Sphider: Indexing from sitemaps

Sphider can index using a sitemap — PROVIDED it is a traditional sitemap of url’s and not a sitemap directory listing additional sitemaps (which contain the url’s). This is popular on larger websites.

Well, we have been playing with a mod that can change that! Initial tests show that just might actually work! We have found one instance that can mess up the process and have disarmed it. The question is, are there other instances that can derail us? Only extensive testing will tell.

We will post the mod in the Sphider Help Forum, but will also provide it here.

In spiderfuncs.php, find the function getSiteMap(). Modify the function with the bold code as follows:

function getSiteMap($input_file)
{
$links = '';
$sitemap = simplexml_load_file($input_file);
if ($sitemap != '') {
$links = array ();
foreach ($sitemap as $url) {
// START MOD PART 1
// For some reason, wlwmanifest.xml interfers with the recursion
// Therefore, let's ignore it
if (preg_match("/wlwmanifest\.xml$/i", $url->loc)) {
continue;
}
if (preg_match("/\.xml$/i", $url->loc)) {
$submap = $url->loc;
foreach ($submap as $input2) {
$sitemap2 = simplexml_load_file($input2);
if ($sitemap2 != '') {
foreach ($sitemap2 as $url2) {
$links[] = ($url2->loc);
}
}
}
} else {
// END MOD PART 1
$links[] =($url->loc);
// START MOD PART 2
}
// END MOD PART 2
}
$links = explode(",", (implode(",", $links)));
}
return $links;
}

Let us know if you try this, and ESPECIALLY if there are issues!

One Reply to “Sphider: Indexing from sitemaps”

  1. Yeah makes sense with the code, let’s try why cant it sphider sitemaps.xml and it’s whole directory urls for articles. Trying and Testing can gives us something to learn nothing wrong in it.

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