Can I Change The Sitemap Change Frequency?

Last update: 17 January, 2017

This is an optional sitemap field to describe how often a URL is likely to be updated.

3.5.X and Newer

We’ve decided to remove the change frequency from our XML Sitemaps in the 3.5 version of Yoast SEO as Google has said publicly that they don’t use them on most sites.

Version 3.4.X and earlier

This guide is written for advanced users and developers. Looking for a web developer to customize our plugin? We highly recommend checking out Code Poet as they have a great list of available freelance WordPress developers.

You can change the frequency using the filter 'wpseo_sitemap_' . $filter . '_change_freq'.

It expects you to return one of the following values: 'always', 'hourly', 'daily', 'weekly', 'monthly', 'yearly', 'never'

Advanced User Tip: You can find two great tutorials for implementing this filter here and here.

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