Plugins: XML Sitemaps

Plugins: XML Sitemaps

Sitemap feature is recently added to Yoast SEO plugin, so if you are using SEO by Yoast, you should rather use sitemap feature of that plugin.

Problems with nginx

For 404 error, official recommendation and also a final solution can be found here

# Wordpress Yoast SEO sitemaps
location ~ ([^/]*)sitemap(.*)\.x(m|s)l$ {
    # redirects sitemap.xml to sitemap_index.xml, which is what Yoast's WordPress SEO plugin generates
    rewrite ^/sitemap\.xml$ /sitemap_index.xml permanent;

    # ensures that the styles are available for styling the generated sitemap
    rewrite ^/([a-z]+)?-?sitemap\.xsl$ /index.php?xsl=$1 last;

    # These are needed for Nginx webserver.
    rewrite ^/sitemap_index\.xml$ /index.php?sitemap=1 last;
    rewrite ^/([^/]+?)-sitemap([0-9]+)?\.xml$ /index.php?sitemap=$1&sitemap_n=$2 last;

Exclude from caching in W3TC

I am not sure if this is needed anymore.

W3 Total Cache exclusions for sitemaps: use this under Page Cache (Never cache the following items), Minify (Never minify the following items), Browser Cache (404 Error Exception List), and CDN (Rejected Files) for Yoast or any XML sitemaps for WordPress.


SEO by Yoast + W3 Total Cache XML Site Map


NOTE! IT IS NEEDED - SURELY FOR MINIFY! (as XLS in XML has problem: Specification mandate value for attribute defer)

Nginx Rewrite Rules for Yoast Sitemaps

W3 Total Cache > Browser Cache > Do not process 404 errors for static objects with WordPress If it’s turned on, you should add the following exception: ([a-z]+)?-?sitemap.xsl

Blank: [Solved] WordPress Yoast SEO sitemap blank on Nginx

How to Submit Your WordPress XML Sitemap to Google WebMaster Tools

How to Submit Your Sitemap to Google Search Console A Bloggers Guide To Bing Webmaster Tools For SEO

Google XML Sitemaps is much better option if want more control over your sitemap.

Sitemap UI developed by a reputable developer on the mgibbs189/sitemap-ui repository, serves as a non-existent UI for the built-in WordPress sitemap feature available at /wp-sitemap.xml.

WP Sitemaps Config is a more advanced tool that functions with the same included WordPress sitemaps in the same concept as the previously mentioned plugin.

Smart Sitemap Generator

10up/10up-sitemaps: Simple sitemaps plugin that performs at scale. is specific CLI tool meant to run at scale.

date 16. Dec 2016 | modified 29. Dec 2023
filename: Plugins » SEO » Sitemaps