How to Create a Sitemap in Joomla 3

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Xmap site map in joomla 3

In this tutorial:

Install Xmap Generate a Sitemap

The easiest way to create a Sitemap for a Joomla 3 website is to use one of the many Extensions available. In this guide we will walk you through creating a sitemap.xml file for a Joomla 3 website, using the Xmap extension. Creating a sitemap can help Google crawl your website more accurately, since it provides a list of all your pages. Click here to learn more about Joomla Hosting.

Installing the Xmap Extension

  1. Download the Xmap Package

here.

  • Login to the Admin Dashboard for Joomla 3.
  • In the main menu, click Extensions, then click Extension Manager
  • Click the Choose File button and select the file you downloaded in step 1.
  • Click the Upload & Install button. You will then see a message stating “Installing package was successful.
  • Click Extensions in the main menu, then click Plugin Manager.
  • In the search box, type Xmap, then hit the Enter key to search.
  • You will see a list of all the included Xmap plugins. Click the red X next to Xmap – WebLinks Plugin, and Xmap – Content Plugin to enable them. You will see a green check beside them once they are enabled successfully.
    turning the xmap features on to create a xml sitemap
  • Generating a Sitemap

    1. Login to the Admin Dashboard for Joomla 3.
    2. In the main menu, click Components, then Xmap.
    3. Click the New button.
    4. On the next screen, enter a name for sitemap in the Title field, and change the Status to Published. Make sure the Access setting is set to Public.
    5. Select the Menus tab. Click the check box next to the menus you want included in the sitemap.
    6. The other fields are not required, click the Save button when you are finished. You will then see a message stating “Item successfully saved.

    Congratulations, now you know how to a generate a sitemap.xml file for a Joomla 3 website, using the Xmap extension.

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