Simple News


A very simple news plugin that output an unordered list. (img, title, date, excerpt and link)

  • News are order by pub date.
  • A post type “NEWS” is added.
  • On the options page (WP Settings Menu -> “Simple News”): choose image size and unset the plugin CSS (if you like).
  • A widget that will show your defined number of latest news. Options to filter results by category id.
  • Shortcodes: [news] – [news number=2] – [news order=desc] – [news number=3 order=asc] – [news cat=1] – [news cat=1,2]


  1. Download the plugin, and unzip it.
  2. Place the News folder in your wp-content/plugins folder.
  3. Activate the plugin from the plugins tab of your WordPress admin.
  4. Save permalink structure again – because of the post type (news)

  5. Publish some news with the new post type = NEWS (Admin menu to the left)

  6. Place the News-widget where you want it to appear
  7. Use the shortcode on a published page


Can I request a feature to be added on the plugin?

Certainly and would love to hear about it. BUT – It is meant to be a very simple clean and useful plugin.


November 21, 2018
This plugin is beautifully simple and effective - the support is quick and responsive. I would definitely recommend it if you're looking to have a news feed on your website! 🙂
May 2, 2018
I had a minor formatting issue with 'Simple News' and submitted a support request. It's a free plugin so I figured I'd have to wait a while for a response. To my happy surprise the 'Simple News' author personally responded within 24 hours -- and the solution worked perfectly. Highly recommended!
August 11, 2017
Simple News was exactly what I needed. It wasn't complicated and worked without any difficulties. I needed to tweak it a little. The Plugin Developer responded quickly and helped me out with a friendly attitude and was eager to make sure I got it to work to fit my unique needs. Overall the experience was pleasant, easy, and I would highly recommend this Plugin, or anything else from this Developer, if you need one of his products.
July 4, 2017
Very useful and nice plugin, used in our web, we need change the text color, for the author no problem so quickly and carefully give you advice. Very satisfied!
September 3, 2016
This plugin is very simple. If you are looking for any extra functionality, this is not the one to use. I like to give credit where credit is due. This developer described his plugin very clearly and it is well written. I won't use it because it does not allow for my template features.
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