How to Create a Visual Sitemap in WordPress

Ever wanted to display a visual sitemap in WordPress? A visual sitemap lets you present a hierarchical layout of your different pages. In this video, we will show you how to create a visual sitemap in WordPress without writing any code.

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Summary of this tutorial:

Start by installing and activating the Slick Sitemap plugin.

Before setting up the plugin, go to Appearance, Menus and set up a navigation menu with submenus with what you want on your sitemap.

You also want a utility menu to place on the sitemap page.

Then under Settings, Slick Sitemap you are able to configure the plugin.

Once it is set up you would want to add the slick sitemap shortcode to your page that you want it to appear on.

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What is an XML Sitemap How to Create a Sitemap in WordPress

Some sites used to have a link titlled “Sitemap” that contained a list of all of the pages on that website for users.Today sitemaps are geared toward search engines. In this video, we will show you how to create a sitemap in WordPress.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

Start by installing “WordPress SEO by Yoast” plugin.

Next go to SEO, CML Sitemaps and check the box to enable XML sitemap functionality.

There will be a number of options that you can configure for your site maps or if you are unsure you can somply ignore them and click Save settings.

You will now be able to view your sitemap_index.xml with your XML Sitemap button.

Now to add your sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools you will sign in with google and click the add a site button.

You will then be asked to verify ownership so you will copy the html meta tag value and paste it into the WordPress SEO plugin.

With the verification added, when you go to webmaster tools you will see “Congratulations you have successfully verified your ownership of http://www.yoursite.com”.

The next screen will let you add sitemaps by clicking on the stiremaps column and pressing the “Add/Test Sitemap” button.

Related Links:

SEO by Yoast plugin

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Google Webmaster Tools

http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools