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


47 Responses to“Wp cycle text announcement”

  1. maxsys
    April 8, 2012 at 4:52 pm #


    ware i can Download Wp cycle text announcement plugin

    • Gopi R
      April 14, 2012 at 2:59 am #

      Download link available in the post..

  2. Jeremy Sherber
    April 30, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    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!

  3. Brian M
    May 4, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    Awesome plugin but how can I change the header displaying “Announcement” when I place it in a widget area?

  4. Esat K.
    May 18, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    I want make multi language, how can i change widget name and widget header “Announcement”

    • Esat K.
      May 18, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

      I found on database in wp_options = wpcytxt_title, but i can just change 1 language…

  5. AA
    June 1, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    How do I change the background to be like the demo live 1.
    Thank you, nice plugin btw

    • Gopi R
      June 14, 2012 at 5:07 am #

      Update the CSS file..

      • jamie
        June 7, 2013 at 3:02 pm #

        Can you give a little more detail, I can see the 10 version in the css fil however they all look the same, can you tell me what you do with them to change the formatting please,



  6. Ellen
    June 15, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    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 :-(.

    • Admin
      June 15, 2012 at 10:50 am #

      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.

  7. jeremy
    June 17, 2012 at 11:47 pm #

    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…

  8. George K
    June 19, 2012 at 11:02 pm #

    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?



    • Admin
      June 20, 2012 at 1:16 am #

      Hi, Please let me know the link, and your admin screens.. my side all working fine..

  9. George K
    June 20, 2012 at 11:46 am #


    Do you mean you want screenshots?
    or login?

    Thanks Gopi!


    • Admin
      June 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

      Possible to share the login… use contact page o share the login…

  10. George K
    June 21, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    Just sent, you the details.


    • Gopi R
      June 21, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

      i sent reply to you with my findings… thanks..

  11. Charlie
    June 25, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    Hi Gopi R, I’m having the same problem as George K. Can you please post a solution on here so others can see. Thanks!

  12. Charlie
    June 25, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    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:

  13. Dennis
    June 25, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

    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.

    • Andris
      December 17, 2012 at 1:14 am #

      Me, too :(

    • Andris
      December 17, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

      Built-in, but disabled random function after activisation not working, too.. :(

    • Andris
      December 19, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

      To get random in file wp-cycle-text-announcement.php
      line 63 must be: timeout: ,
      add line 64: random: 1

      That’s all, random is working, now!

      • Dennis
        April 28, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

        Works fine. Thank you!

  14. Larry
    July 31, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

    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!

  15. Mike Pesa
    September 11, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    I will be using this magical plugin on http://pesablog.com my business and marketing site.

  16. Greg
    October 3, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    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!

  17. Rohan
    October 4, 2012 at 3:53 am #

    Yeah same as greg & the others how do we change Announcement to something of our choice.

  18. andi
    October 8, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    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.

  19. tanel
    October 12, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    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?


  20. Raphael
    October 15, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

    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.


  21. Dolmat
    November 30, 2012 at 2:38 am #

    I put the phpcode in my header.php but nothing is displayed, why?

  22. Mayfielder
    December 2, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    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.

  23. Mike
    January 10, 2013 at 3:11 am #

    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?

  24. ravi
    January 15, 2013 at 6:48 am #

    How can we put pagination in slider?

  25. Jo
    January 25, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    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…

  26. vladimir
    January 30, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

    How to make plugin work with Cyrillic ?

  27. uzi
    February 8, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    The plugin working great
    How can I run only message#1 + message#3 even I have 5 messages?

  28. Oregano Oil
    February 9, 2013 at 12:23 am #

    Great job it’s working on our oregano oil website at oreganooil.org. It’s the testimonial sidebar in the footer widget.


  29. Missca
    March 17, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    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…

  30. titi
    March 19, 2013 at 12:17 pm #


    To display in theme, change

    (the string is bad) to

  31. Emili
    April 19, 2013 at 9:32 am #

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

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

  32. Laura
    May 28, 2013 at 3:10 pm #


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


  33. Steve
    June 12, 2013 at 2:02 am #

    I’ve put the scroller at the bottom of this page but all I see is a few dots

  34. Delphine
    June 14, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

    How do I change the title “Announcement” to something else? Thanks!

    • Admin
      July 25, 2013 at 1:35 am #

      Please check widget setting option in the admin.

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