The WordPress News Plugin is an easy-to-use plugin, but does require a few steps before getting started. Below we have listed a guide, but after activation the plugin will create a new top-level menu complete with a tabbed dashboard where you will find a step-by-step guide to setting up your plugin.

UPDATE: The Installation Guide for WordPress News Plugin v3.0 can be found here in our Knowledge Base. Please refer to that guide instead.

Installation and Activation

  1. You will receive a zip file after you purchase the plugin, as well as an auto-generated license key. Do not lose this key, but if you do, we can locate it for you via the email used at checkout.
  2. Install the plugin like you always install plugins, either by uploading it via FTP or by using the “Add Plugin” function in WordPress admin.
  3. When activation is complete, navigate to the new top-level menu located just under “Posts” in the left-hand WordPress menu. Click on “Licenses” before anything else. Enter your unique license and click “Activate License” before “Save Changes” on the License Manager page.
  4. Please Note: You MUST activate your license before gaining access to updates, support and complete plugin functionality. As shown below, the status of the license will read “active” in green when you have correctly followed the instructions. Now, with the license activation triggering the News Sitemap Generator and Editors’ Picks Generator, you are ready to set up global settings!
Notice I didn’t bother to block out the WordPress Premium Google News Plugin license. They are only good for one activation.

General Instructions Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the “Dashboard” tab either via tabs or top-level menu subcategory links.
  2. Click on the link, and read ALL of the “General Instructions” before reading the “Sitemap Instructions” for the WordPress Premium Google News Plugin.
  3. After you have set the global settings, you can return to this page to submit your feeds to Google.
The WordPress Google News Plugin dashboard will give users instructions for setting up the plugin before use.

Premium WordPress Google News Plugin Helper

In each plugin related function, whether on meta boxes or admin pages, question mark icons are always present to help guide you through the process of using the plugin. Since all links — if present — are all set to target=”_blank” in the plugin code, links will not redirect you away from WordPress, but rather open resources in another browser tab.


In the custom meta boxes, you’ll notice a small  icon , which guides users when filling in each field on each tab. They are powered by a powerful jQuery tooltip that enabled us to offer links and resources to make your life easier.


  1. I have a few question. i have a wordpress site my focus group is haitian can i custome the pluging just so i got new only from haiti

    will subscribe read it on my site, or the link will take them somewhere else

    does the feed come with photo or only text

    if thing dont work out what is your refund policy

    • Avatar PPDAdmin

      I am not sure that this plugin would help you. It is designed for news sites that have been approved for Google News inclusion, not for those trying to display latest news content on their site from other publishers on Google News. The feeds that are created are outputted for the Editors’ Picks widgets option on Google News, not for the site itself. Let me know if you have anymore questions.

  2. Avatar Jus2Pom

    i’ve just download your trial plugin Google News. I’m interesting about it and i’m ok to buy a licence but i’have a problem with the demo free version :
    I’m French and my WordPress site is in my language.
    If a test my feed editor picks in the Feed Validation Service (, i have an error :

    Sorry, This feed does not validate.
    line 52, column 42: pubDate must be an RFC-822 date-time: mar, 17 Jan 2017 14:48:09 +0200 [help]
    mar, 17 Jan 2017 14:48:09 +0200

    If a change language of WordPress to English version, it’s OK ! but not in French …

    I’m ok to buy your plugin if this problem is resolved with your premium version.
    Can you confirm me that this problem of can be resolved in a French version of WordPress with the Premium Version of your plugin ?

    Thank you for your reply.

    • Hello,

      We should have that plugin removed from the directory in case any one else has the same question. Editor’s Picks has been deprecated by Google News and is no longer supported. However, we would be happy to point others in the right direction who used it to submit feeds to Producer.

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