Setting Up A Sitemap In Magento

Learn how to setup an XML sitemap in Magento

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Most websites have an XML sitemap available for you to add to search engine tools like Google Webmaster & Bing Webmaster. This contains a list of available pages, posts and products that are available on your website.

Magento is no different but you have to get it all setup first, note these instructions are based on Magento version 1.9

The first step is the login to your admin area and see if you have one generated already.

1) Login to your admin area
2) Catalog > Google Sitemap

If you have no sitemap(s) listed then you are going to have to create one.

1) FTP into the root of your website
2) Create a folder called "sitemap"
3) Ensure you have write permissions enabled
4) Logout of your FTP

Now we are going back to your website admin area

1) Click the "Add Sitemap" button
2) Enter the filename "sitemap.xml" (this is a standard sitemap xml filename)
3) Enter the path "sitemap/" (this is the folder you created)
4) Click the "Save & Generate" button

You will then be returned to your Google sitemap page.

So we have now created your sitemap you are all good to go. Of course you are going to want this to keep updating automatically so we can set this to update on its own.

Setting It To Update Automatically

1) Login to your admin area
2) System > Configuration > Catalog > Google Sitemap > Generation Settings
3) Make sure it is "Enabled"
4) Enter the time when you want it to update (We recommend 01:00)
5) Set the frequency
6) Click the "Save Config" button

If you do not see "System" in the menu then you will need to reach out to the website administrator to grant access to this space.

We hope this short post has helped you to create your sitemap in Magento.
Pebble are specialists in developing Magento ecommerce websites that help you to provide your customers with a corporate grade solution and sell products.

For more information about Ecommerce or if you wish to speak to us about your Ecommerce website please call us on 01733 902070 or via our contact form.

Setting Up A Sitemap In Magento

Posted in Knowledge Base by on 08 June 2015

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Setting Up A Sitemap In Magento Setting Up A Sitemap In Magento Learn how to setup an XML sitemap in Magento

Most websites have an XML sitemap available for you to add to search engine tools like Google Webmaster & Bing Webmaster. This contains a list of available pages, posts and products that are available on your website.

Magento is no different but you have to get it all setup first, note these instructions are based on Magento version 1.9

The first step is the login to your admin area and see if you have one generated already.

1) Login to your admin area
2) Catalog > Google Sitemap

If you have no sitemap(s) listed then you are going to have to create one.

1) FTP into the root of your website
2) Create a folder called "sitemap"
3) Ensure you have write permissions enabled
4) Logout of your FTP

Now we are going back to your website admin area

1) Click the "Add Sitemap" button
2) Enter the filename "sitemap.xml" (this is a standard sitemap xml filename)
3) Enter the path "sitemap/" (this is the folder you created)
4) Click the "Save & Generate" button

You will then be returned to your Google sitemap page.

So we have now created your sitemap you are all good to go. Of course you are going to want this to keep updating automatically so we can set this to update on its own.

Setting It To Update Automatically

1) Login to your admin area
2) System > Configuration > Catalog > Google Sitemap > Generation Settings
3) Make sure it is "Enabled"
4) Enter the time when you want it to update (We recommend 01:00)
5) Set the frequency
6) Click the "Save Config" button

If you do not see "System" in the menu then you will need to reach out to the website administrator to grant access to this space.

We hope this short post has helped you to create your sitemap in Magento.
Pebble are specialists in developing Magento ecommerce websites that help you to provide your customers with a corporate grade solution and sell products.

For more information about Ecommerce or if you wish to speak to us about your Ecommerce website please call us on 01733 902070 or via our contact form.

Contact Pebble

  • Pebble Ltd (Peterborough)
    26 Tesla Court
    Innovation Way
    Peterborough
    PE2 6FL
    Tel: 01733 902070
  • Pebble Ltd (Kings Langley)
    The Old Chapel
    69 Primrose Hill
    Kings Langley
    WD4 8HX
    Tel: 01442 505878