I installed the Word Press Plugin into this blog to generate the XML Sitemaps, but the error was occurred. The message said that it is invalid format. I try to resolve this problem and I found the way to resolve.
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What is a XML Sitemap ?
The XML Sitemap contains the list of pages in a web site to notify updates to the search engines such as Google and Bing.
It contains page meta datas such as bellow.
- Web page URL
- Modified Date
- URL to sub sitemaps
The Word Press version 5.5 introduced built-in generator, but its functionality is not rich, so I installed the generator plugin.
There are some plugins can generate the XML Sitemap. For example:
- Yoast SEO
- All In One SEO Pack
- Google XML Sitemaps
I choose the “Google XML Sitemaps”, because it is a simple and specialized to the generator.
Invalidate the built-in generator
The generator plugin to work properly, you need invalidate the built-in generator. To invalidate it, insert the following line into the “Functions.php” file.
add_filter( 'wp_sitemaps_enabled', '__return_false' );
- Open the Word Press Dashboard.
- Select the XML-Sitemaps from the Settings.
- Click the “your main sitemap and all sub-sitemaps” link.
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