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Creating sitemap.xml and sitemap.xml.gz for google sitemap plugin

Discussion in 'WordPress' started by cyclo394, Mar 9, 2008.

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    I searched all around for information related to making these files, but have not really found something explaining how to create these files.

    For the sitemap.xml I found a resource that said open a notepad file and save the file like so: "sitemap.xml" . I did this and I have what appears to be a .xml file on my desktop, but when I open it the file says, The XML page cannot be displayed
    Cannot view XML input using style sheet. Please correct the error and then click the Refresh button, or try again later.

    Does this mean that the .xml is not formatted properly to load into my blog directory?
    If anyone could explain to me how to convert the sitemap .xml file to a gzip. I downloaded gnuwin32 and I am not sure how to use it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
    SEMrush
     
    cyclo394, Mar 9, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. arwen54

    arwen54 Active Member

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    You don't need to create the files, the plugin automatically creates the files for you
     
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    cyclo394 Peon

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    ???????? Since recently, I have been reading all these tutorials and people are saying you need to create these files. I am not being confrontational, maybe these tutorials are old, but are you sure?
     
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    danger9918 Well-Known Member

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    get the sitemap from xml-sitemaps.com then upload it to your public_html folder
    upload both of them... then go to the plugin and click on rebuild
    should work fine
     
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    no problem, I'm 100% sure...
    I install the plugin for my clients and myself all the time
    the plugin I use I got from here,

    http://www.arnebrachhold.de/redir/sitemap-home/
     
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    just upload this blank sitemap.xml then install the plugin above to your wordpress blog then click generate sitemap,
    well, upload of the file failed,
    anyway open notepad, file save as, choose all files, and ANSI click okay then upload
     
    mann3r, Mar 10, 2008 IP
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    if u have wordpress there is plugins that created automatic for you
     
    esquiree, May 16, 2011 IP