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'News Sitemap' Module Incompatible With Latest Version (54 posts)

  1. Aahan Krish
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Wordpess SEO by Yoast v1.2.2

    ISSUE NO.1: The Google News sitemap isn't being generated. No sitemap at http://example.com/news_sitemap.xml (You can replace example.com with whatthenerd.com to see it for yourself.)

    ISSUE NO.2: The "Google News" tab under WordPress SEO by Yoast widget in the post editor is missing!

    So, basically, it looks like the News Sitemap module for WordPress SEO by Yoast is incompatible with the latest version of either the plugin (v1.2.2) or WordPress (v3.4)

    Please take a look at this Joost, thanks!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/

  2. Aahan Krish
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just in case it helps, here's a list of plugins I currently use.

  3. Klatsch
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

  4. Aahan Krish
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    UPDATE: This is weird. Initially the news sitemap was showing a 404 error page (generated by WordPress), but now, it shows up just fine -- but there are no posts. So, in a way, the issues still stand.

  5. ClubUgly
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Mine started off with 404 but now I get XML Parsing Error: not well-formed

    Also, in post view the link is not missing for me, but it is not clickable to view it.

  6. Aahan Krish
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    UPDATE - 2: I just tried the development version... still no luck!

  7. gooma2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    for now, it's best just to go back to Version 1.1.9 and you'll be back on Google News like before.

    A few of us have been posting about this to no avail, but now that more and more people are posting, hopefully this will sent a signal to fix or just let us know what code snippet to add.

    It's odd that all the other tabs in edit work fine, just not the Google News one which we need to check so that's the articles are added to Google News.

    Or if you're happy with the latest version, you can install XML Sitemap Feed Version 3.9.1 | By RavanH which also has a Google News site feed. Many news sites like The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline Hollywood and others use this plugin.

    There's a fix at least!

  8. Aahan Krish
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    XML Sitemap Feed isn't a great idea, I think, looking at its specs. So, I'll will be staying away from it, and instead use an older version of WordPress SEO by Yoast itself for now. :)

  9. tizz
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    404 errors on some sitemaps for me too. A simply click on update tab in SEO->Sitemap XML settings works for me at the moment, so map is visible again and I cand send it to google, but the error isn't fixed. I do in this way in the meantime 'til the problem isn't fixed.

  10. gooma2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I know, it kinda sucks since you want to just focus on publishing your articles and not having to continually check your sitemaps for errors!

  11. Aahan Krish
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Okay, there's a new version. But what we need is an update for the News SEO module I think.

    https://github.com/jdevalk/Google-News-Sitemap

  12. gooma2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    ah, I thought Yoast did that one too since he had instructed to install that back when WordPress SEO came out. Hopefully that developer will be able to update then.

    Nothing like modules that don't update together!

  13. Sarah F
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Gooma2 (or anyone) my News sitemap is still intact but it isn't adding any new links to it, can someone send me a link to v. 1.1.9?

  14. Aahan Krish
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @gamingexamier: http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wordpress-seo.1.1.9.zip

    You can download any version of a plugin from the Developers tab: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/developers/

  15. gooma2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    direct link which will download 1.1.9 is right here.

    http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wordpress-seo.1.1.9.zip

  16. ivnus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm also having the same issue.

  17. gooma2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    you can go back to the 1.1.9 version but Raven has just updated the

    XML Sitemap Feed and it works perfect too!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/xml-sitemap-feed/

    At least there's some choices since it's not looking like the module on WordPress SEO will be updated any time soon.

  18. ivnus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I went ahead and keep the new WordPress SEO plugin and installed XML Sitemap Feed. Only problem is it doesn't include post images like Yoast's news sitemap does.

    I'm willing to donate some money for this plugin to be updated.

  19. Aahan Krish
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Word from Joost:

    I'm working on updating that [News SEO module] right now. It's going to work as a normal plugin that requires WordPress SEO by Yoast installed, instead of as a module, so I can properly update it through wp.org.

    Cheers!

  20. gooma2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    thanks for the update!!!

  21. thierrypigot
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi all !

    to solve the tab mistake, in xml-news-sitemap-class.php replace it :

    echo '<li class="news"><a href="javascript:void(null);">'.__('Google News').'</a></li>';

    by

    echo '<li class="news"><a class="wpseo_tablink" href="#wpseo_news">'.__('Google News' ).'</a></li>';

    We have one another mistake in the Google News Tab.
    When you add a new post, the checkbox is unchecked by default. So if you see the WordPress SEO code if the value different to 'off' the checkbox must be checked.
    But when you create a new post, wordpress autosave it, and save le post meta box in off value ???

    Anyone has an idea to solve it ?

    Thierry

  22. rogeratk
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am new to all this - love this plug in & have followed all instructions, BUT nothing seems to be getting to the search engines - eg Nothing comes up on Google Search. Am i missing something? Do I need to install XML Sitemap Feed? Thanks

  23. rogeratk
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    have made some progress. got google webmaster tools to open up - no sitemap had been loaded, BUT was able to manual load up the SEO sitemap_index.xml file and it worked. has been loaded by google. now just waiting for it to be indexed. question remains as to why WP SEO did not load it to google?

  24. gooma2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    the sitemap doesn't load itself onto Google Webmaster Tools since it would need your login and all that to do.

    You just input the sitemap address into the Tools and that's it. It'll go through and index away for ya!

  25. rogeratk
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    thanks..finally figured that out. I did the input and can now see that ONE page has been indexed. How long does it take for the other 35 pages to be indexed? I still cannot find site when I do a google search (cleared cache and previous history)!

  26. rogeratk
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    another - does this mean that every time I change a page i have to put sitemap address into the Tools again?

  27. gooma2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    easiest way to check is just do this

    site:http://yoursiteaddress.com

    Just put your website address in that above and you'll see exactly how many pages are indexed along with images and videos.

    Once you put the sitemap in it's in there. If you have a robots.txt file for your site, I would put your sitemap in that too since that tells the search engines to go there.

    That's it, pretty simple thankfully!

  28. rogeratk
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    thanks

  29. mpclark
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just to add weight to this, I have this issue too; an empty news sitemap on http://www.nfcworld.com (and a couple of other sitemap pages appear don't seem to load)

  30. Aahan Krish
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @gooma2 and everyone else who care: It's been 6 days, since the last update from Joost, and it's been hard waiting, considering the seriousness of the situation. But here comes some good news...

    Joost has released v1.2.4 of WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin, and he says that this is a much needed update that is "required" for the upcoming update to New SEO module / plugin to work. Precisely, Joost tweeted:

    needed this fix [v1.2.4] for that, news is next

    So, stay patient. :) Cheers!

    PS: No ETA for News sitemap plugin though. But we can expect it soon.

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