Release Notes: August 25, 2021

Newspack Plugin

  • Added experimental support for Stripe as a donation platform.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused pages to load outdated or cached content if they took longer than two seconds to load.


  • Added experimental support for on-site Stripe checkout within the Donate block.


  • Added a new “Above Footer” widget area.
  • Added support for custom fonts.
  • Added Newspack branding to WordPress login pages.


  • Fixed a bug where updates to the “Sender” info sometimes don’t persist after saving a newsletter draft.
  • Updated the UI for selecting Mailchimp recipient groups, segments, and tags to more closely reflect Mailchimp’s recipient options.


  • Added a new option for individual prompts to select which post types the prompt should appear on.


  • Added new options to suppress ads on specific category, tag, or author archive pages, or on all archive pages of each type.