How to create multiple sitemap types in Drupal?

by dejuan.watsica , in category: SEO , 9 months ago

How to create multiple sitemap types in Drupal?

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by dudley , 7 months ago

@dejuan.watsica 

To create multiple sitemap types in Drupal, you can follow these steps:

  1. Install and enable the XML Sitemap module: Visit the XML Sitemap project page on Drupal.org, download the module, and install it like any other Drupal module. Enable it in the module configuration.
  2. Configure the XML Sitemap module: Go to Configuration and then Search and metadata, click on XML Sitemap. You can configure various settings for the XML sitemap here, including the frequencies for content types and taxonomies, exclusion of certain paths, etc.
  3. Create additional sitemap types: By default, the XML Sitemap module provides a single sitemap for the entire site. However, if you want to create multiple sitemap types, you will need to create custom XML sitemap variants.
  4. Define custom sitemap variants: To define custom sitemap variants, you need to create a module or add the following code to your theme's .theme file or a custom module:
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function YOURMODULE_OR_THEME_xmlsitemap_sitemap_variant_info() {
  $variants['custom_sitemap_1'] = array(
    'name' => t('Custom Sitemap 1'),
    'callback' => 'YOURMODULE_OR_THEME_xmlsitemap_custom_sitemap_1',
    'description' => t('Custom Sitemap 1'),
  );
  
  $variants['custom_sitemap_2'] = array(
    'name' => t('Custom Sitemap 2'),
    'callback' => 'YOURMODULE_OR_THEME_xmlsitemap_custom_sitemap_2',
    'description' => t('Custom Sitemap 2'),
  );
  
  // Add more custom sitemap variants as necessary
  
  return $variants;
}


In this code snippet, replace YOURMODULE_OR_THEME with the name of your custom module or theme.

  1. Implement sitemap variant callbacks: In your module or theme, define the callback functions mentioned in the previous step. These functions should generate the XML output for each custom sitemap variant. Here's an example of how one of the callback functions might look:
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function YOURMODULE_OR_THEME_xmlsitemap_custom_sitemap_1() {
  $sitemap = "";
  
  // Generate XML output for custom sitemap 1
  
  return $sitemap;
}


Repeat the above step for each custom sitemap variant you created.

  1. Clear cache: After creating custom sitemap variants and implementing the callback functions, clear Drupal's cache for the changes to take effect.
  2. Visit the XML Sitemap configuration page again, and you should see the new sitemap types listed. You can configure the settings for each custom sitemap separately.


By following these steps, you can create and configure multiple sitemap types in Drupal using the XML Sitemap module.