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Daily Crowdsource News


Keep your site content fresh by showing the hottest new headlines in the crowdsourcing industry, from the #1 site for crowdsourcing news, The Daily Crowdsource. This sidebar widget shows the latest headlines, with accompanying images.

Headlines include:

  • Crowdsourcing news
  • Crowdfunding news
  • CEO Thought Leader insights (Crowd Leaders)
  • Open Innovation news
  • Case Studies
  • Video Interviews
  • Podcasts
  • Exclusive Insider Info
  • Community News


  • How many headlines to show
  • Display as a list, or graphically (image is more prominent)
  • Option to include tweet & like buttons
  • Accepts your current theme’s look & CSS is fully customizable

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If you’re getting an error that looks like:
wp-content/cache/3f55dbc2c828a9d186524de25e612ae0.spc is not writeable in /home/siteroot/public_html/wp-includes/class-simplepie.php on line 1780

You need to create a cache folder or make it writable. Read these directions.

Features / Bugs

If you’d like to see a feature included or report a bug request, please contact the support team.

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  • Graphical view of the 5 latest headlines, taking on the appearance of the current theme

  • List style view of the 5 latest headlines, taking on the appearance of the current theme


Auto: In your WordPress admin, click Plugins > Add New > Type ‘Daily Crowdsource’ in the search box > Hit search > Click ‘Install Now.’

Manually: Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.

Activate: In your WP admin, click Appearance > widgets > find the box titled ‘Daily Crowdsource News’ > drag it to your sidebar area > select your options > click ‘Save’ > view your frontend to see if you’re getting a cache error.

Adjust your cache folder!!! This plugin uses caching to dramatically increase page load speed. After you install & activate this plugin, you’ll need to make sure your /wp-content/cache/ folder is writable. If you do not have a /wp-content/cache/ folder, create one & make sure it’s writable. Use these directions.

Please notify us of any bugs, or for suggestions.

Contributors & Developers

“Daily Crowdsource News” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.0.7 – Fixed incorrect article permalink error & updated CSS

1.0.6 – Fixed some minor issues

1.0.5 – Finalized some readme errors

1.0.4 – Finalized documentation & support links

1.0.3 – Polished off readme & plugin

1.0.2 – Fixed a few minor bugs & moved cache to /wp-content/cache/

1.0.0 – First release.

Please notify us of any bugs.