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XML Sitemap & Google News feeds

XML and Google News Sitemaps to feed the hungry spiders. Multisite, WP Super Cache and Polylang compatible.

4.4.1

  • BUGFIX contribution by alejandra.aranibar: multiple news post types makes get_lastdate return oldest instead of newest date
  • BUGFIX plugins_url filter not working, reported by Michael
  • Dropped GN Geolocation tag support
  • Dropped XMLSF_POST_TYPE and XMLSF_NEWS_POST_TYPE defines support
  • Multiple default genres

4.4

  • Pings max once per hour (5 minutes for news sitemap)
  • Seperate ping for Google News Sitemap
  • Append custom/static sitemaps to the index
  • Include other post types in News Sitemap
  • Optionally limit posts to certain categories in News Sitemap
  • Noindex response header for sitemaps to keep them out of search results
  • Static sitemap stylesheets
  • Controversial default robots.txt rules removed
  • DB query streamlining
  • BUGFIX: fatal error on . (dot) as category base in permalinks
  • BIGFIX: PHP Strict notices
  • Force object cache flush on post publication

4.3.2

  • Italian translation
  • BUGFIX: html esc / filter image title and caption tags
  • BUGFIX: empty terms counted causing empty taxonomy sitemap appearing in index
  • BUGFIX: custom taxonomies where lastmod cannot be determined show empty lastmod tag

4.3

  • Google News sitemap settings section
  • Google News tags: access, genres, keywords, geo_locations
  • Improved Google News stylesheet
  • Custom Google News Publication Name
  • Image tags in Google News sitemap
  • Custom URLs
  • Allow additional domains
  • Image caption and title tags
  • Ping Yandex and Baidu optional
  • BUGFIX: Ineffective robots.txt rules
  • BUGFIX: Priority value 0 in post meta not saved
  • BUGFIX: Ping for all post types
  • BUGFIX: Custom taxonomy support
  • BUGFIX: Split by month shows year

4.2.4

  • NEW: Image tags
  • Rearranged settings section
  • FIX: replace permalink, title and bloginfo rss filter hooks with own

4.2.3

  • BUGFIX: Empty ping options after disabling the main sitemap
  • BUGFIX: Empty language tag for Google News tags in posts sitemap
  • Small back end changes
  • NEW: Custom post types split by year/month

4.2

  • NEW: Image & News tags
  • NEW: Exclude pages/posts

4.1.4

  • BUGFIX: Pass by reference fatal error in PHP 5.4
  • BUGFIX: issue with Polylang language code in pretty permalinks setting
  • BUGFIX: unselected post types in sitemap
  • BUGFIX: 1+ Priority for sticky posts with comments
  • Dutch and French translations updated

4.1

  • NEW: Ping Google and Bing on new publications
  • NEW: Set priority per post
  • NEW: Priority calculation options
  • NEW: Option to split posts by year or month for faster generation of each sitemap
  • Reduced queries to increase performance
  • Improved Lastmod and Changefreq calculations
  • Core class improvements
  • Dropped qTranslate support
  • Dropped PHP4 support
  • BUGFIX: removed several PHP notices

4.0.1

  • NEW: Dutch and French translations
  • BUGFIX: Non public sites still have sitemap by default
  • BUGFIX: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() when all post types are off
  • BUGFIX: Wrong translation dir

4.0.0

  • Moved to sitemap index and seperated post/page sitemaps
  • NEW: options to dswitch off sitemap and news sitemap
  • NEW: select which post types to include
  • NEW: select which taxonomies to include
  • NEW: set additional robots.txt rules
  • NEW: Translation POT catalogue
  • Improved Polylang support
  • Dropped xLanguage support
  • qTranslate currently untested

3.9.2

  • Basic Google News feed stylesheet
  • improvement on XSS vulnerability fix
  • Fixed trailing slash

3.9.1

  • SECURITY: XSS vulnerability in sitemap.xsl.php

3.9

  • Google News Sitemap
  • Memory limit error workaround (for most sites)

3.8.8

  • BUGFIX: PHP4 compatibility
  • BUGFIX: stylesheet URL when installed in mu-plugins
  • core change to class
  • minified sitemap output by default

3.8.5

  • xLanguage support based on code and testing by Daniele Pelagatti
  • new FILTER HOOK robotstxt_sitemap_url for any translate and url changing plugins.
  • BUGFIX: Decimal separator cannot be a comma!

3.8.3

  • filter out external URLs inserted by plugins like Page Links To (thanks, Francois)
  • minify sitemap and stylesheet output
  • BUGFIX: qTranslate non-default language home URL

3.8

  • qTranslate support
  • no more Sitemap reference in robots.txt on non-public blogs

3.7.4

  • switch from add_feed (on init) to the do_feed_$feed hook
  • BUGFIX: is_404() condition TRUE and Response Header 404 on sites without posts
  • BUGFIX: is_feed() condition FALSE after custom query_posts
  • BUGFIX: no lastmod on home url when only pages on a site
  • BUGFIX: stylesheet url wrong when WP installed in a subdir

3.7

  • massive changefreq calculation improvement
  • further priority calulation improvement taking last comment date into account

3.6.1

  • BUGFIX: wrong date calculation on blogs less than 1 year old

3.6

  • massive priority calculation improvement

3.5

  • complete rewrite of plugin internals
  • speed improvements
  • WP 3.0 (normal and MS mode) ready

3.4

  • BUGFIX: use home instead of siteurl for blog url for sitemap reference in robots.txt
  • code streamline and cleanup

3.3

  • automatic exclusion of tags blog in wpmu

3.2

  • rewrite and add_feed calls improvements
  • BUGFIX: double entry when static page is frontpage

3.0

  • added styling to the xml feed to make it human readable

2.1

  • BUGFIX: lastmod timezone offset displayed wrong (extra space and missing double-colon)

2.0

  • priority calculation based on comments and age
  • changefreq based on comments

1.0

  • changed feed template location to avoid the need to relocate files outside the plugins folder
  • BUGFIX: get_post_modified_time instead of get_post_time

0.1

  • rework from Patrick Chia's Standard XML Sitemaps
  • increased post urls limit from 100 to 1000 (of max. 50,000 allowed by the Sitemap protocol)

Requires: 3.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.2.2
Last Updated: 2015-7-4
Active Installs: 80,000+

Ratings

4.1 out of 5 stars

Support

10 of 17 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.

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