Defining Google Sitemaps

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Introduction

Before you define your first Google Sitemap with Magento, you may want to read more about creating Google Sitemaps for Magento sites.

To create a Google Sitemap for a Magento site, go to Admin > Catalog > Google Sitemap and click on Add Sitemap.

In the Filename field, specify the name of the XML-format sitemap file you want Magento to create for the selected store view. It is usually convenient to include the store view ID in the filename, e.g.

 store2en_sitemap.xml

The Path identifies the directory on the web server where you want the sitemap to be stored. In most cases, you want to store a sitemap file as high up in the directory hierarchy as possible. It is unlikely that you will want to use any other value than a single forward slash in this field.

 /

If you have a special reason to use a particular folder on the server for the sitemap, you must ensure that it is writeable by the sitemap generation process.

Select the Store View for which you want to create a sitemap.

Click Save Sitemap to save the sitemap definition.

Creating the sitemap file

Once you’ve defined a sitemap, you can manually generate it by replacing the “1” at the end of the below link with the actual sitemap id:

 http://www.yourdomain.com/magento/admin/sitemap/generate/sitemap_id/1

Verify that the Last Time Generated column for your new sitemap now contains the current date and time.




 

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