SEO: auto sitemap - XML

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creates a hierarchic set of sitemap files in xml format to help search engines crawl your site

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adds a dynamic sitemap.xml file to your site for SEO purposes. (No physical file, the sitemap is generated for each request). the sitemap is split into various sub-maps indexed in a sitemap index file, this allows lightweight crawling.

each entity type will be placed in it's own sitemap. additionally you can manually specify custom URLs of your website.

sitemaps can be formated with XSL for candy reading    


  • Unzip the code to your mod directory    
  • Enable the plugin in the admin panel


  •   add the following lines to the end of your elgg .htaccess file:

RewriteRule ^sitemap.xml$ auto_sitemap/index [L]        

RewriteRule ^sitemap.xsl$ mod/auto_sitemap/views/default/auto_sitemap/sitemap.xsl [L]

RewriteRule ^sitemapindex.xsl$ mod/auto_sitemap/views/default/auto_sitemap/sitemapindex.xsl [L]


  • add the following directive to your site's config file, along with the other rewrite directives:  

location = /sitemap.xml {         rewrite ^(.*)$ /auto_sitemap/index;}

  • configure the sitemap in the admin area of your site (If blank sitemap is displayed, flush the cache)
  • submit http://YOURSITE/sitemap.xml to search engines

n.b. this is an upgraded version of the version that was available for 1.8, originally uploaded by 'the_yke'.

ura soul

co-creator of reality - admin of an online social network for healing, balancing & evolving.. plus maker of some free plugins for elgg


  • Category: Communication
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2017-3-27
  • Downloads: 1821
  • Recommendations: 5

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