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2. Horizontal scroll image slideshow

3. Up down image slideshow gallery

4. WordPress popup

5. Wp image slideshow (Drop In Effect)

6. Space gallery

Scroll post excerpt

Scroll post excerpt WordPress plugin create the information reel in the website, this scroller contain the post title and post excerpt. it is scroll like reel. In my Information Reel plugin we have separate page to enter the scroll content, in this plugin it automatically retrieve the post title and excerpt and create the scroll.

Feature of this plugin

  • Easy installation.
  • Option to set number of post to scroll.
  • Scrolling so it occupies less space.
  • Option to choose category.
  • Option to select order.

See the Live Demo on sidebar. if you want to use your own content on the scroll use Information Reel WordPress plugin.

Installation instruction & configuration

Method 1

  1. Download the plugin Scroll post excerpt from download location.
  2. Unpack the *.zip file and extract the /scroll-post-excerpt/ folder.
  3. Drop the ‘scroll-post-excerpt’ folder into your ‘wp-content/plugins/’ folder.
  4. In word press administration panels, click on plug-in from the menu.
  5. You should see your new ‘Scroll post excerpt’ plug-in listed under inactive plug-in tab.
  6. To turn the word presses plug-in on, click activate.

Method 2

  1. Go to ‘add new’ menu under ‘plugins’ tab in your word-press admin.
  2. Search ‘Scroll post excerpt’ plugin using search option.
  3. Find the plugin and click ‘Install Now’ link.
  4. Finally click activate plug-in link to activate the plug-in.

Method 3

  1. Download the plugin Scroll post excerpt from download location.
  2. Go to ‘add new’ menu under ‘plugins’ tab in your word-press admin.
  3. Select upload link (top link menu).
  4. Upload the available scroll-post-excerpt.zip file and click install now
  5. Finally click activate plug-in link to activate the plug-in.

Plugin Style



Open your css file and add the above two css class for style.

Plugin configuration

Drag and drop the widget: Go to widget page under Appearance tab, Drag and drop Scroll post excerpt widget into your side bar.

Add directly in the theme: Use this code <?php if (function_exists (spe_show)) spe_show(); ?> to add this plug-in in to your theme files.

Admin link

Administration → Settings → Scroll post excerpt

Admin form

Each content height in scroll: This is the height the single title, this field is required to smooth scroll.

Display number of post at the same time in scroll: This field is to display no of post title at the same time in the front end.

Enter max number of post to scroll: This is to fetch number of post title from database to display.

Enter Categories: This field is to filter the post category (Category IDs, separated by commas.).

Enter Orderbys: This field is to display the post order in front end. (Example: ID/author/rand/date/category).

Enter order: Display order (descending/ascending).

Frequently asked questions

Q1. How to update number of posts to scroll?

In the setting page we have option to update this number.

Q2. How many number of recent posts title will display at same time?

In default it will show 5. In the setting page we have option to update this number.

Q3. Why only few characters display in scroll excerpt?

In default it will show only 180 characters. In the setting page we have option to update this number.

Download location



  1. Hi Gopi,

    I love the Scroll Post Exerpt, but I can’t find the download. Am I over looking it or can I find it in a different place? Thank you for all the great plugins. Your the best. I wish you much success.


  2. Hi Gopi,

    A couple of things:
    1) I cannot increase the width. I even put in 5000 characters but it did not matter.
    2) How can I change the scroll speed?
    3) Will search engines pick up the text on the page from the excerpts?

    thank you so much, great plug-in!

  3. 1. You update the “Excerpt Length” for the character count.

    2. In admin there is no option to change the speed, but you can change “scroll-post-excerpt.js” in this file manually.

    3. Yes, all search engines pick the content, bcos it is rendered in the page(also in java-script)

  4. Hi

    Thank you for this plug in but I had to disable it since it makes a problem with my pages titles.
    Every time I activate it all the pages shows only the title of my home page.
    I define the titles with Platinum SEO plug in.

    Can you help me to solve this problem?



  6. Can I insert the below mentioned query in $spe_select_categories?

    $queries = $_GET[“scrip”];
    $spe_select_categories = mysql_query(“Select term_id from wp_terms WHERE name=’$queries'”) or die(mysql_error());

    I want to render the category id automatically using the URL in the address bar (example: mysite.com/?scrip=EURUSD)

    I tried inserting the above code but the output says “No Data Available!”

    Please guide.

  7. i did read the post above, but how do I change the: scroll-post-excerpt.js file?

    I’m not a js guy… I’d appreciate your help please!
    the words scroll to fast to read them

  8. In Case someone else is as slow as I was… trying to cause the text to scroll and stop longer to make it readable:

    Go to the “edit” section under the plugin:

    choose this file:


    go to the bottom and edit this:

    setTimeout(“spe_scroll();”, 2000);

    change the 2000 to 6000, or a different number. it will hold the text longer so that it’s readable before moving it.

  9. Only the excerpt from the first article displays. All of the other following articles show full content, AND it also duplicates on the page rather than only in the widget area. Please help.

    • Alright… I see the answer to one of my problems. This isn’t really pulling the article “Excerpt.” It’s pulling an excerpt from the article. That makes me sad.
      Is there any way to add content type selection? AND, I still need to figure out why my page content is wiped out by the plugin.


    • And… answered my other question using this from another plug in:

      I found a fix:
      Modify vertical-scroll-recent-post.php:
      replace query_posts with get_posts (line 41 in my version).
      Good luck.

      It’s not on line 41, but the same thing did the trick… So now… If I could only have it use an excerpt rather than the post content.

  10. When I drop the widget into the sidebar the content on my static HOME page changes. The slideshow is replaced with the blog posts from my NEWS page. I just want the widget to appear in the sidebar, not on any of the pages. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • I had the same problem. This worked for me:

      David Grant
      October 12, 2011 at 7:55 pm
      And… answered my other question (replacing my home page content with the full post) using this from another plug in:

      – from another plugin post-
      I found a fix:
      Modify vertical-scroll-recent-post.php:
      replace query_posts with get_posts (line 41 in my version).
      Good luck.

      – my note… just find query_posts and replace with get_posts
      It’s not on line 41, but the same thing did the trick… So now… If I could only have it use an excerpt rather than the post content.

      worked for me.

  11. Gopi,

    I love the simplicity of this plugin. I’m using it in a site I’m developming with a “newswire”. However, I’ve run into a problem. Whenever the plugin is activated all of the page switch to the links in the plugin “latest posts”, etc. If I deactivate the plugin they switch back to the correct URL. I’ve isolated it down to your plugin. The URL of the dev site is: http://dev dot jcsdevelopment dot com/aisdnews.

    Thanks for having a look.

  12. Instead of placing the scroll post on a sidebar, is it possible to make the Post itself scroll? (WP post)? That way I dont’ have the main Post content (loop) and scroll post on the sidebar being the same thing and at the same time. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

  13. hi, awesome plugin, i love it.
    I have a problem, i have a link in the excerpt post, but i can´t click the link in the scroll, how can i do it?
    thanks in advance!

  14. I like your plugins & design but you need some editing in English. I’d also like to see a facebook scroller.

    Drop me a line and I’ll edit the English for free in lieu of a donation.

  15. I’m having a javascript conflict with a bunch of your plugins and also this. Strangely though, the Information Reel plugin is working. I read that you applied some sort of javascript fix to it to help with plugin conflicts. Could you please apply that same fix to help avoid script conflicts with this plugin?
    THank you!

  16. Oh, and one more thing. This scroll excerpt plugin works with languages like hebrew, but the information reel plugin won’t display hebrew text (just comes out looking like this ??????)
    Is there a fix for that?

  17. a little fix…


    in line 66 after
    “$spe_data = query_posts…”

    or plugin can cause trouble with other plugins using the query

  18. Hello,
    We have downloaded Vertical Scroll in the word press to the news section from my web page and it had been working good. However since yesterday i`ve been adding news and trying to link them with their corresponding pages but they don’t work. We have tried to do almost everything, you cans see the titles in the scroll but they link to the same website (www.techrules.com) even though we are using the same way to add news as before. Please could you help me??? It is VERY IMPORTANT!!

  19. Hello

    Can this plugin be integrated in page by shortcode? I need in a WP page not in sidebar widget. Thank you for the great plugin.

  20. I also like to have it as a shorcode. I happend to use shortcode in the template file and I cannot add the php in the shortcode. other geek call it “nested php in shortcode” whatever that means. Thanks for this promising plugin.

  21. The styling info did not encompass the class or id of the widget title so I can’t target it with the css fils.

    Can you please give us the title’s class or id?
    Not the past’s title but the widget’s title, the “Post Scroll Excerpt” that is written on top of the widget.

    Also, it seems that there is a bulletin to the left of the title. How can I remove it?

  22. The first thing I’m going to do is allow people who are in the beta to bump somebody else to the front of the line. I need to be careful, though, because I need to make sure things are scalable before I let too many people in. Eventually I hope to do spawn copies and all that.

  23. Hi Mate

    You’ve got some great stuff here. Thanks for all your hard work. Is it possible to have multiple instance of this running on one page? I need to make it happen some how. Can we hire you to do it? Let me know. Thanks . Nick

  24. After activating this plugin it disappears from the available list of plugins at left side so that means it is not re-usable at any other place.

    Please confirm and also pls let me know how can it be re-used at different places e.g. Page Sidebar and Blog Sidebar, both.


  25. I would like to use “Custom Sidebars” plugin and use a different sidebar for each page. So I would like to reuse your plugins more than one time.

    Like Gosain I would like to know how can it be re-used?

    Why some plugin can be use only one time and other plugin can be use more than one?

  26. I only want to scroll posts that are in the Announcement category, but even though I have set the Categories field in SPE’s settings to “announcement”, it shows posts from all categories. Is this broken, or is there something I’m missing?

  27. Works great for me, just had questions on styling a bit more. Need to change the style on the spe_title and the post title, post content and spacing. Thanks for your help in advnce.

  28. Plugin Style .spe_link and .spe_excerpt do not seem to work and are taking default styling of the template. Above styles have been inserted in default css of the template.

    Can someone tell what could be wrong?


  29. HELP PLEASE… I installed the plugin, but I am only getting a “no data” How do I add date to this plug in and also allow other to add

  30. Great plugin…. actually it worked straight away except one thing I can’t get it to work. The excerpt doesn’t show up at all!!! It shows the the full content from the post. Any advice is welcome

    • It looks some problem in the function “spe_dp_clean” . please look at the plugin file (scroll-post-excerpt.php) to find this method.

  31. Adding the CSS to my style sheet is not working – will not style the title and content. (Same issue as Nathan on March 27th). Would you mind taking a look at your code for us to see why it is not picking up the CSS styling correctly?


    – Tyler

  32. FYI – for those of you want to style the plugin.

    I figured out the styling does not work as documented. The only way I could get it to pick up my CSS changes was to add the CSS directly to the page, immediately before I called the widget.

    If you look at the source code on this page, this is how the author styled it as well.

  33. I currently have this on one of my sites. I want to put it onto a second site, but have the second site grab the information from the first site.

    I use the scroll for “testimonials”. I enter the testimonials as posts on the main site. I could set the plugin up the exact same as the main site, and then enter the Tesimonial posts on both sites, but that would be time consuming. And, I am hoping to actually set it up on 4 other sites.

    Alternatively, do you have a similar plugin that would do what I am looking for?

    Thanks in advance.

  34. SORRY…

    I did some more research. Figured out it is possible to set up an RSS feed of a post category. This solves the issue.

    Thanks though.

  35. Hi!
    I have a problem with this plugin. In Google Chrome doesn’t work.
    But only happens in my page. In your web work!
    Maybe there is a conflict with other plugin? You know others cases with the same problem?
    Apart from this problem, the plugins are great. Thanks for sharing!

  36. Hi,
    great plugin. Is it possible to use it twice on one page? I see, I can call the function spe_show(); , but how do I define the category of posts I want to show?

  37. Hello, it’s me again.
    The problem was not in the plugin, it was a problem with my template. The plugin works correctly in Chrome. Thank you very much!

  38. Love the plugin. But scrolling is not as smooth as the demo.
    It stumbles after every post excerpt.
    Could it be the responsive WP theme I’m using?
    Or is there an easy way to smooth things up?

    Thanks a lot

    • Just increase the height from the admin.

      Administration → Settings → Scroll post excerpt

      FAQ 6. 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”.

  39. Great plugin!
    I’ve a problem with the text showing carriage returns and new lines.
    After a carriage return i’ve a bunch of \r\n in the scrolling text.
    Any ideas how not displayn these?

  40. I am getting a difference between browsers.
    Chrome (on Mac) doesn’t actually scroll but changes, Firefox & Safari (on Mac) does scroll.
    Any idea why?

  41. I had some really weird chars (u2028) in the summary coming through in the javascript on the lines that start with spe_array[7]

    I found that the plugin uses strip_tags() on line 120. That is find but I had to add the line below it:

    This properly escapes it for javascript. I also commenent out the following to prevent double escaping:
    //$spe_dp_clean = mysql_real_escape_string($spe_dp_clean);

  42. I would like to insert the scroll widget in two different sidebars but once the scroll widget is inserted in on sidebar I don’t see another widget option? Is there a way to insert it in two sidebars … only one shows on a given page. Thanks

  43. I want to integrate “Scroll post excerpt” with “widget logic” but doesn’t works.
    I want to show “Scroll post excerpt” only on certains languages easy with “conditional tags”

  44. Glad To Stick Here But Want To Know About Any Plugins Or Codecs Which Can Help Me Out In Scrolling All Posts(with or w/o Excerpt but Need The Thumbnail to be displayed that’s so In A Horizontal Movement Can You Suggest or Arrange A One For Me….

    Thanking You
    Admin (Reliable 4 You)

  45. Hi Gopi, thanks for great plugins 😉

    Quick question regarding this plugin: is it possible to add ‘read more’ link at the end of the excerpts? Some visitors on our website couldn’t figure out that they need to click title to see full post.

    Please advice & Thanks,


  46. Hi Gopi,

    Great plugin, we really like it!

    We’d like to know if there is a way to make the plugin’s main title clickable
    so that it opens a page URL.

    Thanks a lot for your advice.

    iAsia team

  47. Hi,

    I´ve a question, can i put inside of a page (only in one page, for example in “About us”), with the wordpress editor this plugin?.

    Important using the wordpress editor, insert your pluing, for one page.

    Thank you very much.

  48. Hi, love your plugin!
    will check the others too :-)
    however, I need help:

    since activating the plugin, ALL shortcodes on the site are now “visible” on screen. They still work, but their markup is now visible on screen

    and the same happens in the post excerpts: in the middle of the text, bits and pieces of shortcode markup is now visible.

    some hack for this?

    it only happened after I activated the plugin.

    (from excerpt scrolling.. pullquote markup visible on screen)
    Progetto: L’albero fiorito
    L’albero fiorito. Il dolore e l’amore: una storia comune Progetto Ospedale San Gerardo di Monza [pullquote align=”left”] C’è un albero dentro di me, trapiantato dal sole le s…

    • solved: I have removed all shortcodes that dealt with ‘formatting’ (i.e. quotes/pullquotes, columns etc), replacing them with standard html/css.

      I found that even though shortcodes may be supported in widgets, depending on the theme etc, apparently WP does not support shortcodes inside widgetized areas.

      To me it meant that shortcodes ‘inside’ excerpt content shown by the Vertical Scroll plugin were visible, as well as being suddenly visible everywhere on the site.
      The latter was mysterious, however, as this happened in non-widgetized areas too.

      Standard WP [..] tags work fine. Standard shortcodes, i.e. Archivist, work fine.

      So the short answer to this problem – for me – was: don’t use shortcode for formatting of text-content in posts/pages. And everything went back to normal again.

      I hope this helps others.

  49. I really only want this on my home page, but the “DisplayWidgets” code does not work with this widget and there is no shortcode, any ideas on making this appear on my homepage only?

  50. Thank you for the plugin.

    substr() function with non-latin characters leaves � marks at the end. you may change “substr” function to “mb_substr” function in scroll-post-excerpt.php.

  51. love the plugin … was wondering if I can change the post link in the scroller from blue to maroon to keep trend of theme the same.

    thanks again

  52. I want to use this plugin with a custom post type. Is there a way to change the code to display the custom post type and custom category rather than the typical post and category?

  53. Hi. Thanks for great plugin! I would like to pull in event categories (from another plugin–instead of standard WP post categories). How can I make this possible? Thanks again.

  54. I really only want this on my home page, but the “DisplayWidgets” code does not work with this widget and there is no shortcode, any ideas on making this appear on my homepage only?

  55. Hi…I have been using the plugin and love it! Something strange is happening and I am not able to find the cause. On the website homepage it is scrolling through one post and then stopping on one…. basically stopping every other post. Any ideas what may be causing this? Thanks!

  56. var spe_scrollOn=’true’;

    //if (jQuery) { alert(“jQuery loaded”); }

    jQuery(document).ready(function($) {



    for the over in js file

  57. Hi, I’m using your great plugin in my wp site. It’s really great, thank you!
    But I found that the plugin displays the first part of the ‘post_content’ as the excerpt of posts.
    That might not be proper if we have some pictures at the top of the post. So I edited scroll-post-excerpt.php, make the plugin displays the ‘post_excerpt’ first if it’s avaliable.
    at around line 59:

    if ( ! empty($spe_data->post_excerpt) )
    $spe_dp_clean = spe_dp_clean($spe_data->post_excerpt, @$spe_excerpt_length);
    else {
    $spe_dp_clean = spe_dp_clean($spe_data->post_content, @$spe_excerpt_length);

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