5 Best free WordPress news plugins

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On November 19, 2015
Last modified:January 21, 2016


News can be an important part of your website, to display it nicely you need a news plugin. Check the list of best free WordPress news plugins to fulfill the need of your website for news publishing.

List of Top free news plugins for WordPress

In this constantly changing world there are various thing happen at this instant. If you blog about these thing that are happening around, then your news blog should have some features which is essential for the working on a news base blog. Most of these blogs use news plugin to deliver content.

Even though you can place news without the any additional feature but you can make working on your news blog mush easier with the help of a plugin. A WordPress news plugin is specially designed for the blogs which are into delivering news. To make a choice from the plugins you can take a look at our list of best free WordPress news plugins.

Most recommended WordPress news plugins

1) Ditty News Ticker


Ditty News Ticker

There are different ways by which you can display the news, by default this plugin has three types of layout. Scroll mode which scrolls the ticker data  to left, right, up or down. Rotate mode and list mode are available, so that you can display the news the way you want.

You can use the shortcodes to display the

Highlights & Features

  • Simple to use.
  • Different layout.
  • Settings
  • Shortcodes


2) News Announcement Scroll


News Announcement Scroll

This plugin will help you to get the news functionality with the expiration date, with this you can add any number of news, with no limitations you can make n number of news scroll on the widget. If you like then you can disable the news temporarily, and only admin can access the plugin.

With the help of shortcode you can place the news anywhere on the post or page. With drag and drop feature it’s easy to customize.

Highlights & Features

  • Expiration Date.
  • Shortcode.
  • Only admin access.
  • Drag and drop feature.


3) WP News And Scrolling Widget


WP News And Scrolling Widget

WP news and scrolling widgets will help you to add, display and manage the news in the easy way, You can display the news horizontally or vertically depending on your blog design. You can place the widget anywhere with the help of a shortcode.

Highlights & Features

  • Simple to use.
  • Display news horizontally or vertically.
  • Shortcode.
  • Multiple settings option.


4) WP frontpage News


WP Frontpage News

With WP Frontpage News you have the option to customize the way the news is displayed you can select the custom margins around the image, number of columns, number of elements. You can limit the number of news items displayed.

A total customization will help you to make it the way you like to, with widget you can get the news to display on the sidebar.

Highlights & Features

  • Limit number of news.
  • Total customization.
  • Custom Margins.
  • Easy to use.


5) News Manager


News Manager

You can get the news displayed easily on your website with this plugin, as this plugin integrates easily with any theme. This plugin uses ajax technology to display the news, and with 5 different news widgets you can choose the one best suited for your website.

This plugins is totally compatible with SEO plugins that are running on your website.

Highlights & features

  • Uses Ajax.
  • SEO friendly.
  • 5 widgets designs.
  • Works with any theme.



This is the list of best free WordPress news plugins that will help you to display the news effectively on your website. You can now use the plugin to get the news functionality on your website, all the plugins are different in features, so chose the one which is best suited to your needs.

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