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  • Hi djr,

    Thank you for your feedback.

    This is my first release of this new plugin and your feedback is very useful.

    The next release will be compatible with WP 2.3+ and will include a comprehensive admin menu with many more features!

    V1.1 should now be compatible with the 2.3+ WordPress taxonomy.

    Keywords are auto-generated from the category of the posts.

    Any problems or suggestions for future development, please let me know!

    Hi Chris. Thanks for the fix. However, there’s an error in the plugin. Your check for the WordPress version is the other way around (line 53 in google-news-sitemap.php).
    if ( get_bloginfo('version') > 2.3 )
    This needs to be:
    if ( get_bloginfo('version') < 2.3 )

    I guess the admin menu didn’t make it in version 1.1? I can’t seem to find it in the Dashboard or in the plugin file.

    Thanks for pointing that out, I was testing on a earlier version of WordPress and everything seemed to be running ok. Let me know if you spot anything else as this is still very much a beta version.

    The admin panel has not been developed yet, but I have plenty of ideas for custom settings!

    Please let me know how you get on with this plugin, all comments/suggestions for future releases kindly received.

    Hi Chris,

    Any idea how i can personally fix the keywords not showing in the sitemap? Doesnt seem to be auto generating for me. Im using the latest version of WP.

    I installed this plugin, created a writable sitemap file as required and when i try to generate the sitemap i get this error:
    Fatal error: Call to undefined function add_action() in /home/johntp75/public_html/wp-content/plugins/google-news-sitemap-generator/google-news-sitemap.php on line 149

    any ideas????
    line 149 is: add_action(‘publish_post’, ‘write_google_news_sitemap’);

    It’s not working for me either. Please let us know when you have a fix for the issues posted by Julia and John_NYC. I’d love to use this plug in. Thanks for developing it!

    Hi Guys,

    Sorry for the delay in a response, I have been busy with other projects.

    A new version of this plugin will be avaliable soon with an admin interface and bugs resolved.

    Thank you for your feedback and help testing this beta version.

    Hi Chris,

    Is there any news of the fix for the problem:

    Call to undefined function: add_action() line 149?

    I installed the latest version today.



    Everyone who was getting the “line 149” error – this is because you are directly accessing the plugin script in a attempt to generate the sitemap. This is not necessary, just save/publish/delete a post from the normal WordPress admin panel to auto-generate the Google News Sitemap.

    A new version of the plugin (v1.2) has been release today with general bug fixes, easy to understand instructions and a new settings panel to modify basic settings when generating the sitemap.

    Any problems or feedback is welcome to help me develop the next version of this plugin.

    Many thanks,


    I spotted a few areas of improvement. It currently doesn’t create a sitemap for future scheduled posts. Also, it doesn’t automatically notify google of the updated sitemap. Has anyone found out a hack to overcome this?


    Nice plugin.

    If you’re using < MySQL version 4.1.1 this won’t work because of the DATEDIFF function (I’m using 4.0.x). To get it to work you can replace:

    AND (DATEDIFF(CURDATE(), post_date_gmt)<=3)


    AND ((TO_DAYS(CURDATE()) - (TO_DAYS(post_date_gmt))) <= 3)

    ~line 146 in google-news-sitemap.php

    Is there anyway to restrict this plugin to only pull posts published under a specific category? I have two main sections of my site and I know Google News won’t like one of them, but is a-okay with the other.

    If so, please let me know. Thanks! – Josh

    I too love this plugin but since upgrading to 2.7 – It is no longer working. Please advise as to the status of supports/updates, etc….

    Is there anything similar for 2.7?

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