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[Plugin: Google News Sitemap Generator] I'm getting this error from google (15 posts)

  1. CRFCEO
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Deprecated Sitemap format
    Your Sitemap uses a deprecated News format. Support for this format will disappear shortly, at which point your Sitemap will be rejected. Please update to the new format, which involves attaching a <publication> tag and other relevant tags to each url in your Sitemap.

    iIs the plug in still valid?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-news-sitemap-generator/

  2. thegunninghawk
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes, same here.

  3. deppendorf
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi there.

    I have the same message from google (in german):
    "Nicht unterstütztes XML-Sitemap-Format
    Ihre XML-Sitemap verwendet ein Google News-Format, das für neu übermittelte XML-Sitemaps nicht mehr unterstützt wird. Führen Sie eine Aktualisierung auf das neue Format durch. Hängen Sie hierzu jeder URL in Ihrer XML-Sitemap ein <publication>-Tag sowie weitere relevante Tags an."

    The sitemap is rejected :-(

  4. thegunninghawk
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    They changed the format of the XML I'm afraid.

    Hopefully we'll get an update soon.

  5. chris.jinks
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Guys,

    Sorry for the delay, I have been working on the update and testing it. The latest Google guidelines are not great and took a while for Google Webmaster tools to accept the new format.

    Should all be fixed and conforming to the new format now though, let me know how you get on and if you have any further issues.

    Thank you for the couple of people contributed to this plugin, any further donations would be very much appreciated and help with any future updates.

    Chris.

  6. thegunninghawk
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Cheers mate.

    I upgraded the plugin but still had problems as the blog title and the name used in Google News are different. I therefore modified the PHP, line 174, removing the blogname variable are replacing it with the correct one.

    $xmlOutput.= htmlspecialchars('Gunning Hawk');

    Of course this means I would have to do it again if a new version comes out, so maybe this can be a variable we can specify via the settings screen in WP?

    But anyway, thanks again for the quick update ;)

  7. CRFCEO
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Not quite the result I needed. I updated yesterday and today......sitemap is now being rejected outright.

    Sitemap is HTML
    Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported sitemap format instead.

    Problem detected on: Nov 15, 2009

    Deprecated Sitemap format
    Your Sitemap uses a deprecated News format. Support for this format will disappear shortly, at which point your Sitemap will be rejected. Please update to the new format, which involves attaching a <publication> tag and other relevant tags to each url in your Sitemap.

    Problem detected on: Nov 15, 2009

    Here is the help section from google outlining the new format:

    http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/news/thread?tid=1c1ae79d46d65548&hl=en

    http://www.google.com/support/news_pub/bin/answer.py?answer=74288

    sample:

    A News Sitemap uses the Sitemap protocol, with additional News-specific tags as defined below. Here is an example of a News Sitemap entry using News-specific tags:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9"
    xmlns:n="http://www.google.com/schemas/sitemap-news/0.9">
    <url>
    <loc>http://www.example.org/business/article55.html</loc>
    <n:news>
    <n:publication>
    <n:name>The Example Times</n:name>
    <n:language>en</n:language>
    </n:publication>
    <n:access>subscription</n:access>
    <n:genres>pressrelease, blog</n:genres>
    <n:publication_date>2008-12-23</n:publication_date>
    <n:title>Companies A, B in Merger Talks</n:title>
    <n:keywords>business, merger, acquisition, A, B</n:keywords>
    <n:stock_tickers>NASDAQ:A, NASDAQ:B</n:stock_tickers>
    </n:news>
    </url>
    </urlset>

  8. CRFCEO
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Not quite the result I needed. I updated yesterday and today......sitemap is now being rejected outright.

    Sitemap is HTML
    Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported sitemap format instead.

    Problem detected on: Nov 15, 2009

    Deprecated Sitemap format
    Your Sitemap uses a deprecated News format. Support for this format will disappear shortly, at which point your Sitemap will be rejected. Please update to the new format, which involves attaching a <publication> tag and other relevant tags to each url in your Sitemap.

    Problem detected on: Nov 15, 2009

    Here is the help section from google outlining the new format:

    http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/news/thread?tid=1c1ae79d46d65548&hl=en

    http://www.google.com/support/news_pub/bin/answer.py?answer=74288

  9. CRFCEO
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    All right...fixed to big red X issue by switching the most recent post to draft and then republishing...

    I seem to recall on original installation that creating and saving or publishing a post was needed to activate the plug in...looks to me like you will need to do the same for the update, but the deprecated message is still there...

  10. CRFCEO
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Woke up this morning to another big red X...says an xml tag is missing...

    Missing XML tag
    This required tag is missing. Please add it and resubmit.

  11. estereofonico
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi guys, I already try to embed some new code on the script to solve this situation, but now Google gives me this error:

    Parsing error
    We were unable to read your Sitemap. It may contain an entry we are unable to recognize. Please validate your Sitemap before resubmitting.

    And my sitemap seems to have a big error:
    http://www.estereofonica.com/google-news-sitemap.xml

    Maybe is related to the <n:news> tag that i add. Anyone knows how to solve this?

  12. estereofonico
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I did some changes in line 177
    $xmlOutput.= get_option('rss_language');
    and change this for my language code $xmlOutput.= "es_ES";

    Now i'm waiting for the validation from Google, i'll let you know.

  13. estereofonico
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Invalid tag value
    This XML tag has an invalid value. Please fix it and resubmit.

    It seems that the es_ES is not the kind of language they accept. Keep you posted.

  14. estereofonico
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The accepted language for Spanish is "es".

    But my sitemap is still rejectd.

    Deprecated Sitemap format
    Your Sitemap uses a deprecated News format. Support for this format will disappear shortly, at which point your Sitemap will be rejected. Please update to the new format, which involves attaching a <publication> tag and other relevant tags to each url in your Sitemap.

    Anyone could help on this?

  15. estereofonico
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Problem solved with this plugin: Google News XML Sitemap by Chicago Press Release Services

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