GN Publisher: Google News Compatible RSS Feeds


GN Publisher makes RSS feeds that comply with the Google News RSS Feed Technical Requirements for including your site in the Google News Publisher Center.

The plugin addresses common RSS compatiblity issues publishers experience when using the Google News Publisher Center, including:

  • Incomplete articles
  • Duplicate images
  • Missing images or media
  • Missing content (usually social media/Instagram embeds)
  • Title errors (missing or repeated titles)
  • Cached RSS feeds causing slow updating
  • Delayed crawling by Google

After installing, click on the ‘Settings & Tips’ link under GN Publisher on your plugins page for additional information about applying and troubleshooting issues related to the Google News Publisher Center.

New in 1.0.9

GN Publisher now displays the time of the most recent ping and feed fetch from Google. This helps when troubleshooting the dreaded ‘no articles’ issue in the Google News Publisher Center.

New in 1.0.6

GN Publisher now pings Google when feeds are updated. This can help with faster updates in your Google News Publication.


GN Publisher is a standard WordPress plugin and can be installed and activated through your WordPress admin section. Just search for GN Publisher in the WP plugins repository and install and activate.

GN Publisher may also be downloaded to your computer and uploaded, installed, and activated through your WP Admin plugins section.

Minimum Requirements

  • PHP 5.4 or greater is required, PHP 7.2 or newer is recommended
  • This plugin is compatible with all MySQL versions supported by WordPress


How can I get help with this plugin?

If you need help with the plugin or anything related to the RSS feeds that are created, please ask on the official WordPress GN Publisher plugin support forum.

Google News turned my site down, where can I get help with that?

If you need help because your site has been turned down by Google, or you need other help related to the Google News Publisher Center, please ask for help on the official Google News Publisher Help Forum.


October 15, 2020
Like many others I was experiencing the 'empty articles' problem. After installing this plugin and getting the new feed URLs, it worked a treat and I was able to submit to Google Publisher. Thank you for this fantastic plugin! 🙂
October 13, 2020
I'm one of those people who doesn't leave reviews unless I'm pissed off, but I've gone out of my way to leave 5 stars here because I've been having issues with Google News for 12 months and this plugin solved them all. Nice one Chris!
July 1, 2020
What can I say, a plugin is a plugin, is a plugin, and whilst there are millions of plugins out there, few have the support that I just experienced. Chris who developed this is not only patient but immediately helped me to get to the root of a matter with google news and because of this plugin, everything was seamless in the end. Top class.
May 27, 2020
Puts your mind at ease without needing to figure out every tiny issue your feed might have. Great support from the creator, highly recommend!
May 3, 2020
Esse plugin cumpre o prometido. Se voce quer corrigir os erros do Publisher Center, baixe esse plugin
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Contributors & Developers

“GN Publisher: Google News Compatible RSS Feeds” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.0.9 – 2020-08-24

Added timestamp for most recent ping
Added timestamp for most recent fetch
Bug fix for pubdate timezone
Expanded troubleshooting section
Added refresh (cached) Pub Center articles upon activation

1.0.8 – 2020-05-25

bug fix for pre 5.3 versions of WP
fix for Yoast compatiblity
fix for Monster Insight compatability
Bug fix for Instagram embeds
Removed time restriction on posts incld in feeds

1.0.7 – 2020-04-23

Bug fixes affecting pre 5.3 versions of WP

1.0.6 – 2020-04-23

Added google websub notification

1.0.4 – 2020-04-06

Syncing up version info

1.0.3 – 2020-04-06

Disabled select rss plugins from altering this feed

1.0.2 – 2020-04-02

Adjustments to featured image handling
Added cache disabling
Added GN Publisher to generator tag
Removed default feed option in settings
Added explicit feed urls on settings page

1.0.0 – 2020-03-10

This is the first release of GN Publisher