• April 6

How to Create a Visual Sitemap in WordPress

You may need to have a visual sitemap to make navigation on your website using one of WordPress themes. In such way you may increase the site’s usability and navigation. There are two ways to add a visual map in WordPress themes.

Code improvements for adding a visual sitemap in WordPress themes

To insert a visual sitemap on the pages of your site should be in the visual editor to add a line: wp-realtime-sitemap, in square brackets when writing the article.

To display a visual sitemap in the site menu, you need to create a page on the Console tab → Pages → Create new. Give the name of the page, for example, a map of the website. In the visual editor, enter the code – wp-realtime-sitemap . Then you need to do the following:

  • Put make a page to any site created menu (Console → Appearance → Menu);
  • Then set up WP Realtime Sitemap plugin that will add code automatically;
  • Go to: Settings → Console → WP Realtime Sitemap;
  • In the window that opens, configure the plugin WP Realtime Sitemap fill out the required items.


Here are some basic settings of the plugin Wp Realtime Sitemap:

  • You can enable/disable the display of pages, categories, and archives messages on your website with WordPress themes.
  • With the inclusion of these items can be removed from the separate information display, indicating the ID (identification number) to repel unwanted content.
  • In the setting of WP Realtime Sitemap, you can enable the display of categories and meta tags in the form of clouds. You can select either showing a cloud or a list.
  • In the plugin settings for WordPress themes you can change the headers of all elements of the site map: posts, pages, menus, archives, categories, tags.

Google XML Sitemaps plugin for WooCommerce themes

First of all, do not confuse the Google XML Sitemaps plugin to the plugin Google XML Sitemap.  Unlike plugin WP Realtime Sitemap Plugin Google XML when installing the Sitemaps generates a special sitemap in XML format and informs the Google search engine, Bing, Yahoo created a site map.

This plugin works in a mode on-line.Karta site is constantly updated and sent to the search engines as the publication of the material on the site. Configuring the plugin is done once when installing the plugin.

After installing the Google XML Sitemaps plugin in the “Options” menu, a new menu item of XML Sitemap. This item setup Google XML plug Sitemaps. Then open it.


The first line setting see entry with the proposal to create a site map for the first time. Do not rush to press the button. See all the default settings of the plugin.

Now we are interested in the item “Location of your sitemap file”.

In the settings you can specify the plugin of WooCommerce themes where the visual XML sitemap is located. There are two options for the location of the site map Google XML Sitemaps plugin:

  1. If you do not have a site map in your website directory, in this paragraph settings you specify the “Auto-detection” and the plug-in itself will create two sitemaps and he put it in the root directory of the site.
  2. You have created a sitemap generator side, different from the Google XML Sitemaps and “poured” in its directory of your website on one of WooCommerce themes. If this happens, then in Settings “Location of your sitemap file” specify where in the site directory is Sitemap. In this third-party XML sitemap file must have permissions CHMOD 666. If you specify a path to the side of the card plugin Google XML Sitemaps on a website with one of WooCommerce theme will rewrite it and report it to search engines and will be constantly updated.

Slick Sitemap for WordPress themes

People are easy to understand charts, plans, schematic representation rather than to understand the logic of numbers. For those who want to create a visual map of the site, in which all its sections will be structured, and between them can be traced to the relationship, the levels of subordination and transitions in Slick Sitemap in WordPress themes.

Slick Sitemap plugin for WordPress themes creates another menu where you can create the site structure to include all sections, individual pages, standard and custom taxonomies and custom links. Work with this menu is different from the work on setting up the standard menu – you select the pages or sections, which will serve as the basic level, and add them to any number of sections forming any number of levels. So in the end we get a clear site diagram with all relationships

A visual sitemap created with Slick Sitemap plugin intended primarily for users – it is in HTML format and has obvious advantages: visibility, ease of creation and management, and ease of output on any page.

With any questions concerning adding a visual sitemap for your website with WordPress themes and WooCommerce templates, visit our forum to talk with other users.

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