How to upload sitemap.xml to google app engine

Ah the world wide web… the old www. So many factors to consider when developing web applications, especially if you’re used to developing in a relatively simple research environment.

One thing you will think about is how to get Google to include your page in it’s searchers (i.e., get indexed). To do this, we’ll submit a sitemap to Google. Basically a sitemap lists the links that you want Google to start indexing (so other people can find it when they search the web).

If you’re using WordPress, this is pretty simple, and you can just download a plugin and skip to the last step below (step 6).

However, if you’re using Google App Engine to run your site, then you need to do a few more steps. So here’s instructions for how to do this.
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Using numpy on google app engine with the anaconda python distribution

Last updated on January 7th, 2017

Scenario
– you are using the Google App Engine (GAE) development server with Python
– you installed the Anaconda Python distribution
– you want to use the Numpy library with GAE

On Ubuntu and on Mac (but not Windows for some reason), you get this error when trying to deploy:
google app engine ImportError: No module named _ctypes

The tldr; solution
Create an Anaconda environment using numpy 1.6 and python 2.7:

conda create -n np16py27 anaconda numpy=1.6 python=2.7

Load this specific environment from the command line:

source activate np16py27

Run your GAE dev server:

dev_appserver.py my_gae_project

That’s it! You can read more details below if you are interested.
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gae python – importerror: no module named webapp2

Last updated on September 29th, 2016

Scenario:
– Google app engine with Python on Ubuntu
– Running the local development server.

If you start getting this error:

"importerror: no module named webapp2"

after running,
$ dev_appserver.py helloworld/

You might want to go back to an earlier version for local development.

After downloading “google_appengine_1.9.37.zip

I got errors with import webapp2

Luckily, I had a previous version “google_appengine_1.9.34.zip”

So I deleted 1.9.37. And used 1.9.34 instead.

Maybe this will work for you.