Tried all the sitemap extensions on JED- a review

6 years 7 months ago #35865 by boniaditya
These are the four extensions on the JED in the sitemap section.
Qlue Sitemap - does not work - creates a sitemap of all the administrative links
JCrawler - Works but usually hangs us the website during the process
Xmap - Does not work
Easy Keyword Sitemap - Works but is dependent on metadata usally empty
fwSitemap - Does not work

I have seen a few posts about support for xmap.
I think it would be useful to look at alternatives rather than trying to get everything done with the joomla extensions.

It would be incredibly easy to use an offline sitemap generator instead
https://code.google.com/p/sitemap-generators/wiki/SitemapGenerators

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6 years 7 months ago #35869 by kenmcd
FLEXIcontent.org Sitemap
http://www.flexicontent.org/sitemap.html

This sitemap is created with Xmap.
This is on J1.5 - have not tested with J2.5.

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6 years 7 months ago #35870 by boniaditya
How can i do it with joomla 2.5??? Is there any fix or patch for xmap to work???

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6 years 7 months ago #35872 by kenmcd
The current Xmap plug-in for FLEXIcontent only works on J1.5.
It will not work on J2.5 without substantial updates/modification.
Xmap plug-ins are now normal Joomla plug-ins on J2.5.

Right now I am doing some of the conversion/update work.
- Have converted the XML file to J2.5 format
- Now adding language support

When this is done I will check to see that it installs properly.
This will help as some of the update "busy work" will be done.
I will test it to see if it works at all.

BUT it is highly unlikely this plug-in will work properly without additional updates for J2.5.
I know it will need updates for the new J2.5 ACL features.
And probably other updates for the new nested categories.

After I have confirmed it installs properly I will make it available to Georgios.
He has a very looooong ToDo list so I do not know when or if this plug-in will updated.

You could have someone update it for you now and contribute it back to the project.
I will have already done some of the time consuming busy-work,
so a more knowledgeable programmer should be able to update it relatively quickly.

Expect to have the busy-work done within the hour,
so I can make it available to you then if you want.

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6 years 7 months ago #35873 by boniaditya
Take your time, do it when you are free! The site will not die if it does not have xmap in it. I really appreciate the committed effort from the core team to make every other extension on the JED compatible with Flexi Content. I like the attitude of the developers who never say "That is not my job- because that is not my extension". So i wish you put all the efforts into the Flexi Content development. I am really waiting for the new update, i just wanna see what changes you are gonna make. I have seen radical changes made to the extension in short jumps. The thrill of what's gonna be in the next version is very exciting.

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6 years 7 months ago #35875 by kenmcd
Wholly carp!
It looks like it actually works.

Would you like to be a tester?

UPDATE: Georgios is fixing all the stuff I did not see or did not know how to fix.
Please stand by ...

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6 years 7 months ago #35879 by boniaditya
Yeah i will be a tester if you need one!

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6 years 7 months ago #35881 by kenmcd
It is expected that the plug-in will be ready for beta testing tomorrow.
It is possibly done, but still needs to be tested a bit more.

Lots of new features.
:-)

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6 years 7 months ago #35882 by boniaditya
You mean a Nightly build! Cool i am waiting to get my hands over this. I am compiling a tutorial about flexi content.

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6 years 7 months ago #35891 by micker
You doing a tutorial ?

FLEXIcontent is Free but involves a very big effort on our part.
Like the our support? (for a bug-free FC, despite being huge extension) Like the features? Like the ongoing development and future commitment to FLEXIcontent?
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