How to Configure Sitemap in Magento 2

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Configuring the sitemap in Magento 2 Admin allows you to apply an awesome Magento tool with a document file which contains all of website’s URL and possibly direct people to any page on Magento stores quickly. In addition to the utility of direction, the sitemap is also an easy way to point what pages are ready for crawling to any search engines, that is very useful for your better SEO.

Moreover, for the visitors, the sitemap is the same as a traditional geographical map during the adventure around the real world because the magento sitemap will helps them visit pages easily they are looking for instead of losing or wasting much time going around a website. Thus, configuring the sitemap on your store is very necessary, but it is not required if a store is too small and uncomplicated in the page organization.

Before configuring the sitemap, ensure that the sitemap is enabled, see the previous topic.

Configure Sitemap

  • Step 1: Configure the Frequency and Priority of Content Updates
  • Step 2: Configure the Generation Settings
  • Step 3: Configure the Sitemap File Limits
  • Step 4: Complete the Search Engine Submission Settings

Step 1: Configure the Frequency and Priority of Content Updates

  • On the Admin panel, click Stores. In the Settings section, select Configuration.
  • Select XML Sitemap under Catalog in the panel on the left
  • Open the Categories Options section, and continue with following:

How to Configure Sitemap

  • In the Frequency field, select one of the following:
    • Always
    • Hourly
    • Daily
    • Weekly
    • Monthly
    • Yearly
    • Never
  • In the Priority field, enter a value between 0.0 and 1.0. Set Zero if the priority is the lowest

  • Open the Products Options section.

How to Configure Sitemap

  • In the 2 first field: complete the Frequency and Priority settings as mentioned above
  • In the Add images into Sitemap field, select one of the following to determine the extent that images are included in the sitemap

    • None
    • Base Only
    • All
  • Open the CMS Pages Options section, complete the Frequency and Priority settings as mentioned above

  • When complete, click Save Config.

Step 2: Configure the Generation Settings

  • Open the Generation Settings section.

How to Configure Sitemap

  • Set Enabled field into Yes and follow the guide below

    • In the Start Time field, choose the hour, minute and second that update the sitemap
    • In the Frequency field, choose one of the following
      • Daily
      • Weekly
      • Monthly
    • In the Error Email Recipient field, enter the email address of the person who will be received notification whenever an error occurs during a sitemap update.
    • In the Error Email Sender field, choose one of the following:
      • General Contact
      • Sales representative
      • Customer support
      • Custom email
    • In the Error Email Sender field, choose the template used for the error notification.

Step 3: Configure the Sitemap File Limits

  • Open the Sitemap File Limits section.

How to Configure Sitemap

  • In the Maximum No of URLs Per File field, enter the maximum number of URLs per file. The default limit is 50,000.
  • In the Maximum File Size field, enter the maximum file size in bytes. The default size is 10,485,760 bytes.

Step 4: Complete the Search Engine Submission Settings

How to Configure Sitemap

  • Open the Search Engine Submission Settings section.

  • In the Enable Submission to Robots.txt field, select Yes to provide instructions to search engines that crawl your site by using a robots.txt file.

  • When complete, click Save Config.

Ref: Magento 2 User Guide



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