After searching forever and trying various things online, I finally figured out how to have that scrolling box in your text box widgets. I wanted to use it for showing off the buttons of my favorite websites without the list taking up a ton of space in my sidebar. So the solution I was searching for? Using a space of 2 or 3 buttons and having all of my favorite buttons scroll through it. Please note you could do this with text or any other combination of graphics too. So after trying several complicated combinations of html, java, and even a couple plugins….this is what I discovered that WORKS! Go figure!
You enter the text box in your sidebar as you would normally.
Before the text/graphics that you want to scroll you place the code:
<marquee direction=”Up” scrollamount=”2″>
Note: I don’t know why, but when I publish here it always takes my quotation marks and makes them slant, but they need to be plain up and down ones to work…I always write my HTML code in Notepad (it keeps it plain) and then copy and paste over to WordPress.
Yes, you can change the Up to Down (I think) and the Scrollamount refers to the speed that the text/graphics will scroll. With 1 being the slowest and 10 (I think) being the fastest.
At the end of the test/graphics that you want to scroll you place the following code:
Now how simple is that?
As of press time I have an example over there on the right.
Need help? Please feel free to comment or email me.
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