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Google Sitemaps

I finally finished categorizing all my posts into a relative taxonomy that suits the type of posts I make. Now I can start trying to figure out the types of WordPress plugins that I want running and decided to start of by installing the Google Sitemaps WordPress 2.0 plugin.

The plugin offers a host of features but the most important ones to me are:

  • Generates a static XML file in my blog directory and even allows me to customize the filename
  • Generates a sitemap for the homepage, posts, static pages, categories and archive pages. All the work that I spent categorizing my previous posts should now pay off.
  • The static XML file gets automatically regenerated everytime I edit, create or publish a post
  • Automatically updates Google via Google-Ping
  • I can include external pages that are not generated by WordPress