5 Best Sitemap Generating Plugins For WordPress.

By Saksham Talwar

In the last post we covered Everything About Sitemaps.We discussed about what are sitemaps? Why sitemaps are useful? Why sitemaps need to be made and why they need to be submitted? We all discussed about these questions. Hope the information was complete and useful. But I forgot to mention one point, how to create WordPress sitemaps? Which plugins allow to create WordPress sitemaps? Let me tell you. Read on!


5 Best Sitemap Generating Plugins For WordPress.

1.) Google XML Sitemaps:

This is the most used sitemap generating plugin for WordPress. Almost every other user uses this plugin After all its feature packed! This plugin generates a XML sitemap which is useful for submitting to Google. This sitemap is also compatible with Yahoo, Bing, Ask, Etc. This plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs. Additionally it notifies all major search engines every time you create a post about the new content. This is a fully automatic plugin. It also offers features to set priority for posts, pages, main page, etc. I use this plugin and its really helpful

2.) Karailiev’s Sitemap

This plugin adds a XML sitemap and a news sitemap to your blog.  It’s used to send all your pages and posts to the search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN. It offers custom priority for every page or post. We can also exclude certain pages or posts from the sitemap. We can also include attachments in sitemap. This ensures that your attachments too are indexed by the search engines. Using this plugin we can also decide the change frequency of posts, pages, categories and tags.

3.) Dagon Design Sitemap Generator

This is yet another plugin which creates a sitemap for your WordPress powered site. This is not just another XML sitemap plugin, but rather a true sitemap generator. It has its own options panel and the sitemap is highly customizable with the options that are provided. It supports multi-level categories and pages, category/page exclusion, multiple-page generation with navigation, permalink support, choose what to display, what order to list items in, show comment counts and/or post dates, and much more. This unlike the first two plugins doesn’t generate a XML sitemap, but instead generates a sitemap like a page with no .XML extension.

4.) XML Sitemaps

This plugin for will automatically generate XML Sitemaps for your WordPress site and let know search engines when the sitemaps are updated. Contrary to other plugins that generate sitemap files, this one will add a rewrite rule. This will store your cached sitemaps in the wp-content/sitemaps folder. It has no options panel and the reason the plugin author provides is that, because the plugin options are set automatically, there isn’t any need for an options panel. Actually I feel, if an options panel had been provided, it might have been really good. This plugin automatically assigns the rate of updates and the weight based on statistics collected on your site. Pings occur automatically, on an hourly basis, if the sitemap file is updated. I like this feature!

5.) Google News Sitemap

This doesn’t generate a normal sitemap, but it creates sitemap for inclusion in Google News. This plugin automatically generates a sitemap for inclusion in Google News. Its a must use plugin for blogs / sites that share news articles. Otherwise using this plugin has no sense according to me.

That’s the end of the list! Feel free to tell me any more plugins if you know any. Please share those in the comments.

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  1. Blogging Tips says:

    Out of the five the best one is Google XML sitemaps.
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  2. Nice list… I use Google XML Sitemaps.. They’re much easier and much more seo friendly…
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  3. Pavan Somu says:

    Well this was a good post as Google PR is coming soon. I use Google XML Sitemaps.
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  4. Pubudu Kodikara says:

    Cool list bro! Im already using Google XML sitemaps which does a great job for me! But i think i should take a look at Googe News Sitemap too :D

  5. sudharsan @ technoskillonline says:


    which is the best plugins..

    Im using “google sitemap”
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  6. TechChunks says:

    I’m using Google XML Sitemap plugin and it works just great.
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  7. Chemist says:

    can u write on how to modify our wordpress blog as to attract visitors.
    I liked the theme you r using on your blog

    • Anonymous says:

      You gave me an idea for the next post. Thanks. Please check back after some time for the article.

  8. Beauty Tips says:

    Very nice post !actually most of sites given word press error after comment so i want know whats the best plug in for solve this problem?

    • Anonymous says:

      I can’t find a plugin for that purpose, but that problem mostly occurs due to small sized comments or some errors in comment form or spam like comments.

  9. Thomas Shaw says:

    Hi there,
    I use a “Word press Goldmine” plug-in called “Easy Word press Site-maps”
    Basically this plug-in will make you a HTML site-map and a XML site-map.
    Take a look here http://www.wpeasysitemaps.com

  10. Saksham is right, there is rarely a need to pay for a wordpress plugin. You can almost always get a free plugin to do whatever you need.

  11. Seo Company London says:

    I agree with Google and thanks to Google that it is give the navigator and give the give the site map.

  12. Thanks for the post… So it would not make sense to use BOTH Google XML Sitemaps AND Karailiev’s Sitemap, right? They essentially have the same functionality?

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  14. I used this one “Google XML Sitemaps” and i think its too good

  15. Sitemap is a good medium to index pages in Google.It helps spider to visit all pages very easily.So we should create sitemap for a website which have more pages.There are so many sitemap generator tool which helps to create sitemap.Thanks a lot for sharing very helpful sitemap generator tool for wordpress.

  16. Eliot Pearson says:

    I use Google XML Sitemaps personally. I didn’t know about the other ones. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Google Sitemaps is definitely the only plugin you need. Does everything you looking for. I have over 100,000 post on a VPN and it writes the script in under a minute. Try doing that on other services and it could take hours. Check the beta site out if you interested. Thanks for the great article and keep up the good work.

  22. Web Design In India says:

    Google XML Sitemaps is Fantastic plugin! And with the latest version it has all the things that I was just beginning to consider hacking myself. Thanks!

  23. HIGHLY useful posting.

  24. nice list bro! Im already using XML sitemaps which does a great job for me!
    Thank you for this efforts… :D

  25. Is this list still useable? I are the plugins in the list still the top5 or has it changed since publishing?

  26. Show My Band says:

    I need a plugin to generate sitemap on the page, not in the xml format..
    Anyone can help me?

  27. Whats your take on Google XML Sitemaps vs Sitemap feature of WordPress SEO..?

  28. Google XML sitemaps is the best. I use it and it´s done his job very well.


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