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OpenCart makes it easy for you to add a Google Site Map to your OpenCart store. You will already need to have a Google Webmaster Tools account set up. If you are unfamiliar with Webmaster Tools, please see our article. To retrieve the URL to your Google site map, you must first log into the OpenCart Dashboard.

  1. Log into your OpenCart Dashboard
  2. Go to Extensions > Product Feeds
  3. Click on “Install” next to the “Google Site Map” product feed name
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  5. Click “Edit” and then change the status to “Enabled
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  7. Copy the “Data Feed URL” and click “Save
  8. Now log into your Google Webmaster Tools account
  9. Choose the site you have set up for your shopping cart in Webmaster Tools
  10. Click on “Site Configuration” in the left menu pane and then select “Sitemaps
  11. Select the “Submit a Sitemap” button
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  13. Paste the Google Site Map URL in the box. Be sure to remove the first part of the URL or it will not work. And Click “Submit Sitemap
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If you need further assistance please feel free to ask a question on our support center.

To find out more on using InMotion's web hosting accounts, go to OpenCart Hosting Accounts on InMotion Hosting.

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n/a Points
2014-03-18 9:05 am

Wow thanks alot! I was struggeling finding the rigt way to get my sitemap indexed by Google. I tried alot of free extensions but they dident do the job. But now finally my site gets indexed for steigerhout kopen.

n/a Points
2014-04-10 5:36 pm

Thanks alot for your post ...

n/a Points
2015-01-08 3:01 am

how can I change the prioriy in sitemap ?

19,033 Points
2015-01-09 2:12 pm
Hello Vimal,

Thank you for your question about sitemap priority. We are happy to assist you, but I am not exactly sure what you are asking.

Since the sitemap is just a "map" of your existing site, you would have to change the structure of the site to adjust how the sitemap is structured.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.

Thank you,
n/a Points
2015-03-08 2:06 pm

Thanks for your posting. Its very helpfull. Sangat membantu sekali.

n/a Points
2015-03-24 11:29 am

Thanks for the post, but for some reason it is not working for me. I did what you wrote but google says it is not readable. What could be the problem? Thanks!

5,833 Points
2015-03-24 3:57 pm
Hello Kathy,

Do you see any crawl errors that we can go off of? I found a self-diagnose article from googles threads. Please look through it and see if it helps.

Best Regards,
TJ Edens
n/a Points
2015-04-01 7:50 am

it seems I have an error in the sitemap as the htaccess is set correctly. how can i correct the errors in the sitemap? thanks a lot!

27,097 Points
2015-04-02 10:08 am
Hello Kathy,

Thanks for the question. Basically, you would need to re-submit the sitemap to Google. Check out this article (from Google). It describes how to fix the errors.

If you have any further questions or comments, please let us know.

Arnel C.
n/a Points
2015-07-02 8:41 am

Awesome tip!!! 

So obvious, yet I never managed to see that :D

Thank you for this post!

n/a Points
2015-07-17 7:43 am

Hi, i did your tutorial yet get this error in google webtools sitemap submission status error: General HTTP error: 404 not found

HTTP Error: 404
Not sure why is that
27,097 Points
2015-07-17 9:49 am
Hello Ska,

I'm not sure what URL you're trying to look at. Can you please provide that specific URL where you get the error in order for us to investigate? Remember that the URLs used in the tutorial are example URLs - and you should replace them with YOUR URL when you're trying to follow the tutorial.

Arnel C.
n/a Points
2015-09-04 6:11 am

This page contains the following errors:

error on line 1 at column 144728: EntityRef: expecting ';'

Below is a rendering of the page up to the first error.

This is the error that appears on my sitemap based on opencart 1.5.6

5,833 Points
2015-09-05 7:02 am
Hello Andrei,

Are you sure that you followed the steps in the guide perfectly as I just did the same steps and I did not receive the same error. An you provide the url for us to replicate the same error?

Best Regards,
TJ Edens
n/a Points
2015-09-11 3:36 am

@TJEdens yes, I have used the same method as you described here, you can check this error may u know why I have this error ? Thank you

n/a Points
2015-09-12 6:15 am

i am daily update my site in post new product in my site using open cart , my question is when i finsh my update of the day i need to update in google or not


30,331 Points
2015-09-14 10:45 am
Hello Imran,

What are you trying to do with Google?

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
30,331 Points
2015-09-14 10:44 am
Hello Andrei,

What specific OpenCart version are you using?

Kindest Regards,
Scott M

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