HTML Site Map Generation

Nov 13, 2010 at 1:35 PM
Edited Oct 24, 2011 at 6:10 PM

I know that BlogEngine generates the sitemap.axd file for the search engines.

 

But, is there a file for "Humans" to view?  An HTML version of the site map?

 

I wanted a site map for the users of my website to use and have BlogEngine generate and update it as posts and pages are added.

Like the Apple's Site Map

 

http://www.apple.com/sitemap/

 

Thanks,

 

Brian Davis

Java Blog

Nov 14, 2010 at 4:48 PM

Why not use the built-in archiv insteed of a HTML sitemap?
The archive site contains all the things you've mentioned above.

Regards,
Klaus

Coordinator
Nov 14, 2010 at 6:20 PM

For a typical BE site, there's really not many pages at all.  There's maybe 3 basic pages (Home, Archive, Contact).  For BE (and other blogs too), the pages are actually the individual Posts and Pages.  A sitemap of the 3 basic pages isn't very helpful.  Actually, the main menu on the blog usually contains these links.

For BE, a meaningful sitemap would contain the individual Posts and Pages.  Klaus is accurate I think that because the Archive page contains all the Posts -- it is the sitemap.

Some of the widgets also serve as pseudo sitemaps.  For exactly, the Category widget and Tag Cloud widget display all the categories and tags used across all the posts.  In particular, the Category widget is almost the same as the Archive page, but doesn't show all the posts ... it just shows the Category names.  So this Category Widget is a condensed sitemap.