How To Fix Yoast SEO XML Sitemap Not Showing In WordPress Dashboard
How To Fix Yoast SEO XML Sitemap Not Showing In WordPress Dashboard – WordPress site owners using Yoast SEO Plugin will now not see the XML Sitemap Menu link in the WordPress Dashboard with this Yoast 7.0 major update, many of you may still find it difficult to view your sitemap from your WordPress dashboard. This is because of Yoast update that has a different feature from the older version. And most of you may adopt an alternative using a sitemap tools site like smallseotools and others to get a sitemap. Thought it’s not bad doing this, but most of this sitemap generated from these sites that helps to generate sitemap may not give you the complete sitemap search engines need to get to your page, categories and contents…
Why Do You Need An Accurate Yoast Sitemap?
A sitemap’s primary goal is to help search engines locate your content, which is why an SEO plugin like Yoast creates one after activation. You might be thinking that search engines still find your content, but sitemaps use XML forms to give it a higher priority. A higher priority will result in your content ranking faster, but not higher. To rank higher you need to improve your website’s SEO practices.
And if you don’t know how to access your sitemap and submit to search engines, this are the questions you may likely ask:
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Why is search engine not crawling my site?
Why is no one viewing my contents except I share my post on socials media?
Why is the sitemap I generated from these sites that helps to generate sitemap still read error and warning from search engines like Google, Bing and other search?
So, how do we fix this? Let’s do it together.
So, first let’s look at what is a sitemap and why you need it
In fact, you really need to dig deep and press almost all buttons just to find the option for XML sitemap (although you can directly access the sitemap_index.xml through the browser address bar, if your Yoast installation isn’t showing the XML Sitemap menu link that’s because you have to press on the little question mark (as if you are asking a question?) see the sample image below, basically, you must now press on the question mark icon to reveal the XML Sitemap menu (which only allows you to turn it on, or off and has a link to your XML Sitemap)
New XML Include Exclude Feature
How about changing which post types and taxanomies to be included in Yoast settings? Now you can either change these settings through WordPress Dashboard > SEO > General – Yoast SEO > Features (press on tab) as highlighted in the below image.
To Exclude Post Types For Individual URL’S
Shows New Yoast XML Sitemap option to exclude Post Types for Individual URLs
The latest update for this SEO plugin no doubt will confuse many of its users, in fact, most of the latest additions already confuse many website owners such as focus keywords and link count etc. Just like many of its users I began using Yoast SEO Plugin many years ago, and quite honestly, over the years this plugin is becoming more and more confusing due to most of its new features. What do you think?