RSS scroller

Want to display the RSS feed with scroller then use this RSS scroller wordpress pluin. This plug-in will display RSS feed with simple scroller or ticker. It gradually reveals each item into view from left to right. This will display 1 by 1 with horizontal scroller. I.e. your RSS feed title will scroll will scroll on the post/widget with link.

Live demo available on the sidebar. If you want to use the same scroll with your own content use my message ticket WordPress plugin.

Features of this plugin

  • RSS feed.
  • Short code availabe for posts/pages.
  • Wonderful scroller effect.
  • Linkable scroll.

Installation instruction

Method 1

  • Download the plugin from the download link.
  • Unpack the *.zip file and extract the /rss-scroller/ folder.
  • Drop the rss-scroller folder into your ‘wp-content/plugins’ folder.
  • In word press administration panels, click on plug-in from the menu.
  • You should see your new Rss scroller 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 Rss scroller 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 from download link.
  • Go to ‘add new’ menu under ‘plugins’ tab in your word-press admin.
  • Select upload link (top link menu).
  • Upload the available file and click install now.
  • Finally click activate plug-in link to activate the plug-in.

Plugin configuration

Drag and Drop the Widget : Go to widget page under Appearance tab, Drag and drop RSS scroller widget into your side bar.

Add the gallery in the Posts or Pages : Copy and paste the given short code into pages or posts.

Short code from version 1.0 to 5.0


Short code from version 5.1 onwards

[rss-scroller url="url1" width="200" height="60" delay="3000" speed="5"]

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

Frequently asked questions

1. How to arrange scroll speed?

Go to Dashboard → Setting → RSS scroller

2. Where to change the feed URL?

Go to Dashboard → Setting → RSS scroller

3. Is possible to use my own content instead of RSS feed?

For this use my “message ticker” wordpress plugin.

Download location

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39 Responses to“RSS scroller”

  1. Mitchell Miller
    August 12, 2010 at 8:41 pm #

    Is there a live demo of the scroller?



    • Admin
      August 14, 2010 at 7:41 am #

      See live demo in right side RSS scroller widget.

  2. Chippal
    August 29, 2010 at 12:52 am #

    doesn’t seem to be working I’m getting “undefined” message as the RSS feed instead of the actual feeds

    • Ozgehan
      September 6, 2011 at 8:56 am #

      So do we…

  3. trau
    September 2, 2010 at 3:19 pm #

    hi congratulation for your plugin but i have a question on it.

    your plugin work fine but i dont know why if i have 2 feed (on in italian language and one in english language), your plugin work only whit italian language (default language)

    i have edit rss-scroller.php with this code for split url of feed and i see 2 feed in browser but your plugin work only with language default.

    this is my modified:
    $url_rss2 = get_bloginfo(‘url’).’/feed';
    $url_rss2 = str_replace(‘//feed’, ‘/feed’, $url_rss2);
    $rss_scr_url = $url_rss2;
    if i print $rss_scr_url in page italian and english url feed is good
    ( and )
    but your plugin work only on defualt language.
    where i wrong?
    I use WPML like plugin multilanguage on wp.
    Can you help me please?
    thx a lot

  4. Max
    September 10, 2010 at 10:33 am #

    Is it possible to display the RSS feed as a continuous right-to-left scroll?

  5. Max
    September 13, 2010 at 9:44 am #

    I’ve got the plugin running in the development site but in the live site I get a “undefined” – all settings etc seem identical, any ideas?

  6. Lode
    September 28, 2010 at 4:23 pm #

    downloaded and installed RSS scroller per your instructions. Been working fine for about 60 days now. Suddenly I get these errors (see below) even though I made no changes to my blog, didn’t install any additional plugins.



    ERROR when loading my site:

    Warning: fopen( [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: Connection timed out in /home/lodely/public_html/nodeju/wp-content/plugins/rss-scroller/rss-scroller.php on line 43

    Warning: fread(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/lodely/public_html/nodeju/wp-content/plugins/rss-scroller/rss-scroller.php on line 44

    Warning: fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/lodely/public_html/nodeju/wp-content/plugins/rss-scroller/rss-scroller.php on line 45 undefined

  7. User
    October 10, 2010 at 2:24 am #

    I get this error : undefined

  8. user
    December 5, 2010 at 2:29 am #

    i still need help
    i get this error : undefined

    • Jesse
      February 16, 2011 at 8:49 pm #

      Thats all you have for information? kind of hard to help at all…

  9. user
    December 5, 2010 at 2:29 am #

    please help

  10. fja3omega
    December 9, 2010 at 4:29 pm #

    worked on adding this to my site… something weird… kept eating bandwidth… made my entire domain slow… when i finally removed it everything went back to normal… kept saying in my error log – > PHP Warning: fclose()/fopen()/fread(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in wp-content/plugins/rss-scroller/rss-scroller.php on line 45…

  11. Jesse
    February 16, 2011 at 8:48 pm #

    Is not working in IE9, any thoughts? (Not working on your page in IE9 either) Other than that, easy to implement and worked great!

  12. Mike
    February 19, 2011 at 10:22 pm #

    Was wondering if you can make a scroll bar on the left or right side?

  13. nima
    March 4, 2011 at 8:25 pm #

    i need this plug-in for right to left
    pleas mail it to my email
    i so need it
    pleas make it in right to left for persian fonts
    please help


  14. Sam
    March 10, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

    i wonder how to shift the rss scroller direction instead of it going from left to right, make it goes right to left to support arabic news for example

  15. Dog News
    March 11, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    Just wanted to say thanks for the plugin. Simple, works, great! Used it on my dog news site.

  16. Peppe
    March 21, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

    Thanks for the plugin! I have a problem, the ‘ (apostrophe) character appears on Internet Explorer 8 as ' (and apos semicolon). Is there a way to solve?


  17. nima
    March 30, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    sorry when I use this plugin , it made my entire domain slow and i have loop in server

    why ?

  18. Hansen
    April 23, 2011 at 11:04 am #

    Need more error checking. When the rss service down, the whole page failed to load.

  19. oscar
    June 27, 2011 at 4:36 am #

    The scroller doesn’t work in Opera, any solution?? Thanks..

  20. Farhan
    June 29, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    Plugin working fine but I get this error sometimes “undefined”. I have checked source code it become like this when error occurs.

    var rss_scr_contents=new Array()
    var rss_scr_delay=5000
    var rss_scr_speed=5

    Code shows that no RSS feeds were received…!
    Urgent help is required

    • Admin
      June 30, 2011 at 1:34 am #

      This may be problem in the RSS link.

  21. hombrelobo
    July 22, 2011 at 8:37 am #

    Excellent plugin, thanks :)

  22. shaney
    August 20, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    Hi, I had no problems installing this module but it will not show a feed. The default feed address or any other address I input. The module is showing up on my page but that’s all I get, I am running J1.7 – Server 2003 – PHP 5.3.6 and latest version of you module. Because I am running a windows server I quite often run into folder/file write permissions….could this be the problem?…….many thanks

    • shaney
      August 20, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

      Ok I found the problem……….incompatibility with new browsers.
      Firefox 5 = not working
      IE 9 = Compatibility mode only
      Chrome = not working
      Opera = not working

      Dude, I do not mean to be rude ok but this module is quite new, did you not check for browser compatibility…..real shame it does not work

      • Gopi Ramasamy
        August 4, 2013 at 3:34 am #

        Hi Shaney,

        I have tested this plugin in all browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome) latest version, its working fine..

  23. Timbo
    September 14, 2011 at 2:35 pm #


    I really liked this RSS scroller and it definitely used to work really well. However now it only displays the ‘undefined’ error which is usually a sign of the feed not being available.

    But the feed is definitely available. The problem is intermittent.

    I am using it to display the sites own feed not an external RSS so I’m not sure if this is part of the problem?

    Latest version of plugin and WP installed.

    Anybody else having this problem?

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  25. Mark
    October 10, 2011 at 5:36 pm #

    Was working great till a few weeks ago. Not working for me anymore either……….

  26. Simon
    November 27, 2011 at 9:05 pm #


    I’m new to this and hopefully i’m asking a simple/silly question.

    Is possible to disable linking on the ticker? Or even link to one of my own pages.

    Regards Simon.

  27. emdadblog
    December 15, 2011 at 5:20 am #

    Great plugin for news ticker. Thanks author

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  29. Nerja Spain
    December 24, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    Thanks for the nice plugin which I am using to pull in local news headlines to my website. It would be nice though to be able to include more than one RSS feed and then show the news items in order of newest first.

    Just a suggestion :0)

  30. Hussein Younes
    January 9, 2012 at 12:03 am #


    I think your RSS widgets needs more improvements like:
    1. Add multi RSS address in the same widgets
    2. Add the Filtering feature to receive the preferable news only
    3. Add the Cache feature to accelerate the time update time.


  31. afvallenineenweek
    April 13, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    Just what i’m looking for ,Thanks

  32. maintenance dentaire
    June 22, 2013 at 12:32 am #

    Is there some php code to insert any where in the template ?
    for example after menu in header.php

    • Gopi Ramasamy
      August 4, 2013 at 3:32 am #

      Yes, code available, please check above post.

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