Skip to main content
This is a pre-production deployment of Warehouse. Changes made here affect the production instance of PyPI (
Help us improve Python packaging - Donate today!

simple Python module to create XML sitemaps

Project Description


The metadata for the Apesmit package by Florian Diesch indicates Python 3 compatibility, but it actually works fine with Python 2. This fork just removes the Python 3-only flag.

What is ApeSmit?

ApeSmit is a very simple Python module to create XML sitemaps as defined at ApeSmit doesn’t contain any web spider or something like that, it just writes the data you provide to a file using the proper syntax.


First we create an instance of SiteMap:

>>> sm=Sitemap(changefreq='weekly')

The changefreq keyword sets a default value for that parameter.

Now we add some URL’s to our sitemap:

>>> sm.add('')

We may use some parameters:

>>> sm.add('', changefreq='daily',
...                                        priority=1.0,
...                                        lastmod='1891-1-1')

There’s a shortcut for URL’s that changed today:

>>> sm.add('', lastmod='today')

That’s all for now. Next we need a file to write the sitemap in:

>>> out=open('sitemap.xml', 'w')

Now we write our sitemap and then close the file:

>>> sm.write(out)
>>> out.close()

And that’s the content of our shiny new sitemap:

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<urlset xmlns:xsi=""

Release History

This version
History Node


Download Files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Filename, Size & Hash SHA256 Hash Help File Type Python Version Upload Date
(18.1 kB) Copy SHA256 Hash SHA256
Source None Apr 5, 2016

Supported By

Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Dyn Dyn DNS Sentry Sentry Error Logging CloudAMQP CloudAMQP RabbitMQ Kabu Creative Kabu Creative UX & Design Google Google Cloud Servers Fastly Fastly CDN StatusPage StatusPage Statuspage DigiCert DigiCert EV Certificate