Wanted to create a CNN / BBC-style news site, with a breaking news ticker.

We recommended the ScrollText module, and I’m going to show you how to use it.

  • Download and install the ScrollText module.
  • Under the OTHER category in the modules list you will find ScrollText. Enable ScrollText save the changes.

How to Add a Scrolling Text Ticker in Drupal?

Setting the location for the ScrollText block

  • Go to Structure > Blocks.
  • Find ScrollText and drag it above Main page content.
  • Scroll to the bottom and save blocks.
How to Add a Scrolling Text Ticker in Drupal?
  • At this point, you won’t see anything. If you have content, you can see the ScrollText going access the top of the of the main content region.
How to Add a Scrolling Text Ticker in Drupal?

Configuring ScrollText

If you need to make changes to the default ScrollText display, go to Configuration > ScrollText.

Perhaps the most important configuration option is “Source Type”. You can set this to the content type or view name you want to use for your scrolling text.

How to Add a Scrolling Text Ticker in Drupal?
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