WP Simple Sitemap2008-03-30 @ 18:58
A sitemap is good for users and perfect for search engines. WP Simple Sitemap is a WordPress plugin that automatically lists all your posts with a page number navigation. Other sitemap plugins that I’ve tested displays categories and a link to their own homepage which I didn’t like, so I created my own.
Info and download
- Last updated: 2008
- Version: 0.2
- Tested with: 2.3-2.5
- Download: WP Simple Sitemap
- Download: WP Page Numbers (for the paging)
Benefits of this sitemap plugin
- It will not display a link to my homepage in your blog
- It will not display any categories, just the posts
- If you already use WP Page Numbers that will be used as your page navigation
- It should work with most versions of WordPress because it’s built only around WordPress own functions (not with SQL-querys)
- Set a maximum posts per page
- Set a text if no posts are found
- Exclude categories that you don’t want to view in the sitemap
- Theme chooser
- Turn off the the stylesheet if you want
- Delete sitemap settings from the database
- Upload the FOLDER ‘wp-simple-sitemap’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’
- Upload the FOLDER ‘wp-page-numbers’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’
- Activate the plugin ‘WP Simple Sitemap’ through the ‘Plugins’ menu in admin
- Activate the plugin ‘WP Page Numbers’ through the ‘Plugins’ menu in admin
- Go to ‘Options’ or ‘Settings’ and then ‘Simple Sitemap’ to change the options
- You need to create a page template that looks something like this:
<?php /* Template Name: Simple Sitemap */ ?> <?php the_sitemap_post_counter(); ?> <?php wp_simple_sitemap(); ?>
- Copy the tags you use in your ‘page.php’ into the template file, to make it fit your theme
- Upload it to your server via FTP into your template folder with a name of your choice
- Create a page ‘Write / Page’ called ‘Sitemap’ or whatever you want
- Choose your ‘Page Template’
- Added sitemap themes
- Added feature to delete the settings from the database
- The sitemap post counter is now correct
If you have found a bug I want to know about it so I can fix it.
- Tell me your version of WP Simple Sitemap, WordPress version and what browser you use.
- If you suspect a collision with another plugin, tell me what plugin you suspect, or a list with suspected plugins
- Have you tested this plugin on another WordPress-version and can confirm that it works? Let me know!
The best way to contribute is to spread the word, link to this page, blog about WP Simple Sitemap or give me feedback. All kinds of feedback are helpful to me. Suggestions and bug report are also welcome.