XML Sitemap & Google News feeds - Version 3.9

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Google News Sitemap! And a workaround for memory limit errors for most sites.

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Developer RavanH
Plugin Icon 128x128 XML Sitemap & Google News feeds
Version 3.9
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Code changes from version 3.8.8 to 3.9

XMLSitemapFeed.class.php CHANGED
@@ -18,13 +18,14 @@ class XMLSitemapFeed {
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add_action('init', array(__CLASS__, 'init') );
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// FEEDS
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- add_action('do_feed_sitemap', array(__CLASS__, 'load_template'), 10, 1);
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// REWRITES
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add_filter('generate_rewrite_rules', array(__CLASS__, 'rewrite') );
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// ROBOTSTXT
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- add_action('do_robotstxt', array(__CLASS__, 'robots'), 1 );
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}
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// DE-ACTIVATION
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}
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// FEEDS //
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- // set up the feed template
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- function load_template() {
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load_template( XMLSF_PLUGIN_DIR . '/feed-sitemap.php' );
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}
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// REWRITES //
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// add sitemap rewrite rules
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function rewrite($wp_rewrite) {
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$feed_rules = array(
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'sitemap.xml#x27; => $wp_rewrite->index . '?feed=sitemap',
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);
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$wp_rewrite->rules = $feed_rules + $wp_rewrite->rules;
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}
@@ -52,7 +67,8 @@ class XMLSitemapFeed {
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function robots() {
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// hook for filter 'xml_sitemap_url' provides an array here and MUST get an array returned
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- $sitemap_array = apply_filters('xml_sitemap_url',array(trailingslashit(get_bloginfo('url'))."sitemap.xml"));
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echo "\n# XML Sitemap Feed ".XMLSF_VERSION." (http://4visions.nl/en/wordpress-plugins/xml-sitemap-feed/)";
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@@ -64,7 +80,7 @@ class XMLSitemapFeed {
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echo "\n\n";
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}
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-
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// DE-ACTIVATION
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function deactivate() {
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remove_filter('generate_rewrite_rules', array(__CLASS__, 'rewrite') );
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add_action('init', array(__CLASS__, 'init') );
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// FEEDS
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+ add_action('do_feed_sitemap', array(__CLASS__, 'load_template_sitemap'), 10, 1);
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+ add_action('do_feed_sitemap-news', array(__CLASS__, 'load_template_sitemap_news'), 10, 1);
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// REWRITES
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add_filter('generate_rewrite_rules', array(__CLASS__, 'rewrite') );
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// ROBOTSTXT
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+ add_action('do_robotstxt', array(__CLASS__, 'robots') );
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}
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// DE-ACTIVATION
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}
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// FEEDS //
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+ // set up the sitemap template
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+ function load_template_sitemap() {
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load_template( XMLSF_PLUGIN_DIR . '/feed-sitemap.php' );
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}
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+ // set up the news sitemap template
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+ function load_template_sitemap_news() {
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+ load_template( XMLSF_PLUGIN_DIR . '/feed-sitemap-news.php' );
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+ }
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+
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+ // Create a new filtering function that will add a where clause to the query,
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+ // used for the Google News Sitemap
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+ function xml_sitemap_feed_news_filter_where($where = '') {
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+ //posts in the last 2 days
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+ $where .= " AND post_date > '" . date('Y-m-d', strtotime('-2 days')) . "'";
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+ return $where;
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+ }
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+
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// REWRITES //
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// add sitemap rewrite rules
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function rewrite($wp_rewrite) {
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$feed_rules = array(
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'sitemap.xml#x27; => $wp_rewrite->index . '?feed=sitemap',
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+ 'sitemap-news.xml#x27; => $wp_rewrite->index . '?feed=sitemap-news',
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);
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$wp_rewrite->rules = $feed_rules + $wp_rewrite->rules;
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}
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function robots() {
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// hook for filter 'xml_sitemap_url' provides an array here and MUST get an array returned
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+ $blog_url = trailingslashit(get_bloginfo('url'));
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+ $sitemap_array = apply_filters('xml_sitemap_url',array($blog_url."sitemap.xml",$blog_url."sitemap-news.xml"));
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echo "\n# XML Sitemap Feed ".XMLSF_VERSION." (http://4visions.nl/en/wordpress-plugins/xml-sitemap-feed/)";
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echo "\n\n";
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}
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+
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// DE-ACTIVATION
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function deactivate() {
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remove_filter('generate_rewrite_rules', array(__CLASS__, 'rewrite') );
feed-sitemap-news.php ADDED
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+ <?php
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+ /**
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+ * XML Sitemap Feed Template for displaying an XML Sitemap feed.
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+ *
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+ * @package XML Sitemap Feed plugin for WordPress
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+ */
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+
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+ status_header('200'); // force header('HTTP/1.1 200 OK') for sites without posts
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+ header('Content-Type: text/xml; charset=' . get_bloginfo('charset'), true);
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+
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+ echo '<?xml version="1.0" encoding="'.get_bloginfo('charset').'"?>
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+ <!-- generated-on="'.date('Y-m-d\TH:i:s+00:00').'" -->
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+ <!-- generator="XML & Google News Sitemap Feed plugin for WordPress" -->
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+ <!-- generator-url="http://4visions.nl/en/wordpress-plugins/xml-sitemap-feed/" -->
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+ <!-- generator-version="'.XMLSF_VERSION.'" -->
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+ <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9" xmlns:news="http://www.google.com/schemas/sitemap-news/0.9">';
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+
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+ $maxURLS = 1000; // maximum number of URLs allowed in a news sitemap.
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+
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+ // editing below here is not advised!
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+
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+ // Register the filtering function
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+ add_filter('posts_where', array('XMLSitemapFeed','xml_sitemap_feed_news_filter_where'), 10, 1 );
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+
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+ // Perform the query, the filter will be applied automatically
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+ query_posts( array(
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+ 'post_type' => 'post',
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+ // 'post_status' => 'publish',
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+ 'caller_get_posts' => 1,
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+ // 'nopaging' => true,
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+ 'posts_per_page' => -1 )
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+ );
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+
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+ global $wp_query;
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+ $wp_query->is_404 = false; // force is_404() condition to false when on site without posts
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+ $wp_query->is_feed = true; // force is_feed() condition to true so WP Super Cache includes
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+ // the sitemap in its feeds cache
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+
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+ // prepare counter to limit the number of URLs to the absolute max of 50.000
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+ $counter = 1;
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+
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+ // loop away!
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+ if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() && $counter < $maxURLS ) : the_post();
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+
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+ // check if we are not dealing with an external URL :: Thanks, Francois Deschenes :)
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+ if(!preg_match('/^' . preg_quote(get_bloginfo('url'), '/') . '/i', get_permalink())) continue;
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+
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+ // get the article language
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+ // qTranslate compatibility, xLanguage no longer developed ?
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+ //global $q_config;
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+ //if ( isset($q_config['language']) )
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+ // $lang = $q_config['language'];
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+ //elseif ( get_option('WPLANG') )
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+ // $lang = get_option('WPLANG');
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+ //else
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+ // $lang = 'en';
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+ //$lang_arr = explode( '_', $lang, 5 );
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+
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+ // get the article tags
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+ // TODO : include categories too ??
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+
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+ $keys_arr = get_the_tags();
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+
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+ ?><url><loc><?php echo esc_url( get_permalink() ) ?></loc><news:news><news:publication><news:name><?php bloginfo('name'); ?></news:name><news:language><?php echo get_option('rss_language'); ?></news:language></news:publication><news:publication_date><?php echo mysql2date('Y-m-d\TH:i:s+00:00', $post->post_date_gmt, false); ?></news:publication_date><news:title><?php the_title(); ?></news:title><news:keywords><?php $comma = 0; if ($keys_arr) foreach($keys_arr as $key) { if ( $comma == 1 ) { echo ', '; } echo $key->name; $comma = 1; } ?></news:keywords><news:genres>Blog</news:genres></news:news></url><?php
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+
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+ $counter++;
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+
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+ endwhile; endif;
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+ // see what we can do for :
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+ //<news:access>Subscription</news:access> (for now always leave off)
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+ // and
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+ //<news:genres>Blog</news:genres> (for now leave as Blog)
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+ // http://www.google.com/support/news_pub/bin/answer.py?answer=93992
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+
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+ // lees over indienen:
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+ // http://www.google.com/support/news_pub/bin/answer.py?hl=nl&answer=74289
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+
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+ ?></urlset>
feed-sitemap.php CHANGED
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status_header('200'); // force header('HTTP/1.1 200 OK') for sites without posts
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header('Content-Type: text/xml; charset=' . get_bloginfo('charset'), true);
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- echo '<?xml version="1.0" encoding="'.get_bloginfo('charset').'"?><?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="'.get_option('home').'/'.str_replace(ABSPATH,"", XMLSF_PLUGIN_DIR).'/sitemap.xsl.php?v='.XMLSF_VERSION.'"?>
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<!-- generated-on="'.date('Y-m-d\TH:i:s+00:00').'" -->
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- <!-- generator="XML Sitemap Feed plugin for WordPress" -->
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<!-- generator-url="http://4visions.nl/en/wordpress-plugins/xml-sitemap-feed/" -->
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<!-- generator-version="'.XMLSF_VERSION.'" -->
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- <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9 http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9/sitemap.xsd">
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';
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// presets are changable
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// editing below here is not advised!
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// the main query
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query_posts( array(
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'post_type' => 'any',
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- 'post_status' => 'publish',
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- 'caller_get_posts' => '1',
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- 'nopaging' => true,
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'posts_per_page' => -1 )
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);
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// start with the main URL
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?>
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- <url><loc><?php
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// hook for filter 'xml_sitemap_url' provides a string here and MUST get a string returned
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$url = apply_filters( 'xml_sitemap_url', trailingslashit(get_bloginfo('url')) );
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if ( is_string($url) ) echo esc_url( $url ); else echo esc_url( trailingslashit(get_bloginfo('url')) );
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// trim priority
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$priority = ($priority > $max_priority) ? $max_priority : $priority;
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$priority = ($priority < $min_priority) ? $min_priority : $priority;
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- ?><url><loc><?php echo esc_url( get_permalink() ) ?></loc><lastmod><?php echo mysql2date('Y-m-d\TH:i:s+00:00', $thispostmodified_gmt, false) ?></lastmod><?php
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if(($lastactivityage/86400) < 7) { // last activity less than 1 week old
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- ?><changefreq>daily</changefreq><?php
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} else if(($lastactivityage/604800) < 12) { // last activity between 1 and 12 weeks old
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- ?><changefreq>weekly</changefreq><?php
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} else if(($lastactivityage/604800) < 52) { // last activity between 12 and 52 weeks old
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- ?><changefreq>monthly</changefreq><?php
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- } else { ?><changefreq>yearly</changefreq><?php
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- } ?><priority><?php echo number_format($priority,1) ?></priority></url><?php
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$counter++;
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endwhile; endif;
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status_header('200'); // force header('HTTP/1.1 200 OK') for sites without posts
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header('Content-Type: text/xml; charset=' . get_bloginfo('charset'), true);
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+ echo '<?xml version="1.0" encoding="'.get_bloginfo('charset').'"?><?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="'.get_option('siteurl').'/'.str_replace(ABSPATH,"", XMLSF_PLUGIN_DIR).'/sitemap.xsl.php?v='.XMLSF_VERSION.'"?>
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<!-- generated-on="'.date('Y-m-d\TH:i:s+00:00').'" -->
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+ <!-- generator="XML & Google News Sitemap Feed plugin for WordPress" -->
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<!-- generator-url="http://4visions.nl/en/wordpress-plugins/xml-sitemap-feed/" -->
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<!-- generator-version="'.XMLSF_VERSION.'" -->
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';
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// presets are changable
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// editing below here is not advised!
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+ // Memory issue fix will try to increase allowed PHP memory size to XMLSF_MEMORY_LIMIT constant
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+ // as set in xml-sitemap.php if the current memory limit is lower than that.
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+ if ( function_exists('memory_get_usage') && ( (int) @ini_get('memory_limit') < abs(intval(XMLSF_MEMORY_LIMIT)) ) ) {
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+ if ( $memory_limit = @ini_set('memory_limit', XMLSF_MEMORY_LIMIT) ) {
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+ echo '<!-- memory-limit-increase="' . ( abs(intval(XMLSF_MEMORY_LIMIT)) - (int) $memory_limit ) . 'M" -->
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+ ';
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+ } else {
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+ echo '<!-- memory-limit="' . @ini_get('memory_limit') . '" -->
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+ ';
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+ }
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+ }
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+
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// the main query
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query_posts( array(
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'post_type' => 'any',
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+ // 'post_status' => 'publish',
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+ // 'caller_get_posts' => 1,
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+ // 'nopaging' => true,
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'posts_per_page' => -1 )
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);
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// start with the main URL
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?>
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+ <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9 http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9/sitemap.xsd"><url><loc><?php
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// hook for filter 'xml_sitemap_url' provides a string here and MUST get a string returned
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$url = apply_filters( 'xml_sitemap_url', trailingslashit(get_bloginfo('url')) );
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if ( is_string($url) ) echo esc_url( $url ); else echo esc_url( trailingslashit(get_bloginfo('url')) );
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// trim priority
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$priority = ($priority > $max_priority) ? $max_priority : $priority;
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$priority = ($priority < $min_priority) ? $min_priority : $priority;
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+ ?><url><loc><?php echo esc_url( get_permalink() ) ?></loc><lastmod><?php echo mysql2date('Y-m-d\TH:i:s+00:00', $thispostmodified_gmt, false) ?></lastmod><changefreq><?php
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if(($lastactivityage/86400) < 7) { // last activity less than 1 week old
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+ ?>daily<?php
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} else if(($lastactivityage/604800) < 12) { // last activity between 1 and 12 weeks old
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+ ?>weekly<?php
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} else if(($lastactivityage/604800) < 52) { // last activity between 12 and 52 weeks old
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+ ?>monthly<?php
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+ } else { ?>yearly<?php
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+ } ?></changefreq><priority><?php echo number_format($priority,1) ?></priority></url><?php
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$counter++;
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endwhile; endif;
readme.txt CHANGED
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- === XML Sitemap Feed ===
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Contributors: RavanH
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Donate link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=ravanhagen%40gmail%2ecom&item_name=XML%20Sitemap%20Feed&item_number=3%2e8&no_shipping=0&tax=0&bn=PP%2dDonationsBF&charset=UTF%2d8&lc=us
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- Tags: xml, sitemap, xml sitemap, sitemap.xml, Google, Yahoo, Bing, Live, MSN, seo, wpmu, feed, qtranslate, xlanguage
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Requires at least: 2.6
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Tested up to: 3.0.1
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- Stable tag: 3.8.8
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- A feed that complies with the XML Sitemap protocol for fast indexing by Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask and others. Multi-Site and Multi-Lingual compatible!
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== Description ==
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- This plugin dynamically creates a feed that complies with the **XML Sitemap** protocol. There are no options to be set and the feed becomes instantly available on yourblogurl.tld/sitemap.xml (or yourblogurl.tld/?feed=sitemap), ready for indexing by search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask.com and others.
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**Compatible with caching plugins** like Super Cache, W3 Total Cache and Quick Cache that cache feeds, allowing better performance to serve the hungry (impatient) spider.
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**qTranslate and xLanguage compatible!** Tested in Pre-Path Mode and Query Mode. Each language on your site will have its own XML Sitemap.
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- A reference to it (or _them_, when using qTranslate or xLanguage) is added to the dynamically created **robots.txt** on yourblogurl.tld/robots.txt to tell search engines where to find your XML Sitemap(s).
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**NOTES:**
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= Plugin developers =
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- Since 3.8.5, there is a FILTER hook `xml_sitemap_url` available that lets you filter the URL for the sitemap reference in the generated robots.txt and the home URL in the sitemap. It accepts both string (for single url) and array (for multiple urls) and should receive the same. See pre-packaged examples of it's use in xml-sitemap.php for the qTranslate and xLanguage plugins.
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= Credits =
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- XML Sitemap Feed was originally based on the (discontinued?) plugin Standard XML Sitemap Generator by Patrick Chia. Many thanks! Since then, it has been completely rewritten.
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== Installation ==
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The plugin works best from the **/mu-plugins/** folder where it runs quietly in the background without bothering any blog owner with new options or the need for special knowledge of XML Sitemap submission. Just upload the complete package content to /mu-plugins/ and move the file xml-sitemap.php from the new /mu-plugins/xml-sitemap-feed/ to /mu-plugins/.
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- Installed alongside [WordPress MU Sitewide Tags Pages](http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-sitewide-tags/), XML Sitemap Feed will **not** create a sitemap.xml nor change robots.txt for any tag blogs. This is done deliberately because they would be full of links outside the tags blogs own domain and subsequently ignored (or worse: penalised) by Google.
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== Frequently Asked Questions ==
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= How are the values for priority and changefreq calculated? =
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The front page has a fixed priority of 100% (1.0). When your site has more posts than pages (you must be using WordPress for a blog), pages have a default priority of 40% (0.4) and posts have a default priority of 80% (0.8). If your site has more pages than posts (you must be using WordPress as CMS), pages have a default priority of 80% (0.8) and posts have a default priority of 40% (0.4).
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No. While other XML Sitemap plugins provide pinging to some search engines upon each post edit or publication, this plugin does not. There are two reasons for that:
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- 1. WordPress has a built-in pinging feature. Go in your WP Admin section to Settings > Writing and make sure that the text area under **Update services** contains at least
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- http://rpc.pingomatic.com
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- Read more on [Ping-O-Matic](http://pingomatic.com) about what excellent service you are actually getting _for free with every WordPress blog_ installation!
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- 2. For the average website, in my experience, pinging Google or others after each little change does not benefit anything except a theoretical smaller delay in re-indexation of your website. This is only theoretical because if your site is popular and active, major search engines will likely be crawling your site on a very regular basis anyway. And if, on the other hand, your site is not high on the agenda of the major search engines, they will likely give no priority to your pings at all.
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- You can always take a [Google Webmaster Tools account](https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/) which will tell you many interesting things about your website, sitemap downloads, search terms and your visitors. Try it!
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- You can also choose to notify major search engines of your new XML sitemap manually. Start with getting a [Google Webmaster Tools account](https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/) and submit your sitemap for the first time from there to enable tracking of sitemap downloads by Google! or head over to [XML-Sitemaps.com](http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/validate-xml-sitemap.html) and enter your sites sitemap URL.
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= Can I change the sitemap name/URL? =
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= Can I run this on a WPMU / WP3+ Multi-Site setup? =
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- Yes. In fact, it has been designed for it. Tested on WPMU 2.9.2 and WPMS 3.0.1
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- = Can I do a Network Activate on WP3.0 MS / Site Wide Activate on WPMU with this plugin ? =
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- Yes.
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- = Can I run this plugin from /mu-plugins/ on WP3.0 MS / WPMU ? =
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Yes. Upload the complete /xml-sitemap-feed/ directory to /wp-content/mu-plugins/ and move the file xml-sitemap.php one dir up.
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== Upgrade Notice ==
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- = 3.8.8 =
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- Bugfixes: PHP4 compatibility + mu-plugins URL stylesheet
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== Changelog ==
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= 3.8.8 =
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* Bugfix: PHP4 compatibility
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* Bugfix: stylesheet URL when installed in mu-plugins
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- = 3.8.6 =
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* core change to class
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* minified sitemap output by default
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+ === XML Sitemap & Google News Sitemap Feeds ===
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Contributors: RavanH
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Donate link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=ravanhagen%40gmail%2ecom&item_name=XML%20Sitemap%20Feed&item_number=3%2e8&no_shipping=0&tax=0&bn=PP%2dDonationsBF&charset=UTF%2d8&lc=us
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+ Tags: xml sitemap, news sitemap, sitemap.xml, Google, Google News, Yahoo, Bing, Live, MSN, seo, wpmu, feed, qtranslate, xlanguage
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Requires at least: 2.6
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Tested up to: 3.0.1
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+ Stable tag: 3.9
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+ Feeds that comply with the XML Sitemap and Google News protocol for fast indexing by Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask and others. Multi-Site and Multi-Lingual compatible!
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== Description ==
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+ This plugin dynamically creates feeds that comply with the **XML Sitemap** and the **Google News Sitemap** protocol. There are no options to be set nor file or dir access rights to be tampered with and the feeds become instantly available. One XML Sitemap on yourblogurl.tld/sitemap.xml (or yourblogurl.tld/?feed=sitemap), ready for indexing by search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask.com and others. And one Google News Sitemap on yourblogurl.tld/sitemap-news.xml (or yourblogurl.tld/?feed=sitemap-news), ready for indexing by Google News. Please read the FAQ's for info on how to get your articles listed on Google News.
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**Compatible with caching plugins** like Super Cache, W3 Total Cache and Quick Cache that cache feeds, allowing better performance to serve the hungry (impatient) spider.
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**qTranslate and xLanguage compatible!** Tested in Pre-Path Mode and Query Mode. Each language on your site will have its own XML Sitemap.
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+ Since 3.8.5, there is a FILTER hook `xml_sitemap_url` available that lets you filter the URL for the sitemap reference in the generated robots.txt and the home URL in the sitemap. It sends both string (for single url) and array (for multiple urls) and should receive the same. See pre-packaged examples of it's use in xml-sitemap.php for the qTranslate and xLanguage plugins.
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= Credits =
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+ XML Sitemap Feed was originally based on the (discontinued?) plugin Standard XML Sitemap Generator by Patrick Chia. Many thanks! Since then, it has been completely rewritten and extended in many ways.
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== Installation ==
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The plugin works best from the **/mu-plugins/** folder where it runs quietly in the background without bothering any blog owner with new options or the need for special knowledge of XML Sitemap submission. Just upload the complete package content to /mu-plugins/ and move the file xml-sitemap.php from the new /mu-plugins/xml-sitemap-feed/ to /mu-plugins/.
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+ Installed alongside [WordPress MU Sitewide Tags Pages](http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-sitewide-tags/), XML Sitemap Feed will **not** create a sitemap.xml nor change robots.txt for any **tag blogs**. This is done deliberately because they would be full of links outside the tags blogs own domain and subsequently ignored (or worse: penalised) by Google.
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== Frequently Asked Questions ==
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No. While other XML Sitemap plugins provide pinging to some search engines upon each post edit or publication, this plugin does not. There are two reasons for that:
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+ 1. For the average website, in my experience, pinging Google or others after each little change does not benefit anything except a theoretical smaller delay in re-indexation of your website. This is only theoretical because if your site is popular and active, major search engines will likely be crawling your site on a very regular basis anyway. And if, on the other hand, your site is not high on the agenda of the major search engines, they will likely give no priority to your pings at all.
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Description: Creates a feed that complies with the XML Sitemap protocol ready for indexing by Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask and others. Happy with it? Please leave me a <strong><a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=ravanhagen%40gmail%2ecom&item_name=XML%20Sitemap%20Feed&item_number=3%2e8&no_shipping=0&tax=0&bn=PP%2dDonationsBF&charset=UTF%2d8&lc=us">Tip</a></strong> for development and support time. Thanks :)
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