Getting a site index in search engines is very important. For this, there is a thing called sitemap, which means the whole structure of your website containing all links, images, videos will exist in only single page in XML/HTML format. The search engines easily read about your site time to time by viewing your site’s sitemap which will be submitted in the webmasteral center.
Google the biggest search engine also uses sitemap in order to know about the new activity on your site and quickly index that post/page into search engine. From my personal experience there are over 10 WordPress plugins that automatically generate an xml as well as html sitemap which will then easily submit into the webmasters tools of the search engines like
Generate XML and HTML Sitemaps using following WordPress Plugins
1. Google XML Sitemaps
2. Yoast XML Sitemap
Basically, the top WordPress SEO plugin that also generates an XML sitemap for your blog. If you are using this plugin then you don’t need to confuse just enable the sitemap by going to SEO > XML Sitemaps check box to enable the Yoast XML sitemap.
3. Google sitemap plugin (XML)
This plugin especially made for generating an XML sitemap automatically for Google webmaster tools. You can also bulk the pages from the plugin’s settings page what you want to be indexed in Google like categories, posts, tags, pages, gallery, etc. The ability to add the sitemap URL directly in the robot.txt file from the plugin’s settings page.
4. XML Sitemaps
Easy yet automatically generates
5. B2 XML Sitemap Generator
This is an XML sitemap generator which generates sitemap automatically to help search engines like Google/Bing/Ask.com to index your site more efficiently. The top key features for this plugin are:
1. Generates XML and HTML sitemaps automatically when changes occur
2. Set priorities
3. Set Frequency
4. Include/Exclude categories from sitemaps
5. Pings Google/Bing/Ask.com automically about sitemap changes
6. HTML Page Sitemap
The plugin adds an HTML sitemap of your blog pages not the posts just after installing and activating
7. WP HTML Sitemap
A WordPress plugin to make an HTML sitemap that is fully configurable to improve your website SEO and enable easy navigation for your users. This includes the pages, posts, categories, tags, authors, forums, etc just within an HTML page for better users experience. The HTML sitemap is also crawlable/readable for the search engines.
8. Kwayy HTML Sitemap
Same like wp html sitemap it also generates a shortcode (
[kwayy-sitemap]) which needed to be use in the page to show the complete posts and pages in only one blog page rather than adding the URLs custom.
9. Best HTML Sitemap
This plugin gives you the ability to generate an HTML sitemap of the pages that are exist on your blog in just few seconds. Use this shortcode ([best-html-sitemap-pages])in new page where you want to show the complete pack of URLs that exists in your blog.
10. Sitemap Generator WP
This plugin generate both XML and HTML sitemaps for your site. One for webmasters and the other one for your users to navigate better. Hope you will like this plugin because this is what 2 in 1 plugin.