Sitemaps integrationΒΆ

The pages can be included in the sitemap that django.contrib.sitemaps provides. This makes it easier for search engines to index all pages.

Add the following in urls.py:

from fluent_pages.sitemaps import PageSitemap
from fluent_pages.views import RobotsTxtView

sitemaps = {
    'pages': PageSitemap,
}

urlpatterns += patterns('',
    url(r'^sitemap.xml$', 'django.contrib.sitemaps.views.sitemap', {'sitemaps': sitemaps}),
    url(r'^robots.txt$', RobotsTxtView.as_view()),
)

The django.contrib.sitemaps should be included in the INSTALLED_APPS off course:

INSTALLED_APPS += (
    'django.contrib.sitemaps',
)

The pages should now be visible in the sitemap.xml.

A sitemap is referenced in the robots.txt URL. When using the bundled RobotsTxtView in the example above, this happens by default.

The contents of the robots.txt URL can be overwritten by overriding the robots.txt template. Note that the robots.txt file should point to the sitemap with the full domain name included:

Sitemap: http://full-website-domain/sitemap.xml

For more details about the robots.txt URL, see the documentation at http://www.robotstxt.org/ and https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6062608?hl=en&rd=1

Note

When using Nginx, verify that robots.txt is also forwarded to your Django application.

For example, when using location = /robots.txt { access_log off; log_not_found off; }, the request will not be forwarded to Django because this replaces the standard location / { .. } block.