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Ventrian News Articles Search Engine Sitemap Provider Installation Instructions

To install the News Articles Sitemap Provider 2.0, you must first install the Base Search Engine Sitemap and have the Ventrian News Articles Module installed.

Installation Steps

  1. Log on as a host/super user and navigate to the Host->Extensions page
  2. Select the option to install a new extension
  3. Load the News Articles Module Provider install package (available from the Downloads tab on this site
  4. Click through the Install Wizard
  5. Check that the installation completed correctly.
  6. Request the {domainname}/SearchEngineSitemap.aspx Url for your site, and look through the entries to locate the News Articles Module entries.


You can change some of the options for the News Articles sitemap provider by editing the web.config file directly. Always take a backup before making changes to the web.config file.
  1. Find the <searchEngineSitemap> <add name="Dnn - NewsArticles.... /> entry in the web.config file
  2. Add or edit attributes according the following list of options:
  • featuredOnly = "true" / "false" - When true, only featured articles are displayed in the SiteMap. Default false;
  • singlePagesOnly = "true" / "false" - When true, only the first page of articles are included in the Sitemap. Default false
  • maxNumArticles (integer value 1->upwards) - When specified, restricts the number of articles in the sitemap. Articles are sorted by Start Date. Default -1 (unlimited).
  • showHiddenAndExpired = "true" / "false" - Allows showing of hidden and expired articles -default false
  • showCategories = "true" / "false" - Whether to put an entry for the pagename/Categories/ url in with each page with the Articles Module. Default false.
  • showSecured = "true" / "false" - default false. If true, will show the urls for secured articles (be sure to allow the summary to display to prevent indexing errors)

Note that prior versions of the News Articles sitemap provider required setting of the 'useShortUrls' option - this value is now read directly from the module options by the provider.

Last edited Sep 13, 2012 at 12:05 PM by brucerchapman, version 3


techechelons May 24, 2013 at 11:46 AM 

I also got same issue. Everything install succesfully with no errors. Webconfig also have lines for new provider, yet sitemap file doesnt contains new urls for articles.

Any help in this is really appreciated.


DeclicVideo Jan 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM 
Hello Bruce,

I do not manage to have it working with URL Master and GoogleSiteMap
Is it because I have a multi-lingual website ? Or maybe because the install code is not available on CodePlex (there is only the source code that I used - maybe it's a bad idea ??)
I am not alone, someone else reported in Ventrian Support forum a similar problem.