Tags: bugs, developers, google, php, plugins, seo, software, wordpress
Arne Brachnold’s Google Sitemap Generator for WordPress is a pretty neat piece of software that’ll build a Google-style XML-Sitemap, and ping Google with it every time you update your blog.
Good stuff for SEO, good stuff for making sure Google has your site indexed.
After setting up a few blogs with the latest, I found a caveat that just annoyed me to death: you’re in the Admin, but when you manually update the sitemap, it comes back with a blank page. Sure, I know how to work around it, but they guys I’m setting this stuff up for get all huffy about it.
Pretty quick bug to figure out. There’s even a nice ticket on Trac (Ticket 604) that I’m unable to post this solution to…
Line 2463 of sitemap.php is:
Of course, that doesn’t exist, but if we change it to:
…then all is right and good with the world.
Hopefully, Arne’ll drop this in his next release — and be able to close Ticket 604 on Trac. 😉
[Ed. Note: The text of this article refers to “the latest” WordPress (2.1.x) and version of the plugin for it (3.0xxx).]