Are you new to WordPress? Have heard a lot about WordPress sitemap but don’t know anything about it! If the answer to the question is “YES” then this article is for you. In this article we will explain what is a site map and how it is useful, how to create a sitemap in WordPress.

What is an XML sitemap and why is it useful?

A sitemap is an XML file that lists the all URLs on your site, it allows webmasters to get information such as: when your site was last updated, how often it changes. This allows search engines to crawl the site more intelligently.

Please keep in mind that a sitemap doesn’t help in increasing search engine rankings, but it is rather important for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) purpose.

Sitemaps are more useful for new websites and blogs. As they don’t get many back links to their posts, making harder for search
engines to discover all of their posts and pages. Sitemaps allow your blog/site to interact with search engines more effectively  improving the visibility of your blog/site to search engines.

How to create a Sitemap in WordPress?

A sitemap can be created in various ways, but we recommend SEO plugin by Yoast. It is more efficient than other sitemap generator plugins. For creating a sitemap you need to enable XML sitemap functionality in SEO plugin by Yoast. Go to SEO→ XML Sitemaps and check the enable XML sitemap functionality.

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Now your sitemaps are generated, you can view your sitemap by clicking on the XML Sitemap button.

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If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below.

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