One of the things you’ll want to do for your blog or website is to create a
sitemap and submit it to the search engines. If you use WordPress, you can
follow along with the steps below to download a plug-in and create a Google
To Manually install the plugin:
  • Download the Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator plugin for WordPress to your computer
  • Unzip the folder to your computer, its easiest to place it on your desktop
    but you can unzip the folder called google-sitemap-generator anywhere you

  • Open your FTP program, log into your domain where wordpress is installed.
    You have your own domain for your blog, right? If not, you should invest in a
    domain for your blog.

  • Transfer the google-sitemap-generator folder from your computer to the
    wp-content/plugins folder in wordpress.

To Automatically Install the plugin:
  • Go into the plugins section of your WordPress site
  • Click Add New
  • In the Search box, type GOOGLE XML SITEMAP and click Search
  • Click Install under the Google XML Sitemap plugin
Now complete the installation by following these steps:
  1. Log into your WordPress Admin interface, click on Plugins and Activate
    the Google Sitemap plugin
  2. Click on Settings in the WordPress Admin interface, then click on
  3. Scroll down and click on Rebuild sitemap. You should now have a sitemap
    that is ready to be used by the search engines, AND it should be automatically
    crawled by the search engines.
The location of the the sitemap should be

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