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[Plugin: WordPress SEO by Yoast] XML News Sitemap Not Populating with Posts Marked for Inclusion (4 posts)

  1. MomDad
    Posted 3 years ago #

    WordPress SEO v1.2.5
    WordPress SEO News v1.0

    SEO > XML Sitemaps > XML Sitemap (checked/enabled) & Google News Sitemaps (checked/enabled)

    In a new or existing post > checked the box under WordPress SEO by Yoast > Google News tab > Include in News Sitemap (checked) and selected "Blog" from the Google News Genre drop-down.

    Even after submitting or re-submitting the post with those correct settings, nothing is being added to the news-sitemap.xml XML News Sitemap.

    I can bring up the news sitemap page, but it just notes "This sitemap contains 0 URLs" and the table below it with no entries.

    I've triple-checked all settings across the board for the plugin.


  2. joecap1
    Posted 3 years ago #

    My news sitemap had urls in it...As I added new urls, they would show up.

    I changed the published date on a post from November 2012 to today to see if Google News sitemap would have the post included.....I think it erased all urls...now I get"

    This sitemap contains 0 URLs

    What can I do to fix this?

  3. joecap1
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Figured it out.....for some reason, the excluded categories section in Yoast News plugin had all of the categories that I wanted included marked as "excluded....and vice versa.

    So, I updated a post and now have one url in the sitemap...

    How can I bulk add posts to the news sitemap???

  4. publicradio
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry for the cross post but this is precisely the problem I'm having. All the settings appear to be correct and the news sitemap shows 0 urls (The other sitemaps are fine).

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