- Actually crawls webpages like Google would
- Generates a seperate XML file which gets updated every time the script gets executed (Runnable via CRON)
- Awesome for SEO
- Crawls faster than online services
- Verbose logging
- Completely usable through CLI
- Color support in CLI mode
- Author is active on Github, open an issue for support
- Literally the best open-source sitemap script written in PHP
- Non-restrictive licensing
Usage is pretty straight forward:
- Configure the crawler by modifying the config section of the
- Select the file to which the sitemap will be saved
- Select URL to crawl
- Configure blacklists, accepts the use of wildcards (example: http://example.com/private/* and *.jpg)
- Generate sitemap
- Either send a GET request to this script or use it from the CLI as seen below
- A sitemap will be generated and saved
- Submit to Google
- For better results
- Setup a CRON Job to execute the php script
Sometimes you need to run the script for a large number of domains (If you are a webhost for example). This sitemap generator allows you to override any variable on-the-fly in CLI.
http://www.mywebsite.com/ and output the sitemap to
php sitemap.php file=/home/user/public_html/sitemap.xml site=http://www.mywebsite.com/
While the above is the most common use-case, sometimes you need to modify other things such as
$blacklist. I will do a bit of explaining about how shells work so you don't mess up.
Lets start with the blacklist which is a one-dimensional array. This is how you would pass an array as a
php sitemap.php blacklist="foo"&blacklist="bar"
Shells are different however as
 is parsed as a shell expansion and
& as a fork-to-background. You want neither of those things. As such, you want to escape both of them resulting in the following:
php sitemap.php blacklist\="foo"\&blacklist\="bar"
Next, let's tackle the
$debug variable. All the same concepts apply but the syntax is slightly different:
php sitemap.php debug\["add"]=true\&debug\["warn"]=false\&debug\["reject"]=true
Important note: Overriding an array does exactly what it means. Previously defined elements are destroyed.
This section is devoted as a thank you for everybody who helped create this script.
Richard Leishman and Web Forward for the regex at the heart of the script.
Anatoli Nicolae for fixing a bug in the regex
Mario Bouchard for fixing #32 and #35 with his first pull request
Santeri Kannisto from 2 Global Nomads for a number of features and many, many bug reports
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