Radio Free is committed to contributing to open source projects to support independent journalism and everyone’s right to a free press. All projects are downloadable for free on or listed below.

If you’re interested in making open source tools for journalists or publishers, send an email to letting us know so we can get involved.

Radio Free – WordPress Theme

The Radio Free WordPress Theme is a child theme built on-top of Anders Noren’s Chaplin theme and supported by a multitude of custom built plugins. The theme features the ability to AJAX load posts on the homepage, a customizable audio/video player, a built in streaming area for going live from Twitch, YouTube and Facebook, a built in SEO specifically for independent media outlets and publishers to use.

To install this theme properly, you will need to also install Radio Free Ajax Posts Masonry, Radio Free Print & Radio Free MapPress. You will also need to be running the most recent version of Chaplin.

Radio Free – Stations Plugin

Adds a live streaming stations section the backend giving you the ability to manage a list of streaming stations. Use the shortcode [station_list] on any page or post to display the stations on the frontend.

Radio Free – Listen Plugin

Podcast List enables you to post podcasts and display them using the Jetpack plugin “Podcast Audio” Gutenberg block. It adds the ability to see any podcast added to the list on the frontend, [Podcast Slug] set on the list on admin side.

Radio Free – Print Plugin

A WordPress plugin that allows for any post to be printed in a clean two-column responsive layout with in-line link citations. It adds a print button to the bottom of each post which will load a new version of the post when clicked. The new page can be printed to make non-traditional newspaper style publications for the dissemination of information.

Radio Free – MapPress

This plugin adds a section on the Document Settings for each post to add location data to the post. It then displays those posts on the frontend at when using the Radio Free / Chaplin WordPress theme.