XML Sitemap

    The XML sitemap module creates a sitemap that helps search engines to more intelligently crawl a website and keep their results up to date.

    NOTE: The XML Sitemap module will be enabled on IC sites upon request. If you do not see the path, please email us to request the module be enabled.

    CONFIGURE THE MODULE

    Navigate to: Configuration > Search and metadata > XML sitemap

    1. Review the warning message at the top of the page, select ‘run cron manually’
    2. Select the ‘Settings’ tab
    3. Confirm ‘Minimum sitemap lifetime’ is set to ‘No minimum’
    4. Select ‘Content’
    5. Select the ‘Content Type’ you want to include in the Sitemap. Example: Event

      1. Select the ‘XML Sitemap’ tab
      2. Set the ‘Inclusion’ to ‘Included’ and choose your priority (we recommend leaving it to normal 0.5
      3. Save
      4. Repeat steps 4 & 5 until all prefered content has been included
      5. Save
    6. Repeat steps 4 & 5 for the Taxonomy term tab
    7. Select the ‘Custom Links’ tab - In this tab, you can enter any important paths that are not nodes. For instance, if you created a page using a view, that should be included in the sitemap, because a view is NOT a node, you will need to enter the path here to include it in your sitemap.
    8. Select ‘Add Custom Link’

      1. Complete the path to the link Example: new_summer_reading
      2. Set the priority and change frequency
      3. Save
    9. Select the ‘Search Engines’ tab
    10. Enable ‘Bing’ and ‘Google’
    11. Confirm ‘Only submit if the sitemap has been updated since the last submission’ is selected
    12. Save
    13. Select ‘Rebuild Links’ tab
    14. Rebuild Sitemap

    Your Sitemap has now been configured and should update at the assigned times.

    NOTES:

    • The frontpage of your site is automatically configured to be included in your sitemap.
    • The ‘Priority’ setting ranges from 1.0 (highest) to 0.0 (lowest), most content on your site should fall between 1.0 and 0.5.
    • You can also set a content type, menu, or taxonomy term to be included through the administration page. Example: Structure > Menus > Main Menu, expand the XML Sitemap tab.