Google Is Partnering With WordPress To Make A News Publishing Platform

Google and wordpress join their hands for a new project. A News Publishing Platform

Google And WordPress Are Partnering Over A New Project. A New Low-Cost System Specifically Designed For Publishing Local News..

Introducing The Newspack..

As per the announcement, Google And WordPress has invested approximately $1.2 Million

As per the article published by Google on January 14th, 2019. The development of Newspack will begin in few weeks and will be made available to publishers all over the world, later this year.

Newspack aims to cater all the website related needs of publishers, making things easier for them

Journalists should be writing stories and covering their communities, not worrying about designing websites, configuring CMSs, or building commerce systems. Their publishing platform should solve these problems for them.
Jim Albrecht
Product Management Director, Google Search

WordPress Developer Community will be creating plugins for the publishers on Newspack, which will be accessible to the publishers on the platform.

However, it should be noted that this platform is not being created by keeping all the publishers in mind. 

It has been stated clearly by Google that

“It is trying to help small publishers succeed by building best practices into the product while removing distractions that may divert scarce resources. We like to call it “an opinionated CMS:” it knows the right thing to do, even when you don’t.”

Which is actually a good news for all the small or new publishers that may be looking out for a platform to get started.

WordPress OR Automattic will be working in collaboration with Spirited Media and News Revenue Hub

To create a better understanding of the features and requirements that contribute to the success of any publisher, as well as the impact it may serve from the business point of view.

Concludingly,

Newspack is another step in Google’s goal of local news sustainability by providing important pieces of technology at high quality and low cost.

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