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NewsPlugin is the ultimate FREE news plugin for WordPress. Create custom newsfeeds and watch the fresh relevant news headlines appear on your website. Choose keywords, number of articles and other settings, put the feed wherever you want using widgets or shortcodes. You can always shape the news right from your website, remove unwanted articles or star the good ones.

Maximize your readership

Watch fresh relevant news headlines from the most reputable sources appear automatically on your website or select and publish them manually. You’ll gain an instant audience with targeted interest! Grow readership and watch your content take off!

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How it works

Watch the video to better understand how you can benefit from using the NewsPlugin. Visit

Current features

You can tap into more than 250 million articles with 100,000 added each day and display newsfeeds customized by you on your website using WordPress widgets or shortcodes.

  • Set keywords
  • Set the number of articles
  • Show abstracts
  • Show dates
  • Show sources
  • Simple click to remove articles
  • Simple click to star/unstar articles
  • Sort by date vs. relevance
  • Search in headlines vs. full articles
  • Show only headlines from last 24 hours, last 7 days etc.
  • Feed headlines automatically or use manual publishing mode

More features coming soon

We’re always innovating and improving and we’ve got lots of plans for the NewsPlugin. Check out some of the upcoming features we’re working on right now.

  • Syndicate your posts using the SyndicateME
  • Get advanced stats about your syndicated content using the SyndicationTRACKER

New features

We’re always improving the NewsPlugin based on your feedback and WordPress development. Visit to get notified of new developments.


  • First of all, activate the NewsPlugin.
  • Then you can create your newsfeed by generating shortcode. Choose the name, number of headlines, keywords and other settings.
  • Copy your shortcode…
  • …and paste it into a page or a post.
  • If you want your newsfeed to appear in sidebar, it’s easier to use the NewsPlugin widget.
  • An example of a newsfeed on a page.
  • If you are logged in as admin, you see the “Edit Newsfeed Mode” link.
  • You can remove unwanted headlines or star the good ones right from your site.


  1. Install: Install the NewsPlugin either via the plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your server.
  2. Enter Activation Key: First of all, enter your Activation Key in the Activate tab.
  3. Create Newsfeeds: Create your newsfeed by generating a shortcode from the Generate Shortcode tab. Put that shortcode in posts or pages where you want to display your newsfeed OR create your newsfeed from Appearance > Widgets. From the widgets panel drag the \”NewsPlugin\” widget to the desired sidebar or widget area where you want to show your newsfeed. Edit the widget features to create/edit your newsfeed. Choose the name, number of headlines, keywords and other settings.
  4. Edit headlines (if you want to): You can remove unwanted headlines or star the good ones right from your site. Note that you must be logged in to WordPress as an administrator or an editor to see the Edit Newsfeed Mode link on your page (next to your newsfeed).
  5. That’s it. You’re ready to go!

If you need additional help visit the FAQ, including a video walkthrough.


If you need additional help visit the FAQ, including a video walkthrough.


August 31, 2018
This free news feed plugin was perfect for a quick set-up of a news feed on a new blog. The video helped a lot with set-up, even though there are a few new features not yet shown in that video. Most people should breeze through it. Great for a beginner WP user.
December 24, 2017 2 replies
I just installed this plugin. It does exactly what I want — but it is such a pain in the butt to use, I am looking for alternatives. Why do I say this? It shows a lot of articles that it found using my keywords in my newsfeed that I don’t want. That’s fine. I can edit the newsfeed. But, every time I delete a article from the newsfeed, the entire page refreshes. This takes forever. There is no way to simply click on the articles I want to keep and throw away the rest (or similar). Thus editing your newsfeed will take FOREVER ….. I was hoping there was an app so I could do it on my phone (that would be cool wouldn’t it?) but there isn’t one. That’s fine but this sure would be cool if they had a way to edit the newsfeed quickly and only show selected articles. But in the meantime, I hope I can find something comparable elsewhere.
June 17, 2017 1 reply
The newplugin does exactly what it says it does and I easily created a newsfeed on my site after watching the how-to video on youtube. But, I have no influence over where it draws these links from. So the much more relevant websites in my niche are never touched but grossly irrelevant sites that have nothing to do with my niche are grabbed merely because of a keyword. Also, I don’t like the format. I would prefer that the newsfeed pull in an image from the linked article. but it doesn’t and leaves the news feed looking like nothing more than a lengthy block of text on the page which I’m certain few people would want to scan through.
February 24, 2017 1 reply
Took the time to watch the videos, installed the plugin, activated it, but all you get is headlines and no snippet, looked for possible pro upgrade couldn’t find one so ended up deleting it and wasting my time!
January 8, 2017 1 reply
The plugin is awesome and working good i like it and given full rating of 5 Hi, Last week via Wordpress support system, plugins and throw web site there is no support and revert received from your side. due to reason going to un-install the plugin, and d grade rating 5 to 3 Thanks Regards Himanshu
September 3, 2016 1 reply
Excellent plugin, easy to use and thanks to the options available for adding keywords it pulls pretty much exactly what news stories I want it to.
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  • Vulnerability fixes:
    • All output should be run through an escaping function
    • Sanitize content
    • Strictly check types
    • Process forms with nonces
  • Use WP Alternative Functions
    • Replace cURL functions with wp_remote_get()
    • Use service’s API for debugging
  • Improvement: Enable plugin localization & make at least some strings localizable

1.0.18 (September 18, 2020)

  • Improvement: Format date & time according to WP settings
  • Improvement: Add a link to missing key notice
  • Fix: PHP notices & deprecation notices

1.0.17 (February 16, 2018)

  • Reduce duplicities in code.

1.0.16 (February 16, 2018)

  • Added explicit option of no font

1.0.15 (November 30, 2017)

  • Minor improvements related to WordPress version 4.9.1
  • Add the link follow parameter

1.0.14 (September 14, 2017)

  • Fix storing user in shortcode

1.0.13 (August 17, 2017)

  • Admit that the style settings is per user
  • Store user into widget

1.0.12 (June 15, 2017)

  • Minor improvements related to WordPress version 4.8

1.0.11 (February 16, 2017)

  • Support MySQL (necessary for PHP 7.0)
  • Regenerate server info on API key change
  • Force-wrap titles

1.0.10 (November 8, 2016)

  • Do not produce warnings for people who didn’t set styles yet – not even when setting them.

1.0.9 (October 12, 2016)

  • Do not produce warnings for people who didn’t set styles yet.

1.0.8 (October 6, 2016)

  • Minor improvements of server information section.

1.0.7 (October 5, 2016)

  • Minor improvements related to WordPress version 4.6

1.0.6 (October 5, 2016)

  • Feedback form
  • Customize styles
  • Server information tab

1.0.5 (March 11, 2016)

  • Another try making wordpress notice it.

1.0.4 (March 11, 2016)

  • Fix link open mode.

1.0.3 (February 16, 2016)

  • Minor improvements.

1.0.2 (September 17, 2015)

  • Minor improvements.

1.0.1 (April 13, 2015)

  • Minor improvements.

1.0 (April 9, 2015)

  • Initial release.