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grunt-sitemap-index

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grunt-sitemap-index

Grunt plugin to generate XML sitemap index files

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.5 and Node ~>0.12.0.

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-sitemap-index --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:

grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-sitemap-index');

The "sitemap_index" task

Overview

The sitemap_index task generates a sitemap index file, as described at sitemaps.org.

In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named sitemap_index to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

grunt.initConfig({
  sitemap_index: {
    options: {
      // Task-specific options go here.
    },
    your_target: {
      // Target-specific file lists and/or options go here.
    },
  },
});

Options

options.baseurl

Type: String Default value: http://example.com/

URL used as a prefix for all URLs included in the sitemap. This is a required option.

options.compress

Type: Boolean Default value: true

Determines whether the sitemap index file should be compressed using gzip or not.

Usage Examples

Default Options

This example shows the default usage, without any options.

Note that you should always specify the baseurl option, as otherwise your sitemap will contain incorrect URLs.

grunt.initConfig({
  sitemap_index: {
    options: {},
    files: {
      'dest/sitemap-index.xml': ['src/sitemap-1.xml.gz', 'src/sitemap-2.xml.gz' ],
    },
  },
});

Custom Options

This example shows how to generate a sitemap index file for the domain 'mydomain.com'. The index file will not be compressed.

grunt.initConfig({
  sitemap_index: {
    options: {
      baseurl: 'http://mydomain.com/',
      compress: false,
    },
    files: {
      'dest/sitemap-index.xml': ['src/sitemap-1.xml.gz', 'src/sitemap-2.xml.gz' ],
    },
  },
});

Changing working directory

Generally, in order to get the correct paths to the sitemaps, you will want to use a file specification that includes the cwd element. For example, if your build directory for production is build/production, and your sitemaps live in the root of your document tree, you'd want to set cwd to build/production so that you generate URLs of the form http://yourdomain.com/your-sitemap.xml.gz. If you don't use cwd, you're likely to end up with a URL like http://yourdomain.com/build/production/your-sitemap.xml.gz, which is probably not what you want.

grunt.initConfig({
  sitemap_index: {
    production: {
        options: {
          compress: true,
          baseurl: 'http://mydomain.com/',
        },
        files: [{
          expand: false,
          cwd: 'build/production',
          src: ['map-static.xml.gz','map-dynamic.xml.gz','map-images.xml.gz'],
          dest: 'build/production/map-index.xml'
        }]
      }
  },
});

Contributing

In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using Grunt.

Release History

  • 2015-03-07   v0.1.0   Initial release

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