WP News and Scrolling Widgets

Getting started with WP News and Scrolling Widgets

WP News and Scrolling Widgets add a Menu tab in WP Admin side with the name “News” where you can add a new News post, edit and delete. You can also add categories for News.
The below screen shows how to add a News post. You just click on “Add News” and an insert News title and contents as you add for WordPress post.

How to display and shortcodes

Display a News page is very simple. Just go to Pages-> add New and add page title i.e Our News and shortcode [sp_news].

Note: Please make sure that Permalink link should not be “/news” Otherwise all your news will go to archive page. You can give it other name like “/ournews, /latestnews etc”


1) Display News in a page (list view and grid view)
[sp_news limit="10"]

2) Display Latest News on Homepage/Frontpage in list view and grid view
[sp_news limit="3" grid="3"]

3) Display News post by category:
[sp_news category="category_id"]

Following are News Parameters:

  • Limit:
    [sp_news limit="10"]
    Display latest 10 News post and then pagination.

  • Pagination Type:
    [sp_news pagination_type="numeric"]
    Select the pagination type for news. i.e “numeric” OR “next-prev”.

  • Category:
    [sp_news category="401,50,60"]
    Display News post categories wise. You can pass multiple ids by comma separated.

  • Grid:
    [sp_news grid="2"]
    Display News in Grid formats.

  • Show Date:
    [sp_news show_date="false"]
    Display News date OR not. By default value is “true”. Options are “true OR false”.

  • Show Content:
    [sp_news show_content="true" ]
    Display News post Short content OR not. By default value is “true”. Options are “true OR false”.

  • Show Full Content:
    [sp_news show_full_content="true"]
    Display Full news content on main page if you do not want word limit. By default value is “false”.

  • Show Category Name:
    [sp_news show_category_name="true" ]
    Display News post category name OR not. By default value is “True”. Options are “ture OR false”.

  • Content Words Limit:
    [sp_news content_words_limit="30" ]
    Control News post short content Words limt. By default limit is 20 words.


Right now this plugin contains 3 Widgets.

  • Latest News Widget
  • Latest News Scrolling Widget
  • Latest News with thumb Widget

Widget Options are added like Show News date, Show News Categories, Select News Categories. Just got to Appearance -> Widget and select Widget.

Widgets News Scroll Setting

News widgets setting has given with options IE. Widget Scrolling Direction, Number of news visible at a time, Enter delay, Enter speed.

Updated On 26 Oct 2016