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    Question Live Custom Status Box For My Wordpress Website

    Good evening to all,

    This is my first time here and I hope to be here lots more.
    I have been developing my new wordpress website and decided I wanted a feature for it. The issue is I am lost on how to make this simple feature happen.
    An example of what I want before I start explaining is on this link: Metro Trains
    On the right side of the metro trains web page there is a box that says line information, and under that title, still in the box is a list of all their lines and the live updated status of each line. They also have an information button next to the lines that have information to show, and when you click that button a mini popup shows. There is also a legend part to that describes what each colour status means.

    Now I am wanting something basically exactly like this except with my own lines. I am wanting to have somewhere that I am able to easily update the status of each line to, maybe a page that i edit the status and once i have edited it updates all the pages showing the status.

    Also metro trains is also running wordpress

    Please I ask that anyone who can help I would be very happy.
    I thank anyone who can help in advanced

    Kindest regards

    Matt

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    I don't know exactly how they do that, but there is a line in the source that reads:

    <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Metro Trains &raquo; Line Information Comments Feed" href="http://www.metrotrains.com.au/lines/feed/" />

    This would indicate to me that the data about the lines is sent to the site through an RSS feed. This could possibly be accomplished through a plugin, or perhaps a widget.

    The information button - looks like the popup is created by a javascript alert.

    I wish I could help more - perhaps a Google search for "RSS plugins for WordPress" might get you started in the right direction.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaMare View Post
    I don't know exactly how they do that, but there is a line in the source that reads:

    <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Metro Trains Line Information Comments Feed" href="http://www.metrotrains.com.au/lines/feed/" />

    This would indicate to me that the data about the lines is sent to the site through an RSS feed. This could possibly be accomplished through a plugin, or perhaps a widget.

    The information button - looks like the popup is created by a javascript alert.

    I wish I could help more - perhaps a Google search for "RSS plugins for WordPress" might get you started in the right direction.


    Thanks, If anyone else can help to i would be very happy


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