How Do You Add Marquee to Your Joomla Website?

Some of our clients come to us with requests to add a marquee to their Joomla website. Although we always want to have more work, we tell them to do this themselves. Why? Because it’s really easy!

All you need to do is to add the following to the text that you want to have scroll over the screen:

– For a horizontal marquee:

<marquee direction="right">Your Text Goes Here</marquee>

– For a vertical marquee:

<marquee direction="down">Your Text Goes Here</marquee>

Note that for direction, you can have the values of right (scrolling horizontally from left to right), left (scrolling horizontally from right to left), up (scrolling vertically from the bottom to the top), and down (scrolling vertically from the top to the bottom)

Now, what if you want to add the a marquee across the board (on every page), instead of just one page? At this point, you can should use a module to do this. We can help you to do it ourselves if you want.

A popular demand is a marquee that will display the latest articles at the top of the page, with a link to every article. Again, we can do this for you, it’ll take us 2 hours to configure and install our company-developed module to your website. Please check our fees to see how much that would cost you, and, if you want us to do the job, then all you have to do is (you’ve guessed it) contact us! We’re there for you 24/7/365!

Note: You may have a problem adding the <marquee> tag to your editor (whether you are using Joomla 1.5 or 1.6), because after saving, your editor will strip out the marquee tag. In this case, you need to change the settings for the specific Joomla user to remove all security checks when adding/editing content (which means that the user will be able to insert any kind of  HTML code he wants). If all else fails, then install Jumi.

2 Responses to “How Do You Add Marquee to Your Joomla Website?”
  1. Comment by Wale — January 3, 2013 @ 10:08 am

    I tested this tutorial, it does not work. I even tried toggle editor in joomla module. All to no avail. Please is there anything I’m missing. For example I inserted this (Your Text Goes Here)in an article and it comes out clearly with the code without any scrolling

  2. Comment by Fadi — January 23, 2013 @ 10:03 am

    Hi Wale,

    It should work. Check if you’re missing the marquee tags…

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