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readme.txt and documentation.txt files give (5 posts)

  1. mohanarun
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I got it to work successfully. I have some sugestions and bug fixes.

    The readme.txt file says: about Installation
    "== Installation ==
    1. Upload the full directory into your wp-content/plugins directory
    2. Use your favorite FTP program to create two files in your WordPress directory (that's where the wp-config.php is) named sitemap.xml and sitemap.xml.gz and make them writable via CHMOD 666. More information about CHMOD and how to make files writable is available at the [WordPress Codex](http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions) and on [stadtaus.com](http://www.stadtaus.com/en/tutorials/chmod-ftp-file-permissions.php). Making your whole blog directory writable is NOT recommended anymore due to security reasons.
    4. Activate the plugin at the plugin administration page
    5. Open the plugin configuration page, which is located under Options -> XML-Sitemap and build the sitemap the first time. If you get a permission error, check the file permissions of the newly created files.
    6. The plugin will automatically update your sitemap of you publish a post, so theres nothing more to do :)"

    The documentation.txt file says about Installation:
    Installation:
    ==============================================================================
    1. Upload the full directory into your wp-content/plugins directory
    2. Make your blog directory writeable OR create two files called sitemap.xml
    and sitemap.xml.gz and make them writeable via CHMOD In most cases, your blog directory is already writeable.
    2. Activate it in the Plugin options
    3. Edit or publish a post or click on Rebuild Sitemap on the Sitemap Administration Interface

    MY COMMENTS
    I was confused whether I needed to manually create sitemap.xml and .gz files in the blog directory. I didnt create them and they got created automatically when I ran the plugin for the first time.

    This wording need to be rewritten:
    "Open the plugin configuration page, which is located under Options -> XML-Sitemap and build the sitemap the first time."
    In WP 2.7, there is no Options ->... It is Settings -> Xml-Sitemap.

    The sitemap still produces URLs in the form of /?p=x I thought they would be static html pages apparently I need to install super cache plugin for doing that.

    Also again I found lot of language files (MO, PO file extensions) in the lang directory. To save space, can I delete them all? I use only English. Please somebody confirm if I can safely delete all the MO/PO files in the lang folder.

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Please provide a link to the plugin in question. Thanks.

  3. mohanarun
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi I was told to post in the WP support forums just by tagging it with "sitemap" in the documentation that came with the plugin. The plugin in question is Google Sitemap Generator.
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-sitemap-generator/

  4. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Okay. That plugin uses the tag, Google-Sitemap-Generator, which I've added to this topic.

    Now the plugin author will see this topic listed under that plugin.

    Note I also moved this topic to the Plugins and Hacks forum.

    Thanks for your report.

  5. arnee
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thank you very much. I will review these files, since they are pretty outdated. It's just hard to keep all the information in sync, especially spread over multiple places...

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