How To Add Sitemap Link In WordPress Website

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Here in this post you will learn what is sitemap and how to add sitemap link in wordpress website.

I still remember, a decade ago when i was browsing google for some information on a website i came across a link “sitemap” along with other links namely contact us, privacy policy, disclaimer and about us at the bottom(footer) of the website. Out of five links mentioned above, sitemap was the one i could not understand what exactly this link is?? I clicked on that link and i found that a page containing few URL’s. Though i googled it to know about sitemap, but could not understand since i was unaware of seo.

Well, after learning the concepts of web designing and seo made me write this post regarding sitemap. Also i will be showing you steps involved(with images) in adding sitemap link in WordPress website.

What Is Sitemap?

Basically sitemap is an Extensible Markup Language (XML) file. It consists list of pages, usually URLs for a site organized in a hierarchical convention. It interacts with search engine on how often the website has been updated.

How To Add Sitemap Link In WordPress Website?

Read also – HTML Attributes

Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Login to your website,

How To Add Sitemap Link In WordPress Website

Step 2 : Go to appearance and then select menus

How To Add Sitemap Link In WordPress Website

Step 3 : In the menus page first select “Footer(Footer Menu)” in the drop down and click on “Select” button.

How To Add Sitemap Link In WordPress Website

Step 4 : Now click on “Custom Links” tab. In “URL” text box enter your sitemap URL. Sitemap will be in format http://www.yourdomainname/sitemap_index.xml and in “Link Text” text box enter Sitemap. Now click on “Add Menu” button.

How To Add Sitemap Link In WordPress Website

Step 5 : After clicking on “Add to Menu” button in the previous step, now you can see custom link added to “Menu Structure”. Make sure that you have clicked the “Footer Menu” check box in “Menu Settings” and click on “Save Menu” button. See image below,

How To Add Sitemap Link In WordPress Website

Step 6 : In the final step you can check whether the “Sitemap” link has been added to your website by hovering your mouse on top left corner, (exactly on home icon). Click on “Visit Site”.    this final step you can see “Sitemap” link added to your website.

How To Add Sitemap Link In WordPress Website

This is what you see after clicking on “Visit Site”. Scroll down to see your “Sitemap” link.

How To Add Sitemap Link In WordPress Website

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