In its simplest terms, a XML Sitemap-usually called Sitemap, with a capital S-is a list of the pages on your website.
Positioning in search engines sites has a huge importance in a highly competitive environment. Of this positioning depends many times the success or failure of the site.
A basic requirement so that all that effort achieves optimal results is to make sure that all site pages are properly indexed in the search engines. This will happen when the crawlers of the important search engines visit and indexing those pages with the proper frequency and without omitting any.
A good strategy is to supply to the search engines a "list" of pages that we are interested in being indexed, and with some other information that makes the visit more effective. Specifically, this is done through the use of Sitemaps.
Google XML Sitemap manages the sitemap creation to help major search engines to index our sites.
The Google XML Sitemap is a plugin that can be found in the WordPress repository and which does not need close attention on our part. Only we have to do a first setting, focusing on aspects that we create interesting for the sitemap creation on our site (http://markosweb.org).
Thanks to AttitudeDesign over on github for this fix. Works perfectly!
"We have managed to fix this, we have amended the following in google-xml-sitemap.php on line 56:
$xml .= "\t\t<loc>" . get_permalink( $post->ID ) . "</loc>\n";
$xml .= "\t\t<loc>" . str_replace('&','&',get_permalink( $post->ID )) . "</loc>\n";
Hope this helps someone, and I hope this will get added into the plugin soon."
5 stars for AttitudeDesign...not the author of the plugin who should be checking this more often! However, the plugin (with the above fix) works perfectly!
great results in an easy to use package.
Thanks for a great add-on to every WordPress website I build!
Very nice plugin for getting automatic sitemaps generated and reported to search engines.
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