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Google Site Map Exclusion with Image sitemap

Installation and User Guide for Magento 1 Google Site Map Exclusion with Image Sitemap

Table of Contents
  1. 1.
    • Disable Compilation Mode
    • Upload Package
    • Clear Caches
  2. 2.
    • General Settings
    • Exclude Categories from Sitemap
    • Exclude Products from Sitemap
    • Exclude CMS from Sitemap
    • How to Generate Sitemap
    • Add new Sitemap
    • Magento Out of the Box Functionality to set the Category Path
  3. 3.
    • Product Link in Sitemap XML
    • Category Link in Sitemap XML
    • CMS Page Link in Sitemap XML

Installation

  • Disable Compilation Mode: To check that this is disabled, go to System >Tools> Compilation. If the compiler status is ‘Disabled’, you are ready to go. If not, simply click the ‘Disable’ button on the right hand side of the screen.
  • Upload Package: Upload the content of the module to your root folder. This will not overwrite the existing Magento folder or files, only the new contents will be added.
  • Clear Caches: This can be done from the admin console by navigating to the cache management page (System > Cache Management), selecting all caches, clicking ‘refresh’ from the drop-down menu, and submitting the change.

Configuration Settings for Google Sitemap

Go to Admin > Stores > Configuration > Scommerce Configuration > Sitemap

General Settings

  • Enabled – Select “Yes” or “No” to enable or disable the module.
  • License Key – Please add the license for the extension which is provided in the order confirmation email. Please note license keys are site URL specific. If you require license keys for dev/staging sites then please email us at [email protected]
  • Include Product Image – This option allows to add main product image or main and additional product images to Google Site Map.
  • Exclude Categories from Sitemap – To include or exclude categories, go to Admin > Catalog > Manage Categories > Select Category (you want to exclude from site map) > General > Exclude from Sitemap: Set to “Yes/No”.
  • Exclude Products from Sitemap – To exclude products from sitemap, go to Admin > Catalog > Manage Products > Select Product (you want to exclude from site map) > General > Exclude from Sitemap: Set to “Yes/No”.
  • Exclude CMS from Sitemap – To exclude CMS pages from sitemap, go to Admin > CMS > Pages > Select CMS Page (you want to exclude from site map) > General > Exclude from Sitemap: Set to “Yes/No”.
  • How to Generate Sitemap – To generate the site map from the admin panel go to Admin > Catalog > Google Sitemap > Click “Generate Sitemap”.
  • Add new Sitemap – You can create a new site map from Admin > Catalog > Google Sitemap > Click “Add Sitemap”, it redirects to New Site Map page, and by providing all the required details you can create Site Map.
  • Magento Out of the Box Functionality to set the Category Path – To include category path in product URLs in sitemap.xml, go to Admin > System > Catalog > Catalog > Search Engine Optimizations > Use Categories Path for Product URLs: Set to “Yes”.

Google Sitemap XML

Google site map shows all the Included Products, Categories, and CMS Page links in the sitemap.xml
  • Product Link in Sitemap XML – You can see the product link in the Google Sitemap XML.
  • Category Link in Sitemap XML – You can see the category link in the Google Sitemap XML.
  • CMS Page Link in Sitemap XML – In the below screen grab you can see the about-us page link in the Google Sitemap XML.
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