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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 Help

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.

Best Answer

  • ToddTodd Chief Product Officer Vanilla Staff
    Answer ✓

    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.

    UnderDogfluffingresist

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