Create RSS Feed News Ticker, and add to Ning Bar!


Original Tip for Other platforms:


RSS Pump enables anyone to add an RSS Feed URL, and create widget code that will display the RSS Feed into a News Ticker styled output. It's too cool for grits! There are several customization options to choose from, when you create your widget code.


Warning: Before you install a News Ticker on your Ning site, as in any 3rd party script installed on the Ning platform - - if you ever notice their server being slow to load the RSS Feed, be sure to remove the code from your site. I've been using RSS Pump on Client sites for a long time, and never had any significant load time issues on Ning. But it will slow down your load time, due to the constant loading of the code.


Tip: BTW, a great way to check your page load times is on Pingdom.



  • First, let's create our RSS News Ticker, then we will add to the Ning Bar.
  • You can choose any valid RSS Feed URL. For example to display your Latest Activity RSS Feed in a News Ticker, use this URL, changing to your Ning domain:
  • After you grab the RSS Feed URL that you want to feed into a News Ticker styled output, Go to RSS Pump
  • Paste the RSS Feed URL under: 1. Add RSS Feeds
  • Click on Add.
  • Select your options.
  • I don't want to discourage supporting RSS Pump. However, if you have a business site you may want to make sure you uncheck the box for: Support! Otherwise Ads will be included in the stream. If you can allow an occasional Ad Link, please do.
  • The setting for Support! (showing Ads from RSS Pump) is su=0 to set it OFF.
  • Grab your RSS Feed Code (Ctrl + C or right-click copy)
  • Edit the code below, adding your RSS Feed Code where indicated.
  • You may need to adjust the width: 500px;
  • AddRSSFeedNewsTickertoNingBar.txt
  • Add to your Custom Code Box via: My Network/Tools/Custom Code.
  • Save, and done.


Ning Custom Code Example from Text File Above:

<!-- Start Add RSS Feed News Ticker to Ning Bar -->
<script type="text/javascript">
/* Insert RSS Feed News Ticker in NingBar */
if (typeof(x$) != 'undefined') {
var ningbar_rss = '<div style="clear: both; float: left; width: 500px; padding-top: 5px;">YOUR RSS FEED NEWS TICKER CODE, GOES HERE.</div>';
<!-- END RSS Feed News Ticker -->


Text Box or Other HTML Page Option:

  • Do not use the Custom Code above.
  • To add the RSS News Ticker to a Text Box or other HTML page, edit your box/page.
  • On the Ning platform, click on HTML button.
  • Copy/paste the widget code directly from, and click on SAVE.



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Just FYI, and not sure why it works for some RSS feeds and not for others; I tried the RSS Feed for my Latest Activity. It's matching for me: the RSS Pump version and the RSS Feed URL. It does start with the oldest and cycles from the 9th oldest (if you select the max) to the newest (1st).



I put my twitter username & only say "Loading..." excuse me Jen not work for twitter ?
i wait.. and not charge with Twitter help ? My Twitter Username is EscenaMexico

Sometimes RSS Pump hangs on "Loading..." and doesn't work properly. If you try later, it will probably work. I also tried with EscenaMexico, and it would not work. I will try again, too.



Thx Jen youre the best forever RESPECT i know you like flowers...



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