XML Site Map Page

An sitemap for search engines

Search engines like Google prefer to consume site maps in XML, which is more efficient than a site map created in HTML, with markup to make it attractive to humans. Sitemaps produced for search engines are designed using the format defined by sitemaps.org.

A plugin is available to produce an XML sitemap for your store. After installing and running this plugin, you can submit the resultant files to Google for indexing.

The XML sitemap is a series of text files that follow a specific format. Here’s what one entry from the product sitemap might look like:

 <url>
  <loc>http://YOURSTORE.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&amp;products_id=181</loc>
  <lastmod>2020-08-21</lastmod>
  <changefreq>weekly</changefreq>
  <priority>1.00</priority>
 </url>

This site map is produced for the benefit of search engines, and should not be confused with the storefront sitemap, which is produced for the benefit of human visitors.




Still have questions? No problem! Just head over to the Zen Cart support forum and ask there in the appropriate subforum. In your post, please include your Zen Cart and PHP versions, and a link to your site.

Is there an error or omission on this page? Please post to General Questions on the support forum. Or, if you'd like to open a pull request, just review the guidelines and get started. You can even PR right here.
Last modified August 28, 2020 by Scott C Wilson (909e3a6).