Better WordPress Google XML Sitemaps – Released!
My 7th plugin, Better WordPress Google XML Sitemaps (or BWP GXS for short), has been released! This is the first WordPress XML Sitemap plugin that comes with comprehensive support for Sitemapindex and Multi-site. It is no ordinary plugin, you can simply use it, or build custom things on it with unrivaled flexibility!
Features at a glance
- By default, this plugin allows you to create a sitemapindex that contains the following sitemaps: posts (including custom post types), static pages, taxonomy archives (including custom taxonomies) and date archives. You can of course enable or disable any of them.
- Provide all basic options for creating sitemaps, such as:
- Maximum number of items per sitemaps
- Default change frequency
- Default priority
- Minimum priority
- Allows you to add the sitemap to WordPress’s virtual
robots.txt. If you have a sub-domain Multi-site installation, each blog will have its own
robots.txt. Of course this only works if you don’t have a physical
robots.txtin the main site’s root.
- Allows you to style your sitemaps using a built-in XSLT style sheet, or custom-made ones.
- Allows you to compress you sitemaps, thus making them approximately 70% smaller.
- Allows you to ping search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo, and Ask) when you:
- Publish a new post
- Publish a draft
- Publish a pending post
- Publish a scheduled (future) post
- And more advanced features!
The current formal version is 1.0.0 (bug fix release: 1.0.5) and you can find detailed documentation on this plugin’s official page.
If you need anything, just comment below!