What has been happening?
First of all we’re sorry we’ve been quiet for a while. The service is very much run on a volunteer basis and some sometimes other priorities take over.
We rely on the support of our community and advertising revenue which of late has decreased due to stricter rules on the use of personal data. We thank you for your continued support.
We’ve updates our WordPress plugin having tested it for the most recent version of wordpress as well as publish a new version 1.3.5 which we would welcome input from our community.
1.3.5 should be considered test and not for use in a production setting.
Online sitemap generator
We’ve made a number of improvements to our service to improve compliance with data protection legislation. Including :
- Automatic download of your data.
- Right to erase your data
Some people use our service heavily and seemingly for commercial purposes. To help moderate use and make it fair as well as keep our cost sunder control we have implemented a fair use policy and will limit the number of times the generator can be used in a given period. We’ve been testing and tuning this over the last few months.
Most people wont hit this limit but if you do simply wait a few days and you’ll be able to use the service again. We’re hoping to introduce a premium service shortly for users with greater needs.
We’ve also fixed a couple of bugs. In particular the bug which included external links being wrongfully included in the sitemap when they were part of a redirect.
G-mapper receives the same bug fixes as out online version and we’ve also updated some of libraries and code to more recent versions. We’ve also addressed some of the color coding issues and user interface performance issues for larger sitemaps.
Over 2020 we’re hoping to offer improvements to both our online sitemap generator and G-Mapper, including closer integration and more advanced features and options. We’ll also officially release version 1.3.5 of our WordPress plugin once this has been tested further.
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