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Life, the Universe, and Everything

News ticker inspired by the one on the BBC News website.


  • jQuery-based, lightweight and easy to use news ticker.
  • Configurable via configlet.

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To enable this product in a buildout-based installation:

  1. Edit your buildout.cfg and add collective.newsflash to the list of eggs to install

    eggs =

After updating the configuration you need to run ''bin/buildout'', which will take care of updating your system.

Go to the 'Site Setup' page in a Plone site and click on the 'Add-ons' link.

Check the box next to collective.newsflash and click the 'Activate' button.


You may have to empty your browser cache and save your resource registries in order to see the effects of the product installation.


After installing the product, you should get a viewlet at plone.abovecontent manager, with a link to manage flashes.

Clicking the " Click here to add one." link, or the pencil at the right, you should get a view for adding, modifying or removing news flashes, in an overlay, if your browser supports Javascript.

After clicking "Save", and reloading your site, you should get the news flashes rolling over the top section.

The News Ticker in action.


The product includes a configlet, which allows you to customize the news flash. Going to "Site Setup" -> "News Flash Settings" you can:

  • Change the title text.
  • Change the speed in which the text appears.
  • Change the time that the text remains in the screen.
  • Hide/Show a widget to control the texts flow.