A simple breaking news bar that monitors a chosen category and is displayed via a shortcode.
|Author:||Edeneye (profile at wordpress.org)|
|WordPress version required:||3.0.1|
|WordPress version tested:||3.9.2|
|Added to WordPress repository:||04-09-2014|
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
|Total downloads:||1 484|
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Breaking Bar is a simple plugin which monitors any chosen category for posts. If there are posts in that category, the plugin displays (via the [breaking-bar] shortcode) a prominent bar with the latest post from that category. If there are no posts in the chosen category, Breaking Bar stays hidden. Once the shortcode is in place, this allows editors and authors to add posts to the Breaking Bar simply by properly categorizing the post.
Current options include:
- Category selection
- A text field for a custom label, (e.g. "Breaking" or "Latest")
- Color options for background, label(text) and link
How do I get the Breaking Bar to show up on my site?
Be sure the plugin is loaded and activated. In the plugin’s settings, be sure to select the desired category for
Breaking Bar to monitor for posts. Also make sure at least one post has that category assigned to it. Place the
[breaking-bar] shortcode wherever you want the Breaking Bar to appear.
- Initial release