Image Sitemap – Why you should start using one?

What is Image Sitemap?

Sitemaps are first step towards SEO. Most of the sites use it. Image Sitemap is special type of sitemaps. Google recommends using it for Images. In this link Google has clearly outlined the importance of it if you are using Images on your website.

You can use Google image extensions for sitemaps to give Google more information about the images available on your pages.

Image sitemap information helps Google discover images that we might not otherwise find (such as images your site reaches with JavaScript code), and allows you to indicate images on your site that you want Google to crawl and index.

You can use a separate sitemap to list images, or you can add image information to an existing sitemap.

I have written separate article which lists all type of sitemaps. You can read the post and decide which types you need on your website. By providing more information about your images you are increasing likelihood of them getting indexed and ranked higher.

It is also fastest way to get your Images indexed. You can visualize Image Sitemap similar to Web one but for Images. So the benefits you get with Web one are also provided by Image one. Image one is more beneficial because it has all information web sitemap. In addition to that it has specific tags for Images.

So by creating Image Sitemap you are helping Google decide context of your web page and images on web page. The additional Image information helps Google understand your web page better. This helps your web page indirectly in search ranking.

Does your site needs image sitemap?

Every website uses Images. Images are very popular content. But for some type of sites Image are main content. They are more important than text content. I would recommend every website to create sitemap for images.

But it becomes very important for Image focused site. Below list gives some site type which should always use it. You can use below list as reference. Based on it you can judge if your website needs one.

  • Photography Sites
  • Travel Sites
  • Classifieds Sites
  • eCommerce Sites
  • Other Image heavy sites
  • If you want traffic from Google Image Search

Note for above type of sites Image Sitemap is more important than Web sitemap. Actually they can dump web one and only use Image one without major impact.

Image Sitemap vs Web Sitemap

Above I mentioned Image one is more important than Web one. To understand this statement we need to understand Sitemap protocols for both.Below is important tags Google defined as part of both Web protocol and Image protocol,

Web Protocol

Google recommends below information for Web protocol.

  • URL of the web page
  • Time the web page was last modified
  • Priority of the Web page
  • Frequency the content gets changed

Image Protocol

  • All tags of Web protocol. URL in this case URL of web page where Image is present
  • URL of the Image
  • Title of the Image
  • Location of the Image
  • Geographic Location of the Image
  • License of the image

You can see above Image protocol has more tags than Web protocol. It provides more information about your page and images.So if on a page you have image then using Image sitemap is better than web sitemap. IN fact there is no need to use web one.

So if almost all content have images then image sitemap should be used web one can be ignored. But this is not the case all the time.So you can use both sitemap formats for your website. Note there is no problem if same URL is repeated in both sitemaps.Google ignores the duplicate URL. You will not face any issue lie Duplicate content for this.

How to create Image sitemap for your website?

Over the period of time people have understood important for having Image sitemap. This has led to creation of tools which will help you create one for your images. I would recommend tool which comes with your Content Management System for creating one.

It is better not to use external tools for Sitemap creation be it Web, Image or Video. You should only use External tools if there is no other option. For example if you are using WordPress then you should always use WordPress plugins to create it.

Using WordPress plugin will help you automate process of sitemap creation. Your sitemap will get updated with content changes. The whole process will be internal to your website. There is no outside dependency. For people using other Content Management System like Joomla and Drupal it is better to check your plugin directory before using external ways.

Image Sitemap Plugin for WordPress

You can use my plugin to create image sitemap. The plugin comes into two variations Free and Paid. Below is brief comparison of features. You can use this table to decide which version will fit your needs. In case you are not sure which one to use feel free to contact me or post your query.

For most of the sites free version of plugin will work great. But if you are using Gallery plugins or other similar plugins to add images on your site then you should go for Pro version of plugin.The Pro plugin supports popular Image plugins out there.

Pro VersionFree Version
Gallery Plugin SupportNA
Slider Plugin SupportNA
eCommerce Plugin SupportNA
Visual Composer Plugin SupportNA
Download Monitor plugin supportNA
IMG tag SupportNA
Email based priority SupportNA
ALT text supportdo
WordPress Media Images supportdo
Auto Ping Search Enginesdo
MultiSite Supportdo
Index Sitemap Supportdo

The free version of plugin is hosted on WordPress.org. It is most downloaded, highest rated, most installed plugin of its category. Some of the top sites are using it on their website. You can read plugin documentation in case of any issues or to get more idea about the plugin.

Image Sitemap testing tools

Google Search Console is best tool to test Image Sitemap or for that matter any sitemap. It reports any error with the sitemap. You can also measure if Image indexing improved or not after adding image sitemap. This is probably best way to know how images performed.

The free as well as paid version of plugins are created with Search Console in mind. There is no Search Console error for sitemaps created by my plugins. In fact I create physical file to minimize the response time. Response time warnings are not good for crawl and indexing rate.

So if you are having response time warning with other sitemap plugins then you can try our plugin.

Image Sitemap myths

I am listing few common questions asked in this post. I have also covered few other questions in this post.

ALT text is not present in Image Sitemap

It is very common question. ALT texts are very important for Image SEO. The free and paid version of my plugins support it. But people often come back and say ALT text is not present in sitemap created by the plugin. Now ALT text are part of your post content. If you are adding an Image to WordPress then you can add ALT text.

For Image SEO you should use ALT text. It helps Google get more information about an Image.The plugin adds this ALT text if you have missed adding it. You can view source of your web page to see if ALT text was added or not.You can also go to Text mode of Visual Editor (WordPress) and look for ALT text.

In both the ways you can search with alt to locate the ALT text. ALT text of your images should be descriptive.The plugin adds the missing ALT text to your web page images. They should not be part of sitemap. Google only recommends using Image title and Image caption.

Note Image title and Image caption fields provide same information to Google as ALT text. If ALT text is heart of Image SEO then using Image Sitemap is also.

I am using ALT text I do not need Image Sitemap

I have covered ALT text in previous question. It is important for On page Image SEO. It is part of your web page content. So while crawling Google gets more idea about the Image and can correlate it with text content of web page. But ALT text does not improve on Image indexing.

Sitemaps ping Google or inform Google about content changes. The content can be Images or Videos. Well formed sitemaps increase Crawl rate and Indexing. The more pages you have in Google index the chances of traffic increases. Image sitemap increases your indexing rate. The indexing of images become faster. It can not be compared to ALT text. Both are totally different yet both are very important for Image SEO.

Why there is more than one sitemap created?

Both free and paid version of plugin support Index Sitemap feature. It was added to support large website. As number of pages and images on your site increase the sitemap size also increases. As per Google recommendation Sitemaps should be split.

This is the feature implemented by both plugins. It helps keep sitemap size small.If sitemap size is large you will see warnings in Google Search Console. Large sitemap takes long response time. Long response time is not good for crawl rate.

Using two sitemaps cause duplicate content

If you read the first para Google clearly stated to submit a new sitemap with image related information into it. You can also add Image related information into existing one. I have stated this before that if same URL is listed two times then Google ignores it.This will never create duplicate content issue.

You will get duplicate content only if same content is present in two different URL.

Plugins pings Google So I do not have to add sitemap in Google Search Console

This is very common question. As stated above my plugins automatically pings Search Engines about content changes. This informs Search Engines that something has changed on this site. Search Engine bots then crawl the site and update them with the change.

Pinging is just a way to tell Search Engines about Sitemap update. But you will have to add the sitemap in Google Search Console. This is one time activity. Once you have added sitemap there is no action from your side.Plugin takes care of everything after that.

Which Sitemap to add in Google Search Console?

You should add Index Sitemap created by my plugins. Index Sitemap lists all sitemaps created. So instead of submitting individual sitemap index sitemap should be added. In case you are using any other plugin for Web Sitemap then submit web one as well.

Google will show separate reports for both of them.As mentioned earlier there is no harm submitted more than one sitemap with URL duplicated in them.

Feel free to post your questions or suggestions.

310 comments Image Sitemap – Why you should start using one?

  1. I have > 25,000 images, 99% of which are buried in the directory structure of a plugin called autoAlbums. This plugin automatically generates nested galleries based on the directory structure, making my life much easier (otherwise I would be manually creating dozens, if not hundreds of pages, each with galleries I would have to update manually. However, i can’t seem to be able to generate an image sitemap using the free version of Udinra (or another popular image sitemap plugin). Would the PRO version be able to include these images in the image sitemap? If so, I would be more than willing to drop $28, or more if customization is needed.

  2. I have not checked the plugin with it. You can buy the pro version and see if it works out if not you can go for customization or refund.The customization cost will depend on amount of changes required.

  3. I´m running a pic heavy blog, there are of 40k of pics on my site and every normal plugin breaks down.

    I would need to specify a category that the plugin should index, create a sitemap for that category and I would update the main sitemap by myself

  4. You can buy the Pro plugin.Post that I will modify the plugin to add above feature.Note I do not want to add this in main plugin as of now.I may consider it if many customers ask for it.

  5. Hi Udinra Team,
    I am considering to buy the pro version – for several clients with visual composer, but there is a major problem – I use as base YOAST SEO.

    From SEO basic I can not have one sitemap_index.xml and your sitemap-image.xml. I need to integrate your sitemap-image.xml into YOAST. YOAST is not helpful, maybe you have a solution. They offer the filter “wpseo_sitemap_index”.

    https://kb.yoast.com/kb/add-external-sitemap-to-index

    https://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-wordpress-seo-by-yoast-include-subsites-in-main-blogs-sitemap-on-multisite-network?replies=4#post-3618871

    Thank you very much in advance,
    Sebastian

  6. Great post I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this interesting and knowledgeable article. I’ll surely watch this.

  7. Ok, I found in your code:

    $udinra_posts = $wpdb->get_results(“SELECT post_title,post_excerpt,post_parent,guid FROM $wpdb->posts
    WHERE post_type = ‘attachment’
    AND post_mime_type like ‘image%’
    AND post_parent > 0
    ORDER BY post_date desc”);

    So I ran this SQL statement to update all the URLs in the database to https:

    UPDATE posts set guid = REPLACE(guid, ‘http:’, ‘https:’)
    WHERE post_type = ‘attachment’
    AND post_mime_type like ‘image%’
    AND post_parent > 0
    ORDER BY post_date desc

    Now it works!

  8. Thanks for your reply. In my post content they’re all galleries, so in the page source they all show up as https. Can you tell me where your code is pulling them from so I can modify the content?

  9. The images are having http url in your post content.So customization is required if you want them to be changed to https. You can also modify them in post content so that sitemap reflects https.

  10. Hello,
    I have your free version installed and my site is ssl/https. The sitemap shows up on a https: url but the image urls listed in the sitemap are all http://

    Is there a way I can get it to show https which will be better for search rankings?

    thanks

  11. Free version supports YouTube videos.Also most of the video plugins are supported.Can you please share plugin name used for Videos as well.

  12. Photo Gallery plugin is not supported OOB but you can get support added for it. You need to buy custom pricing of the Pro plugin ($99) for single site

  13. Hi Udinra

    I have just tried out your free WordPress plugin but it doesn’t add any of my gallery images to the sitemap. Is that only possible with the paid version?

    Thanks
    Pete

  14. The free version does not support Foo Gallery plugin. You can have custom development in Pro version to support Foo Gallery plugin

  15. Yes, using Foo Gallery Pulgin.

    1)Will upload images in Media Section
    2)Go to Foo Gallery and Create new gallery and select images uploaded in media section
    3)Create album and add this gallery
    4)Using gallery short code to the page.

  16. Hi I’ve tried to install your extension but in sitemap I have only images from articles not from pages and portfolio – which are important too.
    How can I solve it? Thanx a lot

  17. I am unable to update from 1.0. In my wordpress admin, I keep getting a notification to update. It always fail. Any way to correct this.

  18. Please click create sitemap button and see if there is any error.Also the sitemap updates itself whenever you add or update a post or page

  19. Hi,
    I have installed and activated your plugin on my site.
    I created a 644 file in my root directory: sitemap-image.xml
    However it is empty.
    Any further instructions?
    Thanks

  20. Hello,
    I was using another image sitemap previously (not a wordpress plugin) that is still in my root directory under image-sitemap,xml
    I looked in my channel and it is still there – will yours overwrite it or should I delete it and leave a blank file in my root directory. thank you.

  21. Hello admin
    I need to ask You something about your plugin. can i use Udinra All Image Sitemap with Google XML Sitemaps

  22. Yes the sitemap has Image title and description.ALT text is meant for search engines crawling your webpages and is not part of sitemap.Pro version adds it if not yet added for a image within your site content for every image.

  23. After you login into your WordPress installation as Administrator you will see option Settings on left hand side (along with other options like Tools,Plugins,Appearance and Users).Under settings you will find Udinra Image Sitemap sub option.

  24. dont have that in my dashboard, only,
    woocommerce status, jetpack, at glance, activity, quick draft, google analytics, wp news, woocommecre reviews

    Thats it

    Please advice

  25. Hello,

    Installed you free plugin to test your program but I cant see it after installing it ? It must have some kind of dashboard for preferences, right ?

    Cheers

  26. Thanks for purchase.Hope the plugin will meet your expectations.In case of nay queries you can mail me directly.

  27. Hi Esha,

    Thanks. I just bought the plugin and I’m very curious to find out if my images will get better indexed by google now. I’ll keep you informed.

  28. The Support has been added for NextGen plugin.Currently only shortcodes are supported that is if Gallery or Images are added using NextGen shortcodes.

  29. Fatal error: Cannot redeclare post_unpublished() (previously declared in /home/klavarhits/public_html/wp-content/plugins/udinra-image-sitemap-pro/udinra-image-sitemap-pro.php:399) in /home/klavarhits/public_html/wp-content/plugins/udinra-mobile-sitemap-pro/udinra-mobile-sitemap-pro.php on line 264

  30. Hi, Esha

    If i install udinra plugin sitemap pro.. do my site need another plugin sitemap..?

    Thankyou for your answer, i’m waiting..

  31. You should submit sitemap-index-image.xml and Google will index once it visits it do not worry main thing is that sitemap is error free

  32. Hi, continued from under..
    I use Pro plugin and the struckture : /sitemap-image-1.xml
    I submit at webmaster but in 1 day still pending
    What is true for the struckture sitemap?

    Please give tips and trick get the setting this plugin

    tks

  33. Hello,
    I was install this plugin and submit google webmaster, but still pending in 1 day..how to best install this plugin for better in search engine..?

    tks

  34. One resource is not getting loaded that is why you see blank sitemap. I tried accessing your sitemap URL but faced same issue.This does not seem to be plugin issue though.

  35. Im still having some teething problems with the plugin, I purchased the”Pro” but that wouldn’t pick up my portfolio gallery, but your free one did. No im adding images to my portfolio and running the sitemap and its not adding the new images.
    Any ideas ?

    Thanks

  36. Thanks for the input.The total cost will be $60.Also can you share one of your website page link which is using above gallery plugin

  37. OK. Please do. I am very interested in the solution you come up with. Plugin is here: galleryfactory.vilyon.net. Images are in their own directory like this: /wp-content/gf-uploads/2015/08/. I’d also like to reference not just the thumbnails on the page but the bigger images. Thank you!

  38. Each Gallery plugin has different implementation.I will have to check if it works well with pro one.If not then customization will be done at extra cost

  39. I need the plugin to work with Gallery Factory. If it will I will pay for the Pro version or whatever you have in mind. Thank you.

  40. Can the software scan Unite Gallery that depends How Unite Gallery has been implemented? The plugins works for many Gallery plugins out of box but there are cases which need modification.If it works out of box charge is same but if customization is required that will cost extra.The extra depends on amount of work needed.

    Yes for $28 you can use on your blogs.

  41. Hello,

    I have been reading most of the comments of users of your plugin. And it seems to me as a marketer that I would want your software to scan my posts. I am also using the Unite Gallery. So I want software that can scan a gallery.

    -For $28 can I get the version of the software that scans posts?
    -Does the software scan a gallery?
    -For $28 can I use the plugin on all my personal blogs?

    Thank you,

  42. Hey,

    Does the plugin works with wordpress “WP Offload S3” plugin. I have installed the plugin on my website but it’s not showing images which are uploaded to AWS S3. Can you please help?

    Thanks
    Abhay

  43. Hi,

    I install free version of this plugin but the problem i have when i click to generate sitemap it shows me blank page. What is wrong with this plugin i don’t understand

  44. Since this is not general scenario I have not put any plugin online for it.But I have created one for users in this category.You can buy the same in $28.

  45. Hi, Esha.

    People often use their own separate folders structure in ‘wp-content/’ folder for all images, uploading them manually by ftp and using custom links in post and pages.

    Looks like in case images are located not in ‘wp-content/uploads/’ folder your plugin does not see them?

  46. 1.Large website support
    2.eCommerce plugin support
    3.Support for additional tags
    4.Gallery plugin support
    5.My help in set up and in case of any issues with features provided with the plugin.

  47. i have many post on my blog.but i can see only 50 of them in sitemap.

    What extra features available in pro version?

  48. You can increase value of max_execution_time or use better tuned query without wp class

  49. Yeah, I can, but as I mentioned, I have over 2500 items with wrong url/guid pair, all urls were edited by hands, so there is no pattern to make an automatic change as I see. And I’m not willing to get this job again by hands.

    Only way that I see – dump somehow id->guid list and make replace guid with get_attachment_url. But it have to be done by smaller blocks, as webserver will stop script execution by execution_maximum_time (or how does it called)…

  50. You can update GUID using SQL update query or there is also alternate way to doing it

  51. Yes, I had renamed my pictures after blog move with “Media Rename” plugin, but it don’t change guid on rename, so I have about 2500 photos with different guid/url pairs.
    Or, maybe there is a way to fix guid’s? I googled about 5 hours and found nothing that can help me.

  52. Looks like it’s not the best way to get image urls by guid, as actual file link can be different. I changed code of your plugin a little bit to get id of the picture too with wp_query, but getting actual url with wp_get_atachment_src is too slow and script cannot finish in usual time… Is there any other way to get actual image url?

  53. It should not be.Many people for USA have bought it as it uses PayPal. If you are interested then we can discuss offline buy mode

  54. I currently have the latest version of your pro plugin and the latest version of woocommerce. However, I so only two products in the image sitemap.

  55. I am having trouble purchasing your plugins. It is complaining that there isn’t a valid payment type for the country (USA)

  56. hi,
    How to disable image sitemap for any custom post type, i do not want to generate image sitemap for client custom post type.

    Thanks

  57. hey there,
    I’m using Yoast SEO plugin, but I have a gallery page with images which I’d like to show up on google and Yoast doesn’t seem to do a good job.
    Still, I’d like to keep Yoast, so my question is whether it’d make any sense to use two sitemaps? Wouldn’t it clash? When I go to google webmaster, I can only submit one sitemap there.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Adam

  58. Free version is working fine but paid is not. Is it? Paid is created on top of free.It has some additional features.You can message me with more details at udinra@gmail.com I will look into it

  59. I am using pro version and i have created also the sitemap-index-image.xml file. It is 0bites (empty file) can you see it?

  60. For sub directory the name is sitemap-(your website name)-image.xml.I think it is time to ship small guide with plugin or have guide available for download to avoid confusion.

    For automatic sitemap generation what problem are you facing? You can check the check box Automatically generate Sitemap after a post is published and hit Create Sitemap to save the changes and generate sitemap.From this moment if a post or page with images is published the sitemap will automatically include it.

  61. – Yes using the Pro version and create-index-image.xml sitemap file on a site

    – No Sitemap generated automatically ? then unfortunately not me useful plugin

    – problem for sitemap created Sub directory WordPress, can not create the sitemap 404

    test Site One
    root (no sitemap)

    root/blog/ (WordPress installation) (no sitemap)

    test Site two

    root (WordPress installation) (yes create-index-image.xml)

  62. If you would like to send a quote to my email, please do. However, my budget is nil right now, and I probably wouldn’t be able to go ahead with it until March.

  63. 1.Are you using the Pro version?
    2.Pro version will not create sitemap-image.xml file.It will create sitemap-index-image.xml file which will be pinged to Google.
    3.When I click to check sitemap I see this: please share the information.
    4.Free Version 3.1 is used as base for Pro version 1.0. This is initial release of Pro version so kept it as 1.0.
    5.Automatic update of Pro version from this site will be enabled in near future

  64. You are using NextGen.The plugin does not supports it.But the problem reported by you is not generic as it is not reported by other NextGen uses.It is very specific problem so plugin needs to be customized as per your site needs.

  65. Yes, exactly!

    The attachment pages are indexed by google.

    I do want these attachment pages to be in Sitemap instead of Gallery or Sub gallery pages.

    Is this possible?

    If an image is linked from multiple pages, how does the sitemap determine which page or pages it will be linked from?

    Does this make sense?

  66. So the images are attached to sub galleries and also have individual attachment pages.Are these attachment pages visible to Google.You want these attachment pages to be in Sitemap instead of Gallery or sub gallery pages.

    Is my understanding correct?

  67. Thank you for the easy-to-use plug-in. I do have a question, which will take some background to get to:

    I have a gallery page which has five subgalleries on it. About 2 to 3 dozen thumbnails from each subgallery are shown on the main gallery page. I have some text on this page describing the general content of the five subgalleries.

    In each of the five subgalleries, a medium-size photo is shown for each attachment. There is some text on each of these five pages describing the general content of that specific subgallery.

    Then, of course, each image has its full-size photo on its attachment linked from the subgallery medium image (and from main gallery thumbnail). On each attachment page, I have detailed content about the image, along with the meta data from the attachment page.

    In your sitemap, I see that the image url is being linked from each of the five SUBgalleries, but not from the attachment page.

    The problem is that the there isn’t enough content in the subgallery to accurately represent the individual image. Google associates nearby text and headings with the image. In their absence, the image ranking for that text and heading suffers.

    My question is, am i doing so something wrong, or is there a way to associate the image url with a specific url, instead of the default?

    I ask this because ranking for these images has collapsed since I started using your image map about three months ago. There may have been some other factors (I had made a mistake in robots.txt at the same time, but resolved that almost immediately). I’ve ruled just about everything else out.

    Thank you for any help.

  68. Hello I have a large site.

    Every time I want to generate the sitemap, I get this error message:

    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 268435456 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 10097317 bytes) in /home/shoppers/public_html/chaussuresmodesoulier/wp-content/plugins/udinra-all-image-sitemap/udinra-all-image-sitemap.php on line 143

    My Memory is set to: <?php define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '2048M');
    in config.php
    and the execution time is set to "no limit"

    Any idea how to fix this issue?

  69. Under Settings option of WordPress dashboard you can see Udinra Image Sitemap entry.Use that to configure the plugin

  70. I have your plugin installed, but I see no place to configure it. Most plugins have a "settings" link in the Plugins page, either under the PlugIn column or the Description column, but yours doesn't.

    Any suggestions?

  71. No there is no need to stop WordPress ping service.Plugin ping and WordPress ping are different in nature.Plugin pings search engine to notify changes in your sitemap

  72. The plugin have auto ping features, while wordpress have ping services too. Do I have to stop ping services from default wordpress? since some people said too many ping will lead the site to be banned. Let me know what do you think.

  73. 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.

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  75. 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

  76. 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

  77. 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!

  78. 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

  79. 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

  80. 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)

  81. 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?

  82. 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

  83. 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

  84. 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

  85. 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

  86. 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

  87. 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:

  88. 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

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

  90. 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

  91. 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?

  92. 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?

  93. 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?

  94. 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!

  95. 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!

  96. 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.

  97. 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..

  98. 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

  99. 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?

  100. 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?

  101. 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?

  102. 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

  103. 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..

  104. 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)

  105. 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)

  106. 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

  107. 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

  108. 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

  109. 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

  110. 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

  111. 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

  112. Thanks for this plugin , But the problem is how to add ( how to edit your plugin) " / " after geheleitern info/wp-content/uploads.
    in
    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
    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.

  113. 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..

  114. 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

  115. 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

  116. 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

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

  118. 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…

  119. 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.

  120. 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?

  121. 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

  122. 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 "mango-tree jpg", there is plenty of images guid which have full path for example "mydomain com/wp-contents/uploads/2013/03/mango-tree.jpg" 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 "mydomain com/?p=1234 "

    However thanks for reply…

  123. 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,'','wwwdotmydomaindotcom/wp-contents/uploads/2013/03/');

  124. sitemap generates different image url for example "mango-tree.jpg" image showing as
    "mango-tree.jpg" instead of "mydomain com/wp-contents/uploads/2013/03/mango-tree.jpg".

    by digging down in database I have found that wp_posts table and guid rows contain that url as "mango-tree.jpg".

    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 mydomain com/wp-content/uploads/$results.

    where $results = _wp_attached_file rows in wp_postmeta table in database

  125. 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 !

  126. 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

  127. 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)

  128. 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)

  129. 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.

  130. 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

  131. 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?

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

  133. 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.

  134. 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

  135. 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

  136. Read <a href="udinra dot com/blog/how-to-fix-wordpress-memory-error" title="fix memory error wordpress" rel="nofollow">this post</a> for quick fix.I will look into plugin code (am bit busy nowadays and see possible optimization opportunities).

  137. 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”

  138. 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.

  139. 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.

  140. 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

  141. 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

  142. 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

  143. 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! 🙂

  144. 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! 🙂

  145. 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

  146. 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

  147. 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

  148. 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…

  149. 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.

  150. 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.

  151. 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…

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

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

  154. 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…

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

  156. 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 http://www.domain.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/borgo-in-fiore-4.jpg 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

  157. 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

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

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

  160. 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!

  161. 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!

  162. 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.

  163. 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.

  164. 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.

  165. 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.

  166. 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

  167. 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

  168. 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.

    http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=35738 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?

    Many thanks!

  169. 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!

  170. 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!

  171. 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!

  172. 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

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

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

  175. 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

  176. 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

  177. 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?

  178. 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?

  179. -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

  180. -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

  181. 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

  182. 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

  183. – 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.

  184. – 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.

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