More advanced announcement bar

I would like to build/purchase a more advanced announcement bar for my Ghost site.

Specs for it:

  • Be able to hold multiple messages.
  • Scroll messages at an adjustable speed.
  • Have each message either be a link to something on the site, or contain a link.
  • Be able to disable the bar from within the Ghost admin.
  • Be able to edit the messages from with the Ghost admin.

I’ve looked at both the built-in announcement bar, and various third-party bars, and they all fall short of those specs in one way or another.

I don’t mind editing code, but I don’t want to have to edit and upload the theme each time I want to change messages, or turn off the bar.


Wondering if there was any response to this? I would love this, too!

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I removed the announcement bar because it was apparently not good for SEO…I saw this mentioned somewhere in the forum. Can anyone confirm?

This is what you’re referring to:

Cathy’s blog post that’s linked in there also has some solutions, thoguh they are missing the admin interface, of course.

Yes that’s the one – thanks for sharing it. She also mentioned that she’s not using it :(

Not only that, Google uses the announcement bar text instead of the excerpt / meta description!