Apple News is an application that allows you to read articles and blogs from various websites on your iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch device. Apple even allows you to publish your WordPress blog or post on Apple News. But before posting your post or article on Apple News there is something you need to do, to get approval from the Apple News Publishers. If approved, you can even monetize from the content you publish on Apple News via iAd. Let’s see how to add your WordPress Blog to Apple News and getting started as an Apple News Publisher.
Steps to Publish your WordPress Blog/Post to Apple News
Before publishing your article on Apple News, you need to get approval from Apple News publisher. Follow the steps below to apply your WordPress blog/post on Apple News. Go to https://www.icloud.com/newspublisher on your browser.  Click on Continue to Apply to publish on Apple News.  Enter your Apple ID and sign in or create a New Apple ID by clicking on Create Apple ID.  Once signed in with Apple ID, fill the form of Publisher information and click on Next.  Here set up your Apple News Channel by providing the needed information and click on Submit.  Once submitted, you will be asked to upload the channel logo.
Here are some of the things you should note before uploading the channel logo.
- The logo should be type-based with the full name of your channel or blog.
- The image should have transparent background and PNG file format.
- The image file size should be less than 2MB
Note: There will be another option called RSS which is not recommended because it won’t allow you to Create articles from News Publisher, Publish articles optimized for Apple News, preview before publish, monetize your content, and get analytics from Apple News. Now you have successfully submitted the form for Apple News.
This approval process may take up to two weeks to hear back until then save or bookmark this page on your web browser for the upcoming setup process on submitting WordPress post/blog to Apple News.
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How to Submit/Publish WordPress Blog or Post to Apple News
Once the Apple News Publisher access has been approved, you are ready to submit your WordPress blog to Apple News. To do that follow the steps below.
Manually Submit the Post
Apple is very much keen on every article published on their Apple News+ Application. The content should be unique, rich, and trustworthy. To analyze the quality of content, you have to submit the first article or post manually via your New Publisher account in iCloud. This content will be reviewed thoroughly by the Apple News team. This may take nearly two weeks for approval. If the manually uploaded content is approved, then the rest of the site content will be allowed to publish automatically.
How to Setup Automatic WordPress Blog/Post Publish to Apple News From your WordPress dashboard, go to the Plugin section.  Click on Add New and search for Publish To Apple News plugin.  Select the plugin and click on Install Now and Activate the plugin.  After activation, go to Settings on the WordPress dashboard and choose Apple News.  Now Configure the API Settings of Apple News Publisher by entering the Channel ID, API Key, and API Key Secret.
Note: You can find all this information under Channel Info >> API Key of your Apple News Publisher account. Followed by that Select Yes to Automatically Publish to Apple News and Automatically update Apple News.  Now select the Post types under Post Type Options for publishing.  At last, format the visual appearance of your article on Apple News using the formatting section.  Once done, click on Save Changes to save all the setup and formatting done.  Now, all your articles will be published automatically on the Apple News application.
Hope this guide helps you publish your post on Apple News. With this, you can increase your site traffic and popularity massively. This is applicable only for self-hosted WordPress websites (WordPress.org) and is not possible on the WordPress.com website. Find the difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com here in this article. If you have any queries let us know in the comments section below.