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  • Resolved Trooper_D5X


    I testet the new newssite map feature but after generating this, it’s empty and google cannot read the content.

    and could u add taxononies to the news sitemap?

    any idea?

    thx ..

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  • Hi @trooper_d5x,

    Thanks for testing the news sitemap. Looks like there’s a character in your XML that’s causing it to break. No changes are required on your end. We’ll release a fix shortly.

    As for taxonomies, they don’t belong in a news sitemap. It is only supposed to contain actual news stories.


    Hi @trooper_d5x, we have released a fix for this issue. Please check and let us know if it is indeed working for you.

    Thread Starter Trooper_D5X



    it’s working now, but has still errors according to google.

    Missing XML-Tag:

    Parent keyword:

    best regards πŸ™‚

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by Trooper_D5X.

    Good to hear that the sitemap is working for you now.

    We’ll make sure that the language tag is included in the upcoming version πŸ™‚

    Thread Starter Trooper_D5X



    now it works with google. I have to submit the secondary url not the main …

    thank u πŸ™‚

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Trooper_D5X.

    Hey @trooper_d5x,

    If I check the source code of your sitemap in chrome (CTRL+U):

    I can see the correct language tag being used:


    Perhaps Google needs some time to become aware of the change? Or there some sort of caching involved?

    Thread Starter Trooper_D5X


    Sorry, it is a little bit confusing that i must submit the sub-url of the sitemap and not the main-url.

    Instead of submitting:

    u have to submit:

    now it’s working … thank u πŸ™‚

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