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Auf der Seite von WindowsArea.de (Ticker ) gibt es ein deutschsprachiges Tutorial, wie man einen eigenen Ticker erstellen kann.

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Tickers is a powerful tool for creators and creatives, if you know what you can achieve and how to use it. Therefore, in this tutorial you will see the steps necessary to create your own ticker. This is for people who want to enable push notifications for their websites or want to create an information hub from different sources. If you like the idea to have a central place that contains all your content from different sources, simply download the tickers app and create your own ticker.

To show you the capabilities of tickers, you will see the creation of The Lady Gaga Shrine . This ticker is a combination of different sources that are all dedicated to the American pop singer and songwriter Lady Gaga. It will include her Instagram account, a subreddit and a fan website:
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Register Account

While you don't need an account if you only want to subscribe channels or receive push notifications, creating a ticker in tickers requires a valid account.

If you already have an account, be sure that you're logged in. Otherwise register a new account. All you need to supply is a valid username and password.

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Create Ticker

Choose the option to create a new ticker. You need to supply the name of the ticker (which will be displayed in every message in the Timeline) and an identifier, which is required for sharing your ticker or to embed it on your website.

Every ticker has a unique URL on the tickers website based on the identifier (for this example, it is ladygagashrine, https://tickers.cc/t/ladygagashrine ) which opens the app and gives the user the option to subscribe your channel. You can use this URL to embed a link on your website or share it on Facebook, Twitter and more.

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Customize Ticker

After the creation of the ticker, you have several options to customize it. First of all, you should set your logo* so that users can directly identify your ticker. You also have the option to set a description, a category or a website, and you can also change the name or identifier of your ticker. If you change the identifier, make sure that you update all external links to your ticker, e.g. on your website.

* Lady Gaga Subreddit Logo.
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Add Channels

Channels are the most important part of your ticker. All messages will be published to your channels, and the users will also subscribe your channels and not your ticker. You can add as many channels as you want; there's no limit. You can also change the order of your channels.

You can set a name, a description, a push notification prefix (every push notification will be prefixed with this text) and a notice whether the messages in this channel may contain adult content. As a last step you can set a Connector.

For the Lady Gaga Shrine, three channels are required. One for the Instagram Account, one for the Subreddit and the final one for the fan site.

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Configure Connectors

Connectors are a powerful way to automate message posting to your channels. Basically, you set it to an external source (e.g. a RSS Feed or others) and the tickers servers periodically check the external sources for new content and posts it automatically to the channel.

For the Instagram Account channel, choose the Instagram Connector and set the username to ladygaga (the part after the / from the URL of the account https://www.instagram.com/ladygaga).

After that, you need to test the channel Connector before you can use it. You will be notified if all the entered data is valid. It is important that you save the channel when you edit it, otherwise the Connector will not be activated.
For the Reddit channel, choose the Reddit Connector and set the name of the subreddit to LadyGaga (the part after the /r/ from the URL of the subreddit https://www.reddit.com/r/LadyGaga).

For the website channel, choose the RSS Connector and set the URL to the RSS feed http://ladygaganow.co/feed.

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Add Users

You can add additional users to your ticker. The available roles for the new users are: Writer or Administrator. Writers can only post new messages or generate API Tokens, while Administrators have full access to all the ticker options.

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Embed on your Website

The ticker is now ready and users can subscribe to the different channels. With the share function, you can start sharing the ticker via Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and other apps that are installed on your smartphone.

If you have a website you may want to embed a button that opens the tickers app. This way the users can directly subscribe top your channels without the need to search for them. This is done by placing a text or image link on your website that links to the tickers URL of your ticker. If a user taps on this link on their smartphone either the tickers app will open and display the ticker and the channels, or the user will be redirected to the app store to install the tickers app. https://tickers.cc/t/ladygagashrine is the link for the Lady Gaga Shrine.

The look of the link on your website is up to you. To make it easier for you you can choose between four different images that are hosted in the tickers Cloud. You can also save the images to disk and upload them to your own servers.

                                	 <a href="https://tickers.cc/t/ladygagashrine"><img width="40" height="40" src="//cdn.tickers.cc/hotlink-ok/logo.png" /></a>
                                	 <a href="https://tickers.cc/t/ladygagashrine"><img width="40" height="40" src="//cdn.tickers.cc/hotlink-ok/logotransparent.png" /></a>