Enable XML Sitemaps in the Yoast SEO plugin

Last update: 17 January, 2017
If you have a sitemap that is located on example.com/sitemap.xml, your sitemap is not being generated by our Yoast SEO plugin. It is probably generated by Google XML Sitemaps or another XML sitemaps plugin. Please disable other sitemap plugins and remove any sitemap files via FTP before enabling the sitemaps in our plugin.
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Log in to your WordPress website. When you’re logged in, you will be in your ‘Dashboard’. On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on ‘SEO’.
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The ‘SEO’ settings will expand providing you additional options. Click on ‘XML Sitemaps’.

If you do not see this option, please enable advanced features.

Yoast SEO > XML Sitemaps

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Toggle the switch to ‘Enabled’.
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The screen automatically expands with additional options for the sitemaps. Customize your sitemap using the newly displayed tabs.
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Click ‘Save Changes’ to activate XML Sitemaps.
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View your new XML Sitemap by clicking the ‘XML Sitemap’ button.
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Don’t forget to submit your sitemap index to Google, Bing, or your preferred search engine. The sitemap index and individual sitemaps are updated automatically as you add or remove content.

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