Breaking Bar

A simple breaking news bar that monitors a chosen category and is displayed via a shortcode.

Author:Edeneye (profile at
WordPress version required:3.0.1
WordPress version tested:3.9.2
Plugin version:1.0.0
Added to WordPress repository:04-09-2014
Last updated: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.
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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