Sitemap Settings

Sitemap Settings are used to:

  • Generate an XML Sitemap,
  • Provide options for submitting your XML Sitemap to search engines.

In the WordPress Administration interface, click on WP Simple SEO > Sitemap
Sitemap Settings: WordPress Administration Menu

Can’t see the Sitemap settings option in the WordPress Administration menu? You need to complete the First Time Configuration steps first.

General

The General tab allows you to enable or disable the XML sitemap, as well as submit it to search engines.

Sitemap Settings: General

  • Enable XML Sitemap?: If enabled, generates an XML sitemap which can be submitted to the search engines.  Click the View XML Sitemap button to see your XML sitemap and its URL.
  • Submit to Google?: Click the Submit Sitemap to Google button to submit your sitemap to Google.  If this button isn’t displayed, your sitemap has already been submitted.
  • Submit to Bing?: Submitting your sitemap to Bing is a manual process:
    • Copy the displayed URL for your XML sitemap (you can click the clipboard button)
      Sitemap Settings: Copy Sitemap URL to Clipboard
    • Click the Submit Sitemap to Bing button
    • In the Submit a sitemap section on Bing, enter the URL you copied above, and click Submit