Create a Sitemap Page For Your Blog

A few days back, I wrote a post on this very blog on how to create an Archives page for your blog. In this post, I will share some ideas to create an effective Sitemap page for your blog. Like an Archives page, a Sitemap page is useful for your readers to have an overview of not only what your blog has, but also your blog or site architecture.

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A Sitemap page consists of:

  1. All the (static)pages on your blog.
  2. All the category-wise posts written on your blog.
  3. All individual posts on your blog.

As you can see, a Sitemap page is more like an Archives page. But both are equally important for the readers as well as the search engines. A Sitemap represents your blog-design to your readers. Also, it has good SEO effects and eases navigation and increases the usability of your blog.

Now there are again two ways to add a Sitemap page on your blog.

  • Using Theme:- If your theme has inbuilt Sitemap template, then you can easily add the sitemap page to your blog. In your wordpress dashboard:
  1. Go to Pages-> Add New.
  2. On the right hand side, choose template as “Sitemap”, title the page as “Sitemap” and click Publish. You are done!!
  • Using Plugin:- You can take the advantage of wordpress plugins to easily create a Sitemap page for your blog. You can use  WP Realtime Sitemap to create a sitemap easily.

Thus you can use any of the above methods to add one to your blog. It will definitely help your blog overtime.

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