Active Modules Active Forums Search Engine Sitemap Provider Installation Instructions

To install the Active Forums Sitemap Provider 2.0, you must first install the Base Search Engine Sitemap and have the Active Modules Active Forums Module installed.

Installation Steps

  1. Log on as a host/super user and navigate to the Host->Extensions page
  2. Select the option to install a new extension
  3. Load the Active Forums Module Provider install package (available from the Downloads tab on this site
  4. Click through the Install Wizard
  5. Check that the installation completed correctly.
  6. Request the {domainname}/SearchEngineSitemap.aspx Url for your site, and look through the entries to locate the Active Forums Module entries.

Options

You can change some of the options for the Active Forums sitemap provider by editing the web.config file directly. Always take a backup before making changes to the web.config file.
  1. Find the <searchEngineSitemap> <add name="ActiveForums.... /> entry in the web.config file
  2. Add or edit attributes according the following list of options:
  • maxForumEntries : positive integer number specifying how many entries in the sitemap the Forum module provider should create. Default -1, which means unlimited.
  • hideForumIds : comma delimited list of Forum Id values (Primary key of the Forums table). If a ForumId is included in the list, the forum and all topics in that forum will not be included in the output sitemap. Example : hideForumIds="4,8"

Last edited Sep 13, 2012 at 12:14 PM by brucerchapman, version 1

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