I have a problem with my category sitemap.

Like you can see here : http://bizpro.ch/catalog/seo_sitemap/category/ the category list doesn't respect the menu position.

Do you have any idea?

  • Are you using a module for your sitemap generation? In that case you'll need to fix that in the modules source Commented Nov 10, 2015 at 12:38
  • No,I d'ont use any module.
    – banu
    Commented Nov 10, 2015 at 12:39

1 Answer 1


You can overwrite the Mage_Catalog_Block_Seo_Sitemap_Category class from your own module (more on that here: http://inchoo.net/magento/overriding-magento-blocks-models-helpers-and-controllers/)

And set the order yourself

class [Namespace]_[Module]_Block_Catalog_Seo_Sitemap_Category extends Mage_Catalog_Block_Seo_Sitemap_Category
    protected function _prepareLayout()
        $helper = Mage::helper('catalog/category');

        // here I've edited the first argument to be `position` instead of default `name`
        $collection = $helper->getStoreCategories('position', true, false);
        return $this;
  • Thanks for your answer. I tried this solution but nothing changed.
    – banu
    Commented Nov 10, 2015 at 14:36
  • @banu are you sure your rewrite class is used? (just to be sure) Commented Nov 10, 2015 at 14:37
  • I think that it's ok but to be sur I modified directly Mage/Catalog/Seo/Sitemap/Category.php but nothing changed.(I have a backup of course)
    – banu
    Commented Nov 10, 2015 at 20:36
  • @banu I'll test this tomorrow and report back Commented Nov 10, 2015 at 21:08
  • @banu can you print the collection query? Should be var_dump((string)$collection->getSelect()); Commented Nov 11, 2015 at 10:45

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