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XF 1.5 Sitemap URL

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by jiewaqpe, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. jiewaqpe

    jiewaqpe New Member

    What is the default URL to sitemap which could be submitted to Google, Bing and Yahoo for indexing of Forums and content?
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. Jack Bastide

    Jack Bastide Member

    how long does it take
    to generate?

    mines not there yet
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Have you enabled it in the options?
     
  5. Jack Bastide

    Jack Bastide Member

    Yes all boxes are checked


    These options allow you to control how the XML sitemap is generated and submitted to search engines. The sitemap can be used to speed up search engine indexing of your site.
    • Automatically build sitemap
      If this option is enabled, the sitemap will be rebuilt automatically periodically. If this option is disabled, the sitemap will only be updated when it is rebuilt manually through Tools > Rebuild Caches. The current sitemap can be accessed via sitemap.php.

    • Automatically submit sitemap to search engines
      Once a sitemap is built, if this option is enabled, the updated version will be automatically submitted to search engines. If this option is not enabled, search engines will only know about the sitemap if it is listed in robots.txt or if you manually submit it to them.
    Included Sitemap Content
    • Nodes
    • Tags
    • Threads
    • Users
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Access the Rebuild Caches menu and manually rebuild the sitemap.
     
  7. Jack Bastide

    Jack Bastide Member

    i just did that and it's there now

    will it do it automatically from now on?
     
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, it is updated automatically periodically.
     
  9. Jack Bastide

    Jack Bastide Member

    Thanks Brogan,

    Do I need to do anything to submit it to the
    Search Engines or does the Xenforo script do
    that automatically?

    Jack
     
  10. Nicky Vermeersch

    Nicky Vermeersch Active Member

    Telling search engines where it is is useful and doesn't take much time. For example you can add it to the Google Webmasters or Bing Webmaster Tools, and they are relatively quick to start using it. You'd also get feedback, like which urls are in the sitemap but not accessible and which pages have been indexed.
     
  11. Jack Bastide

    Jack Bastide Member

    When I go to mysite/sitemap.php it downloads a .gz file

    Will google be able to download that gz file and read it?
     
  12. Optic

    Optic Well-Known Member

    Yes absolutely - Google Search console recognises .gz sitemaps OK.
     
    Jack Bastide likes this.

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