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Good News is a simple and easy-to-use blogging plugin. It's provided free of charge and includes the following set of features:

  • Managing posts
  • Managing categories
  • Adding categories list to the site navigation
  • Adding latest posts block to the page
  • Adding filtered category block to the page

Please note, the architecture of the plugin allows extending the existing methods, fields and other data without interfering with original source code!

The development of Good News plugin is guided by the similar philosophies of October CMS and Unix like operating systems, where the main focus is to create simple microarchitecture solutions that communicate with each other through smart APIs.

One one hand, this approach allows keeping performance, security, and functionality of the code to a high standard. On the other hand, it provides a clean and smooth back-end UI/UX that isn't over-bloated with the features.


Regardless of the installation type you choose, you must install Toolbox plugin, which is a required dependency for Shopaholic.


Using the Laravel’s CLI is the fastest way to get started. Just run the following commands in a project’s root directory:

php artisan plugin:install lovata.toolbox
php artisan plugin:install lovata.goodnews


The complete official documentation of the ecosystem can be found here.

Quality standards

We ensure the high quality of our plugins and provide you with full support. All of our plugins have extensive documentation. The quality of our plugins goes through rigorous testing, we have launched automated testing for all of our plugins. Our code conforms with the best writing and structuring practices. All this guarantees the stable work of our plugins after they are updated with new functionality and ensures their smooth integration.

Get involved

If you're interested in the improvement of this project you can help in the following ways:

  • bug reporting and new feature requesting by creating issues on plugin GitHub page;
  • contribution to a project following these instructions;
  • localization to your language using Crowdin service.

Let us know if you have any other questions, ideas or suggestions! Just drop a line at octobercms@lovata.com.


© 2019, LOVATA Group, LLC under GNU GPL v3.

Developed by Andrey Kharanenka.

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  • Found the plugin useful on 18 Apr, 2019

    All basic required functionality package for blogging/news section. No excess elements and it's good in this case - just starting point for any type of blog wich is easy to customize and extend thanks to thought-out architecture.

  • author

    Replied on 18 Apr, 2019

    Thx for the feedback! We're happy you've enjoyed it!


Added the ability to link articles and categories to different sites. Added site() method to CategoryCollection, ArticleCollection classes.

Aug 01, 2023


Change lists method to pluck method. Thanks for contribution Nick Khaetsky.

Apr 05, 2022


Added SEO meta fields to Article and Category models

Dec 27, 2021


Small fix in CategoryModelHandler class

Dec 13, 2021


Added translatable URL to Article and Category models. Thanks for contribution Sergei Toroptsev.

Dec 10, 2021


Reduced count of database queries, if cache is empty. Requires Toolbox plugin version 1.32.0 and later.

May 02, 2021


Added composer.json to plugin

May 01, 2021


Fixed logic in CategoryItem::getPageUrl() method. Thanks for contribution Dinwid.

Mar 27, 2020


Added article_count attribute to CategoryItem class. Thanks for contribution Dinwid.

Mar 26, 2020


Fixed support of wildcard params in ArticleCategoryPage component. Requires Toolbox plugin version 1.26.1 and later.

Mar 26, 2020


Added getPageUrl method to ArticleItem and CategoryItem classes. Thanks for contribution Allekslar.

Oct 04, 2019


Initialize plugin.

Apr 17, 2019