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What Is A WordPress Sitemap?


You have launched your WordPress website. Do you need a sitemap?

Yes, you must have a WordPress sitemap. You need your blog posts to show on Google and Bing. A sitemap speeds up this process.

Without a sitemap, it takes longer for the search engines to understand your website structure.

A WordPress sitemap is a file that provides information about posts, pages, and media.

The sitemap helps search engines understand your blog content and how it is linked together.

What Is A WordPress Sitemap?

A WordPress sitemap contains information about your website content. Search engines use your sitemap to get information about your content and how it is linked.

The WordPress sitemap has information about posts, pages, and images. When you update or publish a blog post, it updates automatically.

Search engines like Google and Bing visit your sitemap to check for new and updated content.

Does WordPress Generate A Sitemap?

WordPress does generate a sitemap. WordPress sitemaps update when you publish or change blog posts..

You do not need to install a plugin to generate a WordPress sitemap.

You can not access your sitemap from WordPress admin. You need to go to your website.

Visit my How To Create A WordPress Sitemap post to learn how to access your sitemap.

How Do I Find My WordPress Website?

WordPress generates a free sitemap automatically. Visit my How To Find My WordPress Sitemap post to learn more.

If you installed an SEO plugin, the WordPress-generated plugin is disabled.

WordPress SEO plugins create a sitemap for your website. SEO plugins deactivate the WordPress sitemap by default to ensure your site has only one.

Visit my How To Find Your SEO Plugin WordPress Sitemap post to learn how to find your SEO plugin sitemap.

How Do I Use A WordPress Sitemap?

Submit your sitemap to search engines. Google and Bing use the sitemap to index your website content.

Google and Bing have free tools for website owners to submit their sitemaps.

Google Search Console

The Google tool is called the Google Search Console.

Google Search Console

Website owners can open an account for free. After you open one, you must verify you are the owner.

Once your account is verified, you can submit your sitemap to Google.

Visit my How To Submit A Sitemap To Google post to learn more.

Bing Webmaster Tool

The Bing tool is called the Bing Webmaster Tool.

Bing Webmaster Tools Sign Up

Website owners can open an account for free. After you open one, you must verify you are the owner.

Once your account is verified, you can submit your sitemap to Bing.

Visit my How To Submit A Sitemap To Bing post to learn more.

Conclusion

A WordPress sitemap is a file containing essential information about posts and pages on your website.

WordPress generates a free sitemap for your site.

Open a free webmaster account on Google and Bing. After you verify your website, submit your sitemap’s URL.

Submitting your sitemap to search engines help get your blog content indexed quicker.

I hope you found my blog post informative. If you have questions, please leave them below.

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