WordPress has released details of the WordPress 5.5 XML sitemap feature scheduled for August 2020. There's a lot of good news about upcoming WordPress sitemaps. Still, some people feel that it may be better, despite all the good things. The truth is somewhere in that confused mid-zone. WordPress sitemaps have a lot to support First, the default address for your WordPress sitemap looks like this: /wp-sitemap.xml Second, sitemaps will be able to accommodate an astonishing number of web pages. "A sitemap index can hold up to 50000 sitemaps, and a single sitemap can hold up to 2000 (filterable) entries." Unless my math is wrong, it's 100 million pages.
WordPress will be able to process all public web pages. "By default, sitemaps are created for all public and public queryable post types and classifications, author archives, and of course, your site's home page." The robots.txt automatically generated by WordPress references the XML sitemap generated by WordPress. You don't have to manually add it to your robots.txt file. advertisement Continue reading below Requires SimpleXMLPHP extension You need a web host to ghost mannequin effect service install the SimpleXML PHP extension. WordPress sitemaps require SimpleXMLPHP extensions. Site maps will not work without it. All web hosts hosting WordPress publishers should consider installing this PHP extension. According to WordPress: "The SimpleXMLPHP extension is required to render the sitemap on the front end. If this extension is not available, an error message will be displayed instead of the sitemap. HTTP status code 501 ("Implementation" Not done ") will be sent. " Does your hosting provider support SimpleXML? WordPress sought feedback from the hosting community about the
SimpleXML PHP extension to see if it was already integrated. If you fail to integrate this PHP extension, the WordPress sitemap feature will fail. GoDaddy, IONOS (formerly 1and1), and other hosts responded that this was already implemented on the server, including the shared host environment. IONOS employees replied: "On the IONOS side, SimpleXML is permanently available for all Linux and WordPress Shared Hosting pricing and for managed Linux servers of versions (7.2 / 7.3 / 7.4) supported by the PHP community. SimpleXML is also available in new WP Pro products. " advertisement Continue reading below Someone from GoDaddy responded: "Just update everyone. I've asked people and I've heard that SimpleXML is widely available across GoDaddy's services. The feedback is that it seems reasonable to make it a requirement for sitemap functionality. "