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Feb 23, 2022 Feb 23, 2022

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it would be useful to have a sitemap generator directly in dreamweaver

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 23, 2022 Feb 23, 2022

It's a feature that was present, a long time ago, in Dreamweaver, that worked only on the real first pages, then that was not maintained anymore as soon as the web became really dynamic, moreover it remained in a proprietary format and didn't allow export (if I remember correctly).... finally, it has been removed.

 

It is true that there are many automatic generators online today, and this is the way to go, because DW has gone into minimum maintenance mode... no more new features will be added.

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Feb 23, 2022 Feb 23, 2022

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It's a feature that was present, a long time ago, in Dreamweaver, that worked only on the real first pages, then that was not maintained anymore as soon as the web became really dynamic, moreover it remained in a proprietary format and didn't allow export (if I remember correctly).... finally, it has been removed.

 

It is true that there are many automatic generators online today, and this is the way to go, because DW has gone into minimum maintenance mode... no more new features will be added.

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Feb 23, 2022 Feb 23, 2022

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No need for one.  Use this online site map generator.  It's free.

https://www.xml-sitemaps.com/

 

Site maps are helpful for new sites so search engines crawlers can index your site.   Google Docs tells you how to do it. 

https://developers.google.com/search/docs/advanced/sitemaps/build-sitemap

 

Make your sitemap available to Google by adding it to your robots.txt file or directly submitting it to Search Console.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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Thank you very much.

The point lies in the fact that every time you change or update a page in DW, in theory it should regenerate a sitemap and put it online. And this requires: creating the sitemap, and doing FTP. It would be convenient if the system provided for an automatic update of the sitemap of the site, so as to only have to do the FTP without resorting to other tools, which sometimes do not generate a complete xml and which must then be revised and fixed. Adobe Muse, for example, put a new sitemap online at each FTP: it was a convenient function, which would also fit in DW.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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To be honest, it's nothing I would use.  My site maps are auto-generated on the server with PHP script.

 

And Dreamweaver isn't receiving any new features. 

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 26, 2022 Feb 26, 2022

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I fully understand your expectation, and it is true that this would be a very practical feature, as it was for Muse.

 

Anyway, for sites not often updated by various authors I often use external online tools (the one indicated by @Nancy OShea is very good).

When I use a CMS there are all kind of plugin very well adapted for each needs (XML, RSS etc...).

 

In an other side, as @Nancy OShea points out, a PHP script can do the job on the server side. The only problem is that if your updates are sporadic, the script can quickly become invasive, well invasive is a bit of an exaggeration too.

There are two scripts that I had to use :

 

But again, everything is contextual and it is true that your expectation would have been very useful for sites maintained through DW.

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Mar 02, 2022 Mar 02, 2022

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You said it yourself though with Dreamweaver being a tool.

Its not a dynamic web solution or platform. It is not CMS either.

 

Those are where things like a sitemap is generated.

With a sitemap a page is NOT a sitemap. A page with links of all your site pages is actually not beneficial at all to a site in terms of SEO and if its being made as a means for somoene to find a page that is very very poor UX (User experience) and there are far better ways to achieve both.

 

Sitemap.xml obviosly is a thing but content and site structure, the way site linking works and the tools to allow bots to navigate and read content and find what it needs are the most important aspects in a modern website in regard to SEO.

 

In terms of design and user experience, even a search you have to question "Do I need it" because more often than not a site that is not something like an eCommerce site putting a search on a page is fixing a problem with a band aid and not addressing those real issues.

Managing something offline through FTP uploading in a world of the cloud, headless platforms, CMS platforms and more is at this point allmost ancient in terms of the web as well.

I get what your asking for and saying but that is not the modern web, its not even 5 years ago.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 02, 2022 Mar 02, 2022

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@Liam Dilley Not sure what all the gibberage is about. The OP stated a very simple comment which is aligned to

https://developers.google.com/search/docs/advanced/sitemaps/overview

Wappler, the only real Dreamweaver alternative.

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Mar 02, 2022 Mar 02, 2022

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@Liam Dilley What are you talking about? What is your point?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 03, 2022 Mar 03, 2022

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Do a Google search for site map generator, there are tools about these that can create a sitemap by crawling your site...

 

There is also this: https://www.dmxzone.com/go/10538/google-sitemap-generator-2/ but I would check with the developers if it works with the latest Dreamweaver versions

Paul-M, ACP

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Mar 03, 2022 Mar 03, 2022

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Nice catch !

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