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  • I am trying to install the Google Sitemap Generator plugin but in the readme file it says the following:

    Use your favorite FTP program to create two files in your WordPress directory (that’s where the wp-config.php is) named sitemap.xml and sitemap.xml.gz and make them writable via CHMOD 666.

    It also says making your whole blog directory writable is not recommended due to security reasons.

    My question is, exactly how am I supposed to create a file called sitemap.xml and sitemap.xml.gz in Filezilla and then making them writable via CHMOD 666 ? Any type of input would be greatly appreciated as I am still pretty new to WordPress.

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  • whooami

    @whooami

    Member

    you create the files on your local computer. how do you create a text file?

    new –> file –> so on so forth.

    you upload them, using an ftp client. (google for filezilla)

    filezilla allows you to chmod files.

    http://www.phpjunkyard.com/ftp-chmod-tutorial.php

    thank you for your reply, I have another quick question though. Should I use word or just notepad will do ? and do I need to write anything in them or just upload them empty as is ?

    whooami

    @whooami

    Member

    you dont need to use either. the files can be empty. Some ftp clients might balk at uploading empty files — if they do, open them in notepad, put a 1 in them, before you rename them. it will all be erased the fisrt time you generate a sitemap anyway.

    thanks a lot for the help!

    whooami

    @whooami

    Member

    youre welcome 🙂

    I’m just doing this exact thing now – any ideas which folder you upload the sitemap.xml and sitemap.xml.gz files to in filezilla?

    Just Football,
    The answer to your question is above:

    in your WordPress directory (that’s where the wp-config.php is)

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