The sitemap is an important component of a website’s ranking in search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yandex. We’ll need an XML sitemap for this. We’ll learn how to create an XML sitemap for a WordPress website in this instructional article.
The XML sitemap contains a list of all content available on the website. This helps the search engine to find the content available and rank in the search result.
If there is poor internal linking of the content in the website, then some content becomes ophan(not linked anywhere). And the orphan content is hard to find by search engines. So the sitemap submits such URLs to the search engine.
Generate WordPress XML sitemap without using any plugin
WordPress version 5.5 started providing a sitemap for websites created using this platform. You can access this sitemap after adding wp-sitemap.xml after the Home URL of your website or blog. For example, our website the sitemap URL will be https://seoneurons.com/wp-sitemap.xml.
This sitemap is very simple and designed to enhance the SEO of WordPress CMS. However, it’s not very easy to make changes in this sitemap. So, instead of using the default sitemap, generate an XML WordPress sitemap using plugins.