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Configure and setup GoogleNewsSitemap on all wikinews projects
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GoogleNewsSitemap should be enabled on every wikinews project


Version: wmf-deployment
Severity: enhancement

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bz44069

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Normal.Nov 22 2014, 1:21 AM
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Reedy created this task.Jan 17 2013, 6:42 PM

For the record: as a wikinewsie I agree (as the extension is more often used for making per topic rss feeds than anything to do with google)

Reedy added a comment.Jan 18 2013, 2:25 PM

I've done the easy part in https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/44621/

wmgGNSMfallbackCategory and wmgGNSMcommentNamespace need setting where appropriate.

The "hard" part is working out how to do the google side of things. It'd be nice to do it for all the remaining projects in one go..

(In reply to comment #2)

I've done the easy part in https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/44621/
wmgGNSMfallbackCategory and wmgGNSMcommentNamespace need setting where
appropriate.

Ill try and come up with a list of appropriate values for different wikinews languages in the next couple of days.

The "hard" part is working out how to do the google side of things. It'd be
nice to do it for all the remaining projects in one go..

Note that this is not just a hit submit and go thing. Google has to approve each new request for inclusion. In some cases they have rejected wikis unless they have a formal-review-before-publish policy. Not all wikinews langs have such a policy (other times they have seemed not to care)

Gerrit change 44621.

Dzahn added a comment.Nov 17 2014, 7:52 PM

got a question. i'm logged in GWT as the noc user but haven't done this before. i see the list of sites we manage. so i see the regular names like "en.wikinews.org", "fr.wikinews.org" but in the search window i also find "sitemap.wikimedia.org/sitemap/enwikinews" and so on. it seems like both have separate settings for user/site owners. so how do i properly delegate the needed powers to Sam? I add him in both? also, do i really have to click each language separately, there seems to be no (*).wikinews.org to catch them all.

Dzahn added a comment.Nov 25 2014, 9:09 PM

i added Reedy with the sreed@ account to several subdomains of wikinews and sitemaps for wikinews language versions, but not yet to all of them, the interface is slow and not all languages have been added as sites yet

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