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How to Generate Gzip Compressed XML Sitemaps in Laravel

Learn how to generate gzip compressed XML sitemap in Laravel to optimize the file size

Created on Jul 28, 2021

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To generate a Gzip Sitemap in Laravel you can make use Laravelium/Sitemap package. If you have not read our tutorial on How to Automatically Generate Sitemap on Laravel? then do give it a read for a full step-by-step guide.

Publish Sitemap Configuration
To generate Gzip sitemap you will have to publish the sitemap configuration.
php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Laravelium\Sitemap\SitemapServiceProvider"

Update Sitemap Configuration
Now you can update whether to use the Gzip compression or not from the config from "sitemap.php" file. Set the "use_gzip" configuration to "true" and now when you generate the sitemap you will have it in "gzip" format.
<?php

/* Simple configuration file for Laravel Sitemap package */
return [
    'use_cache' => false,
    'cache_key' => 'laravel-sitemap.'.config('app.url'),
    'cache_duration' => 3600,
    'escaping' => true,
    'use_limit_size' => false,
    'max_size' => null,
    'use_styles' => true,
    'styles_location' => '/vendor/sitemap/styles/',
    'use_gzip' => true
];

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