See the revenue-generation features of Newspack in action

The Newspack team has hit another development milestone on time with the completion of the tools needed to set up donations/subscriptions and advertising. The charter newsrooms that are guiding the development of Newspack are still on course to launch by mid-October. The demonstration videos below, which are not narrated, show the initial setup of each. […]

An early peek at Newspack shows flexibility and speed of homepage design

This video from Laurel Fulford of the Newspack development team demonstrates how the new platform adds to WordPress’s block editor to give newsrooms a range of options for showcasing their work (no sound): Up to 12 charter newsrooms are set to re-launch with the service by mid-October. Applications are open through Aug. 15 for […]

Applications open to participate in Phase Two of Newspack development

Newspack is now accepting applications from news organizations that want to be part of a second phase of using and testing the new publishing platform.  The application is here. The deadline is Aug. 15.  Automattic, the parent company of, is building Newspack for small and medium-sized online news publishers. It will be revenue focused, […]

Diving into Newspack development

In April, the Newspack team converged on New York city for a product planning meetup. Automattic is a distributed company so this involved folks travelling in from as far as Vancouver Island, Zagreb Croatia, and New Orleans. We came out of the meetup with a clearer vision of the functionality, features and philosophy of Newspack. […]

Newspack FAQ

What is Newspack? It’s a ready-to-go, intuitive, revenue-focused publishing platform that will let small and medium-sized newsrooms dedicate more resources to their journalism. Newspack will be simple to set up, easy to use, durable, flexible and fast. So it’s a new content-management system? No, Newspack is being developed on WordPress, the world’s most popular CMS. […]