Support » Plugins » [Plugin: Google News Sitemap Generator] google webamster sitemaps does not recognize sitemap

  • google “x” out sitemap and states:

    Unsupported file format
    Your Sitemap does not appear to be in a supported format. Please ensure it meets our Sitemap guidelines and resubmit.

    I followed the instructions: placed .xml sitemap in root, chmod 777 and updated a post – same result – the sitmap folder is in the correct location – root/wpincludes/plugins/folder.

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  • Hi arturius,

    Just to confirm, you are using this plugin to generate a Google News sitemap and have selected the correct “Add Google News Sitemap” option when adding the sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools?

    If the above is correct then please supply me with a hyperlink to the sitemap in question so I can verify the output myself.


    Here is the link to the sitemap

    … and it is installed in webmaster tools add sitmap as

    OK, it shows with a check mark and an OK now. I did not change a thing, I only resubmitted it with the same name … who knows, thanks anyway.


    Hi arturius,

    Yeah, Google News sitemap looks fine and I am glad you have now got it sorted out.

    Please remember to rate the plugin if you find it useful!

    Many thanks,


    I have a question. I also run xml sitemap plugin called sitemap.xml. Will the two together conflict, because I now have an issue with my sitemap.xml?

    It now has the “x” splat.


    No, the two plugins do not conflict.

    I think it must be something to do with the way you are submitting it to Google Webmaster Tools.

    I run both versions with great results.


    They both show as acceptable now. However, the news sitemap shows that I have submitted 20+ URLs, but none are indexed by google. how long do you think the indexing process will take. Or, do they usually index URLs submitted with the “news sitmap” right away?

    Just curious,


    Could you tell me why google indexes some of my URLs with the news site map and then they get removed. I went from one to twelve, and now zero indexed URLs – just curious.


    Same problem here. Google Webmaster is saying that there are additional fields needed?

    Hi guys,

    It’s stated in the Google News forums that the news sitemap’s format has been updated:

    Could this relate to the issue we’re experiencing?

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