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When I generate a Magento sitemap.xml, all the "not visible individually" products are showing up in the xml file. I indexed and refreshed my cache multiple times and this is not by default this way. Any ideas how to fix this? Thanks in advance.

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This shouldn't happen.

The code that retrieves the product collection for sitemap is Mage_Sitemap_Model_Resource_Catalog_Product::getCollection().
In that method there is this filter that should exclude the products that are not visible and not active:

$this->_addFilter($storeId, 'visibility', Mage::getSingleton('catalog/product_visibility')->getVisibleInSiteIds(), 'in');
$this->_addFilter($storeId, 'status', Mage::getSingleton('catalog/product_status')->getVisibleStatusIds(), 'in');

Maybe you have a visibility set at the global level and a different one set at the store view level.
Check how a product looks like on the store view level that should not appear in the sitemap but does.

Also check if the code that retrieves the product collection is not overwritten.

  • Ah I see, our client has indeed configured visibility wrong at the store level. Thanks for your help! – Benidorm Nov 21 '14 at 15:34

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