This explains what I had to do in my own Phoenix project to render a
/sitemap.xml file for Google to more effectively crawl my website.
First I had to make sure all of the content I wanted crawled existed under the URLs I expected and then used a sitemap generator to create the sitemap.xml file. I just had to enter the live URL of my project and it produced the downloadable file.
After that, in my app, I added a
root.xml.eex template in
templates/layouts so my app has a place to find root xml rendering. File contents:
<%= @inner_content %>
From there I used the code I had written in my app for handling static pages to add the route, controller action and sitemap template. The contents of the sitemap template are a copy and paste from the sitemap generator file:
Route`/lib/dev_decks_web/router.ex` ```elixir scope "/", DevDecksWeb do pipe_through :browser
get “/sitemap.xml”, PageController, :sitemap end
<h3>Controller</h3> `/lib/dev_decks_web/controllers/page_controller.ex` ```elixir defmodule DevDecksWeb.PageController do use DevDecksWeb, :controller def sitemap(conn, _params) do conn |> put_resp_content_type("text/xml") |> render("sitemap.xml") end end
After that I was able to route to `/sitemap.xml` in the browser and see the contents of my XML file and Google has since been able to do the same.