We already read about sitemaps and xml sitemaps. XML sitemaps is a collection of urls in a website, by submitting xml sitemaps to search engines website crawls by search engines instantly and helps in boost search engine rankings.
In WordPress, there is a lots of plugin available for xml sitemap creation. Some of widely used plugins are –
Google XML sitemap – It is specially designed for WordPress XML sitemap creation. It also incluides custom urls. It has 15,028,715 downloads till now.
To download – https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-sitemap-generator/
WordPress SEO by Yoast – It is widely used for WordPress SEO improvement. It has 12,888,350 downloads till now.
To download – https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/
XML Sitemaps – This automatically updates sitemap when website updates with new pages and notify search engines.
To download – https://wordpress.org/plugins/xml-sitemaps/
All in one SEO Pack -A complete WordPress SEO plugin. It has 20,124,804 download till now.
It provides –
- XML Sitemap support – submit your sitemap to Google and Bing and improve your SEO
- Google Analytics support
- Support for SEO on Custom Post Types
- Advanced Canonical URLs
- Fine tune Page Navigational Links etc.
To download – https://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/
ALL in one SEO has more downloads as compare to others, i am also using All in one SEO plugin for my blog and find it very helpful.
Steps to download and install All in one SEO for xml sitemaps –
1- Go to plugins – Add new
2- Search the appropriate keyword and search
3- click install now to install.
4 – Activate plugin
5- You will see a SEO in top menu bar, Go to submenu -> xml sitemap
6- You will see xml settings page. Check and uncheck check-box as per requirement and update.
After this process , you can see your sitemap by going to this url – http://www.domain.com/sitemap.xml
Please share your views in comments, which plugin you are using for WordPress website. Thanks