WEBFI-WordPress-How to Add a News Ticker in WordPress

News tickers can be seen on most television networks to highlight breaking news or daily trends. Your site can have its own news ticker to highlight anything you want. In this video, we will show you how to add a news ticker in WordPress.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

Start by installing and activating the Ditty News Ticker plugin.

Go to the newly added News Ticker Menu item to start configuring the plugin.

Here you can add a name, ticker text, and a link.

You can add as many ticker items as you like to each ticker.

The scroll settings and the way the ticker moves can also be edited here.

Take the shortcode to add the ticker to a post, page, or widget.

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  • Brad Spalding on July 16, 2014

    Short and sweet! Thanks for the quick WP tip!

  • James Clark on December 18, 2014

    Handy. Should be easy to add this in a header.

  • andre lefebvre on December 21, 2014

    I've tried for two (2) days to have Ditty show but it's not working. I inserted the generated code in my template, in the header, exactly as instructed. Even the shortcode isn't outputting anything beside a blank box. Is this a limitation of the FREE one?

  • Jasvinder Chopra on August 8, 2015


  • Mark E Pugliano on April 3, 2016

    very nice ty

  • Economic Observatory on April 16, 2016

    i prefere ticker latest post not comment

  • angelalmalaq on February 10, 2017

    it dont call the last post ?
    also can we pu it in header without pass by widgets !
    i try it and its nor perfect !

  • Sportswave TV on September 5, 2019

    While this was useful, I want to know how to install a sports ticker as a scroll bar for the top of the page.

  • Victoria Alfred-Smythe on September 28, 2019

    Thank you

  • jabulani400 on October 2, 2020

    is it possible also making the titles moving from down to up and inside of a bigger box? (similar as ending credits in movie)

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