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Wp cycle text announcement

Wp cycle text announcement is a plugin to show the text news with cycle jQuery. Display one news at a time and cycle the remaining in the mentioned location. and it is same as my previous plugin RSS news display; except this plugin have separate page to manage the news content. Using this content management page we can create, edit, delete our messages and the same we can display it in the front end. as usual this plugin have separate CSS file to manage the front end style. one more good news is we have option to set the start date and expiration date for the news display.

Plugin features

  1. Simple installation and customization.
  2. Separate page to manage the news content and setting.
  3. Four different cycle option.
  4. Option to set the news display start date.
  5. Option to set the news display expiration date.
  6. Separate CSS file to manage the style.

Live demo 1

Live demo 2

Installation instruction

  1. Download the plugin wp-cycle-text-announcement.zip from download location.
  2. Unpack the zip file and extract the /wp-cycle-text-announcement/ folder.
  3. Upload the entire wp-cycle-text-announcement folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  4. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress dashboard.
  5. Configure the plugin using the plugin menu Wp cycle text within the Plugins tab.

Plugin display option

Drag and drop the widget:

Go to widget page under Appearance menu, Drag and drop Wp cycle text widget into your side bar.

Add directly in the theme:

Paste this PHP code <?php wpcytxt('setting1'); ?> in your theme where you want the announcement to appear.

Short code for posts and pages:

Copy and paste the below given short code into pages or posts to display the news
Short code : [cycle-text setting="SETTING1"]

Plugin configuration

After activated the plugin, go to plugin menu on your wordpress dashboard to manage the news content and to configure the setting,

Dashboard → Settings → Wp cycle text

Admin screens

Admin text management

Admin setting configuration

Frequently asked questions

Q) How can I add this plugin under my top-menu/header?

1. To add this plugin on the website header, open your header.php file from the theme folder.

2. <?php wpcytxt(‘setting1’); ?> Copy and paste this PHP code at the end of the file.

Q) How can I add this plugin on my website footer?

1. To add this plugin on the website footer, open your footer.php file from the theme folder.

2. <?php wpcytxt('setting1'); ?> Copy and paste this PHP code at the beginning of the file.

Q) How can I add this plugin on my sidebar?

For this we can use the widget option, or we can add the PHP code in the sidebar.php file.

Q) How can I change the display style?

The plug-in have separate CSS file and that css file contain 10 class, each class is for one setting. that is, in the admin we have 10 settings and each settings have individual CSS class which is defined in this style sheet. follow the below link to style it the way you like.

Dashboard → Plugins → Editor → Select wp-cycle-text-announcement on the top right drop-down box → Edit the CSS file wp-cycle-text-style.css the way you like.

Q) How can I display the news in random order?

Option available in the setting page. Just update the setting with Random display YES.

Download link



  1. This widget is exactly what I need — clean and simple — except I’d rather have it cycle through the titles of my recent posts. Any way to combine function of Post Title Marquee Scroll with style of this plugin? Thanks!

  2. I would love to add this one, but it had a conflict with my banners and theme, that half my site not showed after activating this plugin :-(.

    • i already fixed the JS conflict issue by using “enq_script” in wp hook, if still any JS conflict, remove the Jquery from this plugin and activate.

  3. I am also wondering if the wording ” Annoucement” can be changed to something that is more relevant to how I am using the widget? Otherwise nice work…

  4. Hi there Gopi,

    I have just upgraded to latest version of the plugin with the latest version of WP.
    I have replaced the old shortcode with the new one and nothing is showing at all.

    It seems to recognise that it is there because if I use the old shortcode, the text is visible on the page.

    What to do?



  5. Nevermind I figured it out. You have a typo with your quotation marks in the Plugin display option section above.

    You have:

    If you re-type the quotes in that it should work. (eg:

  6. I can’t find that in the setting page:

    Q) How can I display the news in random order?
    Option available in the setting page. Just update the setting with Random display YES.

  7. Hi. This plugin is exactly what I’m looking, but the texts are not scrolling.

    If I insert the code () into the template page, it displays the 2 texts (which are set to setting 1) one below each other on the page, but nothing scrolls, it is static.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

  8. Great plugin and EXACTLY what I needed. Same question as others though, on HOW to change the title of ‘ANNOUNCEMENT’ in the widget area to something else. This would seem to be a simple change but I’m missing it somewhere and driving me crazy to find it.

    Thanks for any help!

  9. Hi,
    I have installed this plugin at wordpress 3.4.2, and this code aat the end of header.php. The result, I cannot access my website. What is wrong ? please help me. Thanks.

  10. Hi,
    Demo looks awsame! Unfortunately can’t get it work on my site. Instead of scrolling the announcements it just displays’em as paragraphs. Any advice?


  11. Hi everyone,

    you can change the widget-title in the database.
    Search the database for “announcement”. It is in the table wp_options.
    Than replace “announcement” with your title.


  12. Just installed the latest update and it’s no longer working. All I’ve got is a list of announcements.
    Help needed immediately or I’ll have to dump it.

  13. I am using your slider but for about a second while the page is loading it shows as a list on the page before popping into the slider box. is there a way to hide the list until the page is loaded?

  14. Hi, I’ve installed and inserted the PHP code and can see my message but there is no scrolling, can you explain what is wrong please? Thanks…

  15. Hi,
    That’s my solution to change the title “annoucement” in the widget area :
    you can choose the texte option and tite it the way you want
    and then insert the short code inside the texte area…

  16. Does it possible diferents widgets o shortcodes with diferents messages in the same page?

    Thanks for your job is a great plugin. :-)

  17. Hi,

    I’d like to add more cycles than 10, so possibly have 20 cycles / settings. Is it possible to do this?


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