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XF 1.4 Sitemap XML

Discussion in 'Have You Seen...?' started by Kier, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    XenForo 1.4 includes a complete and extensible implementation of the Sitemap XML standard, allowing for optimised indexing of your site by search engines.

    for like SEO and stuff...


    Watch on Vimeo

    As always, please don't post suggestions in this thread, but rather use the appropriate suggestions forum.
     
  2. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    Nice, that's one addon I can uninstall with 1.4 :)

    Liam
     
  3. John L.

    John L. Well-Known Member

    Solid implementation. No longer need some addons for this and we can also extend our addons to support this. Love it when a good plan comes together!
     
    thedude likes this.
  4. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Fantastic! One more add-on to be removed.
     
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  5. Hoffi

    Hoffi Well-Known Member

    Great.
    But with much potential. ;)
    What about an image Sitemap?
    A News Sitemap for a special Set of Forums?

    Did you only use Items, that are visible to guests?
    What about to use here the Active User Handler, we saw a fres days ago?

    You said, you split the sitemap, right? The max. Items should be 50.000 per File. Now, if I have more than one Million Posts to insert into the sitemap, how do split them? Are all Sitemaps be redone every night?

    A Sitemap Splitting would be great, so that we can take a good view inside the Google Webmastertools to the Sitemaps. It would be intertesting to use user-Sitemaps, Node-Sitemaps, etc. so we have better statistics and control.

    Are these Feature Requests, I should write inside the approciate forum? ^^
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2014
  6. Deebs

    Deebs Well-Known Member

    How does one control which search engines have the sitemap submitted to?
     
  7. Marcus

    Marcus Well-Known Member

    Great implementation !
     
  8. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    There's no option. It goes to Google and Bing. You (or an add-on) can manipulate that if desired:
    Code:
        protected $_sitemapPingUrls = array(
            'Google' => 'http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/ping?sitemap=%s',
            'Bing' => 'http://www.bing.com/ping?sitemap=%s'
        );
     
  9. IcEWoLF

    IcEWoLF Well-Known Member

    Glad to finally have this!
     
  10. Deebs

    Deebs Well-Known Member

    Thanks Mike.
     
  11. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    Impressive!
     
  12. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Yes. You can see this mentioned in the UI on the options page.

    That's unrelated. This is mostly about simplifying the crawling process for a search engine and possibly exposing content that might not be explicitly linked otherwise. If the user's profile is guest viewable, it would be submitted.

    We're splitting on size right now. I will need to double check the count aspect as well to ensure we don't trip that.

    Yes, the entire thing will be rebuilt. There isn't really any other way of handling situations where previously visible content disappears (permission changes, deletions, etc).
     
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  13. Hoffi

    Hoffi Well-Known Member

    Thanks.

    I just watched again and recognized, that you did not set the changefreq data. Has that a reason?

    With this data, it is possible to configure a bit the crawler.

    It can make sense, to set this for new threads to daily, and for older to monthly.
     
  14. Karelke

    Karelke Active Member

    Unrelated to this feature, I can also advice to submit your sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools. It gives you a detailed report about all submitted urls.
     
  15. zastavra

    zastavra Formally Stevez

    Which is what we always like. I hope some time to get rid all of them.

    Nice addition guys!
     
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  16. TeflonDon

    TeflonDon Well-Known Member

    Another addon gone.

    Is it too soon to start bothering you guys about when its coming out? :D
     
  17. JulianD

    JulianD Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much.
     
  18. Myke623

    Myke623 Active Member

    Love how Kier's videos come to an abrupt end :D

    "Is that it? Is there more? Wait a sec... oh no, it's over."
     
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  19. IcEWoLF

    IcEWoLF Well-Known Member

    Ah, I thought about the same thing from his last video and was looking for the 2nd video until I realized it was just the 1 video! @Kier
     
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  20. nodle

    nodle Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much for this. Thanks for listening to your customers. :)
     

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