Simple Image XML Sitemap – WordPress plugin Free download

Simple Image XML Sitemap


The Simple Image XML Sitemap plugin will generate a XML sitemap for all your images uploaded within pages and posts (added as attachments).

Therefore, the specific Image XML Sitemap will contain the URL to the post or page and URLs to all attached images and image meta data (caption and title).

The plugin is written by Janine of, and is based on Herbert van-Vliet’s image sitemap plugin.

Plugin website is an official homepage for this plugin.


From your WordPress dashboard

Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’.
Search for ‘Simple Image XML Sitemap’.
Activate Simple Image XML Sitemap from your Plugins page.


Simple Image XML Sitemap plugin.
Upload the ‘simple-image-xml-sitemap’ directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…)
Activate Simple Image XML Sitemap from your Plugins page.

Once Activated

Visit WordPress dashboard sidebar in ‘Tools > Simple Image XML Sitemap’.
Click the “Generate” button to create or update your sitemap.
Once you have created your Image XML Sitemap, you can submit it to Google Search Console (formerly known as Webmaster Tools).


How are images technically recognised according to posts and pages?

Every image you upload to media center via post or page creation is stored as “attachment” and therefore will be added to the Image XML Sitemap

Where does the image meta data caption and title come from?

When you upload an image, you enter image meta data such as title, caption, alt text, description. (Otherwise you can add this information also instantly in Media Center).
This place is where the data displayed in Image XML Sitemap does come from.

How can I submit the image sitemap to Google?

In Google Search Console (formerly known as Google Webmaster Tools) there is a menu entry for Sitemap. This location is to enter your path to your Image XML Sitemap.

Where is the sitemap file stored?

The sitemap is stored as sitemap-images.xml in the root of your website.

I am getting errors indicating I do not have the proper permission

This is most likely caused by the fact that you do not have write permission on the website webroot. Use chmod to set the necessary permissions. Do NOT set that to 0777, unless you know what you are doing.

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