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Newsbox Rotator 

Newsbox Rotator is a newsbox plugin for CMSimple. 


  • Unlimited number of rotating news in the same box
  • Many rotation effects based on jQuery plugins cycles and easing.
  • Integration to Page_params plugins "Published" option (not published news are not visible in Newsbox Rotator box).
  • Switch to next news on page change (requires cookies).
  • Rotations pauses when the mouse is held over Newsbox Rotator area
  • Scheduling of each news (trough Page_params plugin).
  • Newsrotator use cookies to track rotation progress between pages. If disabled newsrotator will start with 1. news after each page change.

Table of Content

  1. License and purchase
  2. Installation
  3. Configuration
  4. Compatibility
  5. History
  6. Known problems
  7. Future development
  8. Acknowledgement
  9. Disclaimer

1. License and purchase


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2. Installation

Newsbox Rotator requires a preinstalled pluginloader and jQuery plugin (both included in CMSimple_XH core distribution package version 1.4.1 and higher).

Download and uncompress newsrotator.zip 
Upload the entire newsrotator directory to  your "plugins" directory. 

To activate insert  <?php echo newsrotator();?>   in the file template.htm on the spot where you want the Newsbox Rotator to be visible.

From version 2 NewsboxRotator can also be deployed on single pages: #CMSimple $output.=newsrotator();#
In this case you may not use it in the template. 

3. Configuration

Newsbox Rotator works in a similar manner as CMSimple's newsbox. You must create one or more hidden pages containing word "newsbox" in the title, for example Newsboxes or Newsbox_Party etc. If you change content of newsbox_name in plugin configuration you must use this name instead.

Newsbox creation

All newsboxes must have some content, otherwise a blank news will be a part of rotation.

Plugin configuration:

  • newsbox name: default = newsbox. Pages to be used as input to Newsbox Rotator must include this value in the page title.
  • cursor mouseover: Newsbox rotation pauses when the cursor is inside of Newsbox Rotators area and rotation continues when the cursor is moved  outside. It's possible to change cursor shape in plugin configuration by changing the value of "cursor mouseover". The default value is "wait". It can be changed to any other cursor property.
  • cleartype: 1
  • delay: 0 (do not change, reserved future use)
  • easing:  for values refer to easing plugin for jQuery. If specified the following option easeIn and easeOut are disabled
  • easeIn: easing for "in" transition
  • easeOut: easing for "out" transition
  • fx: you may specify one or more values delimited by comma.

    Values: blindX, blindY, blindZ, cover, curtainX, curtainY, fade, fadeZoom, growX, growY, scrollUp, scrollDown, scrollLeft, scrollRight, scrollHorz, scrollVert, shuffle, slideX, slideY, toss, turnUp, turnDown, turnLeft, turnRight, uncover, wipe, zoom.

    Furthermore there are two standalone options: "all" and "none".

    Visit cycles site for detailed effects descriptions and demos
  • fx parm: additional parameters for some effect and custom transitions.  
  • randomizeEffects: valid when multiple effects are used; true to make the effect sequence random. Values: true/false or 1/0.
  • speed: defines the number of milliseconds it will take to transition from one slide to the next.
    If specified then options speedIn and speedOut are disabled.
  • speedIn: time in milliseconds for "in" transition
  • speedOut: time in milliseconds for "out" transition
  • timeout: specifies how many milliseconds will elapse between the start of each transition. Timeout must be equal or greater than 2 x speed or the sum of speedIn and speedOut.
  • sync: controls whether the slide transitions occur simultaneously. The default is true which means that the current slide transitions out as the next slide transitions in. By setting the sync option to false you can get some interesting twists on your transitions but some of transitions doesn't work at all and some of them looks odd.

Plugin Language

  • time: Newsbox Rotator uses GMT Time. You can insert a time correction to your local time zone her. Values are -12 to 12. In addition, the clock is automatically updated on the servers that support DST. This option is reserved scheduling.

News Rotator supports Page-params plugin included in CMSimple XH. Not published pages will not be shown in Newsbox Rotator box. Hidden pages are displayed. Scheduledd pages are only visible in publidshed period

4. Compatibility

The News Rotator was tested with CMSimple_XH v. 1.7 and is php 7 ready.

5. History

version 2.0.8

bug fix

version 2.0.7

Time correction configuration variable removed and replaced by time zone from CMSimple XH configuration

version 2.0.6

  • Starting news changed from the first news to first news or random (config var newsbox_first_news)
  • optimized news reading using cookies (config var newsbox_optimize_read)
  • Compatibility with CMSimple XH v. 1.7

version 2.0.5

  • Removed limitation where Newsbox Rotator pages should be located between the first two level 1 headers. Be careful not to create pages with titles that contain the same text as defined in the configuration variable newsbox_name.

version 2.04

  • Bug fix
  • php 7 ready

version 2.0.3

  • integration to cmsimplemobile plugin (concerned files: index.php and stylesheet.css)

version 2.0.2 

  • work around a bug introduced by ck editor in CMSimple_XH 1.5 and 1.5.1.

version 2.0.1

  • changed id's "newsrotator_content" and "newsrotator_content_first" to classes according to w3c recommendations. (concerned files: index.php and stylesheet.css)

version 2.0.0 

version 1.0 released November 2008. 

6. Known problems

7. Future development

 Multiple Newsbox Rotators in the same template and pages.

8. Acknowledgement

Newsbox Rotator is based om jQuery, and jQuery plugins: cycles by malsup and easing by GSGD. All this applications are free to use but accept donations.

Slovak by Tata
German by cmb

9. Disclaimer

This CMSimple plugin is distributed in the hope that it will be useful - without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of fitnes for a particualr purpose.

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Newsbox Rotator demo


Hold the cursor over Newsbox Rotator area to pause rotation.Move the mouse outside area to continue rotation.

In CMSimple XH not published news are not visible in News Rotator. 



Newsbox Rotator demo

Newsbox Rotator Test 1

Newsbox_1 test test test


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Newsbox Rotator demo

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