Add a dynamically generated HTML5 sitemap to your WordPress blog or website.

Author:Luigi Cavalieri (profile at
WordPress version required:5.5
WordPress version tested:5.7.1
Plugin version:6.0.1
Added to WordPress repository:31-05-2012
Last updated:15-06-2020
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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SiteTree is a lightweight solution to enhancing a WordPress website with a Site Tree, a Google (Image) Sitemap and a News Sitemap. Developed prioritising user-friendliness, SiteTree is plug-and-play and nearly independent from user input.

An overview of the major features:

A Family of Dynamic Sitemaps

Be it a Site Tree, a Google Sitemap or a Google News Sitemap, the sitemap of your choice will always be up-to-date.

SiteTree Dashboard

Where you can control the activation of the sitemaps, choose which types of content to include, know details about the building process, and through a dedicated User Interface element, the Pinging Bubble, information about the latest pinging event are always at hand.

Code-free Customisation

The customisation of the Site Tree and the Google Sitemap starts and ends with a few clicks, and even less typing, on two settings pages that look like the ones you are already familiar with.

Custom Post Types Support

You can include in the sitemaps any kind of content, custom or built-in. Yes, even in the Google News Sitemap.

Exclude and Disallow

Posts, pages and custom posts can be excluded from the sitemaps directly from the editor screen of WordPress. And with no more than a tick of a checkbox you can add to the ‘robots.txt’ file generated by WordPress a Disallow rule for each web page excluded from the Google Sitemap.

Automated and Upon-request Pinging

SiteTree can ping Google both on request, and automatically whenever a permalink is added to the Google Sitemap or to the News Sitemap. And when the subject of the notification is the Google Sitemap, there is always a second ping ready to reach Bing.

Native Support for the WordPress Super Cache Plugin

SiteTree is able to automatically update the sitemaps even with the WordPress Super Cache plugin doing the “supercaching” of your website.

This is a Ghost Page

When a page is flagged as Ghost Page, SiteTree automatically excludes the page from the Site Tree and the Google Sitemap, prevents the WP Super Cache plugin from caching the page and hides the page from crawlers without showing up its path in the ‘robots.txt’ file.

More info and the complete documentation are available on

A feature-loaded Site Tree:

  • Lists reordering.
  • Customise the title of the lists.
  • Hierarchical and flat list styles.
  • Exclude all child pages.
  • Group posts by date, category or author.
  • Order posts by publication date or popularity.
  • Stick featured posts on top.
  • Show an excerpt of user defined length for posts.
  • Show authors’ avatar and biographical info.
  • Exclude specific posts and taxonomies.

SiteTree Pro

Equipped with functionalities like the Pinging Log and the Site Tree Pagination, SiteTree Pro comes with one year of automatic updates and technical support. Do check out SiteTree Pro!