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WP Original Source


Define up to 5 sources (URLs) in a metabox. Adds Source attribution metatag “original source” introduced by Google to single posts and page header.
Adds your permalink to original source meta tag if external urls are not defined.

Add meta tag:
* “original-source” – Google meta tag for Google news publishers and SEO



  1. Download, unzip and upload to your WordPress plugins directory
  2. activate the plugin within you WordPress Administration
  3. In a “add new” post or page, add up to 5 URLs to define original sources or let it blank to have your permalink defined as the original source
  4. Done ! you are now a wordpress expert with Google compliant metatags


What is “original source” meta tag ?

original-source metatag was introduced by Google on November 2010
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It indicates which URL(s) should be credited with breaking a story.
Tags are standard HTML metatags, and should be added to the element of the article page :

What if i publish an article that consist entirely of original reporting

Let the fields blank, the plugin will add automatically an original source metatag with your permalink

I want to define several sources

Great, the plugin add a metabox and let you define up to 5 sources URL(s)

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  • Add 5 fields in a meta box under the add new posts page.


  • First version