Add a Scrolling Text Ticker to Drupal

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Add Scrolling Text Ticker to Drupal

An OSTraining member asked us how to setup scrolling text in Drupal.

They wanted to create a CNN / BBC-style news site, with a breaking news ticker.

We recommended the ScrollText module, and I'm going to show you how to use it.

  • Download and install the ScrollText module.
  • Under the OTHER category in the modules list you will find ScrollText. Enable ScrollText save the changes.

Setting the location for the ScrollText block

  • Go to Structure > Blocks.
  • BFind ScrollText and drag it above Main page content.
  • Scroll to the bottom and save blocks.
Setting the location for the ScrollText Display
  • At this point, you won't see anything. If you have content, you can see the ScrollText going access the top of the of the main content region. 
Refresh the site and review the ScrollText

Configuring ScrollText

If you need to make changes to the default ScrollText display, go to Configuration > ScrollText.

Perhaps the most important configuration option is "Source Type". You can set this to the content type or view name you want to use for your scrolling text.

Configuring ScrollText

About the author

Daniel is a web designer from UK, who's a friendly and helpful part of the support team here at OSTraining.