Pausing up-down Scroller module
Written by kksou   
Saturday, 20 December 2008

This is the module version of the Pausing up-down Scroller plugin.

This module allows you to display an up-down scroller that pauses between each message! The scroller is displayed in a module position. The look of the scroller is completely styled using external CSS, including the dimensions.

Very Important: This module makes use of the Pausing up-down Scroller plugin. So please make sure you have installed this plugin too for this module to work.
Latest Version

v1.03 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.53 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.63 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.73 (for Joomla 1.7), v2.53 (for Joomla 2.5)
Released January 31, 2012

  • Support for HTML tags in the scrolling messages for Joomla 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5. Thanks to Rusty
  • for highlighting this.

  • Native version of the Pausing up-down Scroller module for Joomla 2.5!


You can see a live demo in the module position on the left.

How to use the "Pausing up-down Scroller" module

The syntax of the scrolling message definition is exactly the same as that of the Pausing up-down Scroller plugin plugin.


Very Important: You must install the latest version of the Pausing up-down Scroller plugin for this module to work.

Very Important: You must install the latest version of the Pausing up-down Scroller plugin for this module to work.

How to install

  1. First, make sure you have installed the Pausing up-down Scroller plugin. This module DOES NOT work without the Pausing up-down Scroller plugin.
  2. Download and install the Pausing up-down Scroller module.
  3. Make sure both the plugin and the module are published / enabled.
  4. Select a module position where you want to place the module.
  5. Go to Module Manager and click on "Pausing up-down Scroller module".
  6. In the parameter "Content", enter the scroller messages following the syntax as outlined here. For example,
  7. Important: If you're using Joomla 1.5.8, please refer to the article:
    How to enter HTML tags, javascript and PHP codes in Joomla 1.5.8?
    Otherwise you might find that all your HTML tags, Javascript and PHP scripts will be removed the moment you click the Save or Apply button.

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  1. v1.01 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.51 (for Joomla 1.5)
    Released March 12, 2008

This is in response to the post by etc titled "Scroller doesn't work".

The new version will work with PHP v5.3 and above.

  • v1.02 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.52 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.62 (for Joomla 1.6) and v1.72 (for Joomla 1.7)
    Released December 4, 2011
  • Native version of the Pausing up-down Scroller plugin for Joomla 1.6 and Joomla 1.7!

    Very Important: You must install the latest version of the Pausing up-down Scroller plugin for this module to work.



    # grace 2012-06-22 00:43
    This module is simply awesome !!! Just as i expected. I could control the scroll pause time but completely unaware as how to control the scrolling speed of the content.

    # grace 2012-06-22 04:10
    Yes i found out that one too :-)
    # StephenH 2012-06-25 14:56
    Installed successfully, but cannot get the height and width settings to have any effect, whether you set them in the module itself, or in the plugin css. Any suggestions?

    # grace 2012-06-26 07:50
    I played with the plugin css code only .. i guess in #pscroller {}.
    # kksou 2012-06-26 09:01

    Sorry for the late reply.

    Yes, you set the width and height using the tag "width" and "height".

    Details here: How to use the "Pausing up-down Scroller" plugin #5 and #6

    You can also set it in the .css file "pausing_up_down _scroller.css" located in the folder: plugins/content/pausing_up_down _scroller/pausing_up_down _scroller

    # holiweb 2012-07-05 23:55
    Hi ... love your plugin/module ...

    My problem is that I am trying to get 2 instances of the module playing on my website, one in a wide single line scroller toolbar, and another in a narrow sidebar module. The display for each module is setup using different custom css code in the pscroller css file.

    Each module displays perfectly when only the one selected is published.

    However when I turn on the toolbar module, the sidebar module changes its format height and width to that of the toolbar module.

    How do I get the 2 modules playing simultaneously - without one affecting the display properties of the other ...

    I have setup different pscroller css code and id's for each module ... but this does not seem to work.

    Your help would be appreciated. Thanks.
    # kksou 2012-07-07 06:16

    I can help, but you have to help me help you.

    Can you please set up 3 test pages:
    1) The first page containing only the toolbar.
    2) The second page containing only the sidebar.
    3) The third page containing both toolbar and sidebar (the one you said that's not working).

    Please give me the url of the 3 pages so that I can do a view source and see what's the problem. (most likely it's the css)

    # rootseire 2012-07-12 13:41
    Great module and plugin,works really well ;)

    One problem though, after I add over 5 testimonials on my webpage:, then the scroller seems to break, and shows the ---

    Any idea why this might happen?

    # kksou 2012-07-13 08:49

    Can you please email me the complete tag that you've used? Think it's due to some characters within your tag.

    # hagiki 2012-08-16 01:19
    i have installed pausing up and down on joomla 2.5.6 but it is not scrolling?!
    I have tried to use the script suggested but still nothing

    thank you for your help
    # kksou 2012-08-17 01:38

    It might be conflicts with your other plugins or modules.

    To ascertain this, install a fresh install of Joomla somewhere on your site, then install just this plugin and see if it works. This will allow you to see if the plugin work on your machine at all.

    # EricP 2012-09-26 12:57
    Can't seem to get this to work. Is it compatible with Joomla 2.5.6?
    # dey 2012-11-08 03:42
    Very Nice module.
    just one Q , how can I stop the scroll.
    I want one fixed message to be displayed.

    # Marc Tracy 2013-01-02 06:23
    I downloaded your Pausing up-down Scroller
    Worked perfectly. So I purchased the copyright removal. Downloaded the file - Deleted the previous version and Uploaded new versions of the Plugin and Module
    Now it does not pick up any style at all .
    Only the code shows on the page.
    Please advise at your earliest convenience.
    Thank you
    # kksou 2013-01-02 07:18
    Hi Marc,

    Have just emailed you.

    # Marc Tracy 2013-01-02 08:00
    Just wanted to say this is a fabulous module/plugin. Had a minor query wich was sorted in double quick time. Thank you.
    Highly recommended to all.
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