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.

The plugin comes in two flavors Free version and Paid version.Paid version is crafted to support eCommerce plugins using product images,Image heavy websites like Photography,Art and similar sites and sites with too may images but limited resource which are not served by free version of the plugin.

Below is list of features available in free version of the plugin as well as pro version.This will help you decide whether t go with free version or pro version.

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.It is only image sitemap plugin which correctly prioritize your product images.
  • Supports NextGen plugin — NextGen Gallery plugin is 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.Currently it detects images or galleries added using shortcodes only.This is the only image sitemap plugin to support NextGen Gallery.
  • 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.
  • Improves Image SEO — It automatically generates ALT text for images you have not added ALT text.ALT text is one of the most important Image SEO factors.It includes all image sitemap tags and improves your image ranking and discover-ability in search engines.

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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.

What is meant by Automatically pinging Search Engines?

Many plugin user have confusion regarding this term.They assume that this plugin will add entry of Image Sitemap in Google Webmasters or Bing Webmasters.But this is not the case.You should all the sitemaps to webmasters tools manually.

Now once new content is added on your website.The plugin will create the sitemap.It will then inform the search engines that content is updated.So the search engines will crawl the new content.So your new content will feature in search engine index more quickly.You do not have to wait long for that.

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?

All major image sitemap tags are currently supported by the plugin.

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  1. Is there any kind of discount that I can get while purchasing?

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    1. I have send email to above mail id of yours

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  2. Good plugin just recently bought for the blog

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  3. The best plugin, but it’s too expensive , please discount :))

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  4. I have the pro version of the plugin and we need to exclude product variations from the list of post types included in the sitemap as mentioned in this helpful post: http://academe.co.uk/2013/11/woocommerce-watch-what-you-expose-to-google/

    But I don’t see any settings for us to do that… how do we exclude them? Google is giving us an error since they don’t “exist.” Please help asap! Thank you

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    1. Please send me a mail on udinra@gmail.com. I will be sharing plugin version for your case and change will make it to final version in due time

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  5. 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

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    1. 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.

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      1. 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?

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        1. It might be pulling from database

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          1. 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!


  6. I have also tried your Video sitemap and it only logged 3 of my 10 videos.

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

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  7. I am using Photo Gallery

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    1. 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

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  8. 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

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    1. Which Gallery plugin are you using?

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    1. Is the file writable?

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      1. Yes given full access – 777.

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        1. Any help to resolve ?

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          1. I will check and revert back.What is the domain name on which you are using the plugin


        1. Are you using any Gallery plugin? How are you adding images to your posts?

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          1. 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.


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


  9. Hi,
    the image sitempap doesn’t show images from portfolio,
    plaese have a lookto my site (now is online again). thanx

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  10. 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

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    1. Custom development is supported in Pro version of the plugin

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  11. 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.

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    1. No need to update yours is already version 1. Planning to fix this soon

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  12. 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

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    1. 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

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  13. 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.

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    1. If the file names are same then it will get overwritten

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

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    1. Yes you can

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  15. do the output images site maps contains the alt text and description ??

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    1. 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.

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  16. 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

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    1. You can check Settings->Udinra Image Sitemap option from your WordPress dashboard

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      1. 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

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        1. 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.

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  17. please help me, my udinra can’t automatically generate sitemap

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    1. Are you using free version? and please provide details of problem you are facing

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  18. 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

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    1. I have send updated version of plugins to your mail.Please check.

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  19. Hi, Esha

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

    Thankyou for your answer, i’m waiting..

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    1. Yes you can install regular sitemap plugin along with it.My plugin deals with only images

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  20. 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

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  21. 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

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    1. 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

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  22. Can support be added for NextGen images in the Pro version? Then I will defenitely buy it.

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    1. It is in progress will update in couple of weeks time

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

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      1. 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.

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

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  23. My site map is blank. In Cpanel, I can view my sitemap and it is not blank.

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    1. 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.

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  24. 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

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    1. Send mail to you

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  25. not created sitemap

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    1. Are you getting any error message

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  26. 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.

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    1. 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

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      1. 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!

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        1. 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

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          1. Will reply back there


  27. 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

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    1. No it does not but can be customized to work with it but that would be paid one

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  28. 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

    Reply

    1. Can you share your sitemap URL?

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  29. 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?

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    1. 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.

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  30. Hey..Why in sitemap-image.xml there are only 50 urls?
    Is it limitation of free version?

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    1. No there is no limitation but free version may not be reading all the images

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

        What extra features available in pro version?

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        1. 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.

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  31. 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?

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    1. Was there any problem with GUID method?

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      1. 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.

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

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          1. 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)…


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


  32. Nice Plugin! Thanks for your work

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

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    1. 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.

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    2. 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

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  34. 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

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    1. That option is not included but can be if you want (in customized version)

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  35. 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

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    1. Yes you can use both of them..Which Gallery plugin you are using?

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    1. 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?

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      1. I have switched to free version and it worked fine with it
        What is the difference between paid and free?

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        1. 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

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  36. i want question all of you??
    why my sitemap-image.xml can’t indexing by google in my webmasters tools.

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    1. my picture submitted 4194 but my indexed is only 9. please the explain

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      1. Is Google Webmaster showing any error or warning?

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  37. 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

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    1. – 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)

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      1. 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.

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        1. I want a refund of the money
          but I’m not getting response

          thank you very much

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          1. Send a mail to the ID with which you are commenting


  38. 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.

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    1. 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?

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      1. 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?

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        1. Please share your sitemap URL.

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          1. 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.


          2. Ah, that explains it. Thank you for your prompt replies.


          3. Would you be interested in customized version of plugin for your website?


          4. 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.


  39. 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?

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    1. You can try the Pro version which handles large websites

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  40. 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?

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

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  41. 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.

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    1. 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

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  42. 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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    1. 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.

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  43. 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

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    1. ok I will check and add support for it..

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

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  44. 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

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

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  45. 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

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    1. Was it working fine earlier?

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

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

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

      Reply

    1. 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

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  48. 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

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    1. 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)

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  49. 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. 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)

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

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  51. 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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  52. Great!
    I’m looking forward to it!

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  53. 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

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

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

      Reply

  55. 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. It only reads images you attached but not the other ones

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  56. 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:

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    1. Just click the button create sitemap and you are done

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

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

    Reply

    1. Is the sitemap getting created correctly

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  59. 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. No it does not index slider images.

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  60. 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. 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.

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

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  62. 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. 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).

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

      Reply

  64. This plugin works on WordPress 3.7.1?

    Reply

    1. Yes it does

      Reply

    1. Thanks for the information.

      Reply

  65. 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!

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  66. 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. You should increase your PHP execution time

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  67. 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>

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  68. 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..

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  69. 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. Are you attaching the images to your posts

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  70. 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

  71. 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

  72. 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?

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  73. 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..

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  74. 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?

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  75. 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. 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)

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      1. 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. 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..

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


  76. 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

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  77. 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

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    1. 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

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

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  79. 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

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  80. 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

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  81. 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.

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  82. 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..

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  83. 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. 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

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  84. 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

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  85. 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

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

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  87. 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.

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    1. 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…

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      1. 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,

        Reply

        1. 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.

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

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  89. 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?

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  90. 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

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  91. 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…

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  92. 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/');

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  93. 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

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

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    1. Can you tell me where this error is shown??

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      1. 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)

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        1. 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

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          1. 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. Glad to know your problem was solved…


  95. 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)

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  96. 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.

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  97. 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. 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

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

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  99. 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

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    1. 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

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  100. 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. 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).

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

      Reply

      1. Thank you for your fast reply :)

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      2. 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! :)

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        1. 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

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  102. 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

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

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      1. Thank you for your fast reply :)

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      2. 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! :)

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        1. 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

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  103. 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. 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

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  104. 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.

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

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  105. 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.

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

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  106. 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…

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    1. Why not provide both options? ;)

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

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        1. 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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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  109. 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

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  110. 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

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  111. 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!

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    1. 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

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      1. 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.

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        1. 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.

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


  112. 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!

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  113. 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!

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    1. 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. 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.

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        1. 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.

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


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


  114. 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!

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

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    1. 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

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

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    1. 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

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  117. 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

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  118. 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?

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  119. -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

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  120. – 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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  121. – 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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    1. 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

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

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    2. 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

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

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        1. 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…

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          1. Why not provide both options? ;)


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


          3. 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


          4. 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.


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


    3. -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

    4. 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

    5. 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