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What's the easiest way to make a site map? (16 posts)

  1. pineapplemike
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Is there a plug in?

  2. tauquil
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    There was this thread yesterday on a similar topic, which may help.

  3. tomhanna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The Google Sitemap Generator for WordPress is listed on this Codex page:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins/Miscellaneous

    It produces an XML sitemap of the style that Google wants and automatically pings Google when your sitemap updates.

  4. tauquil
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Are you talking about a google sitemap or a sitemap of your site for users?

  5. pineapplemike
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    site map for my site for others.

  6. pineapplemike
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i installed this google sitemap. it's all in xml, how can i create an html page with it?

  7. Jonathan Dingman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I don't believe there is a plugin for it (besides for Google), but you could create a page and list all articles along with all categories, etc, etc, and create a manual sitemap that way.

  8. tauquil
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The google sitemap is for the googlebot, not for visitors.

    Best bet might be to create a manual sitemap.

  9. tomhanna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I think you could create a stylesheet to turn the XML sitemap into an HTML page. I'm afraid I have only explored it enough to say that "it can be done", but not to tell you how. I imagine the process would be similar to displaying RSS feeds (which are also XML documents).

  10. pineapplemike
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    any ideas on how i'd create a styleseet to turn the XML to HTML?

  11. tomhanna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I had an idea and it didn't work. I tried using an RSS reader plugin and it didn't like the format, which I guess I should have guessed. Still, I think the principle would be similar.

    The following might be useful, but I haven't done anything with it:

    http://pear.php.net/package/XML_SaxFilters/docs/0.1.0/XML_SaxFilters/_XML_SaxFilters-0.1.0_docs_examples_xml2html_php.html

  12. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Simple goog search dumps this out - looks like a few decent possibles on the first page, didn't look any farther:

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=create+sitemap&btnG=Google+Search

  13. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I don't even know what this is 8-)
    But I've got one now.

    Thanks to WordPress, Google Yahoo and MSN already saw my site. I guess this Sitemap will help tell them what's updated most recently, and what I say is more important... Testing, testing at http://dgold.info/radio/

  14. napaneedlepoint
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I am a total newbie about this.

    I installed Arne's Sitemap Generator, activated it, and then tried to run it.

    This is what it returned:

    Could not write into /home/nutsadm/public_html/sitemap.xml

    Could not write into /home/nutsadm/public_html/sitemap.xml.gz

    What do I do now, I don't understand a bit of this!

    Janet

  15. snowgoat
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You need to give write access to your site's folders. You might try making empty files with those names and upload them, that way the plugin would only be writing to them.

  16. spfarquhar
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    If your using Arne's Google Sitemap Generator for WordPress Plugin to create your blog sitemap, and you are using the Ultimate Warrior Plugin for your tags, then you can automatically append all your tag URLs onto the end of the Google sitemap by using my WP2 plugin at http://www.dicontas.co.uk/blog/google-sitemap-utw-tag-wordpress-plugin/

    This saves a shed load of boring work in having to manually appending your tags to the sitemap and will also help SEO as Google, Yahoo and Windows Live searchbots will know about all your tags and then assists in indexing them.

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