Plugins 005 – Google XML Sitemaps

Today we’re covering the Google XML Sitemaps plugin to generate valid site maps for popular search engines such as Google, MSN Search, Yahoo and to process.

Key features include:

  • Automated regeneration (New and edited posts and pages automatically regenerate sitemaps)
  • Auto Notify Google, MSN Search, Yahoo and when sitemaps are updated
  • Optional compressed version of sitemap file
  • Detailed selection of content to be included in Sitemaps (e.g. only posts and static pages)
  • Customize priority weights based on page type (homepage, archives, static pages, etc..)
  • Works with WordPress 2.7 (latest version as of this writing)

The plugin is developed by Arne Brachhold. To learn more about the Google XML Sitemaps plugin as well as other plugins developed by Arne, please visit

3 Responses to “Plugins 005 – Google XML Sitemaps”

  1. gestroud Says:

    It’s a good plugin, but it tended to eat up a lot of the server’s CPU. An alternative is Simple Google Sitemap available on WordPress:

  2. KD Griffin Says:

    This was a great podcast. I’d love a little more information on how to use this plug in to generate the sitemap and submit to Google.

  3. Ray Says:

    This is a great plugin…I have dozens of blogs and I always use this plugin in them. Thumbs up.

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