Supported site building platforms

The FeedWind RSS widget is suitable for many popular site building platforms, both on and offline. We support many website building platforms. Here is a list of those we have successfully tested and created support articles for:

Online site building platforms / blogs

Desktop website building software

  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe SiteBuilder
  • Serif PagePlus
Online site building platforms come in various configurations with free, paid and freemium versions available. One of the features that can differentiate between a paid version and a free version is the availability of a HTML module – i.e. an input area (usually within the text editor, or a web building/code module where HTML can be pasted. The FeedWind code provided from our setup screen after a widget has been created and saved, is suitable for pasting into these input areas.

Make sure you paste our code into the right editor

The text editor found on many platforms has an alternative view which allows you to view/edit HTML. When the text editor supports HTML, these are usually available as a link from the editor menu which looks like one of these examples < >  or  </>  or   <HTML>   or  Source or in WordPress, the  Text tab of your page/post editor. When the editor opens, you will be able to paste the FeedWind code you have copied from the setup screen. If you attempt to copy the FeedWind code into a formatting editor (WYSIWIG-style editor), you will simply see the code displayed instead of the widget. The right editor must be used in order for FeedWind to work correctly. If you are not sure where to place your code in your site builder, please contact us and include the name of your site builder in the contact request details.

RSS slideshow banner

Using horizontal scroll, you can create RSS slideshow banners which use an RSS feed to supply the source slides. When used on a website as a banner, you can control the banner content using RSS feeds and have it update automatically with your latest media and content. You can also overlay logos and messages above your slideshow widget as in the example below. This RSS slideshow widget was created using HTML plus some inline CSS for the overlaid text, and a horizontal scroll widget in the background, using z-index: to control the layers. The feed is from a series of posts which simply contain images. The horizontal scrolling widget  in the example below uses the iFrame version of feedWind, but there are alternative solutions which can use the regular code.




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HTML RSS news ticker widget

The RSS ticker (single-line) widget

tickertape widget An RSS ticker widget consists of a single line of text scrolling horizontally. They are often used to display stock prices, exchange rates, latest news etc. This widget layout is based on the old teleprinter machines which printed text onto ticker tape, a narrow strip of paper on a roll.

What is an RSS ticker widget used for?

News ticker widgets are commonly used to display stock prices, exchange rates and news headlines; although they can also serve many other uses. They also use less screen space than a regular widget as the information displayed at any one time is limited to the width of the widget and only one line of characters. Ticker widgets make useful banners for other page elements too. The above example is a Reuters feed. It was created using this custom CSS which corrects the position of the time/date and applies a gradient background. The setup screen had these settings:

The following settings in the FeedWind setup screen Are important:

Setup page item Setting Notes
Height – (No of feed items) 1 Maintains a single line tickertape
Width As required – in px or responsive Ensure the title/content characters fit into one line. Otherwise, text wrapping occurs which requires a taller widget
Scroll type Horizontal A ticker widget requires horizontal scroll. It would be possible to create a vertical scrolling tickertape, however these are very limited in use as the content is more difficult for your users to read.
Style Text This is the only style which works for a news ticker widget layout
Feed title characters 100 Ensure the whole title fits on one line for the widget width you have specified
Display content Title only You could use “Content-only” too, but not Title+Content. This is because there would be a carriage return between the title and the content. In this example we are trying to fit the text into a single line within the widget width without text-wrapping.
Time/Date Off This can be switched ON/OFF as required