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  • Looking for opinions on a possible ‘light’ version of my sitemap generator plugin for those with very large sites

    Some of you may be familiar with my sitemap generator plugin, found here:

    While this is one of my more popular plugins, it has one downside. On sites with an extremely large number of posts, it can be slow to generate the page, and in extreme cases it can time out. This is not a problem for most people, but it is an issue I would like a solution for.

    One of the main reasons this happens, is because of how the plugin generates the data. There are quite a lot of options available, most of which affect the way the data is processed. The code has gotten more complex as new versions have been released, and as with most code, it is a tradeoff between functionality and speed.

    Of course, if I had the plugin simply make one big list of all the posts, with just some very basic sorting perhaps, there would be no problem with it generating the data.

    So here is my question for those of you out there with very large WordPress sites, who still want a nice SEO-friendly sitemap:

    What would the features be that you could absolutely not live without? 🙂

    I have been thinking about making a ‘light’ version of the plugin, intended for those with huge sites, and I thought I would ask those who might use it. Thanks.

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  • I don’t have a large site, so the time consumed isn’t an issue. But I could dig having the option to turn off auto generation of the sitemap; maybe with a reminder on the dashboard that the sitemap has not been rebuilt in xx number of days.

    First off, I would just like to say thank you for taking the time to craft such an incredible and useful plugin. I use it on each of my blogs and could not live without it. 😉

    The features I would like to see kept are:

    • Option to enable/disable URL rewriting, ie: /sitemap/
    • Ability to toggle between the displaying of posts, pages or both

    That’s all I need really. 😉

    slodaddy: That is an interesting idea. I had not thought of the idea to generate the data manually, and just display the ‘cached’ copy. I will keep it in mind at least.

    projectego: Those two features would certainly be in the light version 🙂

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