Video sitemap doesn’t work when I have Custom Post Type ‘Video’?

Last update: 02 April, 2018

Yoast SEO: Video will automatically detect a naming collision and change the video sitemap name. Please go to Admin > SEO > Video SEO and click the 'XML Video Sitemap' link to get the correct sitemap URL. If you prefer to give your video sitemap a custom name, please use the developer filter discussed below.

How to Change the Video Sitemap URL

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.
  • Disable all sitemaps by unchecking the sitemap box shown in this article.
  • Add the following to your functions.php file.
    define ('YOAST_VIDEO_SITEMAP_BASENAME', 'vsvideo');
  • Enable all sitemaps by following the steps in this article.

This will create two sitemaps; one for the video custom post type and one specifically formatted to meet video sitemap guidelines.

Video Post Type = www.example.com/video-sitemap.xml
Video Format = www.example.com/vsvideo-sitemap.xml

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