Looking for opinions on a possible 'light' version of my sitemap generator plugin for those with very large sites
Some of you may be familiar with my sitemap generator plugin, found here:
While this is one of my more popular plugins, it has one downside. On sites with an extremely large number of posts, it can be slow to generate the page, and in extreme cases it can time out. This is not a problem for most people, but it is an issue I would like a solution for.
One of the main reasons this happens, is because of how the plugin generates the data. There are quite a lot of options available, most of which affect the way the data is processed. The code has gotten more complex as new versions have been released, and as with most code, it is a tradeoff between functionality and speed.
Of course, if I had the plugin simply make one big list of all the posts, with just some very basic sorting perhaps, there would be no problem with it generating the data.
So here is my question for those of you out there with very large WordPress sites, who still want a nice SEO-friendly sitemap:
What would the features be that you could absolutely not live without? :)
I have been thinking about making a 'light' version of the plugin, intended for those with huge sites, and I thought I would ask those who might use it. Thanks.