WordPress websites often generate sitemaps automatically, especially if you are using SEO plugins like Yoast SEO or All in One SEO Pack. Here's how you can find your WordPress sitemap:
For a Default WordPress Site (Version 5.5 and above):
After WordPress 5.5, sitemap functionality is included in core. You can typically find your site's XML sitemap at
yourdomain.com/wp-sitemap.xml. This URL will redirect to the main sitemap index that lists all other sitemaps on your website.
Using Yoast SEO Plugin: If you have the Yoast SEO plugin installed:
By default, Yoast SEO creates sitemap files such as
Using All in One SEO Pack Plugin: If you're using All in One SEO Pack:
Checking Through Robots.txt:
Sometimes, your WordPress sitemap URL might be listed in your
robots.txt file. Simply visit
yourdomain.com/robots.txt, and look for a line starting with
Sitemap:. This should give you the direct URL to your sitemap.
Google Search Console: If you've previously submitted your sitemap to Google Search Console, you can also find your sitemap URL there:
Remember to replace
yourdomain.com with your actual domain name. Knowing where your WordPress sitemap is located can be important for SEO purposes and for ensuring search engines can easily crawl and index your website.