Bumbling around with this sitemap!


#1

i have an articles blog (WP) attached to my general website. I guess its all WP, but pages are php.

i created a site map a while back online in xml. put it in the root dir and uploaded to google search console thingy.

yesterday i installed the xml sitemap plugin by arne brachold or whatever. When I clicked on my site map in that plug in it only shows blog posts. In the part where I manually add pages i did that to add my general pages.

now I dont know if ive done it right. do i leave that older xml file there in the root dir? or am i supposed to delete it? How do i know its all actually working for google to crawl my site?


#2

IIRC from your other threads, what you have is a PHP site with a WordPress blog attached, so it’s not surprising that the WordPress-generated sitemap only includes the blog pages.

If your site is properly structured, Google (and other search engines) will be able to crawl it without a sitemap. However, these articles should help with your other questions:

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/156184

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/183668