There are two types of sitemaps for a website, one on your site in a page and one that is sent to the search engines to show your updated and new posts. In this article I will show you how I create a page for my website visitors with a sitemap on it.
To add a page to your website that has a sitemap listed on it, you simply have to install a WordPress plugin. I am using a plugin called clean archives reloaded. See the screenshot below of what it looks like. This sitemap plugin lists all your posts on one page. Of course there are others available but I use this one because I have not had a problem with it yet.
The plugin in the video is called Clean Archives Reloaded by Viper and is free to download at WordPress.org.
Make a Sitemap Page
Watch this video to see how to find the plugin and install it..It will also show you how to make the page with the sitemap on it.
Here is the code to put on the page where you want the sitemap listing to show up.
Just leave the * out and it will work.
And this is what the result looks like.
It is a simple solution for a sitemap for your WordPress website.
Make a Sitemap For The Search Engines
The next way to create a sitemap is one for the search engines. The absolute best way to do this is by installing the Yoast WPSEO plugin. It will automatically create a sitemap for you and submit it to the search engines.