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Better WordPress Google XML Sitemaps (support Sitemap Index, Multi-site and Google News)

A WordPress XML Sitemap plugin that comes with support for Sitemap Index, Multi-site and Google News sitemap. Image sitemap is supported, too.

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Custom permalink function?
By , for WP 3.9.1

Nicely done plugin, but the problem is that sitemap post URLs are constructed in BWP_GXS_MODULE::get_permalink(). And that function doesn't accept core WordPress filter post_link_category.

Why is this plugin building the post URL with a custom function?

caused problem with google webmaster tools
By , for WP 3.9

i do appreciate the effort to build this plugin, however it caused some problems with google indexing on a multisite install.

the biggest problem being all of a sudden many many server errors in the crawl errors section. google was geting server errors on all urls.
when i tried the fetch as google option in gwt it returned "server unreachable" even though all urls were accessible in browser.
as soon as i deactivated this plugin fetch as google returned "Success".
also shows sitemap errors under the sitemap section, 404 not found errors, even thought the sitemap urls were valid. apparently this has something to with caching, and the errors are supposed to disappear after a short time. mine didn't after a couple of days.

this is an ambitious plugin with many options and in theory is just what the doc ordered for a multisite install, but the problems it caused with google webmaster tools are unacceptable. google must be kept happy at all times:) and on an established site those server crawl errors could quickly cost you your place in search results.
switched to simple multisite sitemaps.

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