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Faithlife News Widget


Faithlife News is a Christian news aggregation service that updates every 15 minutes with articles from multiple Christian news sites and blogs. When you add the Faithlife News Widget to any widget area on your site, up-to-the-minute content will be displayed automatically. Customize your news channel preferences. Display up to 10 article links in three different formats. You can also optionally enable Reftagger which will tag all Bible verse references on your site.

Automatically add content from sites like:
The Gospel Coalition
Christianity Today
Gospel Herald
Desiring God
Relevant Magazine
World Magazine
Mission Network News
The Christian Post
Church Leaders
Ministry Matters
– And more…

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Have a suggestion? Visit the Faithlife News website to suggest new content channels


  • Widget options
  • Title-only display format
  • Card display format
  • List display format
  • Optional setting for sites with a dark color scheme
  • With the Reftagger option enabled, Bible verse references on your site will be tagged


  1. Upload the plugin .zip file to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory and unpack it
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  3. Navigate the the Widgets Menu
  4. Locate the Faithlife News Widget and drag it to the widget pane where you want to display news content
  5. Configure the Faithlife News Widget settings and hit ‘Save’


What is Faithlife News?

Faithlife News is a Christian news aggregation service that gathers breaking news from multiple Christian news websites and blogs.

How often does new content appear?

Every fifteen minutes when new content is available it will appear in the widget.

Can I customize the news that shows up on my site?

In the widget menu of the WordPress admin you can select the news channels you would like to feature on your site. As more new channels are added to Faithlife News they will automatically become available to the widget.

What is Reftagger?

Reftagger automatically tags Bible verse references on your site and creates a tooltip that appears when a reader hovers over it.



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Contributors & Developers

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




  • Bug Fixes
  • Moved reftagger dependencies to CDN
  • Fixed stylesheet load issue in WordPress 3.3


  • Bug Fixes
  • Backwards compatibility with older versions of PHP


  • Bug fixes


  • Faithlife News Widget Released