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Peadig’s Google News XML Sitemap Generator


Automatically generates a Google News XML sitemap for submission online via Webmaster Tools.

Follows Google guidelines:

  • 50,000 item limit
  • Posts from the last 2 days

Keywords for sitemap are generated from post category and post tags.

Optional categories can be excluded from Google News sitemap.

Updated to conform with new Google News Sitemap format.


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload google-news-sitemap-generator directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Move the file “google-news-sitemap.xml” into your blog root directory and CHMOD to 777 so it is writable
  4. Save/publish/delete a post to generate the sitemap


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Contributors & Developers

“Peadig’s Google News XML Sitemap Generator” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.