Under Review Support sitemap

XenCentral

XenCentral Support
Staff member
#2
Hello!

This feature is under consideration, and it will be implemented soon if there are no technical difficulties with the third-party addon.

Thank you!
 

Ketola

Verified Customer
#4
I'll second this request. Would be excellent if an existing plugin would be supported. That would save us the time of creating one of our own.
 

XenCentral

XenCentral Support
Staff member
#5
Hello everyone,

We have scheduled the task to be handled in a week and will release the version in XenForo Resources.

Thank you!
 

XenCentral

XenCentral Support
Staff member
#6
Hello!

We are working on this and see that the sitemap product mentioned does not use extendable classes it is impossible to implement any kind of support for it. However, we see also that the product generated sitemap using default board original URL, and our product implements 301-redirect when some thread/forum is accessed using incorrect URL. @sweetpotato - if it works for you there should not be any error in indexation except large number of 301 redirects, which does not seem to be a problem though. Please let us know what error you have and what kind of support exactly you are looking for, and we will see what we can do for that.

Thank you!
 

Alfa1

Verified Customer
#7
I think sitemaps is one of those area's where the complexity of multisite functionality becomes evident.
The main problem is that xenforo does not have sitemaps functionality itself and the sitemaps addon does not and will not support other addons. And everyone here runs addons.

But sitemaps functionality is essential. Without it or with erroneous indexation as explained above, your site is bound to take a large hit in ranking. There are 4 possibilities:
  1. the current sitemap addon will expand to support other addons. (not going to happen)
  2. xenforo includes it in a future release. (likely to happen sometime, but not anytime soon)
  3. xencentral multisite will include sitemaps functionality or release it as a paid addon.
  4. someone else releases a sitemap addons that supports all major addons and is easily extendable.
So it boils down to the question if xencentral is willing to resolve this vital issue.
 

XenCentral

XenCentral Support
Staff member
#8
I think sitemaps is one of those area's where the complexity of multisite functionality becomes evident.
The main problem is that xenforo does not have sitemaps functionality itself and the sitemaps addon does not and will not support other addons. And everyone here runs addons.

But sitemaps functionality is essential. Without it or with erroneous indexation as explained above, your site is bound to take a large hit in ranking. There are 4 possibilities:
  1. the current sitemap addon will expand to support other addons. (not going to happen)
  2. xenforo includes it in a future release. (likely to happen sometime, but not anytime soon)
  3. xencentral multisite will include sitemaps functionality or release it as a paid addon.
  4. someone else releases a sitemap addons that supports all major addons and is easily extendable.
So it boils down to the question if xencentral is willing to resolve this vital issue.
As I have mentioned in the post above, we need clear description of your problem to see if we can have a solution for it. The thing is that multisite system does the best it should from this point of view - 301 redirecting links which point to to one domain but have content that belongs to another domain. So, if you have a sitemap generated with all links pointing to the main domain, it should not be a big problem, as search engine will be 301 redirected to the correct domina (and it is assumed this redirect is cached).

So, we would like to hear what is exactly the problem, which addon exactly you are using, what kind of sitemap file you get generated, and what you would to have.

Thank you!
 

Alfa1

Verified Customer
#9
I suspect that you may be mistakenly assume that we are talking about a sitemap for website users, while we need a search engine pinger following the www.sitemaps.org protocol.
Such sitemap is vital for search engine positioning and submitting erroneous urls, even with 301 redirects is not a good idea. The sitemap tells search engines what the correct target urls are so that search engines can add those target urls to their index.