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Are Sitemaps 1.2.1 Broken? (or I don't understand how sitemaps work)

edited September 2012 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

Hi, is the Plugin Sitemaps 1.2.1 broken? I'm using it with Version 2.0.18.3 an it just creates a xml with my categories in it, but not the discussions. It looks like:

<sitemapindex>
<sitemap>
<loc>http://mysite.com/sitemap-category-general.xml</loc><lastmod>2012-04-23T20:38:23+02:00</lastmod>
</sitemap>
<sitemap>
<loc>http://mysite.com/sitemap-category-stuff.xml</loc><lastmod>2012-04-23T21:17:20+02:00</lastmod>
</sitemap>
<sitemap>
<loc>http://mysite.com/sitemap-category-music.xml</loc><lastmod>2012-04-23T20:25:53+02:00</lastmod>
</sitemap>
<sitemap>
<loc>http://mysite.com/sitemap-category-events.xml</loc><lastmod>2012-04-23T19:53:23+02:00</lastmod>
</sitemap>
</sitemapindex>

And at these links there are the other maps, but they just look like

<urlset> <url> <loc>http://http://mysite.com/categories/general/p1</loc> </url> </urlset>

The code above is from http://mysite.com/sitemap-category-general.xml

P.S. The greater than tags aren't in my sitemaps, they're from the code preview in this board.

Comments

  • Is nobody here with the same problem?

  • ToddTodd Chief Product Officer Vanilla Staff

    Sitemaps are not broken. These are vaild sitemap indexes and sitemap files. Head on over to sitemaps.org and and brush up on the sitemaps spec.

    UnderDog
  • edited April 2012

    Uhm but i got hundreds of threads in the general category. Souldn't they be listed in the http://mysite.com/sitemap-category-general.xml?

    The code that i posted above from the http://mysite.com/sitemap-category-general.xml ist the complete code of it. There isn't anything else in it.

  • ToddTodd Chief Product Officer Vanilla Staff

    Sitemaps don't need to list every link in your site. When a search bot hits the actual page it crawls actual links in the pages.

    Search engines are made to follow links in pages. That's how the vast web gets crawled.

    UnderDog
  • @Todd I understand the reasons for changing the sitemaps plugin, but on the other hand it's nice to be able to see in Webmaster Tools how many of your single pages are actually indexed. Any idea/chance to get the old plugin which lists pages? Or provide choice in current plugin for the user to decide?

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