Google News Advanced

Advanced Google News Sitemap options
for XML Sitemap & Google News.

The version 1.0 release introduction discount lasts until the end of March !!!

This plugin extends XML Sitemap & Google News for WordPress with advanced options like adding Keywords and Stock tickers to your News Sitemap and a Ping log to keep an eye on how often Google is notified.


  • Multiple post types – Include more than one post type in the same News Sitemap.
  • Keywords – Add the keywords tag to your News Sitemap. Keywords can be created from Tags, Categories or a dedicated Keywords taxonomy.
  • Stock tickers – Add stock tickers tag to your News Sitemap. A dedicated Stock Tickers taxonomy will be available to manage them.
  • Ping log – Keep a log of the latest pings to Google with exact date, time, url and response status.

Minimum requirements

  • WordPress 4.4 or higher,
  • PHP 5.6 or higher (7.2 recommended),
  • XML Sitemap & Google News 5.1 or later installed with the Google News Sitemap option enabled.

Steps to take

  1. If you have not done this already, install the free XML Sitemap & Google News, then activate and configure Google News Sitemap on your Settings > Reading admin page.
  2. Purchase the Google News Advanced extension by hitting the Add to Cart button on this page. Make sure you either log in or create a user account during checkout. It will serve to get premium support on, plugin updates from within WordPress and re-download in the future. After checkout, you’ll land on a confirmation page with download link and license key. You’ll also receive a confirmation e-mail with download instructions.
  3. Copy the license key for later use in the plugin settings. It will allow you to receive updates from within WordPress, just like any other plugin.
  4. Download the zip file and use your WordPress plugin installation page (Plugins > Add new > Upload) to install the plugin.
  5. Activate your new Google News Advanced extension. You’ll now find your new options under Settings > Google News, on the Advanced tab.
  6. Go to the License tab to paste the license key copied at step 3, check the box “Activate license for this site” and hit Save Options.

The version 1.0 release introduction discount lasts until the end of March !!!