How to Do Scrolling Marquee Messages on a Joomla Website

Written by finn mccuhil
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Joomla is a content management system software package that allows users with little or no knowledge of HTML to create professional-looking websites. By making use of preprogrammed templates and plug-in modules, a novice webmaster can input custom content and publish a site in a matter of hours. If you learn a few HTML basics, it is possible to add slightly more advanced features like scrolling marquees to a website in just a few steps.

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  1. 1

    Open the Joomla administration screen in a browser.

  2. 2

    Select "Template Manager" from the "Extensions" drop-down menu in the main menu bar.

  3. 3

    Click the name of the currently installed template on the Template Manager screen.

  4. 4

    Click the "Edit HTML" button on the upper right of the "Template:[Change]" screen.

  5. 5

    Insert the text for the marquee message into the code immediately after the <head> tag. For example: <marquee>This is my scrolling message.</marquee>.

  6. 6

    Click the "Save" button on the upper right of the editing screen. After the changes are saved, the marquee will appear the next time the page is loaded in the browser.

Tips and warnings

  • This example inserts the scrolling message at the top of the main Web page. You can place a scrolling message anywhere on a site by inserting the tags with an HTML editor.

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