Continuous rss scrolling

Continuous rss scrolling plugin create the vertical scroll in the widget using given rss feed. This will scroll only the rss title in the widget. The title will scroll one by one in the widget area. Using this plugin we can show any rss feed in our website. No coding knowledge required to configure this plugin. Activate the plugin and drag and drop the widget to sidebar and check the front end. You can able to see the scroll with default rss feed.

Features of this plugin

  • Easy installation.
  • Can add any rss feed.
  • Easy scroller setting.

See live demo on sidebar. Do you want to scroll the own content instead of rss feed? use my continuous announcement scroller WordPress plugin.

Installation instruction

Method 1

  • Download the plugin continuous-rss-scrolling.zip from download location.
  • Unpack the continuous-rss-scrolling.zip file
  • Extract the /continuous-rss-scrolling/ folder.
  • Drop the continuous-rss-scrolling folder into your ‘wp-content/plugins’ folder.
  • In word press administration panels, click on plug-in from the menu.
  • You should see your new continuous rss scrolling 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 continuous rss scrolling 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 continuous-rss-scrolling.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 continuous-rss-scrolling.zip file and click install now.
  • Finally click activate plug-in link to activate the plug-in.

Configuration

Option – 1 : Go to widget link under Appearance tab, Drag & drop ‘continuous rss scrolling’ into your side bar.

Option – 2 : Copy and paste the mentioned php code in desired template location ie your PHP file. <?php if (function_exists (crs)) crs(); ?>

Frequently asked questions

Q1. Can I add more then one RSS feed at same time?

No, You can add only one RSS url at a time.

Q2. Why my news content out of range?

This is the continuous scroll, so we need to maintain the same height for the content, for that you need to update the admin property “Each scroller height in scroll”.

Q3. Can I change the scroll manner from vertical to horizontal?

No, at present option not available.

Q4. What is “Display number of record at the same time in scroll”?

This property is to set the no of record to display(in front end) at the same time.

Q5. What is “Enter max character for each post/title”?

This is to fix the no of character for each post.

Q6. Why my news content overlap each other?

This is the continuous scroll, so we need to maintain the same height for the content, for that you need to update the admin property “Each scroller height in scroll”.

Download location

http://www.gopiplus.com/work/wordpress-plugin-download/

Other scrolling plugin

61 Responses to“Continuous rss scrolling”

  1. Scott Barbour
    September 16, 2010 at 3:29 am #

    How can I change the color of the background?

  2. Paul
    September 30, 2010 at 3:01 am #

    how can i adjust the widget so that the links are opened in a new window/tab?

  3. mariana
    November 10, 2010 at 1:18 am #

    This plug in is very close to what I was looking for. Do yu have any plans to include options for 1) slowing the feed rotation speed, and 2) showing the item summary (description) content?

    Thanks!

    • Bert
      November 17, 2010 at 11:06 am #

      Mariana: in continuous-rss-scrolling.js in the plug-in folder change

      // start scrolling
      setTimeout(“crs_scroll();”, 2000);

      to (for example)

      // start scrolling
      setTimeout(“crs_scroll();”, 8000);

      to slow down the scrolling

  4. Max Barashev
    November 12, 2010 at 10:14 pm #

    Is it real to add into feed thumbnails from rss?
    Example: http://appshopper.com/feed/paidtofree/?device=iPhone

    Great widget! Nice work!

  5. Luke
    November 22, 2010 at 2:55 am #

    Is there a way to add more than one news feed?
    Is there a way to open the link in a new tab/window?

    Other than that its a great widget!

  6. Christopher Skyi
    December 1, 2010 at 1:35 am #

    Is there a way to modify the code so the rss link opens in a new window? Thanks!

  7. Bardin Ellis
    December 9, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    Hi Luke,
    You can create a multiple RSS feed at http://rssmix.com/, and then just use the feed url from this to create a combined feed. Great plugin!

    • Jason Pitman
      March 3, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

      I tried this and for some reason it won’t show anything on the feed. Am I missing a step. It works fine if I just use one of the individual feeds.

      • Steve
        July 19, 2011 at 12:57 am #

        I am trying to do the same thing but cant get it to show any data.

        I tried rssmix.com and also tried the google reader published feed. This consolidates many feeds into one output, but again this widget displays nothing, even with the google folder set to PUBLIC.

        Help!

  8. Ayhan
    December 14, 2010 at 9:43 am #

    who open link new window?

  9. Ryan Persitza
    January 3, 2011 at 9:51 pm #

    great widget . .

    How do you change the overall height of the scroller?

    thank you,

    Ryan

  10. Chris
    January 15, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    Like this widget started using it would be nice to have a option to open the links in a new window ?

    Still searching for the code :)

    • JM
      September 22, 2011 at 7:48 pm #

      this is very simple to do..

  11. Gopi R
    January 16, 2011 at 7:27 am #

    Hi All, Please check the new version of this plug-in “3.0″. two new feature.
    1. Only admin use can access this plug-in via admin –> setting tab
    2. Links will open in the new window

  12. Korinthian
    January 17, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

    Hi there,
    i installed this plug in, but suddenly it takes a huge amount of time to load slowing down the loading of the entire site.
    I upgraded to version 3 but the delay still occurs.
    RSS loads rapidly on rss readers but the plugin takes more than 10 seconds to load.

  13. Michelle
    January 19, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    Thank you for the update, but I don’t want the links to open in a new window! I am using this to highlight a RSS feed of one of the categories on my own blog. I want links to open in the same window.

    Is it possible to make this an option rather than making all the links open in new windows by default?

    Thank you for the great plugin!

    Michelle

  14. Rio
    February 22, 2011 at 12:50 am #

    Warning: fopen() [function.fopen]: URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration in /home/vol13/xtreemhost.com/xth_7139719/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/continuous-rss-scrolling/continuous-rss-scrolling.php on line 61

    Warning: fopen(http://news.google.com/news?ned=us&topic=h&output=rss) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /home/vol13/xtreemhost.com/xth_7139719/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/continuous-rss-scrolling/continuous-rss-scrolling.php on line 61

    Warning: fread(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/vol13/xtreemhost.com/xth_7139719/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/continuous-rss-scrolling/continuous-rss-scrolling.php on line 62

    Warning: fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/vol13/xtreemhost.com/xth_7139719/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/continuous-rss-scrolling/continuous-rss-scrolling.php on line 63

    can u tell how to fix that? im using wp 3.05 in free host, ty

  15. Diego
    March 3, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    solution:

    ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    $ch = curl_init($url);
    $f = @fopen(“temp.xml”, “w”);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FILE, $f);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 0);
    curl_exec($ch);
    curl_close($ch);
    fclose($f);
    $url = “temp.xml”;

    ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    $xml = “”;
    $cnt=0;
    $f = fopen( $url, ‘r’ );
    while( $data = fread( $f, 4096 ) ) { $xml .= $data; }
    fclose( $f );
    preg_match_all( “/\(.*?)\/s”, $xml, $itemblocks );

    $cnt=0;

  16. Noelle
    March 4, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

    I’m having a problems recently with the item title not showing on the scroll. There is an arrow on the left which should point to the product name but it is blank. However, when I click on the arrow, it links to the product. How do I get the title to show beside the arrows? I now have gaps everywhere on the scroll! Many thanks in advance.

  17. Tiger
    March 9, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    any plans for horizontal rss display.

    would be prefer if we could get that going

  18. Danny
    March 30, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

    Hello,

    I really like this plugin but I am getting this error…

    Warning: fopen(http://news.google.com/news?ned=us&topic=n&output=rss) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 503 Service Unavailable in /hermes/bosweb/web217/b2176/ipg.spectrum/blogsite/wp-content/plugins/continuous-rss-scrolling/continuous-rss-scrolling.php on line 61

    Warning: fread(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /hermes/bosweb/web217/b2176/ipg.spectrum/blogsite/wp-content/plugins/continuous-rss-scrolling/continuous-rss-scrolling.php on line 62

    Warning: fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /hermes/bosweb/web217/b2176/ipg.spectrum/blogsite/wp-content/plugins/continuous-rss-scrolling/continuous-rss-scrolling.php on line 63

    I tried re-installing the plugin but it did not work.
    Please help me fix this issue if you can. Thank you!

  19. tanya
    April 26, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    hi, there. Just wondering how do I get the post date to the news scroller please. thanks a lot

  20. Fawaz
    April 27, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    Hi,

    I have the following RSS feed link: http://www.rssmix.com/u/2121809/rss.xml, I have tryed your Plugin but it would not work, it shows blank space … can u advice me what is wrong ?

    Fawaz

  21. jämför mobilt bredband
    May 5, 2011 at 6:34 pm #

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  22. JM
    June 11, 2011 at 4:47 am #

    Doesn’t seem to work with Facebook RSS feeds. Any reason why?

  23. elena
    June 11, 2011 at 6:35 am #

    Hi, I’ll try to install both this plugin both vertical scroll, it’s all ok but when I use the widget the title article don’t appear….

  24. gofur
    July 22, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    Your site offered us with valuable info to work on

  25. Big Bubba
    July 24, 2011 at 12:24 am #

    I’ve installed the plug in and it is scrolling but it’s not scrolling the feeds from my twitter. How do I put my twitter feed into the program so it’s my info that scrolls.
    Thanks

  26. ThinkOnThat
    August 17, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    Warning: fopen(http://news.google.com/news?ned=us&topic=h&output=rss) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 503 Service

    Getting this error of out nowhere. Was working yesterday, now its not working today. THoughts?

  27. roslogiac
    September 8, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    It doesn’t work. Every news shows a different error:
    Warning: fopen() [function.fopen]: http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_fopen=0 in…
    Warning: fopen(http://www.diritto24.ilsole24ore.com/content/law24/guidaAlDiritto.rss.xml) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in …
    Warning: fread() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /….
    Warning: fclose() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in….
    etc..

    • Admin
      September 9, 2011 at 1:16 am #

      u need internet connection to access the url

  28. Pedro
    September 22, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    Great Plugin!
    I have a problem with the carac. codification… some of the feeds shows extrange caract. It is possible to decode the text showed?

    Thanks in advance

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    September 25, 2011 at 5:16 am #

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  30. Fred
    September 28, 2011 at 1:12 am #

    In clicking on the title of the widget, the user is taken to a moving company – http://www.libertyrelocation.net/
    What’s the deal with this? This is terrible!

  31. Arthur
    September 30, 2011 at 4:37 am #

    The RSS feed I would like to show on my home page using CRS includes some CDATA sections. The links for these entries are not formulated correctly resulting in a 404 error. I am using version 4.0 of CRS and I’m sure it worked correctly with the previous version. The RSS feed is http://ourmaritimeties.com/tng/tngrss.php. Is there a fix for this or can I get a copy of the previous version (new to WP and only had a copy in the WP content folder).
    TIA, Arthur

  32. Isak
    October 15, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    Hi, thanks for the nice plugin!

    It would be awesome if the following was included:
    - Possibility to add several rss feeds
    - Possibility to show images/thumbnails from rss feeds
    - Possibility to add the rss feeds into post/pages etc. with shortcodes

    I have been looking desperately for a plugin that can do the things I mentioned above, but there is no one so far!

  33. Mike
    October 19, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

    For what it is worth the following line was commented out in my copy. Had to uncomment to start scroilling.

    <script type="text/javascript" src="/wp-content/plugins/continuous-rss-scrolling/continuous-rss-scrolling.js”>

    • Dorys
      December 4, 2011 at 8:30 pm #

      Mike, where is that script located? I can’t seem to find where it should be located.

  34. Mali
    November 21, 2011 at 6:39 am #

    Hi Guys

    I installed Continuous RSS scrolling on localhost and works perfectly but when I transfer the files to live server: http://www.shabsproperties.co.za/demo it shows “undefined”.

    I tried to uninstall the plugin by delete continuous rss scrolling dir under plugins via ftp-client then re-install it but still showing ‘undefined’. Could you please help, what may I’m doing wrong?

    Thanking you in advance!

  35. Gord
    December 14, 2011 at 5:39 am #

    Scroll works but the link go to a 404 page. the link is changed to “http://albertaevents.com/network/%3C![CDATA[http://www.albertaevents.com/calendar/index.php?com=detail&eID=15986]]%3E “. instead of http://www.albertaevents.com/calendar/index.php?com=detail&eID=15986 Where did all that extra code come from? Can this be corrected?

  36. MediaHead
    January 23, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    Please Help, rss continuous won’t work on this site. (http://murdockcapital.com/wordpress1).
    Works fine on others, like (www.mediahead.tv) this comes up on front page.

    Warning: fopen() [function.fopen]: URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration in /data/9/1/47/79/1210568/user/1290290/htdocs/wordpress1/wp-content/plugins/continuous-rss-scrolling/continuous-rss-scrolling.php on line 69

    Warning: fopen(http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_world.rss) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /data/9/1/47/79/1210568/user/1290290/htdocs/wordpress1/wp-content/plugins/continuous-rss-scrolling/continuous-rss-scrolling.php on line 69

    Warning: fread(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /data/9/1/47/79/1210568/user/1290290/htdocs/wordpress1/wp-content/plugins/continuous-rss-scrolling/continuous-rss-scrolling.php on line 70

    Warning: fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /data/9/1/47/79/1210568/user/1290290/htdocs/wordpress1/wp-content/plugins/continuous-rss-scrolling/continuous-rss-scrolling.php on line 71

    • Gopi Ramasamy
      September 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

      its looks some problem in the rss feed, or php setting in your server.

  37. JHouse
    February 18, 2012 at 12:23 am #

    I get the same errors as MediaHead.

  38. free calls
    March 16, 2012 at 3:38 am #

    Hi my family member! I want to say that this post is awesome, nice written and come with approximately all important infos. I would like to see more posts like this .

  39. Sajeev
    March 29, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    Hi Gopi,

    I have downloaded this plugin and it is a nice plugin. However is there any way to change the font color of the scrolling text. I am asking this since i hv put this in the footer and my footer is black…so the text is very light.
    Pls let me know if there is any way to do this. I would like Yellow color for the scrolling text.

    My website is http://www.vandanam.com

    Thanks,
    Sajeev

  40. Kevin
    April 20, 2012 at 7:16 am #

    Hi there,

    I just installed the plugin but am having problems feeding one particular RSS Feed’s URL. The plugin isnt showing any errors and appears to have allocated the right amount of space to display the feed headings, but it is just blank. Here’s the URL Im trying to feed – any ideas? http://www.bitronlubricants.com/support/rss/index.php?/News/Feed

    I have tried the built in WordPress RSS widget using the same link to the above RSS Feed and it works fine – but I really like the scrolling idea and want to get it working.

    If you can help that would be great

    Cheers,

    Kev

    • Admin
      April 20, 2012 at 9:26 am #

      try with diff rss link

      • Kevin
        April 23, 2012 at 2:59 am #

        I’ve tried other rss feeds from other blogs and they work perfectly. The rss link I posted above is not working using this particular plugin. The link works with the built in RSS widget in wordpress (non scrolling) but with this particular plugin it just appears blank. I’ve tried the basics that I know of to get it going but so far no luck. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks Kev

  41. Shelley
    June 24, 2012 at 11:56 pm #

    My designer has used your plugin. Is it possible for the scroll not to stop and just run very slowly? Regarding actual scroll, what exactly is variable? Speed, time stopped, etc. Thanks.

    • Gopi
      September 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

      In this case you can use simple marquee tag to scroll.

  42. George
    September 7, 2012 at 2:21 am #

    Hello, great script, but really want to limit news to say last 2 months instead of it scrolling old old news.

    How do I limit news from just 2 months???

  43. Robin
    October 17, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    Hi Gopi,

    What is the news scroller – rss / self content, you recommend for use within the body content of a website rather than the sidebar. Thanks

  44. Tyer
    October 19, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

    How can i add a … read more after the crs_content(); – I tried to make my own $read_more variable and do a crs_content($read_more) but it doesnt seem to work? Any Ideas?

  45. Nick
    December 4, 2012 at 5:27 am #

    How can I do some styling for ex to add border or background color
    Tnx

  46. Roger Huston
    April 5, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    Security – use curl instead of fopen.

    Hello, my ISP has disabled the use of fopen in php scripts for security reasons. They suggest using curl instead. Is this something that you can / should do?

    Thank you,

    Roger

    • Roger Huston
      April 5, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

      I got it to work myself. Others may want to make the same change if their ISP blocks fopen. I it very easy to do.

      edit: continuous-rss-scrolling/continuous-rss-scrolling.php

      Near line 52:
      $data = curl_init();
      curl_setopt($data, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
      curl_setopt($data, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
      curl_setopt($data, CURLOPT_TIMEOUT, 60);
      $xml = curl_exec($data);
      curl_close($data);
      // $f = fopen( $url, ‘r’ );
      // while( $data = fread( $f, 4096 ) ) { $xml .= $data; }
      // fclose( $f );

      For non-developers, the lines with the // in front of them is the original code. the // comments those lines. The new code is everything above that.

      Roger

  47. ForWhom
    April 13, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    fatal error! why? any suggestions pls?

    Warning: fopen() [function.fopen]: http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_fopen=0 in /home/a2974ugj/public_html/wp-content/plugins/continuous-rss-scrolling/continuous-rss-scrolling.php on line 52

    Warning: fopen(http://rssmix.com/u/3721519/rss.xml) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /home/a2974ugj/public_html/wp-content/plugins/continuous-rss-scrolling/continuous-rss-scrolling.php on line 52

    Warning: fread() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home/a2974ugj/public_html/wp-content/plugins/continuous-rss-scrolling/continuous-rss-scrolling.php on line 53

    Warning: fclose() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home/a2974ugj/public_html/wp-content/plugins/continuous-rss-scrolling/continuous-rss-scrolling.php on line 54

  48. Troy
    June 18, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

    Thanks for developing this plug-in.
    I’m wondering if there’s some sort of way to allow 2 separate feeds, each in it’s own widget. I’ve attempted to do this myself by uploading a slightly modified instance of this plug-in (renamed crs declarations to crs2, and the widget declaration) I’ve gotten that far to where I have the 2nd widget displaying the feed, but it’s not moving. There’s apparently a .js conflict – can this really not be done?

  49. Ernest Duk
    July 1, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    if i’ve just signed up but I actually would like to see a specific letter (Lorelei Lee’s) is there some place i can possibly look at it or obtain a copy somehow?

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