SiteTree can produce and maintain up to three kinds of sitemap:
An HTML5 Site Map you can customise in no time to create an archive of posts for a blog, a hierarchical list of pages for a business website, an index of recipes for a cooking blog or any sort of human-visible listing you might need for your WordPress website.
An XML Sitemap that can take shape from any WordPress Post Type and that can act as both generic Google Sitemap and content-specific Google Image Sitemap: information on images attached to web pages automatically show up in the sitemap.
Complemented by automatic pinging and the ability to include more than one WordPress Post Type, a Google News Sitemap powered by SiteTree is quiet possibly the best supplement for a News website built upon WordPress.
A Site Tree made up of details:
- Lists reordering.
- Customise the title of the lists.
- Hierarchical and flat list styles.
- Exclude all child pages.
- Group posts by date, category or author.
- Order posts by publication date or popularity.
- Stick featured posts on top.
- Show an excerpt of user defined length for posts.
- Show authors' avatar and biographical info.
- Exclude specific posts and taxonomies.
Why upgrade to SiteTree Pro?
More Pinging Info — New
In SiteTree Pro a detailed log of pinging events is always at hand, so that you can investigate about errors, or know which publishing action triggered an automatic ping.
Site Tree Pagination
User-centric and fine-tuned, the pagination facility built into SiteTree Pro untangles the usability of a medium-to-large Site Tree without overloading the server.
An overview of the common features:
From the SiteTree Dashboard you can control the activation of the sitemaps, choose which types of content to include, know details about the building process, and through a dedicated User Interface element, the Pinging Bubble, information about the latest pinging event are always readily accessible.
You can customise both the Site Tree and the Google Sitemap from WordPress-like settings pages, without writing any code.
Custom Post Types Support
Custom posts are no strangers to SiteTree: dedicated user controls appear in the dashboard as soon as custom post types are detected, making their listing in the sitemaps a doddle.
Exclude and Disallow
If you want to exclude a web page from one of the sitemaps, SiteTree lets you do it directly from the editor screen of WordPress, leaving up to you the choice of whether to add to the 'robots.txt' file generated by WordPress a
Disallowrule for each web page excluded from the Google Sitemap.
Automated and Upon-request Pinging — Updated
Notifying to Google of the need to re-crawl the Google Sitemap or the News Sitemap is an automated task for SiteTree, but in the context of the Google Sitemap it can be you too, to decide when the pinging must take place. And whenever a ping for the Google Sitemap sets off, there is always a second ping ready to reach Bing.
Native Support for the WordPress Super Cache Plugin
SiteTree is able to automatically update the sitemaps even with the WordPress Super Cache plugin doing the "supercaching" of your website.
This is a Ghost Page
When you tell SiteTree to regard a page as Ghost Page, SiteTree does this: automatically excludes the page from the Site Tree and the Google Sitemap, prevents the WP Super Cache plugin from caching the page and hides the page from crawlers without showing up its path in the 'robots.txt' file. Therefore a Ghost Page is any page with no inbound link that you want to conceal from either well-disposed and bad-tempered robots.
You can update SiteTree Pro just like you would do for its public version hosted on WordPress.org: with one click from within your administration area.