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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



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)

I have got other questions

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


  • First version

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