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

  1. mpclark
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Excellent news @Aahan.

    I have this vision of Yoast sitting at his machine, with a damp towel wrapped around his head, coding hard. I'm going to go make a donation to at least cover a pizza and some energy drinks right now :)

  2. Aahan Krish
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @All good news! News SEO is now officially plugin (not a module like before), and you can download the latest version from GitHub right away — https://github.com/jdevalk/Google-News-Sitemap

    PS: Thank you Joost!

  3. ppskb
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Aahan have you actually got this 'new' plugin working yet. I have just installed it, along with the latest update of WordPress SEO, and its still not working. Can't see anything about News sitemaps in any of the admin page for WordPress SEO??

  4. Caspar Aremi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    After realising some breaking news earlier today wasn't showing in Google News, I realised that the news section had gone from the admin panel. I've installed the new plugin but have no options for it within the WordPress SEO settings. My site depends on Google News for much of its daily traffic so it's important we get this plugin sorted! :) Looking forward to hearing the latest.

  5. mpclark
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK, I had the same problem but got it working.

    It is to do with a flag not being set; AFAICT if the 'enablexmlnewssitemap' option flag isn't set then the sitemap plugin isn't loaded, and the place where you turn this option on is tucked away in the sitemap plugin, so you have a Catch-22 situation.

    The solution is to edit the news sitemap plugin file, comment out a line to force the plugin to load, then go and enable news sitemaps on the XML sitemaps page of the main seo plugin. Then you just uncomment the line in the plugin again and you're all set.

    The part to comment out is this, in wpseo-news/wpseo-news.php :

    if ( !isset( $options['enablexmlnewssitemap'] ) || !$options['enablexmlnewssitemap'] )
    		return;
  6. Aahan Krish
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @All Just got to my PC and tested this, yes, there seems to be a problem. Joost is currently looking into it, checking if he's committed the right code. I guess we can expect fixes soon :)

  7. skrause
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Aahan - great updates. Thnx.

  8. ppskb
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @mpclark this worked for me. Thanks for the tip.

  9. rogeratk
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Good to hear this is getting fixed. The changes suggested are beyond my capability & as am in no hurry, i will just wait for the updated plug-ins. Thx

  10. Aahan Krish
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Okay everyone, you can get WordPress SEO News from the official repository now: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo-news/

    I've just installed it, and it seems to work. No issues so far :)

    PS Don't forget to delete the wordpress-seo-modules directory in /wp-content/plugins

  11. ppskb
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Aahan Thanks for the update. Have installed the version from the repository and is working fine.

  12. Caspar Aremi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've installed it too, but I've got to manually click on 'Include in site newsmap' in the SEO settings box under every article - anyone else having this issue?

  13. Aahan Krish
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @caspararemi I have no way to test it right now (not until tomorrow), but yeah, it looks like yet another problem :D For the time being head here: http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/wordpress-seo-news

  14. gooma2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    actually, that has always been the case. I never minded it since some articles might not be for Google News so you've got the choice.

    but if you are creating a New post and hit under Posts/New, it usually ticks off for the Google News sitemap inclusion.

  15. gooma2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    just so glad to have this back and be able to use the latest version of WordPress SEO. Thanks Aahan for all your updates!

  16. Joost de Valk
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Aahan, sometimes keeping track of the forum AND developing at the same time just doesn't work, so thanks for keeping everyone up to date.

    @casparemi: that shouldn't be true if you've set the post type to be included in the google news sitemap?

  17. Aahan Krish
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Joost,

    I can confirm these issues from my test blog:

    • Include in News Sitemap checkbox has to be checked for every post — yes, it doesn't seem to obey the post-type settings in Google News Sitemaps settings section of WP SEO.
    • The same applies for Google News Genre as well. I have it set to none in settings screen, but in posts it defaults to "blog" for some reason.
    • What's the purpose of Default Keywords in the Google News Sitemaps settings section of WP SEO? I can't find them anywhere in the News sitemap. As for each post, ONLY "Tags" are being shown as <news:keywords>.

    Just in case you want to see my settings, here's a screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/imn1n.png (Plz note that it's my test blog)

  18. Aahan Krish
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    - Also, I see that the timestamps in Google's own sitemaps use their timezone i.e not UTC. Is there any reason why WP SEO sitemaps doesn't respect my WordPress site's timezone settings?

    Hope this gets Joost's attention — I see that he's active right now :P

  19. onyoyy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    How to show unlimited url ?

  20. onyoyy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    or how to show a multiple sitemap?

  21. onyoyy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have set the post-type to be included in the google news sitemap followed @Aahan settings, but it still usually ticks off for the Google News sitemap inclusion.

  22. MomDad
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is the News Sitemap actually working for people? It refuses to include posts that I mark for inclusion as noted here.

  23. clashmedia
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You still have to check the "Include in News Sitemap:" on every post to get it included into google news. This ever going to be fixed?

  24. publicradio
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have a problem with this news XML plugin, as well. The plugin generated a news XML feed, but it's empty. I have opted to include posts in the news xml, and when I go to posts, they are checked to be included in the feed, by default. However, the XML sitemap is empty.

    I would like it populated with all my old posts. Maybe I'm not understanding how this works, and it's only supposed to contain timely, new posts and not archives. Am I doing something wrong?

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