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Is this easy to install in a existing Joomla-template?

Default-user

The ticker is not a Joomla plugin, it is a standalone HTML, CSS and JavaScript project. I have not worked with Joomla, I am not familiar with how their system works and if you can add such a standalone project or if it needs to be a Joomla plugin to work. You should try searching on their site about it.

Regards.

Hello, first of all thanks for that great plugin: clean code and detailed guide.

I’m experiencing problems with text-lenght!

My first text line is particularly long; i’ve tryied to load the contents through an RSS/Atom, but the problem it’s the same if i use the normal “li” tags in the main page. Example: wait for the first news to end, it seems “truncated”; also, the following second isn’t immediately close to the first, but appears after few seconds:

http://www.air-accidents.com/mticker.html

Please help!

Default-user

Hi,

Just yesterday a new update has been implemented. The issue that you are having might already be fixed in the updated files. Can you please download the new files and let me know if you are still having an issue ?

Thank you.

MrSnowDrop

Perfect, issues perfectly fixed! Five stars!

A series of updates have been implemented:

  • Improved the way that the layout works.
    • Improved the layout behaviour when the ticker is responsive.
    • Fixed an issue in page layouts with subpixel precision.
    • Fixed an issue with the news items stacking on top of each other.
  • Added a new setting to specify the target page of links for loaded content.
  • Added a new setting to specify the path to the Twitter loading file.
  • Updated the files and instructions with the new Twitter API key names.
  • Updated the initialization code.
  • Updated the guide.
  • Updated jQuery to the newest version.
    tijewom Purchased

    Very good job :) I tried your script with twitter, it works great shame that there is not the time and date of the post

    Default-user

    Hi, thanks for your compliments and feedback. I will definitely think about adding more settings to the Twitter functionality to display the tweets date and time in a future update.

    Regards.

    Hi there, can I pay you to take a look and see if you can insert this onto a .php page I’m using without interrupting any of the other functions? I can’t seem to do it without messing up something else happening on the page. Thanks!

    Default-user

    Hi,

    I can take a look over your page, for free, see the implementation, see if there are any errors, problems and give you feedback, but I do not have time to do the implementation work for you.

    You can send me the link to your page by using the contact form from my profile page, or the contact email specified in the ticker files, and I will get back to you.

    Regards.

    Thanks for this!

    I knew this was a longshot but… I’m looking for a solution to create a news ticker on our CMS managed website. There is a field where I can insert raw HTML and JavaScript and I want to put it in there. Any ideas? Or is this not possible?

    Many thanks.

    Default-user

    Hi,

    It is impossible for me to know for sure what will work on your CMS, I think that you will know better how your CMS works but if the ticker HTML, CSS and JavaScript codes are added to the page, then the ticker should be functioning without any problem.

    Regards.

    Default-user

    Thanks for your speedy reply. I have very limited control over what I can do to the pages. I basically ‘add content’ which creates a module where I can write raw HTML and JavaScript… that’s it! Maybe I’m doing something wrong…

    Default-user

    It is very hard for me to say for sure, you know more than I do. But, as I have said, the ticker is made of HTML, CSS and JavaScript code. If you can add the code on the page, then the ticker should work.

    Also, there are images the the ticker uses, for the icons on the buttons and the bullet on the news items. The image files will need to be on the server as well.

    It is hard for me to believe that a CMS won’t allow CSS code or uploading images, because these are very basic needs for a webpage. It isn’t much of a CMS if it does not allow basic needs.

    Regards.

    where i have tu put the rss link to show the news ??

    Default-user

    You can put it where you want and then supply the path to the file in the “feedUrl” setting of the initialization code.

    Regards.

    Hi, Is the scroll goes trl? I need this feature to buy. Thanks

    Default-user

    What do you mean by “trl” ?

    Regards.

    how do i add the natural feed from phpbb forum to this script, i’m trying but not getting thru

    Default-user

    I haven’t worked with the phpbb forum and I don’t know what the natural feed consists of or how it functions. But you can display the data in the ticker after getting it from phpbb in 2 ways: either write the HTML code and then initialize the ticker or load data through a simple XML file (with RSS format).

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Regards.

    I can’t get it to work with the rss feed: http://respario.accuweatherchannel.com/adcbin/digitalsignage/get_feed_data_2.asp?feed=newshealth

    I’ve used that feed on another ticker with no trouble. Tcker just goes blank white. Please help!

    Default-user

    Hi,

    I can help but I will need to take a look over the page where you implemented it. Please send me the link to where I can see it, either on the contact email, if you would like for it not to be in a public place, or simply post it here and I will get back to you with feedback.

    Regards.

    Default-user

    sending you a private message now.

    zag164 Purchased

    Just purchased but disappointed to find I need to a php server to stream twitter feeds. There is no mention of this requirement on the About page – you should really mention this there.

    My project is ASP.NET MVC. What does the PHP file have to return please?

    Default-user

    Sorry for the confusion, I will add a note of this on the description page.

    The PHP files are used to communicate with the Twitter API and retrieve the requested data from the Twitter servers. Server side code such as PHP is necessary because of the authentication requirement when working with the Twitter API.

    There are 2 PHP files: “TwitterAPIExchange.php” and “twitter.php”.

    “TwitterAPIExchange.php” is a general tool for making Twitter API calls. It communicates with the Twitter API and returns a JSON object with data. This is an MIT licensed file and more information about it can be found here: https://github.com/j7mbo/twitter-api-php

    “twitter.php” uses the above file to retrieve the data requested by the ticker. It supplies the authentication info and specifies exactly what data to be retrieved.

    You can search online for a similar tool for ASP like the “TwitterAPIExchange.php” or try translating it yourself. The file is commented and not very long. I would translate it myself and offer both versions but I do not know ASP. (If you do decide to translate it, maybe you can offer it to the guys at https://github.com/j7mbo/twitter-api-php to publish it for similar people that need an ASP version of this tool.)

    Then, if you have this communication tool, you can replicate the simple “twitter.php” request file in ASP and everything should be working.

    Also, in the JavaScript initialization code of the ticker, you will need to point to the new file:

    twitterLoadingFile: “modern-ticker/asp/twitter.asp”

    Regards.

    Hello

    Im trying to connect to a rrs link, but nothing happens, why?

    My testing link: http://altodesign.pt/rssatom/rss-atom.html

    The link im trying to connect: feed://feeds.dn.pt/DN-Ultimas

    Regards

    Default-user

    Don’t put the “feed://” in the link, just the “feeds.dn.pt/DN-Ultimas”, there is where the RSS file is.

    Regards.

    Hi there,

    Few things i would like to know before purchase: a. I hope this can be adapted to wordpress b. The news shown needn’t be posts, right? c. Can i change the NEWS to QUOTES? d. Can i place this ticker anywhere in the site?

    Thanks, Sajeev, India

    Default-user

    Hi,

    Regarding your questions:

    a. This is not a Wordpress plugin, it is a standalone HTML and JavaScript project. It cannot be simply loaded into Wordpress, you will have to create the plugin using these standalone files, if you want to use it on Wordpress.

    b. I don’t understand what you mean here. Do you mean Wordpress posts ? If so, like I have mentioned this project is not related to Wordpress. But the news are simple HTML elements with text in them. Anything that creates these elements for the ticker works.

    c. Are you referring to the “NEWS” text to be changed to “QUOTES” text ? If so, then yes, every customization is possible.

    d. Yes, the ticker can be placed anywhere in the site.

    Regards.

    Default-user

    Thank you for the answers. I was actually looking for a plugin.

    Hi,

    I’m trying to use this ticker in conjunction with Sharepoint RSS feeds and have the following issue:
    • I have a list containing two type of news alerts. I create a view for each type. Each type also has its own RSS feed (with a unique URL). When using this URL in the modern-news-ticker, it displays both types of news alerts and not just the type defined by the view for that particular URL. Does anyone know why?
    • As soon as the available RSS entries have been read (2), the modern-news-ticker displays undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefined etc. Does anyone know why?
    Default-user

    Hi,

    I don’t understand from your message what exactly you are talking about. I am not familiar with Sharepoint RSS and I don’t understand what you mean by types of news alerts and by different views. Is it possible to post a link to where I can look over your implementation ? If so, then I can give you feedback as to what the problem might be.

    Regards.

    GreenDesignsNL

    Unfortunately this concerns an internal network which is not accessible from outside. Don’t worry – I’ll try to fix this myself or possibly get a refund as it is not working as it should.

    Default-user

    If you cannot give me a link for me to look over, then the only way that I can help you is if you detail for me exactly the things that you are trying to do, step by step, with clear information, maybe screenshots, and we will continue from there.

    The ticker is working well. If there are problems on your end, on your specific project, then it is something specific to you. It is hard for me to specify exactly what the problem is in your internal network without knowing more about what you are trying to do.

    If you want to send me specific, detailed information, screenshots that you don’t want to put in a public, you can use the contact email, contact@creativetier.com.

    Regards.

    I am very happy with the documentation included with this code. My question is with loading from RSS feeds. Do I have to specify a feedCount in order for the ticker to work correctly? My feed will not always have the same amount of items.

    Default-user

    I will be making an update soon to account for having variable number of news items. In the meantime, you can send me a contact email and I will send you the new JavaScript file right away.

    Regards.

    @GreenDesignNL I have found you will get the “undefinedundefinedundefinedundefined…” when the feedCount is higher than the number of items in the feed you are accessing.

    Default-user

    This issue will be fixed in an update soon.

    Regards.

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