Introduction

Search & Indexing, Site Map, SEO & Metadata

OSMap is a Joomla sitemap generator. It will build an SEO-friendly XML sitemap for Google and other search engines. It will also build an HTML sitemap for your visitors.


Our Joomla sitemap extension is the most popular, it's very easy to use, and will save you a lot of time.

Sitemap Features in the Free version:

  • Automatically builds an XML sitemap which is SEO-friendly
  • Automatically builds an HTML sitemap to display to your site visitors
  • Automatically builds an image sitemap for Google and other search engines
  • Automatically builds a Google News sitemap
  • Supports all Joomla core extensions, including expanded indexing
  • Supports menu item indexing for 3rd party extensions
  • Implements the Priority XML sitemap tag for each sitemap item
  • Implements the Priority Frequency sitemap tag for each sitemap item
  • All our of our Joomla Sitemap features are well documented

It's easy to upgrade to the Pro version. Pro version has these features:

  • OSMap Pro supports expanded indexing for several non-core extensions
  • Implements a "Noindex, Nofollow" option for single items in your sitemap
  • Powerful caching system for large sitemaps Multi-column layouts for your HTML sitemaps

About the Company

Joomlashack was founded the day after Joomla started, all the way back in 2005. We’ve created and acquired a large collection of Joomla extensions over the years. We also have easy-to-use Joomla templates and the most popular Joomla training in the world.

So you can be sure that if you use our sitemap generator, you have a solid company behind you to support you.

FAQs:

What is a Sitemap?

A sitemap is a collection of links on your website. It creates an index that helps Google and other search engines to find your content.

Why does Google need a sitemap of your site?

It doesn’t need it, but it is very helpful to Google. With your Joomla sitemap enabled, Google knows exactly what links/pages are on the site. And it’s all in one place, ordered and in a format that’s very SEO-friendly. Therefore, Google doesn’t have to transverse your entire site looking for pages.

What are the benefits of sitemaps?

The biggest benefit to a sitemap is that your content gets added to Google quickly. With our sitemap, it is able to add your new pages in hours or days rather than weeks or months.

Why is it free? What’s the catch?

There is no catch. We want you to use and love our sitemap generator. You’re free to use it on as many sites as you want. We make our money by selling some extra features (like caching) in the Pro version. But you have everything you need in the Free version to create a professional Joomla sitemap.

What are the Technical Requirements?

Joomla 3 and PHP 5.6+.

How can I install your sitemap generator?

  1. Download the latest version of OSMap
  2. Go to your Joomla administrator
  3. Extensions -> Manage -> Install
  4. Upload OSMap and click the Install button

How can I upgrade to the latest version?

We integrate with Joomla’s update manager. You can update from your admin area by going to Extensions -> Manage -> Update, select OSMap, and click the update button.

That’s it! Nice and easy.

Alternatively, upgrading manually is the same steps as installing and everything will automatically be upgraded for you.

Can I use your sitemap generator in commercial projects?

Yes, our sitemap generator is licensed under the GPL. So you can use it in personal and commercial project, including in your client projects.

Can I see a demo of the generated sitemaps?

Yes, we have a demo page for both the XML sitemap and the HTML sitemap.

Where can I get support?

Use our contact form and one of our team will reply promptly. We pride ourselves on our support.

Functionality
The free version does pretty much everything I was looking for. If you have fancy extensions you can get plugins but I didn't need any.
Ease of use
Installation and config can be done in 5 minutes. Absolutely amazing!
Support
Documentation
I used this to: Providing sitemaps to Google for SEO purposes. I use it on every site I build.
Functionality
I needed a sitemap for Google's search console, and OSMAP works just perfectly.
Ease of use
The installation was easy to do, it took me only minutes to have the sitemap set up, the XML file submitted to Google and accepted.
I used this to: Allowing my site to be indexed by Google and analysing search performance in Google Search Console.
Functionality
The setup is good and the sitemap function properly. But the link for the XML sitemap is unacceptable.
Ease of use
You do have to look a bit, but it's not difficult to use or set up. It has next to no functions since it's the free version.
Documentation
The documentation is set up for the Pro version. Other than installation and setup, there is nothing. Setting the URL to SEF - not possible.
I used this to: A sitemap in 2024 is mandatory, and the URL to be SEF is also mandatory! But in the free version, there is only the non-friendly URL for the XML version. Google will not accept anything other than an SEF URL for xml sitemap - so what's the point of this extension?
Owner's reply: This review is 1000% incorrect. The reviewer believes that the URL is unacceptable to Google. Every day 100s of people prove that's incorrect and use OSMap to successfully connect to Google.

The URL of your sitemap does NOT need to be an SEF URL.

Thomas, please do the honest thing and remove this false and misleading review.

Simple and effective



Posted on 05 January 2024
Functionality
The free OS Map extension works out of the box and provides a sitemap that works well for the Google search console
Ease of use
Very easy to setup, once it is running there is really nothing to do
Support
I have not needed to use support as the extension worked without any issues
Documentation
The documentation is very good and they even include video tutorials
I used this to: Integration with Google search console to provide my websites sitemap
Functionality
Tut genau, was es soll. Es trennt auch sauber nach Sprachen. Durch Wahl eines Erneurungszeitraums kann Serverbelastung vermieden werden.
Ease of use
Sehr einfach zu bedienen. Leicht mit Menü zu verknüpfen. Mit CSS gut formatierbar.
Documentation
I used this to: Wir verwenden das als SEO-taugliche Sitemap für ein mehrsprachige Website.
Functionality
Extension to create html sitemap : useful for the website, and xml sitemap : useful for Google console.
Ease of use
Simple. There are just few parameters. A documentation is available.
Support
Great. The support is helpful. They helped me when I was facing an issue.
Documentation
I used this to: I use this for HTML and XML sitemap. Simple extension that do the job

Had no improvements



Posted on 03 August 2023
Functionality
Tried to index all my pages but unfortunately didn't succeed , no changes after several months
Ease of use
Assuming an immediate improvement but had not, so I'm lost in what to do
Support
Documentation
I used this to: Tried with several websites, no errors but not positive effects as well
Owner's reply: Please do not believe this review.

Unfortunately, this reviewer is a spammer. They are involved with another Joomla sitemap. They regularly create fake accounts and leave these fake reviews that barely make sense. We have reported this review and hope the JED team remove it quickly.

If you want to contact us about OSMap, our support is open to everyone: https://www.joomlashack.com/contact-us/

Server got killed



Posted on 22 July 2023
Functionality
The plugin uses a lot of memory when generating the sitemap and leads to php process got killed
Ease of use
I could not use it, while others free sitemap generators just work fine
Support
Bad support, no one replied to my question even after many weeks
Documentation
There is no doc related to this kind of problem, so it is actually impossible to solve it
I used this to: I could not use the extension but had to find another one after resuming my server
Owner's reply: Hi Shane. Thanks for using OSMap.

We have not received any other complaint about the PHP memory issue. This a unique issue and we would need to talk from you to understand what's going on with your site.

Other sitemap generators work fine? That's not true. You've left negative reviews for other sitemap plugins too

Bad support? Sorry, that's also not true. We have never received any communication from you. In another one of your negative reviews, you also mention not getting support from them either. They suggested checking your spam filters. That may be helpful, but I guarantee that if you actually try to contact us, we'll reply: https://www.joomlashack.com/contact-us/
Functionality
Extension to create an XML and HTML sitemap, among other things. Very useful for webshops that use VirtueMart. The sitemap is dynamic.
Ease of use
This extension is very easy to use. Some clicks and the job is done :-)
Support
As with all their extensions, a very quick and friendly response and always willing to help and think along in solutions.
Documentation
Extensive and clear manual, but actually it is self explanatory.
I used this to: Very useful for webshops that use VirtueMart. The sitemap is dynamic.
Functionality
I'm still building the website so, at the moment, it's the only extension installed - the free version is clear and looks already complete.
Ease of use
Installed and almost immediately useful, very easy to use, i had an html sitemap without needing the documentation.
I used this to: I use the sitemap extension for SEO purpose and for a clear view of the website
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OSMap

Version:
5.0.17
Developer:
Joomlashack
Last updated:
Jun 03 2024
2 weeks ago
Date added:
Mar 05 2015
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
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c p
Compatibility:
J3 J4 J5 (b/c plugin)
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