Discourse Sitemap

:information_source: It is no longer necessary to install this plugin separately as it was merged into Discourse core in version 2.9.0.beta4

:discourse2: Summary Discourse Sitemap adds a sitemap.xml to your Discourse instance
:hammer_and_wrench: Repository Link https://github.com/discourse/discourse-sitemap
:open_book: Install Guide This is now merged with Discourse core, so no need to install it separately.


There has been some discussion over the need of a sitemap, and I think Discourse doesn’t really need one, although I do believe that a forum might be indexed a bit faster with one.

Anyway, we created this plugin because of a customer that needed a sitemap for Google News, and this trick didn’t work because they were using Amazon S3 to store their uploads (which broke the same domain requirement)


Just enable it using the site setting in the Plugins menu, and you will get

  • /sitemap.xml
  • /news.xml
  • A Sitemap line in robots.txt

Do you need a sitemap?

No. You do not necessarily “need” a sitemap.xml file.

TL;DR You can get faster indexing with a sitemap, but it doesn’t necessarily make for better SEO.

If you have a very large site, this may benefit you by allowing for faster page indexing.


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