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



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.