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Widgets for wp.com blogs: 9 – scrolling messages

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• General background: The gigya shortcode 3 – widgets.
• Paste shortcode into text widget (or html post/page editor); check my post on sidebar width.
• May not display correctly in Explorer – use at your own risk (till Explorer learns to behave, or till users learn not to use Explorer).

LCD 1


Resizable; four color options.

Shortcode:

[gigya src="http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg294/wafpaf/ticker/swf/ticker4.swf?namer=MESSAGE+HERE" quality="high" width="400" height="80" ]

Replace ticker4 with ticker1/ticker2/ticker3 for white/red/yellow text.
Message must be short (up to 18 characters).

Page 2: LCD 2
Page 3: LCD 3
Page 4: Wavy scroller
Page 5: Zodiac signs
Page 6: Other scrollers

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23 thoughts on “Widgets for wp.com blogs: 9 – scrolling messages

  1. Wouaah! On en rêvait, Panos l’a fait! :P C’est très amusant. Merci, petit prince du code magique. Bon dimanche. Gros bisou ♥

    Posted by lilmaouz | November 27, 2010, 05:53
  2. If I were a fan of blinking, scrolling messages, I’d be shaking both your hands right about now. But I have a headache and must lie down. ;-)

    Posted by Jennifer | November 27, 2010, 12:07
  3. It’s great that you keep on offering us new opportunities. Some like ‘em and some not – but it’s great to know that they are available for wp.com.

    Posted by Netty Gritty | November 27, 2010, 14:17
  4. @lilmaouz: Il y aura plus! Bon dimanche etc. etc.!

    @Jennifer: If you’re not a fan, then some of the blinkety-blinks I’ll publish next might give you a headache!

    @NG: Yes, I wouldn’t ever use all that stuff, but they’re all gadgets I’ve seen users ask for (either in the forum or here).

    Posted by Panos | November 27, 2010, 15:05
  5. I know what you mean….

    Posted by Netty Gritty | November 27, 2010, 17:26
  6. form function phrase
    chaos illustrated
    words in sequences
    sequences sequestered
    untended associations
    I’ll try once

    Posted by Tess | November 27, 2010, 17:35
  7. Tess Expressed
    a quotation from Samuel Beckett about form, chaos, and art.
    27 Nov. post. —Just playing around with the way scrolling words add an element of time to ‘print’ in a way different from spoken words.

    Posted by Tess | November 28, 2010, 15:45
  8. Ah. Sorry, I’m not in shape…

    Posted by Panos | November 28, 2010, 19:11
  9. hi panos , i tried a scrolling messages in my test blog and even if i change the width from 400 to 1,000 it will only scroll 5 or 6 word’s
    [gigya src="http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg294/wafpaf/ticker/swf/ticker4.swf?namer=MESSAGE+HERE" quality="high" width="400" height="80" ]

    Posted by harrythehandyman | January 1, 2011, 23:22
  10. [gigya src="http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg294/wafpaf/ticker/swf/ticker4.swf?namer=THANK+YOU" quality="high" width="180" height="40"]

    Posted by arif | January 2, 2011, 16:57
  11. Best Tips..I Like it

    Posted by RAJA SHIO | January 4, 2011, 05:22
  12. Hi and Happy New Year!

    @harry: Yes, unfortunately most of these things have a limit to the number of characters they can accommodate. Changing the dimensions changes the overall size only (if the widget is resizable).

    @arif & RS: You’re welcome!

    Posted by Panos | January 4, 2011, 09:41
  13. ok panos thank you

    Posted by harrythehandyman | January 4, 2011, 21:18
  14. You’re welcome, Harry – sorry I don’t have a solution.

    Posted by Panos | January 6, 2011, 16:15
  15. Is there any way to get a scrolling message across the header in the INove theme? Thanks for all your great work! I’ve been able to use a lot of your stuff.

    Posted by Josh Paunil | July 22, 2011, 19:57
  16. No, because it can’t be exactly positioned – see here:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/12/15/position-absolute-pt-2/
    Best thing you can do is put it up top in the sidebar.

    Posted by Panos | July 23, 2011, 04:49
  17. Thanks your response, I appreciate all the stuff you’ve posted on here, I didn’t even know a lot of it was possible!

    Posted by Josh Paunil | July 25, 2011, 06:25
  18. For some reason the whole message isn’t displayed, only part of it is, is there a character limit or something?

    Posted by Josh Paunil | July 25, 2011, 12:29
  19. You’re welcome. Yes, most of these gadgets have a character limit. Which one did you try?

    Posted by Panos | July 25, 2011, 14:22
  20. I tried LCD 1, about to try the rest to see which has the longest character limit!

    Posted by Josh Paunil | July 26, 2011, 08:20
  21. When I try LCD 3, only the first letter of each word shows up (on iNove), do you know why?

    Posted by Josh Paunil | July 26, 2011, 08:31
  22. LCD1 seems to be limited to 18 characters, LCD3 to 22. LCD2 seems unlimited. Didn’t try the other three.

    As for your second question, I didn’t know but I do now: it displays capitals only.

    Posted by Panos | July 26, 2011, 11:11

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