We have just added a new plugin to our Members area called Simple Announcements. It is a basic company news feature that is enabled using a shortcode on any page or post. It creates a custom post type called “Announcements” in the Dashboard menu so you can add announcements there and then display using a shortcode such as the one below. The back-end tracks views and the shortcode allows you to control how many items show as well as details of the excerpt of copy that is shown before users can click-through to the post page for more details.
Default values: [simple_announcements title=”News” items=”3″ words=”10″ read_more=”More…”]
NOTE: title=”no” will remove the title so that you can add your own in your post or page.