Companion Sitemap Generator

Description

What is a sitemap?

A sitemap is a list of pages of your website accessible to crawlers or users, typically organized in hierarchical fashion.

Sitemaps make relationships between pages and other content components.
It shows shape of information space in overview.
Sitemaps can demonstrate organization, navigation, and labeling system.

Plugin Features

Easily create a sitemap which is then updated every hour, or can be updated manually at any time via the WordPress dashboard.You can select pages/posts or entire posttypes that you want to exclude from the sitemap.
It generates both an XML sitemap and an HTML sitemap that you can display on your site via the shortcode.

Robots editor

While a sitemap allows search engines to scan pages faster, a robots.txt file disallows search engines from scanning certain pages. This plugin also comes with a handy robots editor to give you full control over your search engine visibility.

Multilingual

Companion Sitemap Generator also supports multilingual sitemaps. Right now this is only supported when using the Polylang plugin but more plugins will be added upon request.

Multisite

This plugin has support for multisite. Each site gets their own sitemap.

Screenshots

  • Sitemap dashboard
  • Exclude posts from sitemap
  • Quickly update via dashboard
  • Edit robots file
  • HTML Sitemap

Installation

Manual install

  1. Download Companion Sitemap Generator.
  2. Upload the ‘Companion Sitemap Generator’ directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
  3. Activate Companion Sitemap Generator from your Plugins page.

Via WordPress

  1. Search for ‘Companion Sitemap Generator’.
  2. Click install.
  3. Activate.

Settings

  1. Configure this plugin via Tools > Sitemap or via Tools > Robots.

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Contributors & Developers

“Companion Sitemap Generator” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

3.6.2

  • Fix: HTML sitemap would look distorted when post types were hidden or empty

3.6.1

  • Fix: Error: unexpected ‘[‘

3.6

  • Fix: Multisite support
  • Fix: Error with & sign in search console

3.5.5

  • New: Set auto-update schedule, how often should the sitemap be updated?

3.5.0

  • New: HTML sitemap: Show in 2 columns
  • New: HTML sitemap: Sort by date or name
  • New: HTML sitemap: Order ASC or DESC

3.4.5

  • Dashboard redesign
  • Add HTML sitemap tab (settings coming up)

3.4.1

  • Added Hungarian translations

3.3.5

  • New: Added categories to the sitemap

3.3.1

  • Exclude posts fix for multiple languages

3.3.0

  • New: Support for multilingual (only works with Polylang atm)

3.2.0

  • New: Added lastmodified to sitemap
  • New: Added changefreq to sitemap

3.1.6

  • Fix: Undefined variable: charset_collate

3.1.5

  • Fix: Undefined index: page error
  • Fix: Undefined index: tabbed error

3.1.4.

  • Fix: Few strings were not translatable

3.1.3

  • Improvement: HTML sitemap pages now have hierarchy

3.1.2

  • Fix: Pages not being added to sitemap

3.1.1

  • Fix: Update not working

3.1.0

  • New: Exclude post types.
  • New: Added classes to the HTML sitemap list to allow styling.
  • New: Added button to quicker insert HTML sitemap into a page.
  • Fix: Empty post types are no longer shown in HTML sitemap.

3.0.4

  • WordPress 4.7 Support

3.0.3

  • Few minor fixes

3.0.2

  • Fix: Some strings could not be translated.
  • Fix: You could not exclude posts from multiple post types.
  • Improvement: Minor dashboard improvement.
  • New: Update sitemap from plugin dashboard.

3.0.1

  • Fix: After selecting posts all posts were selected

3.0

  • Completely rewrote the plugin fixing sooo many bugs
  • Fix: Better errors
  • Fix: auto-updating of sitemap
  • New: HTML-sitemap shortcode
  • New: Sitemap is updated every hour
  • New: Better robots dashboard
  • New: Better sitemap dashboard
  • New: Remove pages/posts etc. from sitemap
  • Improvement: Better dashboard widget
  • Improvement: Cleaner code
  • Improvement: Better update handling

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