Want to create a sitemap for your WordPress website? You have come to the right place.
You might have heard the word sitemap many times when dealing with a Website or Search Engine Optimization also known as SEO.
A sitemap is a nothing but a list of pages of a web site, which the search engine uses to crawl through your website, so that it becomes more searchable on the internet.
Sitemaps are very important for SEO, because they make it easier for the search engines like Google to map your entire website along with all its pages. Having a sitemap is considered a good practice, when it comes to SEO.
Sitemap has an XML extension by default.
Create A Sitemap For Your WordPress Website
There are many different methods used to create a sitemap, including other websites and plugins. We will have a detailed look at XML Sitemap Generator Website and also Yoast SEO Plugin.
Create Sitemap With XML Sitemap Generator
XML Sitemap Generator is a website which will assists you in creating a sitemap.
All you have to do is, enter your website URL in the Textbox and click the Start button.
- Enter your website URL and click Start button
- Your website is crawled and a sitemap for your website is generated
Create Sitemap With Yoast SEO
Yoast SEO is my all time favorite WordPress plugin, which generates a sitemap for your wordpress website. You will have to install this plugin first in your website.
In case you don’t know how to install a WordPress plugin then check out our post on, how to install and activate a WordPress plugin.
- After installing the plugin, go to the features tab and click on the question mark (?) icon in front of XML sitemaps and then click on the See the XML sitemap link. A new page will open up showing the sitemap for your entire website.
- Now simply type your YourWebsiteUrl/sitemap_index.xml in the address bar of any browser & hit enter. You will get the sitemap of your WordPress website.
Sitemaps play an important part in the growth of any website, may it be to increase your viewership, by displaying it in a much better manner, in the search results or to generate revenue from it, and so it should be taken seriously.