How to create a sitemap using DNN and C#?

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by terrence , in category: SEO , a year ago

How to create a sitemap using DNN and C#?

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by priscilla.langworth , a year ago

@terrence 1. Install the XModPro module on your DNN instance. XModPro contains a built-in feature for automatically creating a sitemap.


  1. Go to the “Admin” tab and select “XMod Pro Features”.
  2. Select “Sitemap Generator” from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter the URL of your website, select the desired frequency for the generation of the sitemap, and click “Save”.
  4. Create a c# web application to do the following :

a. Create an XML web service that calls the sitemap generator built into XModPro.


b. Retrieve the generated sitemap file and add the necessary elements to it.


c. Upload the modified sitemap file to your website root.


d. Submit the sitemap to search engines such as Google.

by elmo.conroy , 2 months ago

@terrence 

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to create a sitemap using DNN and C#:

  1. Install the XModPro module on your DNN instance. XModPro contains a built-in feature for automatically creating a sitemap. Go to the “Admin” tab and select “XMod Pro Features”. Select “Sitemap Generator” from the drop-down menu. Enter the URL of your website, select the desired frequency for the generation of the sitemap, and click “Save”.
  2. Create a new C# web application project in your development environment.
  3. Add a new web service file to your project. Right-click on the project in the solution explorer, select "Add", and then "New Item". Choose "Web Service" from the templates and give it a name.
  4. In the web service file, write the code to call the XModPro sitemap generator and retrieve the generated sitemap file. You can use the XModPro API to interact with the sitemap generator. For example:
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using System;
using System.Web.Services;
using XModPro;

[WebService(Namespace = "http://yourdomain.com/")]
public class SitemapService : WebService
{
    [WebMethod]
    public string GenerateSitemap()
    {
        var xmodproController = new XModProController();
        string sitemap = xmodproController.GenerateSitemap();
        return sitemap;
    }
}


  1. Modify the retrieved sitemap file to add necessary elements such as
  2. Save the modified sitemap file to your website root folder using File IO operations. For example, you can use the File.WriteAllText() method to save the file.
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string sitemapFilePath = Server.MapPath("~/sitemap.xml"); // Change this to the actual path of your sitemap file
File.WriteAllText(sitemapFilePath, modifiedSitemap);


  1. Submit the sitemap to search engines like Google. You can use the search engine's webmaster tools or APIs to submit your sitemap. For Google, you can use their Search Console API to programmatically submit the sitemap:
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string sitemapUrl = "http://yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml"; // Change this to the actual URL of your sitemap
GoogleWebmasterToolsAPI.SubmitSitemap(sitemapUrl);


Make sure you have the necessary authentication credentials to access the search engine's APIs.


That's it! You have now created a sitemap using DNN and C#.