NextGen and FooGallery – Images not in Sitemap

  • Hello!
    I am using NextGen Gallery and FooGallery on two different homepages.
    Two different themes.
    “Gallery – Include in Sitemap” is activated
    The images I uploaded in galleries are not in the sitemap. Just the ones in the text directly.
    Is there any chance that it work (soon)?
    As I am photographer I have a lot of photos in a lot of galleries …
    Best, Adina

    • This topic was modified 4 months ago by Adina. Reason: Still not working
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  • Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math and sorry for any inconvenience that might have been caused due to that.

    The gallery plugin should have a separate sitemap created under the sitemap_index.xml file ngg_tag-sitemap.xml for posts containing this tag. Could you please check if this tag has been set to noindex under the Titles & Meta page?

    Next, please do the following:

    1. Head over to WordPress Dashboard > Settings > Permalinks

    Hit the save button once.

    2. Go to WordPress Dashboard > Rank Math > Sitemap Settings

    Hit the save button once.

    That should fix the issue.

    If it doesn’t, please do let us know so we can look at this further.

    Hello,

    I have updated the sensitive data as requested. Can you please check further?

    Thank you.

    Hello!

    I cleared the history. And I reseted the options under „Sitemap Settings“

    Page 1:
    I use FooGallery and NextGen Gallery
    „Nggallery: Picture tag“ exists, I can find it under „Titles & Meta“
    „Picture tag Archives Robots Meta“ is set under custom … it is not set under noindex, I changed nothing
    „WordPress Dashboard > Settings > Permalinks“ I saved
    „WordPress Dashboard > Rank Math > Sitemap Settings“ I saved
    But there are now images in ngg_tag-sitemap1.xml (and none in ngg_tag-sitemap2.xml etc) 🙁
    btw, no date under „last modified to see“

    Page 2:
    I use FooGallery.
    „Nggallery: Picture tag“ does not exists!
    „WordPress Dashboard > Settings > Permalinks“ I saved
    „WordPress Dashboard > Rank Math > Sitemap Settings“ I saved
    ngg_tag-sitemap.xml does not exist
    sitemap_index.xml opening: „Error loading stylesheet: Parsing an XSLT stylesheet failed“, did not had that before (worked til yesterday). Although I cleared the history no change (can it open with another browser)
    Interesting: I installed NextGen Gallery and now „Nggallery: Picture tag“ exists (but not in in „sitemap_index.xml“)

    Hello,

    We might need to take a closer look at the settings. Please edit the first post on this ticket and include your WP logins in the designated Sensitive Data section.
    Sensitive Data Section

    It is completely secure and only our support staff has access to that section. If you want, you can use the below plugin to generate a temporary login URL to your website and share that with us instead:

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/temporary-login-without-password/

    You can use the above plugin in conjunction with the WP Security Audit Log to monitor what changes our staff might make on your website (if any):

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-security-audit-log/

    We really look forward to helping you.

    Hello,

    I have updated the sensitive data as requested. Can you please check further?

    Thank you.

    Hello,

    All the ng_tag sitemaps seem to be working fine on your site. Please check the screencast I added in the Sensitive Data Section. As far as the missing date is concerned, Rank Math uses the post date assigned to the specific term. I wanted to check the ng_tags posts but I couldn’t find any page in admin. Is the post type hidden or not accessible to the account you shared in the Sensitive Data Section?

    Also, it’s not recommended to add ng_tags in the Sitemap since the tag pages doesn’t contain any content. Google could penalize such pages for thin content. You can read more about it in the following link: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/what-is-thin-content-how-to-fix-it/270583/

    I hope that helps. Thank you.

    Thanks for answering, again!
    I know that ngg-tag sitemap exists on my homepage. But my photos in the NextGen Gallery and FooGallery are not included … Images = 0. And I have a lot of images in the galleries. All the tags in the sitemap are tags from the photos in the galleries.
    In the post-sitemap the galleries photos are not included, just featured image and photos from the normal media gallery
    Nothing is hidden. The account I shared with you is the same I use.
    Somewhere else I also have read that ngg-tag should not be included in sitemaps
    But above Michael wrote .
    “The gallery plugin should have a separate sitemap created under the sitemap_index.xml file ngg_tag-sitemap.xml for posts containing this tag.”
    So, what to do?! Using another pluggin for sitemaps?!

    Hello,

    I know that ngg-tag sitemap exists on my homepage. But my photos in the NextGen Gallery and FooGallery are not included … Images = 0. And I have a lot of images in the galleries. All the tags in the sitemap are tags from the photos in the galleries.
    In the post-sitemap the galleries photos are not included, just featured image and photos from the normal media gallery
    Nothing is hidden. The account I shared with you is the same I use.

    Rank Math uses the images added in the main content area of the post or category/terms. The ngg-tag terms don’t have any images in the main Description field. Maybe the images are stored in the termmeta table. Same goes for the posts, Rank Math reads and decodes the default gallery shortcode but not the ngg-gallery shortcodes. You’ll have to contact the NextGEN Gallery team and ask them to add the compatibility code in their plugin just like they are doing it for other SEO plugins.

    But above Michael wrote .
    “The gallery plugin should have a separate sitemap created under the sitemap_index.xml file ngg_tag-sitemap.xml for posts containing this tag.”
    So, what to do?! Using another pluggin for sitemaps?!

    In general, a new sitemap is created for each post type and taxonomy, that’s what my colleague was trying to say. Since the ngg-tags page doesn’t have any content, I don’t think it’s a good idea to include it in the sitemaps.

    I hope that helps. Thank you.

    Hello,

    Since we did not hear back from you for 15 days, we are assuming that you found the solution. We are closing this support ticket.

    If you still need assistance or any other help, please feel free to open a new support ticket, and we will be more than happy to assist.

    Thank you.

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