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Scalable Sitemaps


Scalable Sitemaps is a WordPress plugin that will provide fast, clean and efficient xml-compliant sitemaps for your website. Many sitemap and SEO plugins do not have great compatibility with large sites and will take a long time to generate a sitemap (if it gets generated at all). This solves that problem by using some basic raw connections to your database and generating simple sitemaps in real-time as they are requested.


Automatic Installation:

  1. Go to Admin – Plugins – Add New and search for “Scalable Sitemaps”
  2. Click on Install
  3. Click on Activate

Manual Installation:

  1. Download
  2. Unzip and upload the “scalable-sitemaps” folder to your “/wp-content/plugins/” directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress


This plugin does not have any administration interface and when activated “just works”. If you’re code saavy, however, here are a few filters that you can use to change the behavior of the plugin:
* scalable_sitemaps_news_category Return the slug of the category which you want to appear on your news sitemap.
* scalable_sitemaps_news_days – Filter in the number of days’ posts you wish the news sitemap to contain.
* scalable_sitemaps_pages Return false to disable displaying pages in the sitemap alternatively, filter which categories are shown.
* scalable_sitemaps_categories Return false to disable displaying category pages in the sitemap alternatively, filter which categories are shown.
* scalable_sitemaps_users Return false to disable displaying user pages in the sitemap alternatively, filter which users are shown.
* scalable_sitemaps_post_types – Filter to allow custom post types to be included in the daily sitemaps.
* scalable_sitemaps_custom_taxonomies – Filter to allow custom taxonomies to be included in sitemap-taxonomies.xml.
* scalable_sitemaps_tags – Return false to disable displaying tag pages in teh sitemap – alternatively, filter which tags are shown.


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Contributors & Developers

“Scalable Sitemaps” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Prevent tags sitemap link from outputting when tags sitemap is disabled


  • Added support for custom post types
  • Added support for custom taxonomies
  • Created individual sitemaps for users and categories instead of including in the pages sitemap


  • Added additional sanitation and escaping where necessary
  • Added tag sitemap
  • Added docblocks and inline comments where needed


  • Slight tweak to the datestamp on the news sitemap


  • Tweaked the news sitemap to make it slighly more performant
  • Added one new hook (scalable_sitemaps_news_days) to allow changing how many days of posts the news sitemap holds


  • Initial submission of plugin files