The default Joomla!® sitemap is created as a Navigation Module.

There is, in the opinion of UsingJoomla.com, another Sitemap generator in the form of a component that goes above and beyond.

OSMap SiteMapUsingJoomla.com recommends the use of OSMap from JoomlaShack.

OSMap comes in the form of a Component and 2 versions are available - Core and Pro.

The core version provides a basic yet quite versatile Sitemap.

The Pro version provides a few additional features, including component support from the developers.

The Sitemap is created in four forms: Human readable (HTML), Search Engine readable form (XML), Image Sitemap for Google, and a Google News Sitemap.

The Human readable version is the version you link to on your website, and the Search Engine readable version is what you submit to Search Engines such as Google.

An example of human readable, such as used on UsingJoomla.com can be found via the Sitemap menu item above. As you may have noticed - the Sitemap layout is better presented then the default Joomla Sitemap module.

Not normally needed to be seen by humans here is an example of the Search Engine Sitemap.

As with many extensions, there are two versions offered by JoomlaShack . . .

  • Core (Free)
  • Pro (paid for / for a fee)

. . . with the 'Pro' version offering additional features over the 'Free' version.

Below we provide you with a 'Pro' versus 'Free' OSMap features table.

The table below is based on version 5.0.2 as at 12th December 2021.

Feature Core
(Free)
Pro
(Paid)
Easy updates from the admininistrator area Yes Yes
Set the priority for sitemap items Yes Yes
Set the change frequency for sitemap items Yes Yes
Create / set up Image sitemaps for Search Engines Yes Yes
Create / set upSet up Search Engine News sitemaps Yes Yes
Create XML sitemaps for Search Engines Yes Yes
Build HTML Sitemaps for your visitors Yes Yes
Options to Show external links
Options are: 1) Yes 2) No 3) Only in HTML Sitemap
Yes Yes
Options to show item Unique ID (UID)
Options are: 1) Yes 2) No
Yes Yes
Options to ignore duplicated items
Options are: 1) Yes 2) No
Yes Yes
Options to ignore Hidden Menus
Options are: 1) Yes 2) No
Yes Yes
Support for all Joomla core extensions Yes Yes
Exclude / Include specific menus Yes Yes
Create multiple Joomla Site Maps Yes Yes
Multiple column layouts for your HTML Site Maps No Yes
Noindex, Nofollow for single items in your Site Map No Yes
Priority Support from developers No Yes
Powerful cache for larger sites with big Site Maps No Yes
Support for JDownloads No Yes
Support for K2 No Yes
Support for Kunena Forum No Yes
Support for Mosets Tree No Yes
Support for OSCampus
(JoomlaShack Extension)
No Yes
Support for Phoca Gallery No Yes
Support for Shack Locations
(JoomlaShack Extension)
No Yes
Support for SobiPro No Yes
Support for Virtuemart No Yes

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