gulp-sitemap

Generate a search engine friendly sitemap.xml using a Gulp stream

gulp-sitemap

Generate a search engine friendly sitemap.xml using a Gulp stream

Easily generate a search engine friendly sitemap.xml from your project.

:bowtie: Search engines love the sitemap.xml and it helps SEO as well.

For information about sitemap properties and structure, see the wiki for sitemaps

Install with npm

$ npm install --save-dev gulp-sitemap
var gulp = require('gulp');
var sitemap = require('gulp-sitemap');
 
gulp.task('sitemap', function () {
    gulp.src('build/**/*.html')
        .pipe(sitemap({
            siteUrl: 'http://www.amazon.com'
        }))
        .pipe(gulp.dest('./build'));
});
  • siteUrl is required.
  • index.html will be turned into directory path /.
  • 404.html will be skipped automatically. No need to unglob it.

Let's see an example of how we can create and output a sitemap, and then return to the original stream files:

var gulp = require('gulp');
var sitemap = require('gulp-sitemap');
var save = require('gulp-save');
 
gulp.task('html', function() {
    gulp.src('*.html')
        .pipe(save('before-sitemap'))
        .pipe(sitemap({
                siteUrl: 'http://www.amazon.com'
        })) // Returns sitemap.xml 
        .pipe(gulp.dest('./dist'))
        .pipe(save.restore('before-sitemap')) //restore all files to the state when we cached them 
        // -> continue stream with original html files 
        // ... 
});

Your website's base url. This gets prepended to all documents locations.

Type: string

Required: true

Determine the output filename for the sitemap.

Type: string

Default: sitemap.xml

Required: false

Gets filled inside the sitemap in the tag <changefreq>. Not added by default.

Type: string

Default: null

Valid Values: ['always', 'hourly', 'daily', 'weekly', 'monthly', 'yearly', 'never']

Required: false

Note: any falsey value is also valid and will skip this xml tag

Gets filled inside the sitemap in the tag <priority>. Not added by default.

Type: string

Default: null

Valid Values: 0.0 to 1.0

Required: false

Note: any falsey (non-zero) value is also valid and will skip this xml tag

The file last modified time.

If null then this plugin will try to get the last modified time from the stream vinyl file, or use Date.now() as lastmod.

If the value is not null - It will be used as lastmod. That gives the user the ability to manually set the lastmod.

Type: string|Datetime

Default: null

Required: false

Note: any falsey (other than null) value is also valid and will skip this xml tag

How to join line in the target sitemap file.

Type: string

Default: Your OS's new line, mostly: \n

Required: false

How should the sitemap xml file be spaced. You can use \t for tabs, or with 2 spaces if you'd like.

Type: string

Default: (4 spaces)

Required: false

An object to custom map pages to their own configuration.

This should be an array with the following structure:

Type: array

Default: []

Required: false

Example:

mappings: [{
    pages: [ 'minimatch pattern' ],
    changefreq: 'hourly',
    priority: 0.5,
    lastmod: Date.now()
},
//.... 
]
  • Every file will be matched against the supplied patterns
  • Only defined attributes for a matched file are applied.
  • Only the first match will apply, so consequent matches for the filename will not apply.
  • Possible attributes to override: changefreq, priority and lastmod.
  • All rules applying to options apply to the attributes that can overridden.

Type: array

Required: true

This is an array with minimatch patterns to match the relevant pages to override. Every file will be matched against the supplied patterns.

Uses multimatch to match patterns against filenames.

Example: pages: ['home/index.html', 'home/see-*.html', '!home/see-admin.html']

Type: boolean

Required: false

Default: false

If true, will log the number of files that where handled.

  • gulp-sitemap-files - Get all files listed in a sitemap (Perhaps one generated from this plugin)

To grunt-sitemap for the inspiration on writing this.

MIT ©Gilad Peleg