What is Sitemap? 

A Sitemap is a list of web pages of your site to tell Google and other search engines about the organization of your site content and it make easier for crawlers and user can able to navigate from one page to other easily in particular website without any chaos.  


What is an XML Sitemap? 

An XML sitemap helps website owners to tell search engines about all the pages that exist on their site. It also tells search engines like Google 

  1. Which links on your site are more important than others and how often you update your website. 
  2. While sitemaps do not boost your search rankings, it allows search engines to crawl your site better. 

XML Sitemap allows you to know additional information about each URL on website. 

  • When it was last updated 
  • How often the site changes 
  • How important the page is in relation to other pages on the site 

By having all this information Search Engines like google can understand your website well and it make more easier for crawlers. 

XML sitemap can be used in both Commonly Used SEO plugin like Yoast and All in One SEO Plugin. 

If you use Yoast SEO, you just need to find the appropriate plugin setting to set up your XML sitemap. 

 xml sitemap

Generating a Sitemap in Yoast SEO Plugin: 

  1. Login to Your Dashboard. 
  2. Install and Activate Yoast SEO Plugin 
  3. With Yoast SEO plugin, navigate to SEO -> XML Sitemaps 
  4. Enable XML Sitemap Functionality 

In this settings, you can enter the maximum number of entries per sitemap page (defaults to 1000, you might want to lower this to prevent memory issues on some installs) 

Generating a Sitemap in All in One SEO: 

  1. Login to Your Dashboard. 
  2. Install and Activate All in One SEO Plugin 
  3. With All in One SEO plugin, navigate to XML Sitemaps 

sitemap setting

If you don’t have any of the plugin mentioned above, you can easily create using Google XML Sitemaps plugin. 

Once the plugin installed in your dashboard, you can configure it by going to Setting -> XML Sitemap 

xml sitemap generator


Sitemaps are a quick and simple way to improve your WordPress site. Creating an XML sitemap on a website will make it easier for search engines to crawl and index all of your content. Most of the companies are not aware of the term sitemap and they face serious issues if minor error or problem occurred on site. But most of the SEO Companies will take care of this sitemap to make it easier for the user to navigate between the pages.