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Google Sitemap by BestWebSoft


Google Sitemap plugin automatically generates XML sitemap for your WordPress website and helps search engines index your blog. Such sitemap file helps web crawlers to extract the structure of your website more effectively.

The plugin supports default WordPress pages as well as custom URLs. It can be also added to your Google Webmaster Tools account.

Improve your website SEO today!

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Free Features

Add the following URLs to the sitemap:

Post category
Post tag
Custom post types
Custom taxonomies

Add a path to your sitemap file in robots.txt automatically
Add media sitemap [NEW]
Add canonical URLs to pages and posts [NEW]
Set the maximum number of URLs in one sitemap file
Connect your Google Webmaster Tools account to:

Add website
Add sitemap
Delete website
Get website info

Compatible with latest WordPress version
Add alternate language pages using Multilanguage plugin
Incredibly simple settings for fast setup without modifying code
Detailed step-by-step documentation and videos

Pro Features

All features from Free version included plus:

Add external sitemap files
Exclude certain pages or post types from your sitemap file
Set the frequency of

Your website content changes for all pages
External sitemap file update

Configure all subsites on the network
Add custom URLs to the sitemap file
Get answer to your support question within one business day (Support Policy)

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If you have a feature suggestion or idea you’d like to see in the plugin, we’d love to hear about it! Suggest a Feature

Documentation & Videos

[Doc] Installation
[Doc] Purchase
[Doc] How to Add your site to Google Webmaster resource
[Video] Installation Instruction

Help & Support

Visit our Help Center if you have any questions, our friendly Support Team is happy to help —


Czech (cs_CZ) (thanks to Michal Kučera,
Russian (ru_RU)
Spanish (es_ES)
Ukrainian (uk)

Some of these translations are not complete. We are constantly adding new features which should be translated. If you would like to create your own language pack or update the existing one, you can send the text of PO and MO files to BestWebSoft and we’ll add it to the plugin. You can download the latest version of the program for work with PO and MO files Poedit.

Recommended Plugins

Updater – Automatically check and update WordPress website core with all installed plugins and themes to the latest versions.
Htaccess – Protect WordPress website – allow and deny access for certain IP addresses, hostnames, etc.
Multilanguage – Translate WordPress website content to other languages manually. Create multilingual pages, posts, widgets, menus, etc.


Settings page.
Settings page after the authorization via Google Account.
Sitemap Structure Settings.


Upload the folder google-sitemap-plugin to the directory /wp-content/plugins/.
Activate the plugin via the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
The site settings are available in “Google Sitemap”.

View a Step-by-step Instruction on Google Sitemap Installation


How does the Google XML Sitemap plugin work?

Google XML Sitemap plugin generates the “sitemap.xml” file, which is located in the website root directory. You can add this file to your Google Tools account.
The plugin cannot apply any visual changes to your website.

How to create sitemap.xml file?

After opening the Settings page the sitemap.xml file will be created automatically in the site root.

Cannot create “sitemap.xml” file (not updating in the “robots.txt” file)

Check the plugin version and the folder permissions (it is better to use 644 or 755). You should create both files manually (“robots.txt” and “sitemap.xml”) and set permissions to 755 for both.

I have enabled ‘Robots.txt’ option, but sitemap path hasn’t been added to the ‘robots.txt’ file. The file is the same for any site of a multisite network. Is it normal?

You should edit ‘.htaccess’ file which is located in the root of your WordPress installation. Please open it with a text editor and add the following code to the end of this file:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule robots\.txt$ index.php?gglstmp_robots=1

Also, “Search Engine Visibility” option should be unmarked on the Settings > Reading page.

I have a large number of posts and sitemap file isn’t created

Try to increase an available memory limit (i.e. up to 256M) by adding the following lines to your ‘wp-config.php’ file:

define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M');

I have some problems with the plugin’s work. What Information should I provide to receive proper support?

Please make sure that the problem hasn’t been discussed yet on our forum ( If no, please provide the following data along with your problem’s description:

The link to the page where the problem occurs
The name of the plugin and its version. If you are using a pro version – your order number.
The version of your WordPress installation
Copy and paste into the message your system status report. Please read more here: Instruction on System Status


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