How to Find Your Sitemap In WordPress

How to Find A WordPress Sitemap – Beginner’s Guide

A sitemap is a file on a 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 article, I show you how to find a WordPress sitemap.

My guide shows you how to find the default WordPress sitemap and sitemaps by SEO plugins.

Let’s get started.

How To Find The Default WordPress Sitemap

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

    Step One – Go To Your Website’s Homepage

    Website homepage

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

    WP sitemap

    Step Three – Hit Enter To Find Your WordPress Sitemap

    WP sitemap

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

    How To Find Your Sitemap In WordPress Video Tutorial

    How To Find The Yoast SEO Plugin WordPress Sitemap

    Step One – Select General From The Yoast SEO Plugin Menu

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

    General setting

    Step Two – Select The Features Tab

    Features

    On the features list, the sitemap is halfway down.

    Sitemap
    See the XML

    Your WordPress sitemap opens in a new browser tab.

    XML sitemap

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

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

    How To Find The Yoast SEO Plugin WordPress Sitemap Video Tutorial

    How To Find The Rank Math Plugin WordPress Sitemap

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

    Sitemap settings
    Rank math sitemap

    Your sitemap opens in a new browser tab.

    Rank math 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.

    How To Find The All In One SEO Plugin Sitemap

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

    All in one sitemaps
    Open sitemap

    Your sitemap opens in a new browser tab.

    All in one sitemaps

    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.

    Conclusion

    Sitemaps are essential for your WordPress blog.

    Sitemaps 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. Submit your sitemap to Google and Bing to get indexed faster.

    Does Google display the correct information for your website? If not, visit my Change A WordPress Website Title In Google Search article to learn the solution.

    Are you new to WordPress? Visit my How To Edit A WordPress Website article to learn how to use WordPress.

    I hope you found my article informative. If you have any questions, please leave them below.


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    8 responses to “How to Find A WordPress Sitemap – Beginner’s Guide”

    1. joel avatar

      really helpful . your the best

      1. newblogr avatar

        Thank you for your comment.

    2. Ivar avatar

      Hi, John

      This was really helpful, Thank you very much!

      1. newblogr avatar

        Awesome. Thank you for your comment Ivar.

    3. Mark avatar

      Great answer to the question.
      Quick and easy to do, thanks so much.

      1. newblogr avatar

        Hello, Mark. Glad you found my post helpful. Thank you for your kind comment.

    4. Andy avatar

      Hello Sir,
      How can I find my Sitemap XML if I have a Google XML plugin?

      Thank you for your help.

      Andy Ramirez

      1. newblogr avatar

        Hello Andy. Thank you for your comment. I think you should find your sitemap with this at the end of your website URL ‘/xmlsitemap.xml’. Or, go to ‘XML Sitemap’ under ‘Settings’ on your WordPress Admin menu. You should see your sitemap URL.

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