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A sitemap generator suitable for applications with greater than 50,000 URLs.

Project description

This module was based on the big_sitemap ruby gem.

From the gem description:

BigSitemap is a Sitemapgenerator suitable for applications with greater than 50,000 URLs. It splits large Sitemaps into multiple files, gzips the files to minimize bandwidth usage…



import bigsitemap

options = {
    'gzip': True,
    'ping': True,
    'base_url': '',
    'site_url': '',
    'base_path': '/var/www/cdn/sitemaps'


sections = ['/','/boats','/cars','/gadgets','/travel']
places   = ['/parents-house.html','/grocery-store.html']

generator = bigsitemap.Generator(options)

for section in sections:

for place in places:

generator.files() #Returns ['sitemap.xml.gz','sections.gz','places.gz']

If your sitemaps grow beyond 50,000 URLs, the sitemap files will be partitioned into multiple files (places_1.xml.gz, places_2.xml.gz, …).

Initialization Options

  • gzip: Use gzip? Default False.
  • ping: Ping google and bing on finish? Default False.
  • base_path: Where to store the sitemap files? required
  • site_url: What is your website url? required
  • base_url: If you store the xml files into another host, supply it here. Default site_url.

Change Frequency, Priority and Last Modified

You can control changefreq, priority and lastmod values for each record individually by passing them as optional arguments when adding URLs:




  • Writer class for dependency injection
  • Automated tests


Many thanks to Stateless Systems ( for releasing the big_sitemap ruby gem.

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