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Google News XML Sitemap Plugin for WordPress

Automatically generate a non-deprecated XML sitemap for inclusion to Google News 2.0.

The Google News XML Sitemap plugin automatically generates a Google News XML sitemap (yourdomain.com/google-news-sitemap.xml) whenever a post is created, updated or deleted. This sitemap needs to be submitted once to Google via Google Webmaster's Tools.

This plugin allows you to include/exclude posts, pages and categories in the Google News sitemap, as well as includes post tags as news keywords.

This plugin also follows Google News' latest (non-deprecated) format and guidelines:

  • 50,000 post limit
  • Only includes posts from last 2 days
  • Includes PUBLICATION_NAME and other Google News-specific formatting

Unlike other sitemap generators, this plugin does not require any coding expertise and can be easily configured with just a couple of clicks.

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Changelog

1.0.3

  • fixed issues some users reported with plugin not automatically generating with some publishing processes.
  • plugin now allows webmasters to include/exclude pages and post categories in sitemap.
  • simplified unecessary code, plugin now uses fewer server processes when generating sitemap.

1.0.2

  • sitemap populates post tags as news article keywords.
  • fixed coding inconsistencies, improved plugin stability.

1.0.0

  • htmlspecialchars added in title tag.
  • graphic upgrade of admin interface.
  • news sitemap automatically pings Google Webmaster tools.

1.0.0

  • Fixed genres select option bug.
  • graphic upgrade of admin interface.

Requires: 2.6 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.9.2
Last Updated: 2010-5-10
Downloads: 22,246

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