Newspack is an advanced open-source publishing and revenue-generating platform designed to meet the specific needs of small and medium-sized digital news publishers. It provides a comprehensive suite of tools and features to simplify the process of publishing, managing, and monetizing online news content. Built on WordPress, Newspack was developed to alleviate the technical burden often faced by news organizations, allowing them to focus on creating high-quality journalism and engaging with their audience effectively.

Key Features

  • Robust CMS
    • Dynamic, customizable home page
    • Easy-to-build landing pages
    • Full-featured story pages
    • Templates for multimedia storytelling
    • Integrated newsletter tools
    • Optimized for mobile performance
  • Integrated revenue tools
    • Robust, easy-to-use advertising tools
    • Audience segmentation and messaging¬†
    • Frictionless newsletter signup
    • Integrated payment systems
    • Metered paywall, tiered subscription

Contribution Goals

  • Newspack themes, blocks, patterns, and plugins.
  • Integrations and recommended plugins.
  • Custom Newspack setups catered to new verticals and industries.¬†
  • Documentation, tutorials, courses, and other training materials.
  • In-person and virtual training for contributors (all roles).
  • Help sustain and grow via fundraisers, hackathons, and other events.
  • Enhance service and support offerings by building capacity and targeting new market opportunities.