How to Use Tickers
- What is a ticker? How do I create one?
- How do I use a ticker on CafeMom?
- How do I add a ticker to my message board signature?
- How do I add a ticker to sites like MySpace and Facebook?
- How do I add a ticker to my e-mail signature?
- How can I use multiple tickers in a CafeMom signature?
- What if my ticker doesn't seem to be updating?
What is a ticker? How do I create one?
Tickers are cute little graphics you can create that track something (like a pregnancy or baby's age) or countdown to something (like a birthday). A lot of people like to add these tickers to their profiles on sites like MySpace and Facebook or include them at the bottom of posts they make to Internet message boards.
Creating a ticker is easy. First, you pick the type of ticker you'd like from our Tickers page. Then you'll get to choose a background and a slider, or icon, that will move across that background. Finally, you can customize your ticker with your own text or photo.Back to Top
How do I use a ticker on CafeMom?
If you're logged in to CafeMom, you'll see special links once you create a ticker. These will let you easily add your ticker to CafeMom as a signature (for use on forum posts or private messages).
Don't have a account yet? CafeMom is a place for moms and moms-to-be to connect with one another. Take a look around! (This link will open in a new window so it's easy to come back here.)Back to Top
How do I add a ticker to my message board signature?
On many message boards, you have the option of including a signature at the bottom of your forum posts. Usually you'll find this option in the "preferences" or "profile" area of the site. Once you've created a ticker, we'll give you the code you'll need to add.
Every message board site is unique. Some allow HTML (the code that is used to make web pages), others only a simplified version called BBCode, and still others will want you to just put in the URL of the ticker image you want to use. All three options will be provided to you once you create a ticker. If you're having problems with a particular message board site, try looking through their help pages for more info.Back to Top
How do I add a ticker to sites like MySpace, Facebook, a blog, etc.?
MySpace and most blogging sites will let you add your own HTML, which is the code that is used to make web pages. For example, on MySpace if you click on "Edit Profile", you're able to paste HTML into the About Me box. We'll give the HTML you can use for this once you've created a ticker.
On other sites, like Facebook, you can't add HTML directly. However, once you've create a ticker, we'll give you links to these sites that will make adding your ticker to them easy.Back to Top
How do I add a ticker to my e-mail signature?
Some web-based e-mail services, like Yahoo! Mail, and desktop e-mail programs, like Outlook and Thunderbird, allow you to include a ticker within the signature you can add to the bottom of each e-mail you send. Usually you can find this feature in your e-mail's "options" area. You'll need to copy and paste the HTML code or image URL that we'll give you once you've created a ticker.Back to Top
How can I use multiple tickers in a CafeMom signature?
To use more than one ticker in a signature, you'll have to go to the Manage Signatures page. When you add a new rich text signature (or update an existing one), click on "Add a Photo", then on the "Paste a URL" tab. Then paste in the image URL we gave you when you created the ticker. Repeat this to add another ticker.Back to Top
What if my ticker doesn't seem to be updating?
Your browser might be showing you an old version of your ticker. Try holding down your computer's shift key, then refreshing the page you're on.Back to Top