How to Find Your WordPress Sitemap – Beginner’s Guide

A sitemap is a file on your WordPress website that provides information about pages, posts, videos, and files and their relationship.

The latest WordPress version generates a sitemap for your site automatically. If you use an SEO plugin, the plugin disables the WordPress sitemap and creates a new one for your website.

All sitemaps automatically update every time you edit your site. Both Google and Bing offer free tools for you to submit your sitemap.

In my post, I show you how to find your WordPress sitemap, step by step. My guide shows you how to find the WordPress-generated sitemaps and sitemaps by SEO plugins.

Let’s get started.

How To Find The WordPress Sitemap

  • Step One – Go To Your Website Homepage.
  • Step Two – Type ‘/wp-sitemap.xml’ After Your Website URL.
  • Step Three -Hit Enter To Find Your Sitemap.

The latest WordPress update automatically generates a sitemap for your website.

Step One – Go To Your Website’s Homepage

Blog homepage

Step Two – At The End Of Your Homepage URL, type /wp-sitemap.xml

Sitemap URL

Step Three – Hit Enter To Find Your Sitemap

XML sitemap

I recommend submitting your sitemap to Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools.

To submit your sitemap to Bing, check out my ‘How To Submit A Sitemap to Bing Webmaster Tools‘ post.

To submit your sitemap to Google, check out my ‘How To Submit A Sitemap To Google Search Console‘ post.

How To Find Your Sitemap In WordPress Video Tutorial

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How To Find The Yoast SEO Plugin Sitemap

  • Step One – Select General From The SEO Link Menu.
  • Step Two – Select The Features Tab.
  • Step Three -Click On The Question Mark Icon Next To XML Sitemaps.
  • Step Four – Select The See the XML Sitemap Link.

Step One – Select ‘General’ From The Yoast SEO Plugin Menu

Hover your mouse over SEO on your WordPress admin menu and select General.

Select General from the SEO menu

Step Two – Select The Features Tab

Features tab

On the features list, the sitemap is halfway down.

Your WordPress sitemap opens in a new browser tab.

Yoast sitemap

I recommend submitting your sitemap to Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools.

To submit your sitemap to Bing, check out my ‘How To Submit A Sitemap to Bing Webmaster Tools‘ post.

To submit your sitemap to Google, check out my ‘How To Submit A Sitemap To Google Search Console‘ post.

You can also view your Yoast sitemap by typing ‘/sitemap_index.xml’ after your homepage URL.

How To Find Your WordPress Yoast SEO Plugin Sitemap Video Tutorial

How To Find The Rank Math Plugin Sitemap

  • Step One – Select ‘Sitemap Settings’ From The Rank Math Link Menu.
  • Step Two – Click On The ‘Your sitemap Index Can Be Found Here:’ Link.
  • Step Three – Your Sitemap Opens In A New Browser Tab.

Step One – Hover Your Mouse Over ‘Rank Math’ On Your WordPress Admin Menu, Then Select ‘Sitemap Settings’

Sitemap settings
Sitemap URL

Your sitemap opens in a new browser tab.

XML sitemap

You can also type ‘/sitemap_index.xml’ after your homepage URL.

I recommend submitting your sitemap to Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools.

To submit your sitemap to Bing, check out my ‘How To Submit A Sitemap to Bing Webmaster Tools‘ post.

To submit your sitemap to Google, check out my ‘How To Submit A Sitemap To Google Search Console‘ post.

How To Find The All In One SEO Plugin Sitemap

  • Step One – Select ‘Sitemaps’ From The All In One SEO Link Menu.
  • Step Two – Click On The ‘Open Sitemap’ Link.
  • Step Three – Your Sitemap Opens In A New Browser Tab.

Step One – Hover Your Mouse Over ‘All In One SEO’ In Your WordPress Menu, Then Select ‘Sitemaps’

All in One SEO
Open sitemap link

Your sitemap opens in a new browser tab.

XML sitemap

You can also view your All in One SEO sitemap by typing ‘/sitemap.xml’ after your homepage URL.

I recommend submitting your sitemap to Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools.

To submit your sitemap to Bing, check out my ‘How To Submit A Sitemap to Bing Webmaster Tools‘ post.

To submit your sitemap to Google, check out my ‘How To Submit A Sitemap To Google Search Console‘ post.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the latest version of WordPress has a sitemap. You do not need to install a plugin. To access the WordPress-generated sitemap, type /wp-sitemap.xml after your homepage URL.

Put the sitemap URL into any internet browser. The URL differs depending on what you are using to generate the sitemap. Use my guide to find the URL of the sitemap you want to check.

If you can access your sitemap from an internet browser, so can Google. Submit your sitemap URL to your Google Search Console.

The latest version of WordPress generates a sitemap for you. Alternatively, you can install an SEO plugin to add a sitemap to your website.

Sitemaps list all the URLs for your site. When you publish a new post or page, the sitemap automatically updates.

I recommend you submit your sitemap to Google and Bing. On Google, use your Google Search Console. On Bing, use the Bing Webmaster Tools.

Submit your sitemap to Google Search Console. On the dashboard, select ‘Sitemaps’ and paste your sitemap URL. Submit your sitemap URL once.

Conclusion

Sitemaps are essential for your WordPress blog. They help search engines index your content. Once indexed, your blog posts can start showing on search result pages.

Google and Bing scan for new and updated websites constantly. Submit your sitemap to Google and Bing to get indexed faster.

To learn how to submit your sitemap to Google, check out my blog post at How to submit a WordPress sitemap to Google. To submit a sitemap to Bing, check out my blog post at How to submit a WordPress sitemap to Bing.

Alternatively, you can check out my YouTube channel. I have many tutorials about WordPress and SEO.

Do you have any questions about sitemaps? Kindly leave your question in the comments section below. I check for comments on my blog every day.