Vertically scroll rss feed

Vertically scroll rss feed wordpress plugin will create the scroll news in the website widget. We can provide the rss feed as a input for this scroll. That is, This plugin read the given rss feed and create the vertical scroll with rss feed title. We can use only one rss feed at a time.

What is rss? RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines.

Features of this plugin

  1. Easy installation.
  2. Can add any RSS feed.
  3. Easy style-override system.
  4. Scrolling, So occupy less space.

Live demo available on sidebar, See RSS feed title scrolling vertically. also all title linked with corresponding title link. Do you want to scroll your own content instead of RSS? Use announcement and vertical scroll news plugin. do you want to display more than one title at the same time instead of one? Use continuous rss scrolling wordpress plugin.

Admin setting

Click on the configure button (small down triangle) for the Scroll RSS Feed widget and here you can customize all the Scroll RSS Feed front end styles.

Installation Instruction

Method 1

  • Download the plugin from download location.
  • Unpack the file
  • Extract the /vertically-scroll-rss-feed/ folder.
  • Drop the vertically-scroll-rss-feed folder into your ‘wp-content/plugins’ folder.
  • In word press administration panels, click on plug-in from the menu.
  • You should see your new vertical scroll recent post 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 vertically scroll rss feed 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 location.
  • 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 the Scroll RSS feed widget into your side bar.

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

Frequently asked questions

Q1. Can I add more than one RSS feed at same time?
No, you can add only one RSS feed at a time, this will scroll vertically in site sidebar.

Q2. Can I change the Slide Direction?
Yes, 0=down-up and 1=up-down.

Q3. Can I customize the all other appearance style?
Yes, Click on the configure button (small down triangle) for the “Scroll RSS feed” widget and here you can customize all the Announcement front end styles. See screen two.

Q4. 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. In default I have fixed width: 180px and height: 100px.

Q5. Can I change the scroll manner from vertical to horizontal?
No, This is not possible.

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50 Responses to“Vertically scroll rss feed”

  1. robin
    August 4, 2010 at 4:42 am #

    ok this scroll widget when installed it has my web url in it default(and it would scroll thru my posts) i took it out n placed this in there
    and all it does is scroll a samll red arrow with a line after it ,. and if you click on the line it takes you to mtv site,why cant i see any word /test ect…help me help me all i want is to have a news feed on site prefer news reader but cant get then to work
    help total noob at this
    thanks oldman44

    • robin
      August 5, 2010 at 4:45 am #

      ok got VH1 Feed to work that will do for now
      thanks looks great when it reads the feed

  2. hotlikesauce
    August 13, 2010 at 9:23 am #

    how can i change the width and height of the widget? there are no options when adding the widget besides font and color options.

    • hotlikesauce
      August 13, 2010 at 9:28 am #

      nevermind, i found the options. just to let you know the whole right column of options like height width up or down do not show up in the widget configuration because they are pushed off screen by the left column.

  3. Danim.TV
    August 26, 2010 at 6:48 am #

    I like the scroll but it would be great with the option “Display number of post at the same time in scroll” like in your plugin Vertical scroll recent post.

  4. Alexandre Alouit
    November 15, 2010 at 11:30 am #

    Your plugin is great, I just have a suggestion, have control of the target links (blank or not). Perhaps a variable in the widget menu for the next version ..
    Best regards..

  5. Aleksandar Veljkovic
    December 4, 2010 at 10:01 am #

    Great plugin, but it seems not to recognize RSS feeds from phpBB3 forums ( Is there a solution to this problem?

  6. Aleksandar Veljkovic
    December 4, 2010 at 10:16 am #

    Seem that I’ve tracked down the problem – phpBB3 forums generate Atom feeds, not RSS. So, could you please add support for Atom feeds?

  7. John Cruz
    February 3, 2011 at 7:44 pm #

    I wanted to share a bug fix I found, some feeds are generated with <![CDATA[ wrapping around the title, links, description, etc. Well this plugin absolutely hates this and crashes.

    So if you're pulling in a feed with this, here's how you get it to work.

    Open up your vertically-scroll-rss-feed.php and look for " while( $data = fread( $f, 4096 ) ) { $xml .= $data; }"

    For me it is around line 54.

    Right under it, paste in the following:

    $xml = str_replace("”, “”, $xml);

    and you should be good to go!

    • John Cruz
      February 3, 2011 at 7:44 pm #

      stupid comment system didn’t let that post.

      [code] $xml = str_replace(“”, “”, $xml);

  8. maria
    February 9, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    can this plugin be used one a page with a shortcode? or just widget?

  9. Ivan
    February 17, 2011 at 5:17 am #

    hi, problem with charset – if feed in win1251 it displays on site in original win1251 and not readable, but wordpress sites usually uses utf-8 charset.
    can u fix it with decoding function?

  10. mili
    February 26, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    how to use this in several widgets

  11. Dale
    March 17, 2011 at 12:04 am #

    What does no content mean in the feed box … newbie.

    I am using this feed link from Alertnnet

  12. Pranav
    March 22, 2011 at 3:55 am #

    Thank you Gopi for such a great plugin. I in fact love all your plugins.

    I am facing an interesting issue. When I fed it with twitter user’s rss feed on my local WP setup (running in XAMPP) it works perfectly fine displaying the twitter status updates scrolling. The same when I try on live WP installation on it keeps showing the message “No content available”. I am not able to understand what is going wrong here :( any help is greatly appreciated!

  13. Faisal Humayun
    May 5, 2011 at 8:32 pm #

    Hi Gopi,
    I’m trying to display this facebook feed:

    but the plugin isn’t pulling up content.
    Any ideas?

  14. Gopi R
    May 25, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    New version 5.0 available now …

  15. Faisal Humayun
    May 26, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

    no joy with 5.0
    facebook rss feeds don’t appear to work with this plugin

  16. anurag
    August 27, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    ya m using vertical scroll recent comment plugin ,,,thats ery gud…thats my website info..
    hellozzzz,,,,my frndz,,,,in my website the latest upates is almost complete…so keep visiting and see the latest updates about topics,movies gossips,news.lateset reviews,music reviews and many more,,,so just go and watch them qklyy..,,,…

  17. kapil
    August 29, 2011 at 4:55 am #

    hi i want to add wwe news feed in my wwe website powered by wordpress.
    is it possible to show alll the feed from any website in your website in the frontpage of my website.
    i mean i want to show feeds on the main page.

    is it possible
    thanks for this plugin

  18. john
    August 29, 2011 at 5:00 am #

    hi want to show this feed show on my website

    i think i can do it with the help of your plugin


  19. Glenn
    September 24, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    This is a great plugin. It would be even better if there was an option to set the alignment of the title. I would like to center it.

  20. Glenn
    September 24, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    Also, it would be good if the user could set a limit of feed entries to be included in the list (e.g. only display 20 most recent items).

  21. Brown
    September 26, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    Thanks for the plugin! Works great in Chrome and Firefox but it runs slow and choppy in IE (of course), is there any fix for this? I’ve sped it up as quick as I can.


  22. Mark
    October 27, 2011 at 7:17 pm #

    This doesn’t work with WP 3.2. Any plans to fix that?

  23. Mirhahil
    October 28, 2011 at 4:46 am #


    I fixed a little part of the code to get rid of disgraceful PHP Warnings when a RSS feed cannot be reach (fopen, fread and fclose raise warnings, which are displayed :/).

    So I got rid of if by adding my own error handler before the calls, included them in a try catch then restored the “normal” way of handling.
    First I needed this function :
    [code]function handleError($errno, $errstr, $errfile, $errline, array $errcontext)
    // error suppressed
    if (0 === error_reporting()) {
    return false;
    throw new ErrorException($errstr, 0, $errno, $errfile, $errline);

    Next thing is to set it on just before the fopen/fread/fclose, use the try catch and restore the original handling like this :

    [code]/* My Modif */

    try {
    /* Original code */
    $f = fopen( $url, ‘r’ );
    while( $data = fread( $f, 4096 ) ) { $xml .= $data; }
    fclose( $f );
    /* END Original code */
    catch (ErrorException $e) {
    /* Do nothing! */
    /* END My Modif */[/code]

    And that’s it, no more ugly PHP Warnings about the feed that cannot be reached :)
    This code can probably be improved a bit but it seems to work nicely now.

  24. Bharadwaj
    November 22, 2011 at 11:04 pm #

    how to get thumbnails in this, for the pics present in the user posts.?

  25. Randy King
    January 8, 2012 at 4:06 am #

    This is a great little plugin. It would be REALLY NICE to be able to have multiple instances of the widget in the sidebar. This allows me to use a plugin like “Dynamic Widgets” to put different feeds on different pages, or put multiple feeds on the same page. Right now, when I drag “Scroll RSS Feed” to the sidebar, it is gone from the available plugins.

    • nick
      May 10, 2012 at 7:35 am #

      I agree this would be great!

  26. Randy King
    January 8, 2012 at 4:09 am #

    Does not work right in Internet Explorer 9 (no surprise): The “height” is ignored and the scroll is choppy and VERY fast – seems to ignore speed settings.

  27. Randy King
    January 8, 2012 at 4:13 am #

    Does not work right in Opera 11 or Chrome 16 or Safari 5.1 – all do the same thing: scrolls very fast like IE 9. Firefox is the only browser where it seems to work properly.

  28. Mark
    January 11, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

    Is there a way of limiting the number of posts shown in the scroller?



  29. Harish
    March 8, 2012 at 7:22 am #

    How can change latest news ….how can fill news ?

  30. Alessandro
    April 19, 2012 at 11:44 am #


    I’ve noticed that this plugin doesn’t work for a website behing a proxy (i.e., in a company, where proxy server are mostly used). I tried to use an http:// pattern specifically designed for this situation (http://domain\username:password@url) without any improvement.
    Have you got suggestions regarding it?

    • Admin
      April 19, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

      tested this plugin in both localhost and live site, its working fine…

  31. nick
    April 20, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    is there a way to have the widget show the date and/or abbreviated details from the feed or some content?

  32. dreamy beautyshop
    April 26, 2012 at 8:27 am #

    i love this plugin thanks for your share

  33. David Lynch
    May 28, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    Hi there,
    l love the plugin but l am having trouble getting it to show more than 10 post feeds. I would like to just run through all my posts through the feed but it just runs the same 10 all the time. Is it just on my site or is that its default to only run 10 post feeds and the same ones at that.



  34. David Lynch
    May 28, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    Hi there,
    love the plugin but for me it only displays 10 posts through the feed and the same ones at that. Is there any way you can get it to display all my feeds scrolling through it. I have about 200 or so.



  35. James
    July 3, 2012 at 6:56 am #

    I would love to be able to display images from my feed: using this widget, any support you can give to achieve it ?


  36. Anu
    August 6, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    vertically-scroll-rss-feed is not allowing feed content to scroll..why? please reply..
    I need to scroll the rss feed content along with title

    • Admin
      August 6, 2012 at 10:07 am #

      Can you tel me the exact problem. not able to install the plugin or not scrolling?

  37. Michele
    August 19, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    love the plugin. thank you!

  38. Paul J
    October 7, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

    the scroller does not appear to align the the text to the left.
    When you enter left it is the same position as centre.
    Do you have an up date?

    • Gopi Ramasamy
      May 18, 2013 at 5:55 am #

      Please check the width. and make the width equal to your widget size.

  39. eric v
    October 27, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    iIs it possible to display tumbnail with your plugin?

  40. LF
    November 24, 2012 at 12:27 am #

    I installed the rss scroll widget and the feed was working when I had the page on my friends server using a later version of wordpress. However, when I rebuilt the site using the wordpress 3.2.4, i can see the block for the rss feed scroll, but the links to the articles are not in the scroll block…it’s just an empty block. HELP!

  41. Steven Bridges
    March 13, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    I added google alerts URL, but it is saying no content avavilale when I know there is. Is there something I’m missing?

  42. Olivia
    May 14, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    How do I change the size of the box/widget itself? when I configure it only changes size of scrolling text :/

    • bharat
      July 10, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

      hey i am here

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