Udinra Image Sitemap Pro WordPress plugin

Udinra Image Sitemap plugin

Udinra Image Sitemap is best WordPress Image Sitemap plugin.It automates the process of sitemap generation and pinging the search engine giants like Google, Bing, Ask.com.There are couple other image sitemap generation plugins but this plugin stands out.Below is feature list and comparison with other plugins Buy Udinra Image Sitemap Pro Click on below button to buy the plugin.The cost of plugin is $25 only.After clicking on the button you will see pop up window.On the pop up window you can make payment using PayPal or use your Debit Card or Credit Card.To use Credit Card or Debit card click on buy as a guest link just above Visa,MasterCard icon on the pop up icon.After that you can enter relevant information and make payment.
Pro Version Features
  • Supports WooCommerce plugin –WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce plugin for WordPress.Pro version of Udinra Image Sitemap is completely compatible with WooCommerce.It automatically detects WooCommerce installation and generates image sitemap from it.You do not need to configure anything.
  • Supports Gallery plugin by BestWebSoft — Gallery plugin by BestWebSoft is one of the most popular Image Gallery plugin.The Pro version of the plugin automatically detects the Gallery plugin.It includes the images into Sitemap plugin.There is no configuration required from user.
  • Supports Large Websites — Most image sitemap plugins are not designed to work with large websites.The plugin works well with Large websites.There is no impact on performance of your website nor server resources.You can use Plugin Profiler plugin to see impact of the plugin on WordPress load time as well as your server resources.
  • Supports Sub directory WordPress installation — Many users install WordPress in Sub directory instead of main directory.In case you have installed WordPress in sub directory then also this plugin works well for you.This feature is available in Pro version of the plugin.
Free Version Features
  • Pings Google,Bing and Ask.com — This plugin pings Google,Bing and Ask.com automatically.You can configure this feature.You can also select which if the three should be pinged.But it is recommended to ping all three of them.No other image sitemap comes with this feature.You will be informed about the ping status.
  • Creates Image Sitemap automatically — It creates image sitemap automatically if you publish either page or post containing image.This feature is absent in some of the image sitemap plugins currently.You can also control and switch off this feature.
  • Supports Featured Images — The sitemap contains featured images which are not part of post content.This is absent in some of image sitemap plugins currently.
  • Creates all major Image sitemap tags — It creates all major image sitemap tags like image title,image caption,image location defined by Google Image sitemap standards.Some image sitemap plugins do not create sitemaps using all three tags.
  • gzip version — Creates gziped version of the image sitemap.This makes your sitemap size small.Pings gzipped version to search engines if created.
  • Readable image sitemap — XSL makes your image sitemap easily viewable and also gives you count of posts and images.
  • Fast and Simple — It is very fast.The plugin is re written and optimized for performance.The interface is simple and information.The query and code is optimized for less server resource usage.The MySQL database query is written to fetch the information needed (optimal query so less database load,good feature for shared hosting websites).
But in case you want to know about Image Sitemap and its importance in SEO (Search Engine Optimization ) of your website then read the paragraphs below.In short Image Sitemaps help your content rank higher in Search Engines like Google and Bing.

What is Image Sitemap?

You have a website with images.The images are attached to web pages.Each page on your website have a unique URL.Every image on your webpage also have unique URL.You should make search engines aware about your page and images. For this purpose you create list of your pages and images you have on pages.Since URL are used to identify content you have to include URL of your pages in the list.Now lets say you have one page with two images.Then you need to include URL of your page and your images in the list. You also have to inform search engines that these two images are part of the page.This list is known as image sitemap.

Does your site needs image sitemap?

This post is about image sitemap and my plugin for WordPress.But I will not say you to just download it and install.Rather you should first check whether your website needs image sitemap.There is no point installing one more plugin for sack of it. Image sitemap is required if your plan includes one of below points
  • You have images for Google Image Search and Bing Image search keywords and you are expecting traffic from these searches
  • You have image centralized posts on your blog
  • You have lots of images on your website
  • You have eCommerce website with lots of product images.

Why is image sitemap important for your blog?

Google image search (Bing image search as well) might be outperforming Google web search traffic for your website for some keywords.Usually people do not give much importance to image search and focus lot more to web search. XML sitemap for content (or sitemaps in general) help you rank better (or better discovery of your content). Similarly image sitemap helps your image search ranking.You can check performance of your website in different Google property using Google Analytics for more detail read this post. This site gets healthy amount of traffic from Google Image search.I discovered this fact few months back.So if you want to rank better in image search then use image sitemap. Installation Follow the same steps as other plugins.
  1. Download it from WordPress Download Udinra Image sitemap plugin
  2. Extract the zip file in wp-content –> plugins folder.
  3. Activate it from WordPress Dashboard.
  4. Create a sitemap-image.xml file in your WordPress root directory.Make the file writable (644) file permissions.
  5. If you want to create gziped version of your sitemap then create sitemap-image.xml.gz file in your WordPress root directory.Make the file writable (644) file permissions.
  6. You can also install it from WordPress dashboard by searching Udinra All Image Sitemap ( Plugins –> Add New)
FAQ Should I use Image sitemap? Already answered above. Should I ping Google and Bing? Yes you should ping Google and Ping.It is very important to make them aware of your fresh contents.So I would suggest you to check all the three check boxes (in plugin configuration section there are check boxes for pinging Google,Bing and Ask.com). The plugin will take care of rest. How to create blank sitemap-image.xml file? Log into your Cpanel account and go to File Manager option of Cpanel.Browse to your WordPress root directory.Click on create new file and name the file as sitemap-image.xml.Make the file writable.You can make it writable by changing permission of the file.The permissions to use depends from server to server you can use 600 and if it does not work then use 660 (but never use 666). Which Google image sitemap tags are supported? Image location,Image title,Image caption are currently supported. Changelog The plugin is stable and bug free. Support You can use comment form below for any new feature requests or bug fixes. Screenshot You can visit http://udinra.com/sitemap-image.xml  to see the image sitemap generated using this plugin. New Feature Parameter to control automatic generation of sitemap.XSL support makes the sitemap human readable and you also get count of posts and images. Create gziped version of your image sitemap.This helps in decreasing sitemap file size.You can submit this sitemap to search engines.

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  1. Sabastian

    As I follow your instruction to create new file from Cpanel but there is non.Instead there is new folder.
    is it same? I am using Hostgator.
    Until then I will not install it.

    Thanks.
    PS: To boost this plugin all over the wp, you should make a tutorial video. Trust me works like a magic.
    Especially those one out there new to wp.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      No it is not the same.I have no access to cPanel anymore.But there is option to create New File and New Folder.You need to click on option New File.

      Reply
  2. Smithk118

    Hi, Neat post. There’s a problem with your site in internet explorer, would test this IE still is the market leader and a good portion of people will miss your excellent writing because of this problem. kdffcgbageedcfbf

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      ok I will check and add support for it..

      Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      The reason of 404 errors is redirection issue on your website.Have you installed your WordPress in sub directory.

      Reply
  3. Silvia

    Hi Udrina,
    I wanted to see the Image Sitemap and get the following error message:
    404, the requested page has not been found.
    Do I have the plugin installed wrong?
    Thanks for a short feedback,
    Silvia

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      You are getting error as Stylesheet is not getting loaded..I am out of station now will respond once back

      Reply
  4. cemonggaul

    I got blank sitemap after update to 3.1. and when I submit to webmaster, sitemap-image.xml got eror
    how to fix it?
    thanks

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Was it working fine earlier?

      Reply
  5. ernesto

    thanks for your reply.
    Yes all posts have images but still getting the error.
    Any ideas?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      you can post your sitemap URL here I would like to have a look

      Reply
  6. ernesto

    Hi!
    Love your plugin
    thanks a lot!
    It has worked great for me on several sites.
    Today I tried using in on one site and got this message

    On all the previous occasions on other sites it worked as son as I installed it and activated it
    but this last time I got this message
    I checked and the sitemap-image.xml file was not generated automatically ( as other times) in the server
    So I created one and uploaded it and set up 644 permissions on server but still having the same error.
    When I click to check sitemap I see this:
    Any ideas?
    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Have you created any posts with images? It is creating blank sitemap I guess that is why the problem is there.

      Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Try generating sitemap and see if the message still remains..It’s weird this is the first time I am seeing this problem on any website..Will look in detail about it

      Reply
  7. Rich

    Esha, Interesting…BECAUSE, unfortunately I have images that are withing the worpress media and uploaded via ftp to the sever and inserted bypassing wordpress media manager. Can the two scripts co-exist without interfering with one another. I suspect the challenge would be merging them together into a single xml sitemap for the images.

    So, regarding your PRO version, do you think their will be the feature to include both the media images as well as those uploaded via ftp? And have the selection capability to choose the alt txt or description fields.

    I have been running my wordpress site for many years and if these two things are in a plugin I think it would be very well received. I’ve read countless articles about how many people bypass the media manager and ftp media in directly…it has both and good but there is nothing that can produce the image sitemap and you are the closest I’ve ever heard about.

    Be well and look forward to learning more about updates and pro version,

    Rich

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Pro version have it but I do not have enough time to make it official though (it is in dormant state for quite sometime but I hope to release it soon)

      Reply
  8. Rich

    Thanks Esha, That feature would really be great! Also, I noticed you do not have captions showing on your site but your sitemap for images is populated wit text in the caption column…what are you doing to remove the caption from showing on your site? Are you removing the caption [caption]…[/caption] manually?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      No the version I use on this site is different from that on WordPress.I do not use WordPress upload to add images so had to write completely different one for me (which latter was modified for community)

      Reply
  9. Rich

    Hi Esha: I just deployed your plugin and it works as advertised! Very nice. I have one point I like you to consider…I do not know if others feel the same way but the image caption column is indeed populated with the captions entered for the image. The problem is not many people display captions on their sites ( I even visited a few of your pages and see you do not populate the caption field). That said, would it be possible to give us a choice for populating the caption column with either the caption (as currently programmed), the alt text, or the description field. The description field is nice because it offers expanded text options and is not visible to our site visitors. Otherwise many of us will have a sitemap that populated the Image Title column only.

    With much regards, Rich

    Thanks, Rich

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Will consider your request and try to add it in future release

      Reply
  10. G B

    Hi, great plugin!
    I generated the site map and it does not generate the caption field, but generates the other 2 fields very nicely.
    Is there a way to use the file name on the caption field?

    G

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  11. Martin Vorel

    Great!
    I’m looking forward to it!

    Reply
  12. Martin Vorel

    Hi, I mean specifiyng image license in image sitemap. It is because of google image search where you can specify the license of image you search. For example: www google cz/search?q=dog&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=lavqUoDPJqqR4AS49oDYCA&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1280&bih=875#q=dog&tbm=isch&tbs=sur:fmc

    Something like this: support google.com/webmasters/answer/178636?hl=en
    or this: www pushpinderbaggacom/google-xml-image-sitemap-generator-plugin-for-wordpress

    Thank you very much,

    Martin

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      yes you can have that in sitemap but not in current version..I will add this feature whenever i am bit free

      Reply
  13. Martin Vorel

    Hi Esha,

    thank you very much for you udinra image sitemap plugin for wordpress. Im using it on my website freepix.eu
    I have one question. Is it possible to add to the sitema image license information?

    Thank you very much and have a nice day in India. It must be beautiful country and I want to visit it one day :)

    Martin Vorel
    Czech republic

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Sitemap image license information??? what do you mean by that?

      Reply
  14. James

    Hi Udinra, I have been using your site map for over 12 months now and its great, it picks all my blog images up fantastic!!

    I have a question regarding woocommerce though. I have over 100+ products in the shop, and I want it to pick the product image up in the image sitemap.

    The strange thing is, is that it is linking to some of the images but not all

    http://www.jamespictures.co.uk/sitemap-image.xml (Search for /product/ to show the shop images in the sitemap)

    Do you have any thoughts as to why it would only link to some images and not all, as all of the products have a product image I would like to link to ?

    Regards

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      It only reads images you attached but not the other ones

      Reply
  15. Abbas Mehran

    Following my previous question I need to to tell how I set the plugin:
    As follows:

    Udinra All Image Sitemap (Configuration)

    Automatically generate Sitemap after a post is published: Was checked

    Create gzip file sitemap-image.xml.gz : Was checked

    Ping Google (Recommended): Was checked

    Ping Bing (Recommended): Was checked

    Ping Ask.com (Recommended): Was checked

    What else should I do?
    You have no other instruction?
    Thank you

    Abbas

    Status:

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Just click the button create sitemap and you are done

      Reply
  16. Abbas Mehran

    I have installed but nothing happened. In the instruction it says the plugin will take care of presenting to Google. In my Google Webmaster, Your plugin has not been listed. How your plagin is added to Webmasters tools?
    Abbas

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    1. Esha Upadhyay

      My plugin will not get listed in to Google Webmaster.The image sitemap created by it will get listed.

      Reply
  17. nissan grand livina

    Esha Hi, I have implemented your plugin, but no images indexed by google, please clue. You can go to

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Is the sitemap getting created correctly

      Reply
  18. arma

    I ran your plugin after I installed a slider (layerslider) on my home page. It does not look like your plugin indexed any of the images I use in the slider. Is there any way to correct this? Also (as a feature request) can your plugin be made to show the ALT descriptions for the indexed images? (that would be great)
    Thx,
    Arma

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      No it does not index slider images.

      Reply
  19. Abbas Mehran

    How does this work? Is anyone there? How do I reply to your question? It seems that Esha asked me this question:.Is it showing more number of images then you actually have? and I think i replied yes! I am not sure what to do? do I need two plugins? One for image and one for other content?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      it should not reflect more images then you actually have.If this is the case then there is some problem..I can not say about root problem without much details.

      Reply
  20. Abbas Mehran

    yes

    Reply
  21. Abbas Mehran

    I have an XML sitemap already installed. Since no images were indexed, I installed and activated your image sitemap.
    then I added the image sitemap to my Google Webmaster. It showed that i had about three times number of actual images and about twice number of actual files. If this is image sitemap, why it also includes my regular files. Why webmaster shows that I have so many images? What did i do wrong?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Webmaster will show the number of images indexed and the URL indexed (web).Is it showing more number of images then you actually have

      Reply
  22. arma

    I used your sitemap plugin on my site. I developed my site locally (localhost) and then migrated to the web. All of my image position links were updated to reflect the actual url location on the live site. When I do an “inspect” on the images it show the correct url location for the website, and they show the correct location in the WP permalinks. However, when I generate the image sitemap with your plugin, it shows the image location in the url as being “localhost”, therefore my images are not being indexed. Any suggestions?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      The GUID column of your wp_posts is still pointing to localhost (you added the images to posts on localhost only).The upload folder has changed but this information is not updated in this column.This information is used while creating image sitemap.Please read http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL (the GUID update part at the bottom for the solution).

      Reply
  23. Erin

    Hello,

    After setting up the plugin and waiting a few days for it to populate, trying to load the sitemap page crashes the entire browser. Any ideas why this might be the case? The site also had a blank /image-sitemap.xml for a couple days.

    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      This is not plugin issue.Try increasing memory limit (PHP) and execution time..It seems you have lot of images

      Reply
  24. nissan grand livina

    This plugin works on WordPress 3.7.1?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Yes it does

      Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Thanks for the information.

      Reply
  25. Eric

    To my previous comment about getting a white page when trying to create the sitemap, I had a bunch of issues with getting this to work on a larger site. It appears that using the $wpdb->get_results query would fail due to it being such a large dataset (40,000 rows). I was able to get it to work using @mysql_query (although this is being phased out in after php 5.5 so its best to change it to mysqli). Then I ran into an issue with file_put_contents due to it trying to use over 128 MB of memory. I had to switch it to write to a file stream using fopen/fwrite/fclose. Then I was able to gzip it using gzwrite($udinra_gz, file_get_contents(ABSPATH . ‘/sitemap-image.xml’));

    Hope this helps!

    Reply
  26. Eric

    How long does it take to create the sitemap file? I have a large site (2,500 posts) with 10 images per post (approx), and I used to use the Google Image Sitemap plugin but found it wouldn’t create a sitemap file for me anymore. I’ve tried this plugin but I’m getting the same result. I click “Create Sitemap” and it displays just a white page (inside my dashboard – and nothing appears to be loading in the browser). I’ve waited approx 20 mins but no change to the sitemap-image.xml file (chmod 666). I would have thought I would see the browser spin instead of just displaying the blank page right away.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      You should increase your PHP execution time

      Reply
  27. Esha Upadhyay

    Martin Ericsson In case you are using Apache this would help

    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    <Files sitemap-image.xml>
    Header set X-Robots-Tag "noindex"
    </Files>
    </IfModule>

    Reply
  28. Esha Upadhyay

    Martin Ericsson Google is indexing your sitemap as valid post and is ranking it high for all the images..You might be linking to image sitemap from your page or posts..This is not plugin issue..

    Reply
  29. Carl

    Hi
    This seems a great plugin and perfect for I want to achieve. However, I fear that my wordpress site might not be suited for the Udinra Image Sitemap, because after successfully installing the plugin, selecting all options and hitting the create button, it yields no results and fails to create any sitemap-image.xml file?
    At present my site contains a good number of imagery (portfolio site), however the entries are created using custom-type-post i.e. portfolio and therefore the site contains no posts, or categories.
    My knowledge of image sitemaps is limited and I was hoping to check with yourself if my WordPress site setup was affecting the plugin’s ability to create a file? Or if it was something different that I needed to implement?
    Many thanks

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Are you attaching the images to your posts

      Reply
  30. Martin Ericsson

    Esha Upadhyay Hi thats the thing, i havent linked to the sitemap image at all. i have only a link to the post sitemap on my page (at the footer) but not the sitemap image file. is there a way to make google stop sending the visitors to the sitemap page?

    Reply
  31. Martin Ericsson

    Esha Upadhyay Hi! heres how it looks like with the problem: http://i.imgur.com/8hlgDmF.jpg take a look at the screenshot and you will understand whats wrong. This happens with almost all of the images that gets indexed by google

    Any fix for this?

    Reply
  32. Martin Ericsson

    Esha Upadhyay Thank you for the reply.
    Isnt this plugin suppose to make google easier to find the images and index them? Same as all other sitemap plugin does. But the problem with this plugin is as i wrote before, when google index a image via this plugin, it sends the visitor to the plugin sitemap.xml file and not the blog post itself.
    How to solve this?

    Reply
  33. Esha Upadhyay

    Google is indexing your sitemap file..That is why you are facing this problem..I am using this plugin on my site and this problem does not exist..

    Reply
  34. Martin Ericsson

    Good plugin, but I just noticed that when google index the images and when the visitor clicks on the indexed image from google image search they all will land ON THE IMAGE SITEMAP XML FILE instead of the blog post itself. this happened with 20 of 20 images I tested which makes this plugin kinda worthless since the visitor just lands on a xml file instead of the blog itself.

    any fix for this?

    Reply
  35. Linggau46dotcom

    first time, for sitemap-image.xml, file permission is 644. ping Bing success, google fail. and then I changed to 600, no different. last time I changed to 660, but error 403 forbidden. sitemap-image.xml not update automatically !! mine still old now and google not indexe my image … thanks for your help

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      File permission has nothing to do with google ping fail..sitemap gets updated automatically if you choose the option from configuration (automatically update if a post in published)

      Reply
      1. Linggau46dotcom

        like default all checked, still error … is my theme (cacth box) compatible with this plugin? or not? what can I do? thanks a lot …
        Automatically generate Sitemap after a post is published
        Create gzip file sitemap-image.xml.gz
        Ping Google (Recommended)
        Ping Bing (Recommended)
        Ping Ask.com (Recommended)

        Reply
        1. Esha Upadhyay

          Try to test the image sitemap at Google webmaster tool..Theme and file permission has nothing to do with sitemap generation..Webmaster tool will give indication about the problem..

          Reply
          1. linggau46dotcom

            now I set to 664, I hope this is not as danger as 666. in my dashboard Create sitemap successfully, ping google success too.back to GWT, test submit is ok, then I resubmit sitemap-image.xml, the result is good, no error. Web submitted 7 indexed 7, Images submitted 12 indexed -. Maybe my blog is very new, …. I hope. thanks very much

          2. Esha Upadhyay

            Glad to know it worked for you..664 is fine

  36. Esha Upadhyay

    The image URL is created using GUID column value in WP_POSTS table of your WordPress installation..Please check that column value in your table for that post (in which image is attached to in sitemap)..There might be wrong entry there somehow

    Reply
  37. Daniel Guntrip

    Hi,

    I have come across what appears to be a problem: the plugin doesn’t seem to take into consideration WordPress’ site URL. For example, I store all my content in a sub-folder of public_html where the image sitemap can be found at guntrip dot org dot uk/dgphotography/sitemap-image.xml; but, after generating the sitemap, it insists it is located at guntrip dot org dot uk/sitemap-image.xml; this results in error 404. Does this matter? Which do search engine’s pick up?

    Also, the sitemap’s image location column seems to be based on GUIDs found in the WP database. I had to do a bit of database modification (GUID changes) to have the correct locations displayed. Before the modifications, copy and pasting any of the locations into an address bar resulted in a 404 error.

    Thanks,
    Dan

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      The actual sitemap location will be picked up by search engine..The sitemap location link in messages section is not populated currently (it is a known bug to be fixed in next release)…It is just to help webmaster find sitemap location so will not be a problem

      Reply
  38. Esha Upadhyay

    Hery Yanto You can use PhpMyAdmin..to browse the wp_posts table..then see value of this column for any of your image..

    Reply
  39. Hery Yanto

    No, I did not move site, the format location Image in Cpanel wordpress is /wp-content/uploads/2013/05, so where i can find " guid column value in wp_posts " in order to be corrected

    Reply
  40. Esha Upadhyay

    have you moved your site recently..your guid column value in wp_posts seems to be incorrect..please check that column value..plugin picks the image url from that column

    Reply
  41. Hery Yanto

    Thanks for this plugin , But the problem is how to add ( how to edit your plugin) " / " after http://www.geheleitern.info/wp-content/uploads.
    in
    http://www.geheleitern.info/wp-content/uploads2013/05/schiebeleiter-2-teilig-aus-alu-topic-1035-mit-traverse-2-x-6-sprossen-standhhe-185-m-bilder-0-1.jpg
    so become
    http://www.geheleitern.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/schiebeleiter-2-teilig-aus-alu-topic-1035-mit-traverse-2-x-6-sprossen-standhhe-185-m-bilder-0-1.jpg

    please tell me which line should be edit.

    Reply
  42. Esha Upadhyay

    Currently the plugin does not recognize images used with gallery plugins (I guess that is the case)..and it does create sitemap in wordpress root directory instead of web root directory..as most of the users have their wordpress installed in root directory..I will look into this in next release plan..

    Reply
  43. Rasmus

    Hi, Is it correct that I have to move the sitemap from root/wordpress/sitemap to root/sitemap manually every time?

    Also In my the sitemap there is only 400 images but in my media library there is 700 does that make sens?

    All the best.
    Rasmus

    Also I can see

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      If your images are part of gallery plugin then it would not recognize them..The sitemap is created in wordpress root directory not root directory of web server..as more users have wordpress installed in their root directory..will see possibility of adding this feature in next release

      Reply
  44. Rasmus Clarck Sørensen

    Hi, Is it correct that I have to move the sitemap from root/wordpress/sitemap to root/sitemap manually every time?

    Also In my the sitemap there is only 400 images but in my media library there is 700 does that make sens?

    All the best.
    Rasmus

    Reply
  45. Esha Upadhyay

    That's weird because I am receiving payments in this account for quite sometime..You can message me your email at contact@udinra.com..I can make paypal request payment

    Reply
  46. Barry Livingstone

    Tried to send donation however Paypal says your account in India can send (but not receive) payments.

    Reply
  47. Ludo Rubben

    First of all, I tested youyr plugin and saw that it doesn’t scan posts, it simply reads the data from the DB so it only finds images that have been uploaded via WP Media. If you add images manually to a post, your plugin doesn’t find anything at all.

    (Adding images manually is much more flexible: you can define location of image on server, dimensions, exact placement in post and lots of other things).

    Of course I understand that creating such a plugin is much more complicated than simply read what WP has already in his database and put it in an xml file. Do you have plans to do that in your PRO version?

    Second remark: your plugin puts the xml file in the WP root. As you certainly know, Google is unable to read these files unless the WP root is also the website root. Can you add a function to (a) rename and copy all these sitemap files to the website root (sitemap-image01.xml, sitemap-image02.xml, sitemap-image03.xml, etc…) and (b) then create an index sitemap so that google can read all of them? Of course, I can do it myself with a little batch file, but it would be nice to have it in the plugin itself because the ping is useless if it points google to a subdirectory.

    I have tried your plugin with some images that I uploaded via WP Media and in that situation it works very well and extremely fast.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      I have plugin version which scan posts and creates sitemap…Since not much users use this version I have not made it public..
      I am using this version of plugin on my site currently…

      Reply
  48. Esha Upadhyay

    Thanks for your input..I will add this functionality in next release

    Reply
  49. Robin Mountford

    Great plugin. It has an added benefit of presenting a quick way of finding some really badly labelled images. Could you add a filter to exclude trashed items?

    Reply
  50. Esha Upadhyay

    Bappaditya Mishra if that is the case you need to add where condition in the query (like ID= post_id)..this way you can change only the rows need to be changed

    Reply
  51. Esha Upadhyay

    for that you need to modify plugin source code (major changes)…Are the images showing correctly in posts..as per wordpress codex

    Attachment media locations are stored as a URL in the GUID. If the default uploads folder needs to be changed to a different location, then the media URL will need to be changed in the post_content and guid columns of the posts table.

    I have written a query below to change your guid column as per your requirement (please test this query in test region or any other place)

    UPDATE wp_posts SET guid = REPLACE(guid,'http://&#039;,'http://www.mydomain.com/wp-contents/uploads/2013/03/&#039;);

    Reply
  52. Bappaditya Mishra

    thanks for reply, All my images showing perfectly in wordpress, unfortunately I can't run this code because all my image guid is not like "http://mango-tree.jpg&quot;, there is plenty of images guid which have full path for example "http://www.mydomain.com/wp-contents/uploads/2013/03/mango-tree.jpg&quot; I can't figure out why some images guid have full path while rest others don't …. also all my images not uploaded in 2013 march and if I run this code it may change published post guid which is now "http://www.mydomain.com/?p=1234 "

    However thanks for reply…

    Reply
  53. Bappaditya Mishra

    sitemap generates different image url for example "mango-tree.jpg" image showing as
    "http://mango-tree.jpg&quot; instead of "http://www.mydomain.com/wp-contents/uploads/2013/03/mango-tree.jpg&quot;.

    by digging down in database I have found that wp_posts table and guid rows contain that url as "http://mango-tree.jpg&quot;.

    cannot generate appropriate image xml site map.

    in wp_postmeta table _wp_attached_file rows contain appropriate url.
    "2013/03/mango-tree.jpg"

    can you tell me how to replace guid with http://www.mydomain.com/wp-content/uploads/$results.

    where $results = _wp_attached_file rows in wp_postmeta table in database

    Reply
  54. Kartheek

    Why it is showing 9 errors , 300 + warnings……can I know the reason

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Can you tell me where this error is shown??

      Reply
      1. kartheek

        webmaster tool>>sitemap>>issues

        currently 9 errors,194 warnings

        Error:This is not a valid URL. Please correct it and resubmit.
        Warning:Sitemap contains urls which are blocked by robots.txt.
        (I updated robots.txt after this warning,still showing the same warning)

        Reply
        1. Esha Upadhyay

          This is not plugin issue..The URLs in sitemap are getting blocked by your robots.txt file..and in addition there might be some invalid URL as well..test the sitemap again and you will get line number (of sitemap) with error..right click on generated sitemap and search for the line number this way you can figure out problematic url’s

          Reply
          1. Kartheek

            I din’t attach images to posts,thatz the reason of errors now itz solved,even after updating the robots.txt still showing warnings…I think it will take time to solve

            compared to remaining image sitemap plugins this one impressed
            very quick and neat response…thank you very much Esha !

          2. Esha Upadhyay

            Glad to know your problem was solved…

  55. Esha Upadhyay

    I have replied to your mail..the image url's in sitemap are not correct somehow it is not creating right URL (the problem is in url it is uploads2013 instead of uploads/2013)

    Reply
  56. Taswir Haider

    Thanks a lot for your quick reply. Ok, I am trying both of them. I am going to use it in one of my blog thetopblogger com. Thanks once again.

    Reply
  57. Taswir Haider

    Thanks Esha for your reply. In that case do I need to deactivate “Google Sitemap Generator” plugin while using your one or I can continue both 2 plugins together?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      You can continue using both.Duplicate URL in sitemaps is not an issue.Image sitemap only lists URL with images and Google sitemap generator lists all URL

      Reply
  58. Taswir Haider

    Hi I like your plugin very much. I just have a confusion. I have already installed Google Sitemap Generator plugin and submitted to Google Webmaster Tool long ago and working since then.

    Now after installing your plugin when I am submitting sitemap-image.xml it is showing “pending” which is normal, but the problem is that it is showing both “Web” and “Images” in the list. I have already web sitemap approved using another plugin which I have mentioned above.

    So I am not sure why it is showing both “web” and “images” instead of only “images”. I just want to show up images, not web with this plugin.

    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Each image is attached with a URL so Google treats URL as web part and images as image part.This is not an issue.

      Reply
  59. Francesco

    Hi. When I try to activate the plugin give me this fatal error

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘}’ in /home2/booster4/public_html/bionotizie/wp-content/plugins/udinra-image-sitemap/udinra-image-sitemap.php on line 163

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      This sounds weird as this problem never reported.The exact reason of the problem should be something else…please give more info about the issue

      Reply
  60. waqar

    hello all,
    i’m using your Udinra All Image Sitemap its awesome but when my site url 100k, Udinra All Image Sitemap give me the error please check this and update ASAP. i hope you will reply me.
    error is = “Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 268435456 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 29880568 bytes) in /home/hdwallpa/public_html/wp-content/plugins/udinra-all-image-sitemap/udinra-all-image-sitemap.php on line 186″

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Read this post for quick fix.I will look into plugin code (am bit busy nowadays and see possible optimization opportunities).

      Reply
  61. Kasia Świderska

    Hi, I really want to use your plugin, but when I’m trying to turn it on I’ve go error “Fatal error: Cannot redeclare IsImageSitemapWritable() (previously
    declared in
    /var/www/clients/client4/web9/web/wp-content/plugins/google-image-sitemap/image-sitemap.php:19)
    in
    /var/www/clients/client4/web9/web/wp-content/plugins/udinra-all-image-sitemap/udinra-all-image-sitemap.php
    on line 261″

    My WP version is 3.4.2

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      I will update you soon…let me check the reason..

      Reply
      1. Kasia Świderska

        Thank you for your fast reply :)

        Reply
      2. Kasia Świderska

        OMG. I’m so sorry – I didn’t read carefully whole error – I’ve turn off other sitemap plug-in, and now your plug-in works! :)

        Reply
        1. Esha Upadhyay

          Good to know it worked.. :-)…But I do need to make it compatible even if other sitemap plugin in use..Will do that in next update

          Reply
  62. Objectiveli

    Esha I have installed your sitemap plugin 4-5 weeks ago, still the images have not been indexed, its indexed the non-image parts. Here is a link to sitemap http://objectiveli.com/sitemap-image.xml… am I doing something wrong…

    Reply
    1. Esha

      I have seen the sitemap.I can see images corresponding to posts there..can you please tell me what do you mean by not indexed..and indexed non image parts

      Reply
  63. Alex

    Hi Esha,

    Looks like in case user’s images are located not in ‘Uploads’ folder your plugin does not work. Even in this case it – logically – should scan all website pages and combine all found images with their full paths into sitemap sections corresponding to related pages – but not in my case.

    Any chance to fix that?

    Alex.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Yes that version is available but is paid one..for $30

      Reply
  64. Esha Upadhyay

    yes there is..the problem is every user has different requirement..earlier it was getting created in root only few users requested for wordpress installation directory so i changed…

    Reply
    1. nev

      Why not provide both options? ;)

      Reply
      1. Esha Upadhyay

        yes it can be..it will consider it in next release..may be late as I am busy with other stuff now

        Reply
        1. adeesign

          Hi Esha in my blog this plugin can’t automatically generate Sitemap after a post is published… I had to wait a day after I published the article but apparently recent articles have also entered in the sitemap … Can you explain why this could happen?
          In order for the latest article entry in the sitemap I have to press the button create sitemap after publish article… Thank you for your answer

          Reply
          1. Esha Upadhyay

            Thanks for pointing out the defect.
            Please help me understand

            I had to wait a day after I published the article but apparently recent articles have also entered in the sitemap

            What do you mean by recent articles have also entered in sitemap?

            I will try to look into the issue and make changes in next release.

          2. adeesign

            oh I am sorry, I made ​​a typo… I mean a recent articles not insert in the sitemap…. thank’s

          3. adeesign

            oh I am sorry, I made ​​a typo… I mean a recent articles not insert in the sitemap…. thank’s

  65. vikram

    Error loading stylesheet: An unknown error has occurred (805303f4)

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      can you provide more details..this is strange..none of the users received this error message

      Reply
  66. Fabrizio

    The problem is probably that your plugin creates the sitemap also from drafts post that has no postname yet.
    I had the same problem like Eve, I have found errors like this:

    http://www.domain.com/?post_type=event&p=14044 Flower Festival – Castellaro Lagusello

    then i cancelled in the .xml sitemap all the references to post that has

    ?post_type=event

    in it, then I resubmit to Google Webmaster Tool and it works.

    So please update your nice plugin to fix this bug also for the zipped file.

    Thank you,

    Fabrizio

    Reply
  67. Eve

    Hi Esha!

    Thanks for the plugin! This is exactly what I was looking for, a sitemap that grabs all my images + metadata!

    I’m having trouble submitting it to Google’s Webmaster Tools though. I’m getting the following parsing error:

    We were unable to read your Sitemap. It may contain an entry we are unable to recognize. Please validate your Sitemap before resubmitting.

    says:

    Often, this is because of an unescaped character in a listed URL. As with all XML files, any data values (including URLs) must use entity escape codes for certain characters such as ampersands, single and double quotes, and “greater than / less than” symbols.

    I tried validating the sitemap via http://validator.w3.org/, but the content type application/x-gzip is not currently supported.

    Any idea what the problem could be? My sitemap is located at antoniocabral.com.pt/sitemap-image.xml.gz

    Many thanks!

    Reply
  68. Eve

    Hi Esha!

    Thanks for the plugin! This is exactly what I was looking for, a sitemap that grabs all my images + metadata!

    I’m having trouble submitting it to Google’s Webmaster Tools though. I’m getting the following parsing error:

    We were unable to read your Sitemap. It may contain an entry we are unable to recognize. Please validate your Sitemap before resubmitting.

    says:

    Often, this is because of an unescaped character in a listed URL. As with all XML files, any data values (including URLs) must use entity escape codes for certain characters such as ampersands, single and double quotes, and “greater than / less than” symbols.

    I tried validating the sitemap via http://validator.w3.org/, but the content type application/x-gzip is not currently supported.

    Any idea what the problem could be? My sitemap is located at antoniocabral.com.pt/sitemap-image.xml.gz

    Many thanks!

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      The problem is in second URL of sitemap.It does not exist.Please download your sitemap and open it is text editor you will be able to see the URL.The image poemas_durienses_favicon.jpg is attached to ?post_type=wooframework&p=2338 which does not exist.I will be updating plugin to handle this kind of situations as well in next release

      Reply
      1. Eve

        Thanks! Is there anything I can/should do in the meanwhile? That URL you mention is generated by my theme upon upload of the favicon.

        Reply
        1. Esha Upadhyay

          You can regenerate the sitemap and see if that entry exist…if it does then delete it (url to url)and re submit the sitemap..else wait for 1 or 2 days I will be uploading next version with this handling.

          Reply
          1. Eve

            Decided to delete the favicon image, regenerate the sitemap, resubmit it and then upload the favicon again. It worked for now…

            Last question: I see only 19 images in my image sitemap, out of ~160 i’ve uploaded to the site so far. Isn’t this tool supposed to get *all* images? Cause that’s what I’m having problems with, my images don’t seem to be indexed properly.

            Thanks and keep up the good work!

          2. Esha Upadhyay

            is all images attached to posts or pages published? if they are then only they will get included

          3. Eve

            I see… So I guess that excludes images used in other plugins (eg, NextGEN Gallery and MF-Timeline as in . :(

  69. Eve

    Hi Esha!

    Thanks for the plugin! This is exactly what I was looking for, a sitemap that grabs all my images + metadata!

    I’m having trouble submitting it to Google’s Webmaster Tools though. I’m getting the following parsing error:

    We were unable to read your Sitemap. It may contain an entry we are unable to recognize. Please validate your Sitemap before resubmitting.

    says:

    Often, this is because of an unescaped character in a listed URL. As with all XML files, any data values (including URLs) must use entity escape codes for certain characters such as ampersands, single and double quotes, and “greater than / less than” symbols.

    I tried validating the sitemap via http://validator.w3.org/, but the content type application/x-gzip is not currently supported.

    Any idea what the problem could be? My sitemap is located at antoniocabral.com.pt/sitemap-image.xml.gz

    Many thanks!

    Reply
  70. Test

    When I activate this plugin I get the error ”
    Sorry, Watermark RELOADED requires PHP 5.0 or higher. Please deactivate Watermark RELOADED”

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      it does not seem to be plugin related as nothing like this is used in plugin….please check and let me know in case of any issues further

      Reply
  71. Esha Upadhyay

    New version solves the hosting issue and parameter can be used to control automatic generation and manual generation of sitemap.If WordPress upload method is used for uploading image files then by default image title is image file name

    Reply
  72. Robert Foto

    Definitely does not work on GoDaddy shared hosting … like i say: wrong detection of the root !!! Detects the root for hosting acount not for domain.

    Get absolute root for wordpress via ABSPATH !!! … I am an expert in wp, believe me :)

    And image file name is not image title … so from my point of view, the title must be clar in text, why else would be an extra field in xml?

    Reply
  73. Esha Upadhyay

    -plugin has nothing to do hosting provider.It generates sitemap in wordpress root installation directory
    -this will be taken care in next releases
    -it is generating both if you select generate gz file
    -title should not be formatted as it should be same as image title

    Reply
  74. Robert Foto

    - wrong detection of the root for hosting via GoDaddy.
    - missing option to disable automatic creation of xml… last very long, I want maualy.
    - I want both version, xml and gz… not only one at a time.
    - title is not formatted correctly, punctuation, lines, points, commas must be replaced with space.

    Reply
  75. Robert Foto

    - wrong detection of the root for hosting via GoDaddy.
    - missing option to disable automatic creation of xml… last very long, I want maualy.
    - I want both version, xml and gz… not only one at a time.
    - title is not formatted correctly, punctuation, lines, points, commas must be replaced with space.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      1.Root detection has nothing to do with hosting provider.It takes wordpress installation directory.
      2.This feature will be in next release.
      3 it is creating both
      4.not sure if this should be in feature list…title is used as it is if not then sitemap will have different title then you provided

      Reply
      1. nev

        There really should be a way to place the file in the site root if WP has been installed in a different directory.

        Reply
    2. Esha Upadhyay

      -plugin has nothing to do hosting provider.It generates sitemap in wordpress root installation directory
      -this will be taken care in next releases
      -it is generating both if you select generate gz file
      -title should not be formatted as it should be same as image title

      Reply
    3. Robert Foto

      Definitely does not work on GoDaddy shared hosting … like i say: wrong detection of the root !!! Detects the root for hosting acount not for domain.

      Get absolute root for wordpress via ABSPATH !!! … I am an expert in wp, believe me :)

      And image file name is not image title … so from my point of view, the title must be clar in text, why else would be an extra field in xml?

      Reply
    4. Esha Upadhyay

      New version solves the hosting issue and parameter can be used to control automatic generation and manual generation of sitemap.If WordPress upload method is used for uploading image files then by default image title is image file name

      Reply