In this tutorial, I will show you how to display single or multiple RSS feeds using SimplePie in your WordPress theme in a news ticker style format using the jQuery news ticker script. If you want to link to your blog content try this tutorial. If you want to add a news ticker to a website that doesn’t use WordPress primarily but features a WordPress powered blog section then try this tutorial.

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Having a basic understanding of the structure of WP themes, PHP, HTML and CSS is recommended but not essential.


Updated 16th February 2016
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Upload the JS, Images and CSS folder to your theme directory. Add the following code to functions.php. Remember to add your URL(s). As a guide I have included comments to help you understand.

You can call the function by adding the following to your theme file, ie; index.php.


Can I change any of the news ticker settings?

The jQuery news ticker comes with options that you can change in the function wow_jq_enews_execute()


If you are having any problems with the script or have any questions then please feel free to contact me.