Create Dynamic XML Sitemap in Codeigniter App – Easily

October 15, 2020

Your dynamic website might need to have an XML Sitemap if you really care about the SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Here is how to create a dynamic XML Sitemap in the Codeigniter project easily.

Dynamic XML Sitemap in Codeigniter

Step 1: First, we need to create a Controller named Sitemap in the applications/controllers folder.


<?php defined('BASEPATH') OR exit('No direct script access allowed'); 

class Sitemap extends CI_Controller { 

	public function __construct() { 
		parent::__construct(); 
		$this->load->model('Item_model'); //Loading Items Model Class
	}

	public function index()
	{
		$this->load->helper('xml');
		$data['items'] = $this->Item_model->get_all(); //Getting items list from database
		$this->load->view('sitemap', $data);
	}
}


Step 2: Then, create a view file in the applications/views folder and name it sitemap.php.

<?php
echo "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\"?>";
echo "<urlset xmlns=\"http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9\">";

echo "<url>".
		"<loc>".base_url()."</loc>".
		"<changefreq>daily</changefreq>".
		"<priority>1</priority>".
		"</url>";
if (isset($items)){
	foreach($items as $item) {
		echo "<url>".
			"<loc>".
			base_url().
			"item/{$item["item_slug"]}/".
			"</loc>".
			"<changefreq>weekly</changefreq>".
			"<priority>0.5</priority>".
			"</url>";
	}
}
echo "</urlset>";
?>

Step 3: Add route code to the routes.php in the applications/config folder.

$route['sitemap.xml'] = "Sitemap/index";

Now check your XML sitemap domain.com/sitemap.xml.

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