This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines to better index your blog.
|Author:||Arne Brachhold (profile at wordpress.org)|
|WordPress version required:||3.3|
|WordPress version tested:||4.7|
|Added to WordPress repository:||16-06-2005|
|Total downloads:||19 572 154|
|Active installs:||2 000 000+|
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Plugin options page
Sample XML sitemap (with a stylesheet for making it readable)
Sample XML sitemap (without stylesheet)
Where can I find the options page of the plugin?
It is under Settings > XML Sitemap. I know nowadays many plugins add top-level menu items, but in most of the cases it is just not necessary. I’ve seen WP installations which looked like an Internet Explorer ten years ago with 20 toolbars installed. 😉
Do I have to create a sitemap.xml and sitemap.xml.gz by myself?
Not anymore. Since version 4, these files are dynamically generated. There must be no sitemap.xml or sitemap.xml.gz in your blog directory anymore! The plugin will try to rename them to sitemap.xml.bak if they still exists.
Does this plugin use static files or “I can’t find the sitemap.xml file!”
Not anymore. Since version 4, these files are dynamically generated just like any other WordPress content.
There are no comments yet (or I’ve disabled them) and all my postings have a priority of zero!
Please disable automatic priority calculation and define a static priority for posts.
So many configuration options… Do I need to change them?
No, only if you want to. Default values are ok for most sites.
Does this plugin work with all WordPress versions?
This version works with WordPress 3.3 and better. If you’re using an older version, please check the Google Sitemaps Plugin Homepage for the legacy releases. There is a working release for every WordPress version since 1.5, but you really should consider updating your WordPress installation!
My question isn’t answered here
My question isn’t even answered there
Please post your question at the WordPress support forum and tag your post with “google-sitemap-generator”.
What’s new in the latest version?
The changelog is maintained here
Why is the changelog on a separate page and not here?
The WordPress.org repository is just another place to download this plugin. I don’t want to maintain too many pages with the same content. Thank you for your understanding!
You can always find the changelog on the plugin website, since I don’t like to maintain the same content on different pages. Thank you for your understanding!