Stock Ticker FAQ

How to know which stock symbols to use?

Visit Google Finance Stock Screener and look for preferred symbols that you need/wish to display on your site.

For start you can try with AAPL,MSFT,IBM,CSCO,GOOG,YHOO,AMZN (Apple Inc; Microsoft Corporation; International Business Machines Corporation; Cisco Systems, Inc.; Google Inc; Yahoo! Inc; Amazon.com, Inc.)

How to get stock quotes from XZY Stock Exchange?

First check does Google Finance provides quotes from stock exchange you referring to.

If it’s supported, then look to next question to learn how to get stocks from there.

If Google Finance does not support your stock exchange, we are sorry but we can’t help you at the moment.

How to add Stock Ticker to header theme file?

Add this to your template file (you also can add custom parameters for shortcode):

How to customize quote output?

On Settings page for plugin you can set custom Value template. You can use macro keywords %exch_symbol%, %symbol%, %company%, %price%, %change% and %changep%mixed with HTML tags <span>, <em> and/or <strong>.

Default template is %company% %price% %change% %changep% but you can format it like:

How to resolve error `Unfortunately, we could not get stock quotes this time`?

This can be temporary problem. First try to access front-end page with appended parameter ?stockticker_purge_cache=1.

If that does not help, next try to increase Fetch Timeout option on general plugin settings and then visit frontend page with appended address parameter ?stockticker_purge_cache=1.

If you still experiencing issue, please contact us through support forum and don’t forget to provide URL to your website where you have inserted Stock Ticker.

Stock Ticker does not work with ION .com Insider plugin

Trend Analysis WordPress Plugin ION.com Insider mess with content and change shortcode parameters before WordPress process shortcodes.

To avoid this, use Stock Ticker 0.1.4.6 or newer, and use in shortcodes single instead double quotes for parameters. Example:

 

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