Having a sitemap for any website or blog is very essential if want search engines to properly crawl & index content of your website. If you don’t have and XML sitemap for your WordPress based blog than how you will make search engine to know about the new content & also which is updated. In this case, how will you create XML sitemap in WordPress?
Creating XML Sitemap in WordPress is too easy. Before creating, you should know that this XML sitemap should be submitted in Google & Bing webmaster tools to make crawling & indexing of your blog more easy for search engines. What if you have updated and outdated article on your blog. How you will make search engine to know about that your outdated article has been updated to latest. This task can only be done by XML sitemaps.
To create XML sitemap in WordPress, we should use WordPress plugins. In WordPress, you don’t need to manual create sitemaps. There are many high-quality WordPress plugin which are made to generate effective XML sitemaps.
How This Site Is Creating XML Sitemaps?
At eCloudBuzz, we use one of the best WordPress seo plugin, Yoast SEO to create XML Sitemaps. If you are on WordPress than probably you are using WordPress SEO By Yoast. If you are using this plugin, you just need to just make a check on under XML sitemaps section of this plugin. Below is the process to generate XML sitemap by using Yoast SEO:
- Go to XML Sitemap section in Yoast WordPress SEO plugin settings.
- If the check box for “
- Now you can see your blog’s XML sitemap by going to URL www.xyz.com/sitemap.xml. You should replace www.xyz.com with your site’s URL.
Yoast SEO plugin also gives you many options to configure sitemap. This options can be browsed in General, User sitemap, Post Types and Taxonomies.
Create Sitemap With Google XML Sitemaps Plugin
Here is another popular wordpress plugin called Google XML Sitemaps plugin. It’s a plugin specially developed to create XML sitemaps for WordPress based sites. This plugin also has got 4.9 rating in WordPress plugin repository and also got 1+ million installs.
You just need to install the Google XML Sitemaps Plugin and rest will be all set. Still you can also configure the plugin accordingly. There are many features included in this plugin.
- Create XML Sitemaps that can easily consumed by search engines like Google, Bing and Ask.
- Also got an option to “include sitemap in HTML format”.
- Automatically ping search engines to notify about latest updates on your blog.
- Also calculates priority for each post on the basis of comments.
- It supports all kinds of WordPress page included custom URLs.
Although there are some other plugin which can also create WordPress XML Sitemaps. But I recommend Yoast SEO and Google XML Sitemap because of regular updates & features.
If you have any query related to XML Sitemap creation for your WordPress blog, do let me know about that in comment section.