Introducing a new feature to allow you to make titles bold in your FeedWind widgets.
You can now make titles bold so they more visible to your users and/or match your website styling. It was already possible to bold titles by using a custom CSS but we thought it would be useful to many of our users to have simple On/Off functionality in the setup screen.
You can find out how to style fonts in our tutorial which has information about this new feature and other information about font styling. You can check out the new feature now by logging into your account and checking out the updated setup screen.
Here’s a quick preview of the new setup options and where to find them:
MAIN TITLE BOLD STYLING
This is found in the Feed Title section > Advanced settings.
FEED ITEM TITLE BOLD STYLING
This is found in the Feed Content section > Advanced settings.
If you need any assistance to make titles bold or any other aspect of FeedWind, please contact us contact us and we’ll be happy to help out!
The new FeedWind “Plus” plan
Today we are pleased to announce the release of a new subscription plan to allow you to save more widgets.
The new Plus plan is $179 per year and allows you to store up to 50 widgets (the Pro plan allows for 20). Now you can create even more widgets under one subscription account! You can find out more about our subscription plans at our FAQ page.
If you would like to check out the new Plus plan with a free 14-day trial, head on over to our subscriptions page.
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.
RSS SLIDESHOW BANNER EXAMPLE
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The RSS ticker (single-line) 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
|Height – (No of feed items)
||Maintains a single line tickertape
||As required – in px or responsive
||Ensure the title/content characters fit into one line. Otherwise, text wrapping occurs which requires a taller widget
||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.
||This is the only style which works for a news ticker widget layout
|Feed title characters
||Ensure the whole title fits on one line for the widget width you have specified
||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.
||This can be switched ON/OFF as required