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, be it small or large: Automatic Pagination is a built-in feature.
Google Sitemaps are special XML Sitemaps that, with SiteTree, can take shape from any WordPress Post Type and that coexist with stand-alone Image and Video Sitemaps whenever the included web pages have images or videos attached. To collect the whole family of sitemaps, a Sitemap Index is always in place.
Complemented by the automatic pinging feature, the ability to include more than one WordPress Post Type, and that of overflowing the 1k News limit thanks to the Sitemap Index, a Google News Sitemap powered by SiteTree is without doubt a needfull asset for a News website built upon WordPress.
A Site Tree made up of details:
- Drag-and-drop reordering of the hyper-lists composing the Site Tree.
- Hierarchical or flat list styles.
- Group Pages by Topic — New
- De-hyperlinking of parent Pages up to the third level.
- Exclude all child Pages.
- Order Pages by menu order or title.
- Group Posts by date, category or author with the ability to toggle the hyperlinking of the group's title.
- Order Posts by title, publication date or popularity.
- Order Custom Posts by title or publication date.
- Stick featured Posts on top of the hyper-list.
- Show an excerpt of user defined length for Posts.
- Show authors' avatar and biographical info.
An overview of the major features:
The SiteTree Dashboard is nearly a control panel, where you can toggle the activation of the sitemaps and the enabling of the automatic pinging functionality, choose which types of content to include, adjust the sitemap split-up threshold, reorder with a drag-and-drop the hyper-lists composing the Site Tree, and generally know details about the building process and the latest pinging events.
WordPress-like settings pages togheter with the SiteTree Dashboard let you customise the sitemaps without writing any code.
A Myriad of Hyper-lists
Fully documented and always ready-to-use, the
[sitetree]shortcode and its workmate
sitetree_get_hyperlist()are flexible like only a few other developer tools: you change one attribute, or argument, and a whole new, dynamic list of hyperlinks is all set to be perused.
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, Even in Bulk — New
With no more than a tick of a checkbox, you can exclude web pages from all types of resources that SiteTree is able to produce, from sitemaps to shortcode-generated hyper-lists. Also, the full integration of the Exclude functionality in the Bulk Edit UI of WordPress will let you go through the first set up, enjoyably. And with SiteTree, disallowing robots from crawling the web pages excluded from the Google Sitemaps is no sooner said than done.
Site Tree Pagination and XML Sitemap Index
When the need comes to untangle the usability of a medium-to-large Site Tree, the pagination facility is never slow to take action, it is fully automated just like the SiteTree's ability to produce and maintain a Sitemap Index: SiteTree creates a distinct sitemap, or a group of sitemaps, for each type of content the included permalinks belong to, and the best part is that SiteTree can silently switch between single and multiple sitemaps mode while keeping unchanged the location of the main sitemap.
Automated and Upon-request Pinging
Notifying to Google of the need to re-crawl the Google Sitemaps or the News Sitemaps is an automated task for SiteTree, carried out only if need be, but in the context of the Google Sitemaps it can be you too, to decide when the pinging must take place. A log of the latest thirty pinging events is always at hand when you need it. And whenever a ping for the Google Sitemaps sets off, there is always a second ping ready to reach Bing.
Fully Compatible with WPML — New
Compatibility with the latest version of WPML doesn't mean only that you will be able to show localised versions of your Site Tree to the people visiting your website, but also that your Google Sitemaps will be complete with information about the language of your website's public web pages, something that will greatly help to speed up the indexing of your website's localised content.
This is a Ghost Page
When you tell SiteTree to regard a Page as Ghost Page, SiteTree does this: automatically excludes the Page from all the sitemaps and the shortcode-generated hyper-lists, prevents the WP Super Cache plugin from caching the Page, and disallows the crawling of the Page without showing up its path into 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.
A peek at the SiteTree Dashboard:
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