Support » Plugin: Sitemap Generator » Could be better

  • Works OK but you have to stay on the plugin page in admin, because if you leave the page after starting the sitemap generation and then come back to it, the page says “The generation of the sitemap was not started yet.” If you click the button to restart the sitemap generation it starts the scan all over again, this could take a long time for sites with a lot of pages. Clicking on “Show the Sitemap” downloads a copy of the .xml file. The best way to check if it is there yet is to look for sitemap.xml in the WordPress root folder.

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  • Plugin Author Marco Beierer

    (@mbsec)

    Hi Tom,

    Thank you for your review and feedback. I really appreciate it.

    Are you sure that resuming does not work? There is currently no auto resume function, but if you switch to another page in the admin area the generation of the sitemap goes further in the background and if you go back and click the “Generate your sitemap” button, it should download the sitemap if the generation has already finished and otherwise you get feedback about the current state.

    The usability of this is not optimal, but it normally should work. Or have you used the Sitemap Generator on my website at the same time? If so, that could have caused the issue, because the plugin and the tool on my website use the same backend.

    That the “Show the sitemap” button just downloads a copy is true. I will change this in one of the next versions, so that the actual sitemap is linked. I have already changed this in the Joomla version of this plugin, but not yet in the WordPress version.

    Best regards,
    Marco

    Hi Marco,
    Thanks for your quick reply to this comment, that functionality doesn’t work for me, perhaps due to other plugins, I look forward to the next update.
    Tom

    Plugin Author Marco Beierer

    (@mbsec)

    Mmh, there is theoretically not much that could go wrong technically.

    Have you maybe clicked once on the button after you have returned to the Sitemap Generator and clicked again within one or two seconds because nothing has happend? If the Sitemap Generator has finished in the meantime the download would start immediately after the first click on the button and during the downloads no visual feedback is given. And if you would click again during the sitemap is downloaded, the sitemap is thrown away and the Sitemap Generator starts over.

    Or alternatively have you used a double click on the button to resume the Sitemap Generator? This could lead to the same behavior.

    Best regards,
    Marco

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