How to Find Your WordPress Sitemap URL

In my post, I show you how to find your WordPress sitemap URL step by step.

Sitemaps in WordPress are essential because Google and Bing use them to index your site.

The latest WordPress release automatically generates a sitemap for your blog without a plugin.

My post shows you how to find your sitemap with and without plugins.

Let’s get started.

What is a sitemap?

A sitemap is a file on your WordPress website that provides information about pages, posts, videos, and other files on your site and the relationship between them. Search engines, like Google and Bing, read the sitemap to index your site.

How to find your WordPress sitemap without a plugin

  • 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 release automatically generates a sitemap for your website.

First, go to the homepage of your blog. Here is my tutorial website’s homepage.

Blog homepage

At the end of your homepage URL, type ‘/wp-sitemap.xml’.

So my URL now looks like this.

Sitemap URL

Then hit enter to show your site’s sitemap.

XML sitemap

Submit your site’s sitemap to Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools to help get your site indexed.

To submit your sitemap to Bing, check out my Bing Webmaster Tools post.

To submit your sitemap to Google, check out my Google Search Console post.

How To Find Your WordPress Sitemap URL Video Tutorial

How to find your WordPress sitemap URL on Yoast SEO

  • 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.

First, hover your mouse over ‘SEO’ and select ‘General’.

Select General from the SEO menu

On the Yoast SEO dashboard, select the features tab.

Features tab

On the features list, the sitemap option is halfway down.

To view your sitemap, click on the question mark icon. Then, select the ‘See the XML sitemap’ link.

Your WordPress sitemap opens in a new browser tab.

Yoast sitemap

Finally, submit your sitemap to Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools to help get your site indexed.

To submit your sitemap to Bing, check out my Bing Webmaster Tools post.

To submit your sitemap to Google, check out my Google Search Console post.

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

How to find your WordPress sitemap in Yoast video tutorial

How to find your WordPress sitemap URL on Rank Math

  • 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.

First, hover your mouse over ‘Rank Math’, then select ‘Sitemap Settings’.

Sitemap settings

Next, click on the ‘Your sitemap index can be found here:’ link.

Sitemap URL

Your sitemap opens in a new browser tab.

XML sitemap

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

Finally, submit your sitemap to Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools to help get your site indexed.

To submit your sitemap to Bing, check out my Bing Webmaster Tools post.

To submit your sitemap to Google, check out my Google Search Console post.

How to find your WordPress sitemap URL on All in One SEO

  • 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.

First, hover your mouse over ‘All in One SEO’ and select ‘Sitemaps’ from the menu.

All in One SEO

Next, click on the ‘Open Sitemap’ link.

Open sitemap link

Your sitemap opens in a new browser tab.

XML sitemap

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

Finally, submit your sitemap to Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools to help get your site indexed.

To submit your sitemap to Bing, check out my Bing Webmaster Tools post.

To submit your sitemap to Google, check out my Google Search Console post.

Conclusion

Sitemaps are essential for your WordPress blog. They help search engines index your content. Once indexed, your blog posts 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 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.

Before you return to your WordPress blog, would you kindly spare one minute to leave me a comment? Did my post help you? Do you have an issue with your site? I appreciate all feedback.

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