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XF 1.5 Site map

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Steff, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. Steff

    Steff Active Member

    Hi guys just a quick question.
    On the seo test sites I've been using (like Nibbler) they all seem to return a message saying that I don't have a sitemap. Obviously I do, so my question is, is this an expected result please?
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I'm not sure how they'd be detecting a sitemap or not - they may only be looking for the raw xml files being in certain locations. If this is the case, then yes it's expected. The raw XML files are stored elsewhere, in a protected directory, and the sitemap.php takes responsibility for displaying the index file or downloading the compressed sitemap.

    Ultimately, as long as Google and other search engines know your sitemap is at sitemap.php then it's fine. By default we ping Google and Bing when a new sitemap is created, but you can also explicitly provide the sitemap to them.

    So as long as these things happen, there's no worries.
  3. Steff

    Steff Active Member

    Ok thanks for the explanation. That makes good sense :)

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