XML Sitemap is a source of your website’s pages URLs or you can organization of your web content in form of URLs used to submit to various search engine Giant i.e. Google, Bing, Yandex etc to ping those and identify pages to list in various search results. Therefore, Nowadays it is really important to have a sitemap in order to get recognition in various search engine giants. There are various plugins that are available in WordPress plugin directory but in this tutorial, I would like to tell how you can install XML sitemaps effectively using SEO WordPress plugin.
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Create XML Sitemap Using Yoast SEO Plugin
Yoast is all in one WordPress SEO plugin which will not only enable you to install/create sitemap but also provides some essential information on how to create effective Blog/WordPress post and it is highly recommended by many webmasters too.
Install Yoast Inside WordPress Your WordPress Plugin Directory (Plugins Option > Add NEW)
In Plugin directory Page Search ”Yoast” and then Yoast plugin will show up, Then click on ”Install> Activate”
Alternatively, You can download Yoast plugin directly from their website.
After installation, Click go to your Yoast SEO > General Page, Then click on ”features”
In Feature Page, Scroll down to ”XML Sitemaps” option and click on ”ON” option (It is enabled by default) and then click on ”Question” Icon.
Afterward, click on ”See the XML sitemap” option and there you will see your XML Sitemap File (usually http://yourdomain.com/sitemap_index.xml)
Therefore, Now you can browse your sitemaps and submit to your webmaster tools sections.
Yoast Alternative Plugins to create XML Sitemap
There are various other ways to install XML Sitemaps but I would recommend using Yoast because its best plugin available in the market with loaded SEO Features too, But if you’re looking for reliable alternative options, Then check the following;
You can use any of above plugins in order to create XML sitemap. If you have queries in mind, Please do comment below.