14.1.7 Generating a sitemap

The following properties may be used to control publishing of a map of files for a given project.


When non-nil, publish a sitemap during org-publish-current-project or org-publish-all.


Filename for output of sitemap. Defaults to ‘sitemap.org’, which becomes ‘sitemap.html’.


Title of sitemap page. Defaults to name of file.


With this option one can tell how a site-map entry is formatted in the site-map. It is a function called with three arguments: the file or directory name relative to base directory of the project, the site-map style and the current project. It is expected to return a string. Default value turns file names into links and use document titles as descriptions. For specific formatting needs, one can use org-publish-find-date, org-publish-find-title and org-publish-find-property, to retrieve additional information about published documents.


Plug-in function to use for generation of the sitemap. It is called with two arguments: the title of the site-map and a representation of the files and directories involved in the project as a nested list, which can further be transformed using org-list-to-generic, org-list-to-subtree and alike. Default value generates a plain list of links to all files in the project.


Where folders should appear in the sitemap. Set this to first (default) or last to display folders first or last, respectively. When set to ignore, folders are ignored altogether. Any other value mixes files and folders. This variable has no effect when site-map style is tree.


How the files are sorted in the site map. Set this to alphabetically (default), chronologically or anti-chronologically. chronologically sorts the files with older date first while anti-chronologically sorts the files with newer date first. alphabetically sorts the files alphabetically. The date of a file is retrieved with org-publish-find-date.


Should sorting be case-sensitive? Default nil.


With this option one can tell how a sitemap’s entry is formatted in the sitemap. This is a format string with some escape sequences: %t stands for the title of the file, %a stands for the author of the file and %d stands for the date of the file. The date is retrieved with the org-publish-find-date function and formatted with org-publish-sitemap-date-format. Default %t.


Format string for the format-time-string function that tells how a sitemap entry’s date is to be formatted. This property bypasses org-publish-sitemap-date-format which defaults to %Y-%m-%d.