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Add news_keywords


If you are using WordPress to power a news site, you might be interested in helping Google News to find and classify your content. Google introduced a new meta tag to their crawlers some time ago, which is doing exactly this.

The element with the name “news_keywords” is supposed to describe your content very briefly. You can read more on this topic over at Google:

This plugin adds the meta tag and outputs the article keywords into it.


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  1. Upload add_news_keywords.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. You are done.


Does this plugin alter anything permanently?

No. It just gathers the keywords of an article and outputs them in the header. No more magic.

Contributors & Developers

“Add news_keywords” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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1.1 (2014-03-18) Tested to work with the latest (3.8.1) version of WordPress
1.0 (2012-12-20) First relase – Seems to work as supposed