How to Create a sitemap in WordPress using Yoast

In this tutorial we will show you how to generate a sitemap in WordPress using the Yoast plugin. This plugin is very popularit automatically creates XML sitemaps and notifies Google & Bing of the sitemaps existence.

Creating a SiteMap

  1. Login to WordPress.
  2. In your Admin menu, click SEO, then click XML Sitemaps.
    Creating a WordPress Sitemap
  3. You will see a message stating “Check this box to enable XML sitemap functionality.” Make sure this box is checked.
    XML Sitemap creating in BoldGrid using Yoast

    You can also find your Sitemap, by clicking the XML Sitemap button.
    Creating XML Sitemap in Yoast for BoldGrid

  4. Click the Save Changes button when you are finished.

Congratulations, now you know how to generate a sitemap in WordPress using the Yoast plugin!

Thoughts on “How to Create a sitemap in WordPress using Yoast

    • As per this post in the WordPress.org support forum, Yoast has discontinued the option in the SEO menu. Please review the documentation for the update of the Yoast plugin for the changes.

  • When I hover over the SEO tab on the admin panel, I do not get an option for “XML Sitemaps”. Is this a premium only feature? Thanks in advance 

    • Thanks for the question about the sitemap in the YOAST plugin. You need make sure that you have enabled the sitemap feature in order to use it. This is a third-party plugin, if the capability is not there with the normal installation, then you may need to speak with the plugin developer/support in order to determine how access that feature.

    • Hello Stackon,

      This issue appears to be addressed in this Moz article. Other than that you should be able to contact Google for further assistance with that error.

      If you have any further questions or comments, please let us know.

      Regards,
      Arnel C.

    • Hello Stackon,

      The plugin takes care of the sitemap for you. Please follow its directions and you should not have to make an external step like uploading it through cPanel.

      If you have any further questions or comments, please let us know.

      Regards,
      Arnel C.

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