Where Should the MSU Sitemaps be installed?

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Where Should the MSU Sitemaps be installed?

Postby mark » Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:49 pm

The instructions in the sitemap documentation just says:
" Upload sitemaps.php file and sitemaps directory from the archive to your web server."

In what directory should the sitemaps.php file be installed
Where should the sitemaps folder installed?

Is there a specific location like within /catalog/ for oscommerce?

How do you view the sitemap?

Any tips on how to submit the sitemap to google?

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Re: Where Should the MSU Sitemap be installed?

Postby inveo » Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:06 pm

mark wrote:The instructions in the sitemap documentation just says:
" Upload sitemaps.php file and sitemaps directory from the archive to your web server."

In what directory should the sitemaps.php file be installed
Where should the sitemaps folder installed?

sitemaps.php file and sitemaps directory should be placed to the root folder (where is .htaccess file).
mark wrote:How do you view the sitemap?

http://www.example.com/sitemaps.php
mark wrote:Any tips on how to submit the sitemap to google?

http://sitemaps.org/protocol.php#submit_robots or in case of Google through Google Webmaster Central.

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Re: Where Should the MSU Sitemap be installed?

Postby mark » Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:11 pm

ok...well the MSU htaccess file that is part of the Magic SEO URLs is in the catalog file..so in my case its the

http://www.manotechsolutions.com/gadgetstore/catalog/ directory...this is also where I put the sitemap folder file and file.

When I view http://www.manotechsolutions.com/gadget ... temaps.php ...I get this:

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<sitemapindex xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9">
<sitemap><loc>http://www.manotechsolutions.com/gadgetstore/catalog/sitemaps.php?showMap=Specials</loc></sitemap>
<sitemap><loc>http://www.manotechsolutions.com/gadgetstore/catalog/sitemaps.php?showMap=Products</loc></sitemap>
<sitemap><loc>http://www.manotechsolutions.com/gadgetstore/catalog/sitemaps.php?showMap=Reviews</loc></sitemap>
<sitemap><loc>http://www.manotechsolutions.com/gadgetstore/catalog/sitemaps.php?showMap=Static</loc></sitemap>
<sitemap><loc>http://www.manotechsolutions.com/gadgetstore/catalog/sitemaps.php?showMap=Newproducts</loc></sitemap>
<sitemap><loc>http://www.manotechsolutions.com/gadgetstore/catalog/sitemaps.php?showMap=Categories</loc></sitemap>
<sitemap><loc>http://www.manotechsolutions.com/gadgetstore/catalog/sitemaps.php?showMap=Index</loc></sitemap>
</sitemapindex>

Is this what I should be seeing?? I was expecting to see a list of links for all the site pages.

In this setup viewing the file at manotechsolutions.com/sitemaps.php wont work obviously.

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Re: Where Should the MSU Sitemap be installed?

Postby inveo » Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:17 pm

mark wrote:Is this what I should be seeing?? I was expecting to see a list of links for all the site pages.

Yes, thats correct. It is Sitemaps Index File http://sitemaps.org/protocol.php#index
mark wrote:In this setup viewing the file at manotechsolutions.com/sitemaps.php wont work obviously.

Since you have located you store at /gadgetstore/catalog/ directory, MSU Sitemaps have to be placed on same place.

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Re: Where Should the MSU Sitemaps be installed?

Postby Burningbarricade » Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:14 am

Is there anyway you can actually see the list of links that your sitemap contains? Is there somewhere that an xml file is created or something?

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Re: Where Should the MSU Sitemaps be installed?

Postby inveo » Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:52 am

Here is your XML file: http://www.traditionalirishgifts.com/sitemaps.php
It is not important what extension is used (.php in this case), but what HTTP header is send on request - MSU Sitemaps is using Content-Type: "application/xml; charset=utf-8" HTTP header which equal to traditional XML file.

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Re: Where Should the MSU Sitemaps be installed?

Postby Burningbarricade » Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:47 am

Thanks for replying,

Is it possible to change things like the priority then? If so how/where?

Cheers
Dave

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Re: Where Should the MSU Sitemaps be installed?

Postby inveo » Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:10 am

You can change it only directly in sitemaps/<plugin_name>.php file.

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Re: Where Should the MSU Sitemaps be installed?

Postby Burningbarricade » Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:16 am

Yeah I had a look through those files but I've no idea where I would make a change. Is it something that is easy to do? Or does it require adding more code?

Thanks

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Re: Where Should the MSU Sitemaps be installed?

Postby inveo » Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:36 am

It is third argument of addUrlToSiteMap() method.