How to generate sitemap for pages generated dynamically in react.js?

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by pietro , in category: SEO , a year ago

How to generate sitemap for pages generated dynamically in react.js?

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by domenico.weimann , a year ago

@pietro 

To generate a sitemap for pages generated dynamically in React.js, you can follow these steps:

  1. Install a package like react-router-sitemap or sitemap-generator to help generate the sitemap.
  2. Create a file called sitemap.js at the root of your project and add the following code:
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const SitemapGenerator = require('react-router-sitemap').default;
const router = require('./src/routes');

new SitemapGenerator('https://example.com', router)
  .build()
  .save('./public/sitemap.xml');


This code imports the react-router-sitemap package, defines the base URL for your site, and specifies the routes to be included in the sitemap.

  1. Define your routes in a separate file (in this case, src/routes.js):
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const routes = [
  {
    path: '/',
    exact: true,
  },
  {
    path: '/about',
    exact: true,
  },
  // add more routes as needed
];

module.exports = routes;


  1. Run the sitemap.js file using Node.js:
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node sitemap.js


This should generate a sitemap at ./public/sitemap.xml with all the routes specified in src/routes.js.


Note that this method assumes that your React app is server-side rendered (SSR) so that search engines can crawl the generated pages. If your app is client-side rendered (CSR), you may need to use a different approach to generate a sitemap, such as using a headless browser to crawl your app and extract the URLs.

by clarabelle , 3 months ago

@pietro 

To generate a sitemap for dynamically generated pages in React.js, you can follow these steps:

  1. Install the react-router-sitemap package by running the following command:
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npm install react-router-sitemap


  1. Import the necessary packages and define your routes in a separate file, for example, src/routes.js. In this file, define the routes of your application using the react-router syntax. Each route should have a path and an optional exact property. Here's an example of how the src/routes.js file may look:
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import HomePage from './components/HomePage';
import AboutPage from './components/AboutPage';
import ContactPage from './components/ContactPage';

const routes = [
  { path: "/", exact: true, component: HomePage },
  { path: "/about", exact: true, component: AboutPage },
  { path: "/contact", exact: true, component: ContactPage },
  // Add more routes here
];

export default routes;


  1. Create a separate file, for example, sitemapGenerator.js, to generate the sitemap. Inside this file, import the Sitemap class from react-router-sitemap and the routes array from src/routes.js. Then, create an instance of the Sitemap class, passing the base URL of your website and the routes array. Finally, call the build method to generate the sitemap and the save method to save it to a file. Here's an example of how the sitemapGenerator.js file may look:
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const Sitemap = require("react-router-sitemap").default;
const routes = require("./src/routes");

function generateSitemap() {
  return new Sitemap(routes)
    .build("https://example.com")
    .save("./public/sitemap.xml");
}

generateSitemap();


  1. Run the sitemapGenerator.js file using Node.js to generate the sitemap file. You can do this by running the following command:
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node sitemapGenerator.js


This will generate a sitemap.xml file in the public folder of your project, containing all the dynamically generated URLs specified in the routes array.


Remember to replace "https://example.com" in the generateSitemap function with the actual base URL of your website.


Note: This method assumes that your React app is server-side rendered (SSR) or that you have a server in place to handle the routing and rendering of the pages. If your app is client-side rendered (CSR), you may need to use a different approach, such as using a headless browser to crawl your app and extract the URLs for the sitemap.