front end we can display the messages based on the group.
    This will not affect any existing setting.

  91. Plugin update 7.2

    1. Option to enter expiration date for the message.
    2. Support multiple instance widget.
    3. Added few security features.

    After plugin upgrade, Please Deactivate and Activate the plugin once.

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