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Google XML Sitemaps

This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines to better index your blog.

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462 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
1 star
Not happy now that static sitemap is gone.
By , for WP 3.8.1

Was a good plugin. Do not want the server load created by forcing WordPress to handle something that only changes when a new post is added.

You have gone from a 5 to a 1, because I can't rate it "0" and I will be removing the plugin from all my sites.

1 star
update 4.0.2 not working
By , for WP 3.8.1

not indexed contents after 2 days after submission to google, 200 sent 0 in the index :(
http://www.bombardieri.com

5 stars
Très Bien
By ,

Rien à dire.
Juste aujourd'hui un soucis, le sitemap à disparu du fichier robots.txt!!???

1 star
VER 4.0.2 not working...
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VER 4.02 not working.....

[01-Apr-2014 16:42:27 UTC] PHP Warning: ob_start(): output handler 'ob_gzhandler' conflicts with 'zlib output compression' in /home/xxxxxxx/public_html/wp-content/plugins/google-sitemap-generator/sitemap-core.php on line 1527

4 stars
Old and established sitemap plugin which does everything it should!
By , for WP 3.8.1

This is perhaps one of the oldest and most stable sitemap generators ever created, and I have been faithful to it for many years, deploying it on dozens of sites. It notifies Google and Bing automatically, and you can tweak the weights of your posts (to give more importance to what you wish to rank higher), as well as allow you to include non-WP links if you wish (I use that to post a common sitemap to web apps running under the same domain as one of my main sites).

The latest incarnation, 4.X, has had a code revamp. The first thing is that it now fully supports multisite installations (for some years I had to resort to a clone of that plugin, maintained separately, to have multisite functionality). It generates a robots.txt. It only notifies Google and Bing as soon as a new post/page/other content affecting sitemaps is added. And it works through the new WP Rewrite Engine, meaning that in theory you don't need to add any external rewrite rules (on .htaccess, nginx's rewrite rules, etc.), and there are no external files to maintain (sitemaps, robots.txt, etc.) — they're now normal WP content and maintained at the database/WP level.

Support is excellent and blindingly fast on the support forums. Very well worth a donation!

The only reason for not giving it 5 stars is that the rewriting doesn't always happen automatically as it should. Sometimes — depending on what plugins you have installed — it might indeed require external rules, and this might be tricky to track down. Compatibility with both Apache and nginx have been tested; it works with both.

5 stars
Great plugin and very fast support!
By ,

Very happy with this plugin!

5 stars
Thanks for this plugin !
By ,

It's a great plugin, thank you very much.

5 stars
That hands!
By , for WP 3.8.1

Why have you the itch to your hands? Stop updating this plugin please! For my fans in Italy (Perché avete il prurito alle mani? Smettere di aggiornare questo plugin per favore!)

5 stars
Very good plugin
By , for WP 3.8.1

Reliable, simple and fast. Well done - Thank you very much.

5 stars
Works without fuss
By , for WP 3.8.1

A great plugin. Just sits there and does what it does. No fuss.

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