Site map is a list of pages of a web site accessible to crawlers or users. It can be either a document in any form used as a planning tool for Web design, or a Web page that lists the pages on a Web site, typically organized in hierarchical fashion.
There are two popular versions of a site map. An XML Sitemap is a structured format that a user doesn’t need to see, but it tells the search engine about the pages in a site, their relative importance to each other, and how often they are updated. HTML sitemaps are designed for the user to help them find content on the page, and don’t need to include each and every subpage. This helps visitors and search engine bots find pages on the site. You cannot submit an HTML sitemap in Google Webmaster Tools as it not a supported sitemap format.
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So if you are using WordPress platform for your blog or site and searching for sitemap plugins then have a look on our today’s post which is “9 Best Sitemap Plugins for WordPress”.
Advanced Sitemap Generator
This plugin is the most powerfull plugin which easily display your post and page through shortcode on front end.You just need to put shortcode([sitemap]) on your page/post. If you want to exclude pages then put ([sitemap excludepage=”1,4″]) where 1,4 are the page id seperated by the comma’s.
The XML Sitemaps plugin for WordPress will automatically generate XML Sitemaps for your site and notify search engines when they’re updated. Contrary to other plugins that generate sitemap files, this one will add a rewrite rule and store your cached sitemaps in the wp-content/sitemaps folder.
SiteTree is a lightweight and user-friendly tool that lets you add to your WordPress site a human-readable Google (Image) Sitemap for search engines and/or a customisable Archive Page (or HTML5 Compliant Site Map) for your visitors in no time.
Unique and intuitive way to display your website content by simply adding a single shortcode [simple-sitemap] to a post, page, or sidebar (via a Text widget).
HTML Page Sitemap
This simple plugin adds an HTML (Not XML) sitemap of your blog pages (not posts) by entering the shortcode [html_sitemap] in the page content. This simple plugin is configured from the shortcode. Settings include the
offset. You can set essentially everything you can set in the wp_list_pages function.
Google Sitemap by BestWebSoft
With the Google Sitemap Plugin you can create and add a Sitemap file to Google Webmaster Tools, and get the info about your site in Google Webmaster Tools.
Better WordPress Google XML Sitemaps
With BWP GXS you will no longer have to worry about the 50,000 URL limit or the time it takes for a sitemap to be generated. This plugin is fast, consumes much less resource and can be extended via your very own modules.
WP Site Mapping
WP Site Mapping allows to add a sitemap to your WordPress site using a shortcode, calling a PHP function or using one of the two provided widgets. Using the shortcode doesn’t mean you need to write code. Just press the sitemap button in your visual post editor and all options available for the shortcode will be displayed. Press OK when you are done and the shortcode will be inserted with the appropriate parameters.
Google XML Sitemaps
This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog. With such a sitemap, it’s much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently. The plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs. Additionally it notifies all major search engines every time you create a post about the new content.