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How to Create a XML and HTML Sitemap for WordPress

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If you are a webmaster and know a thing or two about SEO, then you should know that having a Sitemap on a website can be very helpful. There are two types of sitemap that you can make. One is a XML sitemap and then there is a HTML Sitemap. In this article we will share the WordPress plugins you need to create a XML Sitemap and to create a HTML sitemap.

Sitemap helps search engine bots finding each page on your site. This is a page that contains all URLs within your site, so it will have any and all pages that you can imagine. There are pros and cons to having either type of sitemap. The reason why you should have a XML Sitemap is because it puts frequency, and importance to each page, so the bots know exactly what to visit and which page is more important. The reason why HTML Sitemap is important is because it is User Friendly unlike the XML Sitemap.

To have a XML Sitemap like ours, all you have to do is download the plugin called Google XML Sitemaps

To have a HTML Sitemap then you should download the plugin called HTML Page Sitemap

Both of these plugins are well trusted and they have plenty of options you can go through. If you have any issues with this plugin, then feel free to post it in the comments.

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  1. Syed Balkhi says

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  2. Ali Amar says

    Thank for good information, please tell me that the Google XML sitemap is supporting .html links? or we must need to install another plugin for it?

  3. Sergiu says

    can you help me with an issue? i keep getting the white screen, even if, when I download the sitemap.xml file from my host I get to see everything ok; it doesn’t want to show me the sitemap. any ideas why?

  4. David says

    Just installed Google XML Sitemaps. Very easy to do and configure. Many thanks for the heads up on a good looking plug-in!

  5. Oualid says

    Thanks dude , i’ve already downloaded the html sitemap plugin , N i hope it’ll work for me
    Thanks again and keep doing the good job

  6. Trisha says

    Im a true believer in Google XML Sitemaps. Its in my ‘install immediately’ plugin list. Havent tried the HTML sitemap, working on custom category feeds, but I bet google loves that one too! great post!

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