Create Site Map Mod

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Create Site Map Mod
Summary Creates a sitemap.xml file to assist Google with indexing a TNG site
Validation {{{mod_validation}}}
Mod Updated {{{mod_last_update}}}
Download link for any version of TNG 8 and TNG 9
TNG 9.1
TNG 9.0
TNG 8.1
TNG 8.0

TNG 9.2
Roger Moffat's version for TNG 8 & TNG 9
Download stats {{{download_stats}}}
Author(s) Steve Hoover - initial version
Rush - modified to new Google standards
Roger Moffat - Mod Manager versions for TNG 8 and TNG 9
Homepage Create Google Sitemap (This page)
Mod Support TNG Forums
Contact Developer {{{mod_contact}}}
Latest Mod
Min TNG V 8.0.0
Max TNG V 9.2.0 beta3
Files modified
Related Mods

Purpose of the mod

This mod is provided to make creating a Google sitemap a very simple process by clicking a button in the Secondary Processes tab of TNG Admin ------> Import/Export


This was originally developed by Steve Hoover as a stand alone file to be installed and run manually. Rush updated it for TNG 7 and Google's new standards for sitemap.xml files. Roger Moffat has tweaked it for TNG 8 and 9 and make it a Mod Manager install.


  • A working TNG installation. Automated installation has been tested on TNG Version 8.1.3 and TNG 9.0.0.
  • A backup of the TNG modules involved - see below.

Automated Installation

  1. Download the file from config file from the Mod Summary in the upper right hand corner of this page
  2. Extract the downloaded config file into your mods folder.
  3. Follow the normal automated installation for Mod Manager, as shown in the example Mod Manager - Installing Config Files to install the config file.

After Installation

The Secondary Processes tab in TNG Admin ------> Import/Export shows a new button

Create sitemap button.png

After you click this button, the script will run and then the following page shows what the output is

Create sitemap output.png

Copy the link for the tngsitemapindex.xml file (the large bold link) and then put that into your Google Webmaster Tools sitemap settings if you have this set up, or place it in your robots.txt file like this


and Google will find it there.

In the event of a problem

  • Try using the Mod Manager Remove capability
  • Or copy the backup versions of the TNG modules involved.

Side effects

  • Happiness that creating a sitemap that Google will use to draw new cousins to your site is so much easier :-)

TNG User sites using this mod

If you download and install this mod, please add your TNG site to the table below

URL User Note Mod-Version/TNG-Version User-language
This is an Admin function, so can't be seen in action. Roger Moffat The mod developer. V9.0.0.0/9.0.0 EN
Whittlesey-Whittelsey Family History Willis S Whittlesey III Public site V9.0.0.1/V9.2.0 EN
g.nomi William Vincent Integrated with WordPress 9.2.2 EN

TNG modules Involved

  • admin_secondary.php
  • admin_secondmenu.php
  • adds a line to languages/English/cust_text.php and languages/English-UTF8/cust_text.php