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Sitefinity Sitemap Generator Released!

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  1. Enterprisefinity
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    10 Oct 2011
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    Hello everybody,

    We're pleased to announce the release of a free component for Sitefinity: Sitefinity Sitemap Generator.
    Having faced the need for an automatic SEO sitemap generator ourselves, we have implemented it in the best-possible fashion and are distributing it for free.

    It comes with a lot of features, probably the best is the prioritization of pages depending on the controls a page contains: pages with dynamic controls like NewsView receive a higher priority and change frequency, which in turn makes the sitemap a more accurate reflection, boosting your SEO index/efficiency.

    Here's a full feature list.
    • Dynamic prioritization of pages: pages containing dynamic (e.g. NewsView) widgets are marked with a higher priority and change frequency.
    • Optional inclusion of non-indexed & non-crawlable pages.
    • Permissions-based sitemap generation: Front-end pages that are denied to anonymous users are excluded from the sitemap.
    • Automatic Robots.txt creation and registration.
    • High performance and low latency. Served over a Routehandler.
    • Automatic installation & easy deployment: just copy the dlls inside the /bin folder. Done.
    • Fully configurable.

    You can get it here. Download Sitemap Generator for Sitefinity 4

    Best regards,

    The Enterprisefinity team
  2. Georgi
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    Hello,

    Congratulations on launching this component.
    We are glad to see it live and also glad to see your web site live. 

    Keep up the good work!

    All the best,
    Georgi
    the Telerik team
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  3. Daniel Plomp
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    I'm getting an error when including the .dll files in my bin directory:

    Unsupported language "en-US". If you want to support this language, please configure your application accordingly.

    What's wrong?

    I'm using 5 languages inside my project, where the default is english.

    Regards,
    Daniel
  4. Enterprisefinity
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    Hey Daniel,

    We have tested the generator with unsynchronized and synchronized translations with a random amount of locales and didn't encounter any errors.
    It seems that your site has a configuration we didn't test for and/or some unpredicted behavior in Sitefinity's Pages API for multilingual pages.

    Let's continue the discussion over at support@enterprisefinity.com. Can you send us the error log? Alternatively, we could examine your site locally, if sharing the database is an option for you.

    Once a fix is available we'll publish that in the next version.

    All the best,

    The Enterprisefinity team

    P.S. We're currently planning to implement proper multi-language sitemaps that avoid redundancy and include pages that are not available in the default language. This will improve the accuracy for multilingual sites.
  5. Ron Frick
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    We are also getting an error... We have a custom control that works as our breadcrumb and for some reason it errors off trying to find the control.  Thanks in advance, Ron

    System.ArgumentException: Type "~/Controls/ucPageHeading.ascx" cannot be resolved.

    Generated: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 16:17:11 GMT

     
    System.ArgumentException: Type "~/Controls/ucPageHeading.ascx" cannot be resolved.
       at Telerik.Sitefinity.Utilities.TypeConverters.TypeResolutionService.GetType(String name, Boolean throwOnError, Boolean ignoreCase)
       at EF.SitemapGenerator.SitemapGenerator.<>c__DisplayClassd.<PageNodeContainsDynamicControls>b__b(Type k)
       at System.Linq.Enumerable.Any[TSource](IEnumerable`1 source, Func`2 predicate)
       at EF.SitemapGenerator.SitemapGenerator.<PageNodeContainsDynamicControls>b__a(PageControl c)
       at System.Linq.Enumerable.Any[TSource](IEnumerable`1 source, Func`2 predicate)
       at EF.SitemapGenerator.SitemapGenerator.PageNodeContainsDynamicControls(PageNode p)
       at EF.SitemapGenerator.SitemapGenerator.<GenerateSitemapXml>b__4(PageNode p)
       at System.Linq.Enumerable.WhereSelectListIterator`2.MoveNext()
       at System.Xml.Linq.XContainer.AddContentSkipNotify(Object content)
       at EF.SitemapGenerator.SitemapGenerator.GenerateSitemapXml()
       at EF.SitemapGenerator.Routing.SitemapRouteHandler.GetHttpHandler(RequestContext requestContext)
       at System.Web.Routing.UrlRoutingModule.PostResolveRequestCache(HttpContextBase context)
       at System.Web.Routing.UrlRoutingModule.OnApplicationPostResolveRequestCache(Object sender, EventArgs e)
       at System.Web.HttpApplication.SyncEventExecutionStep.System.Web.HttpApplication.IExecutionStep.Execute()
       at System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionStep step, Boolean& completedSynchronously)
  6. Enterprisefinity
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    Hello everybody,

    We're pleased to announce the availability of a new version.

    We resolved the bug posted by Ron and introduced the following features:
    • Improved multilingual support
    • Improved performance
    • Introduced support for 4.2
    You can get the new version here.

    Best regards,

    The Enterprisefinity team
  7. Ron Frick
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    Excellent Work!  The new version is working. Thanks again. Keep up the good work.
  8. Charles
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    Hi, I went to the generator page and it says it supports

    • 4.2
    • 4.2 SP1
    • 4.3

    But what about 4.1? I read through the thread at one point 4.2 just became available. Is there a way I can get this for 4.1? Was it available for 4.1 ever?

    Thanks
  9. Carsten Koster
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    Hey everybody,

    I'm using SF4.4 and Version 1.4 of the Generator. My Problem is that i copied the two ddls into the bin folder of my WebApp, but there's no menu entry "Administration > Sitemap Generator" in the backend.

    Do I have to do more than just to copy these two files? I already tried to reference them in the Project with the same result.
  10. John Tolar
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    You may have already figured this out... but Restart your site (in IIS restart the Site).
  11. SVA Webmaster
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    What is the actual URL of the generated sitemap I can use to submit to search engines like Google? I tried http://www.mydomain.com/sitemap.axd (what I used to use when using Newtonsoft sitemap generator) and that failed. 
  12. SVA Webmaster
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    nevermind... I figured it out. :)
  13. Jose Antonio de Alarcon
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    Could you generate for 5.0 2860?

    Regads
  14. Jose Antonio de Alarcon
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    Could you generate for 5.0 2860?

    Regads
  15. Brad
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    Any plans to update the Sitemap Generator for 5.1 of Sitefinity?
  16. Michael
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    Can we get an update for 5.1?
  17. Stefani Tacheva
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    Hello,

    To get this information you will need to contact the publisher of the Sitemap Generator, which is Enterprisefinity. Please note that widgets/modules in the marketplace are 3rd party add-ons, that are not provided by Sitefinity.

    Kind regards,
    Stefani Tacheva
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  18. Arno
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    Well, this thread shows perfectly that we don't want to rely on third parties when it comes to core components that 99.9% of websites need. It should just be included in Sitefinity so that we don't have to wait for updates, or worse: change to another component because the update just never comes. Any CMS should include a perfect XML Sitemap generator.

  19. Enterprisefinity
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    Guys, excuse the delay. The reason is quite simple: the effort required to build, test and maintain versions of any publicly distributed Sitefinity-dependent component grows with the amount of releases Sitefinity has per year. (Imagine supporting  4.4 through 5.3, not counting the service packs)

    Telerik, to our information, does not provide any tools that might help to automate builds and testing of components for Sitefinity across multiple versions. We are forced to reingeneer our build process and this took more time than expected. After all we release tested components, independently of the distribution model/price and this has its toll.

    Right now, you can use assembly redirects to use the component with newer versions of Sitefinity.

    Stay tuned to a new build soon.
  20. Michael
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    Actually, I have redirects in place and it's not showing up how the documentation describes. I did find where to modify in Advanced settings and attempted to configure accordingly.  On save, it did update the config file but did not function past that.

  21. Enterprisefinity
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    We posted an update today that you can find here:

    http://enterprisefinity.com/products/sitemap-generator

    Sitefinity 5.3 and 5.4 are now supported.


     
  22. Steve
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    18 Feb 2013 in reply to Enterprisefinity
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    Thanks for the update!

    I keep getting invalid zip file (cleared cache, tried multiple browsers)

    Am I the only one?

  23. Michael
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    Why is 5.1 the only version not supported? Any plans to update it to support 5.1?

  24. Markus
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    @Enterprisefintiy

    Same here invalid ZIP

    Markus

  25. Mark
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    Enterprisefinity, any plans to support 6+ with canonical urls?
  26. Arno
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    @Telerik: when will Sitefinity include an XML Sitemap generator? This really is one of those basic features that we should be able to use out of the box. Real SEO friendliness comes with an XML Sitemap.
  27. Markus
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    @all

    This is a tool which I think is able to easely create a sitemap and in addition gives quick feedback on various  S.E.O  states

    http://www.microsoft.com/web/seo

    Comes from MS and Plugs into IIS

    You might want to give it a try.

    Markus
  28. Markus
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    @all

    Can not answer invalid post content. Try to put that link together

    www. microsoft. com/web/seo

    Markus
  29. Arno
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    Hi Markus,

    Thanks, that's a really nice toolkit! I installed it on my local machine and it does some very useful analysis. However, it's not available on my live host. Also I think a CMS integrated Sitemap generator can do a far better job for active websites with ever growing numbers of forum posts, etc. It really needs to be a Sitefinity feature. After all Sitefinity is said to be SEO friendly, so this should be included.
  30. Arno
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    I want to answer you but I am also getting the "invalid post content" error.

    EDIT: well, posting seemed to have worked after a while
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