Permalinks Migration Plugin for wordpress

2 10 2008

With this plugin, you can safely change your permalink structure without breaking the old links to your website,and even doesn’t affect your search engine rankings.

introduction

Many people want to change their permalink structure,for example, from /%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/ to /%category%/%postname%/

But doing so will make all pages indexed by search engines become invalid,moreover, losing visitors from other sites or bookmarks that links to you.

There is a way to tell the search engines (and browsers) that the page has permenantly moved, and that the old address should be replaced by the new one . It’s called a “301 Redirect”, also known as a Permanent Redirect.When you do this, Search engines will update their indexes quickly and you won’t lose your pagerank.you will continue to receive traffic as though nothing had changed. This works for search engines, bookmarks, and links from other sites.

By now, you know how can you change your permalinks without losing the traffic you’re already getting. You can download this Permalink Migration Plugin to achieve this for you.

This plugin will generates a “301 Redirect” when user or spider visit your site through old permalinks,and redirect them to the new permalinks of the same post.

Do not fear to change your permalink structure now, you would never lose any visitors due to changed addresses.

Download

Installation

  1. unzip and upload the file into your wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate it on your Admin Panel->Plugin Management page.

Usage

  1. goto admin panel->options->PermalinksMigration.set the old permanlink structure of your site.
  2. goto admin panel->options->Permalinks.change the new permalink structure to what you want. (personally I recommend /%category%/%postname%/)
  3. Done,enjoy it.

Acknowledgements

Many thanks to all of you, who have encouraged me to update my articles  and code, and who sent in bug reports and fixes.





Sitemap Generator Plugin for WordPress

2 10 2008

This plugin creates a sitemap for your WordPress powered site. This is not just another XML sitemap plugin, but rather a true sitemap generator which is highly customizable from its own options page in the WordPress admin panel. Some of its features include: support for multi-level categories and pages, category/page exclusion, multiple-page generation with navigation, permalink support, choose what to display, what order to list items in, show comment counts and/or post dates, and much more. To see this plugin in action, visit my sitemap page.

Notice:
I am currently experimenting with the WordPress Extend database to manage the downloading of plugins. Because of this, the folder name for the plugin is currently ’sitemap-generator’ instead of ‘dd-sitemapgen’.

If you are upgrading, please delete the ‘dd-sitemapgen’ folder before uploading the new version.

Download

Languages

The latest version of this plugin includes complete support for language files. If you would like to submit a translation, please contact me. You can choose the language from the options page.

Current languages: English, Albanian, Brazilian-Portuguese, Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian

The language file contains not only the text shown on the sitemap page, but all of the text in the options page as well.

Changelog

  • 05-12-08 Version 3.14 – Fixed an issue for xhtml compliance. Removed trailing whitespace in plugin file (was cause of ‘headers already sent’ error for some). Adjusted code to handle permalinks better.
  • 04-26-08 Version 3.13 – The plugin has been tested and works in WP 2.5. Added language files: Lithuanian, Romanian, Italian, Ukranian, and updated Spanish. Updated for compatibility with the WP Security Scan Plugin (thanks Michael). Undefined offset errors should be gone now. Updated the code that displays post/page titles. Fixed issue where comment counts showed on new lines.
  • 09-26-07 Version 3.12 – Instead of having separate plugin versions for pre and post WP2.3, this version handles everything from WP 2.1 to 2.3. There is a separate download for those using WP 2.0. A bug was also fixed that caused posts to be duplicated in 2.3.
  • 09-22-07 Version 3.11 – Bug fixed – categories were not showing up if they had a parent category with no posts.
  • 09-20-07 Version 3.1 – Now supports WordPress 2.3. Added Czech, Russian, and (updated) French language files.
  • 07-27-07 – Not a version update – added Albanian, Bulgarian, Swedish, and Turkish language files.
  • 07-08-07 Version 3.07 – Post titles with html formatting should now show up properly in the sitemap. Slovene language file added.
  • 06-22-07 Version 3.06 – Updated to display sub-categories (with posts), even when parent category has no posts.
  • 06-20-07 Version 3.05 – Ampersands (in titles) issue fixed.
  • 06-18-07 – Not a version update – added French and Brazilian-Portuguese language files.
  • 05-31-07 Version 3.04 – Better support for international date formatting added (using the date_i18n function). Option to limit multi-cat posts to one cat removed for now due to incompatibility issues. Spanish and Polish language files added.
  • 05-17-07 Version 3.03 – Parse error bug fixed. Non-published (draft) pages now hidden.
  • 05-16-07 Version 3.02 – Updated to work with WordPress 2.2. Drafts no longer appear in the sitemap. Added new languages: Simplified Chinese, Dutch, and Japanese.
  • 05-09-07 Version 3.01 – Bug fixed with future post check. German language file added.
  • 05-03-07 Version 3.0 – This is a very big update. Most of the plugin has been rewritten from the ground up. Many things have been fixed, several new features have been added, and it runs much faster than before. Be sure to read the updated information below.
  • 03-24-07 Version 2.73 – Sitemap page navigation will no longer show ‘/1/’ in the URL for the first page. The same method has also been applied for those not using permalinks.
  • 02-09-07 Version 2.72 – Fixed a compatibility issue with this plugin and some of my others.
  • 01-25-07 Version 2.71 – Fixed bug when used with WordPress 2.1
  • 09-17-06 Version 2.7 – You can choose to show excerpts even when a post or page title exists. They settings are now independent.
  • 04-02-06 Version 2.6 – The page and category exclusion lists are no longer case-sensitive. An issue has also been fixed for excluded categories that have non-excluded sub-categories. They now show up properly. Lastly, an issue was fixed where sites with more than 10,000 posts were having problems generating the sitemap.
  • 03-23-06 Version 2.5 – Lots of optimizations, runs much faster. Can now exclude pages (and subpages). Options page completely redone. All visible text is an option (under Language Settings). Comment count only counts approved comments.
  • 03-21-06 Version 2.4.2 – Some minor code adjustments. Works properly when the Google Analytics plugin by boakes.org is enabled.
  • 03-18-06 Version 2.4.1 – Several minor issues fixed. Rewrite code greatly improved. Added option to change ‘continued text’. Can now generate sitemap on error pages.
  • 03-14-06 Version 2.4 – Several requested features added: Choose to show everything, or just posts or pages. Can show publish date for posts (and configure the date/time format). Added ability to exclude categories. Option to open links in new windows
  • 02-16-06 Version 2.3.1 – Fixed uploads/attachments showing up in sitemap.Fixed small bug when sorting pages by title.
  • 01-23-06 Version 2.3 – Permalink support for navigation added! (read permalink section below for more info)
  • 01-22-06 Version 2.2.1 – Option to hide password-protected items. Fixed navigation bug (when WordPress was in sub-folder).
  • 01-21-06 Version 2.2 – Rewritten again! – Handles multi-level categories and pages. Continuation of previous posts/pages shown. Customizable text for category pages. Separate sort orders for posts and pages. CSS added for easy customization. Always hides drafts and future-dated posts now (there’s no reason not to). Multi-category posts handled much better. ‘Breadcrumb trail’ for sub-categories. For posts without titles – display ‘(no title)’, first X characters, or first X words. And many other fixes/updates.
  • 01-14-06 Version 2.0 – Rewritten completely, and turned into a plugin
  • 01-15-06 Version 2.1 – New features and various fixes: -
    Handles custom table prefixes. Fade effect upon submitting options (for WP 2.0 users). Option to display posts or pages first. For posts without titles, choose to ignore, use “(no title)”, or first few words of text. Place sitemap navigation at the top, bottom, or both.
  • 01-14-06 Version 2.0 – Rewritten completely, and turned into a plugin
  • 12-08-05 – Original (non-plugin) version 1.0

Installation

  • Download sitemap-generator.zip and uncompress
  • Upload the entire sitemap-generator folder (not just the files inside) to your plugins directory
  • Activate the plugin in your administration panel
  • Configure the plugin in the options panel (under DDSitemapGen)
  • If using permalinks, read the permalink section below
  • Simply add the following line to a WordPress page (where you would like the sitemap to display):
    <!-- ddsitemapgen -->

    Note: For those of you using the new rich-text editor – be sure to click the ‘html’ button to edit the page source directly. Otherwise WordPress will wrap code tags around the line which generates the sitemap and it will not work properly.

Upgrading?

To upgrade, disable and then delete the existing plugin. Then install the new version as explained above.

After you install, be sure to click the ‘Load Default Options’ button, as some of the settings have changed.

Version 3.0 of this plugin is a big jump from the previous versions. Most of the code has been rewritten from scratch, and a few things are different. One of the best improvements is the speed and stability. The sitemap generation is much faster now, which should especially help people with larger sites. Be sure to read the updated information below.

Want to run the plugin from a template file?

To use the sitemap generator function directly from a template file, just insert the following line where you would like the sitemap to be generated:

<?php echo ddsg_create_sitemap(); ?>

Permalinks for sitemap navigation

Depending on your settings, the sitemap may be spread across multiple pages. If you are using permalinks, be sure to enter the page slug of your sitemap page in the plugin options. That way it will use permalinks for the sitemap navigation as well. If you are not using permalinks, simply leave this option blank.

CSS declarations

This plugin has a couple of CSS classes built in to easily change the look of your sitemap. Just add the new declarations to your themes CSS file, and customize it however you like.

  • .ddsg-wrapper – Div around the entire sitemap.
  • .ddsg-pagenav – Div around the page navigation.

Available Options

These options can be configured from the options page in the WordPress admin panel. Most of these are fairly self-explanatory.

General Options

  • Language – Language files are located in /wp-content/plugins/sitemap-generator/lang/
  • Items per page – Set to 0 for unlimited
  • Sitemap page slug – If using permalinks, enter the slug of your sitemap page

Sitemap Generation

  • What to show – Show posts, pages, or both
  • If showing both, which first – Show posts or pages first
  • Post sort order – Sort by title or date (oldest or newest first)
  • Page sort order – Sort by title or date (oldest or newest first) or menu order (ascending or descending)
  • Show comment count after posts
  • Show comment count after pages
  • If showing comment counts, display when zero
  • Show dates after posts
  • Show dates after pages
  • Date format (if showing dates) – Use PHP date() formatting

Exclusions

  • Excluded categories – Category IDs, separated by commas. Sub-categories will also be excluded, as well as all posts contained in excluded categories
  • Excluded pages – Page IDs, separated by commas. Sub-pages will also be excluded
  • Hide future-dated posts
  • Hide password-protected items

Navigation

  • Sitemap navigation method – Two types to choose from
  • Show sitemap navigation – Where to show the navigation

Miscellaneous

  • Full path to XML sitemap – If you are also using an XML sitemap plugin, you can enter the path to the XML file here, and a link to it will be added to your sitemap page
  • Where to show XML sitemap link – At the end of the last page, or at the end of every page







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