How to generate a sitemap in Laravel Framework?

by genevieve_boehm , in category: SEO , 4 months ago

How to generate a sitemap in Laravel Framework?

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by aniyah , 4 months ago

@genevieve_boehm 

To generate a sitemap in Laravel Framework, you can follow these steps:

  1. Install the "spatie/laravel-sitemap" package using Composer:
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composer require spatie/laravel-sitemap


  1. Publish the package's configuration files by running the following command:
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php artisan vendor:publish --provider="SpatieSitemapSitemapServiceProvider" --tag=config


  1. Create a new route in your web routes file (e.g., routes/web.php) to generate the sitemap:
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Route::get('sitemap.xml', function () {
    $sitemap = App::make("sitemap");

    // Add your URLs to the sitemap
    $sitemap->add(URL::to('/'), Carbon::now(), '1.0', 'daily');

    return $sitemap->render('xml');
});


  1. Customize the add() method to add the URLs you want to include in the sitemap. You can use a loop to dynamically add URLs from your database or static routes. For example:
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$posts = Post::all();

foreach ($posts as $post) {
    $sitemap->add(route('post.show', $post->slug), $post->updated_at, '0.9', 'monthly');
}


  1. Run the following command to generate the sitemap XML file:
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php artisan sitemap:generate


  1. You can now access your sitemap by visiting the URL /sitemap.xml.


Note: This is a basic example to get you started. You can further customize your sitemap by referring to the package's documentation (https://github.com/spatie/laravel-sitemap).