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Carousel Plugin?

I am looking into making a carousel plugin for my site (I assume plugin would be easier over doing it with a theme?)
Just something simple which will contain some news information scrolling around only on the main page and would like all it to all be configured form the dashboard (where I can enter, title, description, image, link and manage/add/remove ones from there too).

I have been trying to work with other plugins code to see how they have done stuff but I am too inept with OOP, PHP and Garden to really grasp what's going on.

If someone could give me help in how to do it in Vanilla (I can do a JS/CSS3 carousel fine) or even have a crack at it yourself it would be much appreciated.

e.g. leagueoflegends.com (I am sure there are a billion other sites that use one too)

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    R_JR_J Ex-Fanboy Munich Admin

    I do not use it, but you may want to look at the pockets plugin: http://vanillaforums.org/addon/pockets-plugin

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    hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New MVP
    edited December 2013

    Welcome to the community!

    What version number of Vanilla are you running?

    There are a few ways to go about this.

    1. Use the pockets plugin to add some pre-rendered html, as RJ said.
    2. Hook into the home page controller and render some pre-rendered html.
    3. Hook into the home page controller and render some dynamic html.

    My preferred method would be to make a module that renders the last x carousel entries. Then add that module to the home page controller.

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    this might also give you some ideas

    http://vanillaforums.org/addon/marquee-plugin

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

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    @R_J said:
    I do not use it, but you may want to look at the pockets plugin

    Ah I forgot about that plugin, I will try with it first.

    @hgtonight
    Welcome to the community!
    What version number of Vanilla are you running?

    I've been here for about a year and a half xD just went away for a year or so and don't remember anything.
    As for version, it's whatever the latest full release is. 2.0.18.9? or something like that

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