Simple Posts Ticker – Easy, Lightweight & Flexible


The Simple Posts Ticker plugin brings a lightweight, flexible and easy way to configure news ticker plugin to WordPress website. This plugin adds scrolling horizontal posts tickers to your site. It can be use as shortcode or PHP codes. You can customize every setting of this plugin in the admin dashboard.

Advantages of this plugin

  • Lightweight jQuery.
  • CSS Ticker Animation.
  • Easy to configuration.
  • Multi Post Support.
  • Full RTL Support.
  • Custom Post Types support.
  • Select post by date/modified date or randomly.
  • Select posts by their category.
  • Option to show a label before ticker.
  • Option to customize all and everything.
  • Supports localization.

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Shortcode instructions

Using default settings: [spt-posts-ticker]

You can use some attributes to override the original settings. Please see plugin settings for detailed shortcode attributes.


  • This plugin is fully compatible with WordPress Version 4.6 and beyond and also compatible with any WordPress theme.




  • Ticker Demo
  • Post Type Options
  • Label Options
  • Configure Ticker
  • Customize Styles
  • Others Settings
  • Shortcode Info
  • Tools


  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’
  2. Search for ‘Simple Posts Ticker’ and install it.
  3. Or you can upload the simple-posts-ticker folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory manually.
  4. Activate Simple Posts Ticker from your Plugins page.
  5. After activation go to ‘Settings > Simple Posts Ticker’.
  6. Configure settings according to your need and save changes.


How to add this to your site?

If you want to add this somewhere else on your site, like header, footer, sidebar, etc, then probably the easiest way is to go to Appearance, Widgets, and place a text widget somewhere in your layout, and use the shortcode in that.

Is this plugin support custom post types?

Yes. this plugin automatically detects all custom post types and shows all of them as a drop down in plugin settings. You need to just select it from plugin settings.


February 7, 2023
This plugin is easy to use and full of all functions all I need. It's really helpful to me. Thanks!!
November 27, 2020
I have try a lot of plugins, but always not good enough, only this pluging is amazing, is has all options I need. Thanks for this smallweight Plugin and your great work.I Send you a coffee.
May 31, 2020
Had some initial issues which I was able to resolve by uninstalling and reinstalling. It may have been user error or a plugin conflict. At any rate since then it is working as described in the documentation. Very pleased with the simplicity and ease of set up. Many thanks for a very useful plugin!
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Contributors & Developers

“Simple Posts Ticker – Easy, Lightweight & Flexible” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



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Release Date: September 2, 2023

  • Added: Input Sanitization.
  • Updated: JS Libraries.
  • Tested upto WordPress v6.3.


Release Date: March 23, 2020

  • Added: WPML Compatibility.
  • Tested upto WordPress v5.4.


Release Date: December 21, 2019

  • Added: It is now possible to use multiple posts type in a single ticker.
  • Added: Include & Exclude shortcode parameters to include and exclude posts respectively.
  • Improved: Query Input using sanitization.


Release Date: December 20, 2019

  • Added: New shortcode paarameters css_class & ticker_loop.
  • Improved: The Marquee script loading mechanism.
  • Improved: The Compatibility with RTL websites.
  • Improved: Compatibility with WordPress jQuery.
  • Fixed: Some duplicate CSS classes.
  • Fixed: Plugin settings JS Warning in Browser Console.


Release Date: December 10, 2019

  • Added: Option to set Post Info position.
  • Improved: Marquee loading time.
  • Improved: Post Query Mechanism.
  • Improved: Admin UI.
  • Improved: Custom CSS Output.
  • Fixed: Wrong Tooltip text.
  • Fixed: Minor Plugin settings JS problem.


Release Date: December 9, 2019

  • NEW: Ticker Post Type.
  • Improvement: Added option to enable/disable links.
  • Improvement: Admin UI.
  • Improvement: Uninstallation Process.


Release Date: December 8, 2019

IMPORTANT: Please reconfigure the plugin settings after successful plugin update.

  • NEW: RTL Support.
  • Improvement: This plugin will now use jQuery Marquee Plugin.
  • Improvement: Admin Settings become more user friendly now.
  • Improvement: It is now possible to Import or Export plugin settings.
  • Fixed: Some minor CSS issues.
  • Fixed: Some broken links.
  • Fixed: Some untranslated strings.
  • Removed: Some unnessary files.
  • Compatibility with WordPress 5.3.
  • Other minor improvements and fixes.

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