Customize the Author Sitemap

Last update: 18 July, 2018

Our plugin can create a sitemap that lists the author archive pages for sites with multiple authors. If you have a single author, please disable the author archives.

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Customize Sitemap

After enabling author archives, you will have some additional options to customize the author sitemap.

  • Show author archives in search results
    • Yes. The author sitemap will be created.
    • No. The author sitemap will not be created.
  • Show archives for authors without posts in search results.
  • Title & meta description templates
    • These will be used to generate the title and meta description of the author archive page.

Exclude Individual Author

Excluding an individual author does not remove the author’s contents from other sitemaps.
  • After enabling author archives, click on ‘Users’ in the left-hand side menu.
  • Click ‘edit’ for the user you want to exclude.
  • Scroll to the ‘Yoast SEO settings’ and check the ‘Exclude user from Author-sitemap’ box.
  • Click ‘Update User’.

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