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How to use google sitemap generator plugin

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by slingingshot15, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. slingingshot15

    slingingshot15 Newbie

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    hi there. i heard that the google news plugin can get you a lot of traffic but i am not sure how to use it. i activated the plugin and not sure how to do the other part..

    here is the instructions

    1. Upload `google-news-sitemap-generator` directory to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory
    2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
    3. Move the file "google-news-sitemap.xml" into your blog root directory and CHMOD to 777 so it is writable
    4. Save/publish/delete a post to generate the sitemap

    i did 1 and 2. need help with 3 and 4....

    thanks
     
  2. blackhit

    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Step 3.
    Just use a FTP program (Filezilla is free) or the Filemanager from within your Cpanel to move the xml to the same directory where your index.php is.

    With both methods you can also set the permissions for the file.

    After this step 4 will become obvious....:D
     
  3. slingingshot15

    slingingshot15 Newbie

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    hey man i moved it to the index.php but i not sure about the chmod 777 part.... how do i do that

    also the step 4 part simply means that when i add or delete a post etc it will be added to google news rights?
     
  4. jessica_lee_833

    jessica_lee_833 Registered Member

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    use the file manager in cpanel, or an ftp client to do chmod
     
  5. ratonjd

    ratonjd Regular Member

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    With Filezilla is very easy. Just connect to your site with the FTP program, then go to your "public_html" folder.. Then find "google-news-sitemap.xml" right click on the file, click " file permissions" then put 777, easy as pie:D let me know if you need any more help.
     
  6. slingingshot15

    slingingshot15 Newbie

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    okay man i did that....now how would i know i am in google news and i did everything right?