Google Sitemap by BestWebSoft

Description

Google Sitemap plugin automatically generates XML sitemap for your WordPress website and helps search engines index your blog. Such sitemap file helps crawlers to extract the structure of your website more effectively.

The plugin supports default WordPress pages as well as custom URLs. It can be also added to your Google Webmaster Tools account.

Improve your website SEO today!

Free Features

  • Add the following URLs to the sitemap:
    • Page
    • Post
    • Post category
    • Post tag
    • Custom post types
    • Custom taxonomies
  • Add a path to your sitemap file in robots.txt automatically
  • Connect your Google Webmaster Tools account to:
    • Add website
    • Add sitemap
    • Delete website
    • Get website info
  • Compatible with latest WordPress version
  • Incredibly simple settings for fast setup without modifying code
  • Detailed step-by-step documentation and videos

Pro Features

All features from Free version included plus:

  • Exclude certain pages or post types from your sitemap file
  • Set the frequency of your website content changes for all pages
  • Configure all subsites on the network
  • Add custom URLs to the sitemap file
  • Get answer to your support question within one business day (Support Policy)

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If you have a feature suggestion or idea you’d like to see in the plugin, we’d love to hear about it! Suggest a Feature

Documentation & Videos

Help & Support

Visit our Help Center if you have any questions, our friendly Support Team is happy to help — https://support.bestwebsoft.com/

Translation

  • Czech (cs_CZ) (thanks to Michal Kučera, www.n0lim.it)
  • Russian (ru_RU)
  • Spanish (es_ES)
  • Ukrainian (uk)

Some of these translations are not complete. We are constantly adding new features which should be translated. If you would like to create your own language pack or update the existing one, you can send the text of PO and MO files to BestWebSoft and we’ll add it to the plugin. You can download the latest version of the program for work with PO and MO files Poedit.

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Screenshots

  • Settings page.
  • Settings page after the authorization via Google Account.
  • Sitemap Structure Settings.

Installation

  1. Upload the folder google-sitemap-plugin to the directory /wp-content/plugins/.
  2. Activate the plugin via the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. The site settings are available in “BWS Panel”->”Google Sitemap”.

View a Step-by-step Instruction on Google Sitemap Installation

FAQ

How can I use this plugin?

After opening the plugin settings page your Sitemap file will be created automatically. If you already have a Sitemap file and do not want to change it, just do not check off the field “I want to create a new sitemap file”.
If you do not want a Sitemap file to be added to Google Webmaster Tools automatically, just follow the brief instruction. In another case you should authorize via your Google Account and choose the necessary action.
In order to add a path to your sitemap file in robots.txt you do not need to authorize via your Google Account, you should just select the necessary field and click “Save Changes” button. If you’re using multisiting, the plugin does not allow to add a sitemap to robots.txt

How to create sitemap.xml file?

After opening the Settings page the sitemap.xml file will be created automatically in the site root.

How to replace the existing sitemap.xml file?

Select “I want to create a new sitemap file” and click “Save Changes” button, the sitemap file will be recreated then.

How to add a site to Google Webmaster Tools?

Select “I want to add this site to Google Webmaster Tools” and click “Save Changes” button. Your site will be added to Google Webmaster Tools and verified, afterwards your sitemap file will be added.

How can I remove a site from Google Webmaster Tools?

Select “I want to delete this site from Google Webmaster Tools” and click “Save Changes” button.

How can I get information about my site in Google Webmaster Tools?

Select “I want to get info about this site in Google Webmaster Tools” and click “Save Changes” button.

I have some problems with the plugin’s work. What Information should I provide to receive proper support?

Please make sure that the problem hasn’t been discussed yet on our forum (https://support.bestwebsoft.com). If no, please provide the following data along with your problem’s description:

  1. the link to the page where the problem occurs
  2. the name of the plugin and its version. If you are using a pro version – your order number.
  3. the version of your WordPress installation
  4. copy and paste into the message your system status report. Please read more here: Instruction on System Status

Reviews

Worst WP sitemap plugin

I initially used the free plugin on 2 websites of mine before upgrading to the paid version about a year ago. Recently I keep getting error when certain plugins draw extensive memory from php. Turned out this PAID plugin is the culprit.

So I turned it off and switched back to the free version. When I went to plugins settings (the free version), there are endless list of errors all over the setting page. I deleted both.

This is a waste of money and waste of time! Avoid it.

Nice Sitemap Plugin

I was a little concerned initially, with what appeared to be a major upsell, but the sitemap itself turned out to be very useful – even to the point where you can use your webmaster tools account to run it from.

So no errors yet, like you get with other sitemap plugins, and here’s hoping I’ve found a real gem!

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Contributors & Developers

“Google Sitemap by BestWebSoft” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

V3.0.8 – 31.03.2017

  • NEW : The Czech language file was added.
  • Update : The plugin settings page has been updated.

V3.0.7 – 04.10.2016

  • NEW : The Spanish language file was added.

V3.0.6 – 22.08.2016

  • Update : Compatibility with the bbPress plugin improved.
  • Update : Performance optimized.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for WordPress 4.6.

V3.0.5 – 15.07.2016

  • Update : BWS panel section was updated.

V3.0.4 – 27.06.2016

  • Update : BWS Panel section is updated.

V3.0.3 – 05.04.2016

  • Update : The page of plugin settings has been changed.
  • Bugfix : The bug with plugin work for network which is based on sub-directories has been fixed.

V3.0.2 – 28.12.2015

  • NEW : Compatibility with Htaccess by BestWebSoft was added. This allows to get an access to the xml files (for network which is based on sub-directories).
  • Bugfix : The bug with plugin menu duplicating was fixed.

V3.0.1 – 21.09.2015

  • Update : Textdomain was changed.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.3.1.

V3.0.0 – 18.08.2015

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.2.4.
  • Update : BWS plugins section was updated.

V2.9.9 – 10.07.2015

  • Bugfix : We fixed bug with editing of file robots.txt.
  • NEW : Ability to restore default settings.

V2.9.8 – 04.06.2015

  • NEW : Allows to add links to Post categories and Post tags to the sitemap file.

V2.9.7 – 05.05.2015

  • Update : We replaced old Google Webmaster Tools API with new Google Webmaster Tools API v3.

V2.9.6 – 20.02.2015

  • Bugfix : Error with access to the plugins settings page was fixed.
  • Update : BWS Menu was updated.

V2.9.5 – 23.12.2014

  • Bugfix : Error loading stylesheet is fixed.

V2.9.4 – 11.11.2014

  • Update : BWS plugins section was updated.
  • Bugfix : Plugin optimization is done.

V2.9.3 – 15.09.2014

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.0.
  • Bugfix : We fixed errors while Quick Edit posts.
  • Bugfix : We fixed errors while adding site to Google Webmaster Tools.

V2.9.2 – 07.08.2014

  • Bugfix : Security Exploit was fixed.

V2.9.1 – 14.07.2014

  • Bugfix : We added updating for the sitemap file when changing the status of the post from publish to private.

V2.9.0 – 05.06.2014

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.9.1.
  • Update : The Ukrainian language file is updated.

V2.8.9 – 11.04.2014

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.8.2.
  • Bugfix : Bug related on the sitemap link in the robots.txt was fixed.

V2.8.8 – 12.03.2014

  • Bugfix : Plugin optimization is done.

V2.8.7 – 31.01.2014

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.8.1.
  • Bugfix : Bug related on host name with HTTPS was fixed.

V2.8.6 – 16.01.2014

  • Bugfix : Bug related on The link which get’s added to the robots.txt was fixed.
  • Update : Style of the sitemap file was updated.

V2.8.5 – 13.01.2014

  • Bugfix : Bugs related on using string offset as an array were fixed.
  • Update : Screenshots was updated.

V2.8.4 – 10.01.2014

  • NEW : Installed wordpress version checking was added.
  • Update : BWS plugins section was updated.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.8.
  • Update : Activation of radio button or checkbox by clicking on its label.

V2.8.3 – 02.10.2013

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.6.1.
  • NEW : The Ukrainian language file was added to the plugin.

V2.8.2 – 05.09.2013

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.6.
  • Update : Function for displaying BWS plugins section was placed in a separate file and its own language files were created.
  • NEW : Added additional links in activate plugin page.

V2.8.1 – 18.07.2013

  • NEW : An ability to view and send system information by mail was added.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.5.2.

V2.8 – 03.06.2013

  • Update : BWS plugins section was updated.

V2.7 – 18.04.2013

  • Update : The English language was updated in the plugin.

V2.6 – 29.03.2013

  • NEW : The Serbian language file was added to the plugin.

V2.5 – 21.03.2013

  • New: Ability to create sitemap.xml for multi-sites was added.
  • Update : We updated plugin for custom WP configuration.

V2.4 – 20.02.2013

  • NEW : The Spanish language file was added to the plugin.

V2.3 – 31.01.2013

  • Bugfix : Bugs in admin menu were fixed.

V2.2 – 29.01.2013

  • Bugfix : Update option database request bug was fixed.

V2.1 – 29.01.2013

  • NEW: The French language file was added to the plugin.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.5.1.

V2 – 25.01.2013

  • New: The automatic update of sitemap after a post or page is trashed or published was added.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.5.

V1.10 – 24.07.2012

  • Bugfix : Cross Site Request Forgery bug was fixed.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.4.1.

V1.09 – 27.06.2012

  • New: Added the Arabic language file for plugin.
  • Bugfix: Create new sitemap file and Add sitemap file path in robots.txt errors were fixed.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.4.

V1.08 – 03.04.2012

  • NEW: Added a possibility to include links on the selected post types to the sitemap.

V1.07 – 02.04.2012

  • Bugfix: CURL and save setting errors were fixed.

V1.06 – 26.03.2012

  • New: Language files for plugin were added.

1.05

  • New: Sitemap.xsl stylesheet was added.

1.04

  • New: Ability to add sitemap.xml path in robots.txt was added.

1.03

  • New: Ability to get info about site in google webmaster tools was added.

1.02

  • New: Ability to delete site from google webmaster tools was added.

1.01

  • New: Ability to add site in google webmaster tools, verify it and add sitemap file was added.