WordPress Support for Apple News


Today we’re excited to announce the addition of Apple News support for WordPress. News is an all-new app built right into iOS 9 that delivers news and magazine stories to millions of readers. Publishers can create beautiful layouts with custom typography, photo galleries, videos, and animations—and with support for News now tightly integrated into WordPress, you only need to author once and your content will automatically be optimized for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

For WordPress.com VIP customers, you can enable the plugin from your WordPress dashboard, or directly in your theme. It’s also available on Github.

We’d like to thank our friends and partners at NY Post and Alley Interactive, as well as the team at Beezwax, who spearheaded, sponsored, and built this plugin—and have generously made it available for everyone in the WordPress community to use.

Apple News Format is Coming Soon
Apple News Format is not yet available to everyone. Click here to sign up as a publisher and get notified when Apple News Format becomes available.

Gizmodo Liveblog of Apple’s iPhone Roadmap Event

The Gizmodo Liveblog, which is hosted in our WordPress.com VIP program, covered the Apple iPhone Roadmap event today which officially began at 10am PST.

For publishers looking at dealing with traffic spikes, liveblogs like these are a great example of how our grid platform on WordPress.com scales up incredibly well.

Below is graph from a previous Gizmodo Liveblog that illustrates the amazing rapid spike in traffic which equated to several million pageviews over the course of about an hour:
gizmodo liveblog traffic graph

[Visit live.gizmodo.com]