Sitemaps are super important when it comes to SEO or the visibility of your WordPress website. Without sitemaps, your website is nearly invisible.
If sitemaps are really important, how do we create them for our WordPress website? Well, in this article we will know how to generate XML sitemaps for your WordPress websites in minutes easily. Interested? Let’s get started.
So to create a Sitemap for a WordPress website we have to install a plugin called Yoast SEO. It is one of the best SEO WordPress plugins out there.
First of all, go to the plugins. Click on Add New plugin and search for “Yoast SEO”. Then install the first plugin “Yoast SEO by Team Yoast”.
Once the plugin is installed then click on activate to activate the plugin.
Once the plugin is installed and activated, you will then see the Yoast SEO tab in your left menu bar. Click on the Yoast SEO tab and you will see an interface like above
Now to generate a sitemap for your WordPress site, go to the features of Yoast SEO and scroll down until you find the XML sitemaps click on the small question mark icon to generate your WordPress sitemap. Yoast SEO will generate a sitemap for your WordPress site. Now to view your sitemap, click on the see the XML sitemap to view the sitemap of your WordPress site.
Now you can see the XML Sitemap of your WordPress site. You can use this sitemap anywhere you want in the Google search console for better indexing or anything else.
But make sure you don’t deactivate or uninstall the Yoast SEO plugin. If you deleted or deactivated the Yoast SEO plugin, the sitemap will not work anymore. So make sure to keep the Yoast SEO plugin.
I hope you enjoyed this article. Thanks for reading 🙂