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google news sitemap

bawolff
Hey folks.

For those of you not following bug 21919, the google news sitemap
extension has progressed quite a bit. This extension was developed to
give Wikinews 2 features:
*(primarily) An alternative means of informing google what articles
are published. Currently google screen scrapes the main page, this
extension would provide a more machine readable interface for google.
*It would also provide us with per category RSS feeds that are not
toolserver hacks.

^demon recently enabled it on test wikipedia. I encourage everyone to
test it out, make sure it works etc. The url is
http://test.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:GoogleNewsSitemap for the xml
sitemap, and http://test.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:GoogleNewsSitemap?feed=atom
for the rss feed. It takes several other options, similar to DPL. See
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:GoogleNewsSitemap for more
information.

At the moment, the version at testwiki has two issues - the flagged
revs related options don't work, and certain system messages (things
in mediawiki namespace) are replaced with <name of message>. Hopefully
both those issues will be fixed soon. If you find anything else,
please let me know.

Cheers,
bawolff

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