Sitemap is really important from SEO perspective as it helps get you inner pages of your website indexed faster & its always better to have sitemap created for your website as it helps search engine navigates it way through your website. With these tutorial you will learn how you can create sitemap for website in WordPress, Joomla. & Other websites.
Creating XML Sitemap for WordPress Site
As everyone knows WordPress is a flexible platform & has plugin for everything & yes you can simply use a plugin to generate sitemap for your WordPress driven site. The best plugin to do this job is Google XML Sitemaps Plugin.
This plugin is really dynamic in creating sitemaps, as you just need to install it configure it once according to your need & then just forget about it, as whenever you add new pages or post to your site it automatically includes them in the sitemap & you don’t have to create sitemap everytime anything new is added to your website.
Google XML Sitemap Plugin not only create sitemaps but also notify Search Engines when any new changes are done in your sitemaps. It easily configurable & most default settings are good enough for most of the websites.
Manually Rebuild Sitemap
Select Sitemap Content
Select Change Frequencies in Sitemap
You can directly Download Google XML Sitemap plugin from WordPress Plugin Gallery or Can search for Google XML Sitemap in your WordPress Admin & Installed it from there on.
Creating XML Sitemap For Joomla Sites
Even Joomla has a very powerful extension for creating sitemap for Joomla sites. Xmap extenstion for Joomla easily create different sitemaps like xml sitemap, html sitemap & Image sitemap for your website. Just Install this extension & locate it component menu & setup your xml sitemap for Joomla.
Xmap is also easily configurable, so within minutes your website would be sitemap ready.
Xmap Sitemap Generator For Joomla
Download Xmap Extention for Joomla
Creating XML Sitemap For Other Websites
If you website is not using a WordPress or Joomla CMS don’t worry there is still an easy way to create sitemap for your website as well. There are many online sitemap generator but I will suggest you to use a free software Xenu’s Link Sleuth, as it’s a powerful sitemap generator that can be used for generating sitemaps for any websites even if it’s a WordPress or Joomla Sites.
With Xenu you can create both XML & HTML sitemaps, Xenu also generate report for the links on your website where it show broken links & redirects added to any pages, so you can fix problem areas of your website easily.
Xenu’s Link Sleuth
Broken Links & Redirects
When creating sitemap with Xenu you need to take care of one thing that whenever you create new pages you need to recreate sitemap for the website & upload it to your server.
Download Xenu Link Sleuth Sitemap Generator
Hope you guys have found this post useful, If you used any other tool other then for creating sitemaps do let me know in the comments.
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hey thats an awesome tool you have found. Im sharing right away.
Nikunj, One of my website is having 25k indexed pages, i am bit concerned about creating a site map file now..Will it affect my search engine rankings? Because the website is almost one year old and creating a sitemap now is little bit confusing. Please advice.
creating sitemap wont harm in anyway but it will only help search crawlers to find the inner pages of your website more easily.
Alltho sitemap.xml is now a standard we shouldn’t disregard natural indexing. Because most of the online sitemap generators do not allow more than 500-1000 URLs in the fitemap (for free) I’ve made my own online sitemap generator which allows up to 20.000 URLs and it’s free of charge. You can find it at: sitemap-xml.net
Thanks for sharing this list. Xmaps seems to be the best one for Joomla.
thanks for this tutorial on creating sitemap.