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Sharepoint News Carousel Web Part



News Carousel Web Part
The News Carousel Web Part displays the most recent announcements of a Sharepoint "Annoucements" List and thus gives much better visibility to new announcements published anywhere within the current site collection or web application.
The News Carousel Web Part displays the announcement title (linked to the announcement entry), the first few words, the author and the post date and an optional image.

The Web Part can be used with Windows Sharepoint Services V3, MOSS 2007, Sharepoint 2010,  Sharepoint 2013 and Sharepoint 2016 (both Server and Foundation).

The following parameters can be configured:
  • Number of announcements to be displayed
  • Custom CSS styles
  • Number of words to be displayed per post
  • Rotation speed

Product Price     
News Carousel Web Part for SP 2007 and 2010
30 Day Evaluation Version (Release 1.1.5) 
Free download..
News Carousel Web Part for SP 2013
30 Day Evaluation Version (Release 1.1.5) 
Free download..
News Carousel Web Part for SP 2016
30 Day Evaluation Version (Release 1.1.5) 
Free download..
News Carousel Web Part License Key
per Server License
Includes 1 year technical support
USD 150.00
Deployment Instructions for SP 2010 download..
Deployment Instructions for SP 2013/2016 download..



Installation Instructions:
  1. download the News Carousel Web Part Installation Instructions (PDF file, see above) 
  2. either install the web part manually or deploy the feature to your server/farm as described in the instructions.
  3. Configure the following Web Part properties in the Web Part Editor "Miscellaneous" pane section as needed:

    • Site Name:
      Enter the name of the site that contains the List or Library:
      - leave this field empty if the List is in the current site (eg. the Web Part is placed in the same site)
      - Enter a "/" character if the List is contained in the top site
      - Enter a path if the List in in a subsite of the current site (eg. in the form of "current site/subsite")

    • List Name:
      Enter the name of the desired Sharepoint List or Library
      Example: Announcements

    • View Name:
      Optionally enter the desired List View of the list specified above. A List View allows you to specify specific data filtering and sorting.
      Leave this field empty if you want to use the List default view.

    • Title Field Name:
      enter the column name of the column that contains the item title (Default="Title").

    • Link URL Field Name:
      optionally enter the name of the column containing the item hyperlink.

    • Body Field Name:
      enter the column name of the column that contains the item body text (Default="Body").

    • Max. nbr. of words displayed:
      Enter the maximum number of words to be displayed in the body text.

    • Nbr. of Items displayed:
      Enter the desired maximum number of announcements  to be displayed simultaneously (Default=3)

    • Nbr. of Items to scroll:
      Enter the desired number of items to be scrolled (Default=1)

    • Items Rotation speed:
      Enter the desired time in seconds to advance the items. Enter "0" to suppress the item rotation.

    • Open Links in new Window:
      opens the links to the announcements in a popup dialog window (only available for Sharepoint 2010, Sharepoint 2013 and 2016).

    • Web Part CSS Style:
      Enter the desired CSS styles to format the web part. You can apply multiple CSS styles separated by semicolons.
      Example: width:640px

    • Title CSS Style:
      Enter the desired CSS styles to format the item titles. You can apply multiple CSS styles separated by semicolons.
      Example: font:11pt Segoe UI;font-weight:bold

    • Text CSS Style:
      Enter the desired CSS styles to format the item body text. You can apply multiple CSS styles separated by semicolons.
      Example: font:9pt Segoe UI

    • Column Width:
      enter the desired width of the columns in pixels (Default=250).

    • Image Height:
      enter the desired height of the thumbnail images in pixels (Default=125).

    • License Key:
      enter your Product License Key (as supplied after purchase of the News Carousel Web Part license).
      Leave this field empty if you are using the evaluation version.



 

Please enter a comment below if you have problems with the installation, want to give feedback or have suggestions for improvements:

User Comments Post a Comment 

MikeZz  
6/23/2017 17:34 
You specifically mention Announcments list but do have a property to change that. I was just wondering if it has to be a specific content type or list template ID or can it really be pointed to just about anything?

Thanks
Juerg  
6/24/2017 13:59 
MikeZz,
you actually can point the web part to any type of list (eg. the list does not need to be based on the “Announcements” list template).
Nick  
6/26/2017 15:22 
Hi, What is the text behind the options. basically i would like to understand how to display a picture with the news article.
Thanks
Nick
Juerg  
6/26/2017 17:02 
Nick,
if the web part is pointed at a Sharepoint Picture Library then it displays the corresponding picture. If it points to a list, it then by default displays the first attached picture. You also can use a "Hyperlink or Picture" column to define the pictures and then enter the name of your column into the web part's "Options" setting:

picturecolumn=yourColumnName
Daniel  
6/30/2017 10:26 
Hi,
Is there a way to change the spacing between the columns?
Juerg  
6/30/2017 12:52 
Daniel,
yes, please add the below to the web part’s „Options“ setting to override the default 14px spacing:

css=.AENewsCarouselItem {margin:10px}

(change the value as needed).
Luke  
7/3/2017 10:38 
Is it possible to use this with a blog? I'm looking for a better way to display blog articles on our Intranet homepage.
Juerg  
7/3/2017 13:48 
Luke,
yes, you can point the News Carousel web part to a blog posts list.
Please enter then (relative) URL of your blog site into the “Site Name” setting (as eg. “/OurBlog”) and then enter “Posts” into the “List Name” setting.
Graeme Pretty  
7/7/2017 08:19 
Hi, I have inserted this webpart into my homepage, SP2013, and points to a list etc. But when I click on the image or Title (link) or (read more) link, nothing happens. Am I missing something here? I expected it to show the display page for the announcement. Thanks.
Juerg  
7/10/2017 11:57 
Graeme,
we have now added support for publishing pages on Sharepoint 2013 (which allows to open the links in a Sharepoint dialog window).
Please re-download the web part and then update the web part solution.
Beth  
7/25/2017 19:38 
It has picture height, but what about width? Some of them are wider and it's chopping them off, didn't know if they could shrink to show the whole image?
Juerg  
7/26/2017 12:21 
Beth,
the web part fits the image into the available space (as defined by the "Column Width" and Image Height" settings) and preserving the image aspect ratio.
Thus if an image is much wider than tall (as eg. a typical banner image), it will be cropped horizontally.
Tom Benjamin  
8/11/2017 02:38 
Can you render HTML within the items? I'd like links within the content to work, and lists.
Also wondering how you get the individual colours per item, is there a colour column option?
Thanks,
Tom
Juerg  
8/11/2017 10:54 
Tom,
you can assign individual background colors by adding a new column named “Color” to your Sharepoint list.
The body text preserves the HTML formatting if the “Max. nbr. of words displayed” setting is set to “0” (eg. the text is not being truncated).
Lil S  
8/12/2017 01:45 
Do you know if this webpart can be used with SharePoint Online/O365?
Juerg  
8/12/2017 13:35 
Lil,
there is currently no Office365 version, but it is scheduled for Q4 2017.

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