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Resolving SiteMap Plugin-in (4 posts)

  1. richrf
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi everyone,

    I've been using Arne Brachhold's SiteMap plugin for a few months, but recently, something happened, and it no longer was able to generate the sitemap file. I changed the file attributes from 664 to 666 and it was able to generate the file again, but I am concerned that 666 would be a security issue on the file. Is 666 O.K? If not, is there a way to get around this problem? Thanks for the help.

    Rich

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    666 is not good - it leaves you vulnerable.
    Try the Google site map or this one I use:
    http://www.dagondesign.com/articles/sitemap-generator-plugin-for-wordpress/
    It works great and at 644.

  3. Arnee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    It depends on your webserver configuration, the user which Apache / PHP runs under must have write access.

    Maybe you can try to delete the sitemap.xml file and rebuild it via the admin panel. If the files are created by the plugin, they should be owned correctly by the Apache / PHP user.

    Alternatively, you can use chown to make the Apache / PHP user the owner of the files.

    @samboll: The DagonDesign sitemap generator is a different plugin which does not generate a Google Sitemap, so it's a completion, not a replacement. If you want to learn more about Google Sitemaps, check out this article.

  4. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    @ arnee
    yes - that's correct. I'm not looking for google juice, that's why I use it.
    I gave hime the option of either the google site map for seo or one just for his users benefit.

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