How to Add an HTML Sitemap Page in WordPress

How to Add an HTML Sitemap Page in WordPress?

How to Add an HTML Sitemap Page in WordPress

Are you looking to build an HTML sitemap in WordPress? Unlike XML sitemaps that you submit to search engines for better crawling, HTML sitemaps show an organized list of your pages for your users. In this article, we will show you how to add an HTML sitemap page in WordPress.


What’s The Difference Between XML and HTML Sitemaps


An XML sitemap is written or generated in XML markup language preferred by search engines. You can submit your site’s XML sitemap to webmaster tools to improve and control your site’s crawling rate by search engines.

An HTML sitemap, on the other hand, is supposed to be geared towards your actual website visitors. It is written or generated in plain HTML, and it usually lasts all the pages/posts that are available on your WordPress site.

Now that you know the difference, let’s add an HTML sitemap page in WordPress.


Adding an HTML Sitemap With All Posts and Pages


The first thing you need to do is install and activate the Hierarchical HTML Sitemap plugin. The plugin works out of the box and there is no settings page for it.

Simply create a new page where you want to display your sitemap. Next, add this simple shortcode inside the content area.
[htmlmap showpages]

This is how the plugin will show your sitemap. At the top, it will show your categories with the number of posts in each category following by a list of your posts and then finally your pages.

Even though the plugin does not have a settings page, the shortcode itself comes with several parameters. This allows you to set up your HTML sitemap in any way you want. See the plugin’s download page for a full list of parameters, and how to use them.


Creating an HTML Sitemap in WordPress Showing Only Pages


Many site owners use WordPress as a CMS with their main content served as pages.

In this case, you would want your HTML Sitemap to show pages in the proper hierarchical order. Here is how you can add HTML Sitemap with only pages.

The first thing you need to do is install and activate the WP Sitemap Page. Upon activation, simply add this shortcode to the page where you want to display your HTML sitemap.
[wp_sitemap_page only=”page” display_title=”false”] This is how it will display your HTML sitemap with all your WordPress pages listed in a hierarchical list.

WP Sitemap Page comes with a lot of options and you can configure them by visiting Settings » WP Sitemap Page in your WordPress admin area.
We hope this article helped you learn how to add an HTML sitemap page in WordPress.

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Conclusion: The HTML site map page is an add-on worth integrating as it is a very essential part of locating the position of your site and detecting its performance. here in we have explained the importance of adding an HTML sitemap on all the pages of your website.

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