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7.1 ocp_sitemap.xml Yahoo API issue

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force_sitemap_generation.php ends with Yahoo API failure

Hi Chris,

I am running 7.1 which is fantastic CMS, I became a fanatical OCP user :P. I love the HTML5 support and the idea of semantic content.

However, I was trying to execute the force_sitemap_generation.php and ended in an error:

search.yahooapis.com/SiteExplorerService/V1/ping… limit exceeded.

The ocp_sitemap.xml is not getting updated even when I try to force it.

I stumbled upon Yahoo's API site (http://developer.yahoo.com/search/siteexplorer/V1/ping.html) saying they will shut down the Ping API service in March 2011.

So, I disabled option auto_submit_sitemap, forcing the ocp_sitemap.xml was ok then.

Will there be a replacement for the Yahoo API support?

Greets,
Dirk
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I am not completely sure about this but I think it is because Yahoo's search results are now being provided by Bing. In essence Yahoo search == Bing.

Bob
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There is an fix to prevent a failing API call from stopping the sitemap generation here:
View topic: v7.0.1 - Sitemap not being autogenerated - ocPortal

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Hi guys, thanks for drawing our attention to this.

It seems the sitemap submission has been diverted to Yahoo's Search Explorer feature.

Additionally, although it has not to our knowledge had an end of life date set it would probably be an idea to use the new address for Bing.

We'll be pushing these changes in the next update but if you want to fix this for yourself the new urls are:

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         // Submit to search engines
         $services=array(
            'http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/ping?sitemap=',
            'http://submissions.ask.com/ping?sitemap=',
            'http://www.bing.com/webmaster/ping.aspx?siteMap=',
            'http://search.yahooapis.com/SiteExplorerService/V1/updateNotification?appid=SitemapWriter&url=',
         );
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Thank You,

Upgraded to 7.1.1, fix is included :cool:

Dirk
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