Saturday, 10 September 2016

Our best Wordpress sitemap plugin yet

It's been a while since we updated our sitemap generator plugin for wordpress so we were pleased to be able to announce version 1.3.0 being ready for general release earlier this week.

We've always prided ourselves on being the best Wordpress Sitemap plugin when it comes to flexibility including :
  • Supporting HTML, RSS and Google XML Sitemap formats.
  • Setting defaults individually for Pages, Posts, Archives, Authors, Categories and Tags.
  • Being able to configure settings for individual Pages, Posts, Categories and Tags.

Having listened to what our users have been asking for we have now added to important features by popular demand.

Support for custom posts.


We now give you the same great flexibility for all your custom post types. Whether projects, products, property or something else you get the same ability to configure global defaults and then change settings at the individual page/post level.


This gives you comprehensive control of our sitemap and the ability to tweak your sitemap  SEO (Search engine optimisation) strategy right down to the page level across your entire website, highlighting important pages to search engines.

Customise robots file


Whilst there were other plugins that enabled you to edit your robots.txt file they often overwrote entries produced by other plugins. For example we add your sitemap to your robots.txt file and custom robots.txt plugins typically overwrite this.

So now we have added the ability for you to add custom entries to your robots file via our plugin. It honours everything added by our plugin and other plugins and allows you to insert your own entries.

What's next


We hope you find these new features useful.

Please help support us in whatever way you can whether by sharing , donating or just feeding back, it all helps make our Wordpress sitemap plugin the best sitemap plugin for you our users.

We genuinely want to hear from you and become the best Wordpress Sitemap Plugin for all our users, giving them all the features they need to optimise their Wordpress SEO (Search engine optimisation).

Get the plugin or find out which of our sitemap generator is best for you.


Monday, 5 September 2016

Latest online sitmap updates

Over the last month or so we've been making some tweaks and changes to our sitemap generator website.

New : Upgraded website to Zurb Foundation 6
New : Improved website performance
New : Minor cosmetic / content updates to our website
Fix : Sitemap Image url issue.
Fix : Contact us form issue
Fix : Donate form

New : More reliable email notifications

We also made one of the last changes to our infrastructure separating out the email server to use Microsoft Exchange online. This has improved email delivery and reduced the number of emails being flagged as spam which in turn means you get more reliable notifications when your sitemap is ready.

New : Reintroduced captcha

Whilst the captcha can be frustrating to some people, when we removed it our service became stressed by spam bots submitting requests, tying up resources and impacting performance for real users. So whilst not ideal it is a necessary evil to ensure real users get a better service.