Hierarchical HTML Sitemap


Hierarchical HTML Sitemap offers visitors an easy and intuitive navigation across your blog.

This plugin generates HTML Sitemap of your WordPress blog. It displays a list of posts, grouped by hierarchically sorted categories. By using a shortcode you can easily and quickly display sitemap on a page, or anywhere where shortcodes work, e.g. in a widget.

The output does not include any CSS or JavaScript files – it is pure HTML, ready for you to style as you want it.

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  • Short and easy shortcode: [htmlmap]
  • Categories sorted hierarchically.
  • Displays posts and/or pages.
  • Can exclude specified posts/pages or categories.
  • Displays categories cloud above posts list, for better navigation.
  • Displays post’s published date.
  • Clean HTML without inline styles or scripts.
  • Does not enqueue any unnecessary .js or .css files.
  • No ads nor author links.


The plugin’s shortcode [htmlmap] accepts several optional parameters:

  • exclude : specify posts’ or pages’ IDs you don’t want displayed (example: [htmlmap exclude=445,446]).
  • exclude_cat : specify categories’ IDs you don’t want displayed (example: [htmlmap exclude_cat=1,34]).
  • showpages : enables displaying list of pages (example: [htmlmap showpages]).
  • hidecloud : disable categories’ cloud (example: [htmlmap hidecloud]).
  • showdescription : enables displaying categories’ descriptions (they are not shown by default; example: [htmlmap showdescription]).
  • hidedate : disable displaying posts’ published dates (example: [htmlmap hidedate]).

Several parameters could be used in the same shortcode. For example:

[htmlmap exclude="3546,7398" exclude_cat="1,34" showpages hidecloud]


  • Example of a sitemap.


Automatic installation:

  1. Log-in to your WordPress admin interface.
  2. Hover over “Plugins” and click on “Add New”.
  3. Under Search enter Hierarchical HTML Sitemap and click the “Search Plugins” button.
  4. In results page click the “Install Now” link for “Hierarchical HTML Sitemap”.
  5. Click “Activate Plugin” to finish installation. You’re done!

Manual installation:

  1. Download Hierarchical HTML Sitemap and unzip the plugin folder.
  2. Upload hierarchical-sitemap folder into to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Go to WordPress dashboard and navigate to “Plugins” -> “Installed Plugins”.
  4. Activate “Hierarchical HTML Sitemap”.


  1. Make sure the plugin is installed and activated.
  2. Hover over “Pages” and click on “Add New” in WordPress dashboard.
  3. Give your page a title “Sitemap” and put [htmlmap] into the content box.
  4. Save the page and click “View page” link to see your sitemap.


Self explantion in use – good code output

It tested WP Sitemap Page, WP SEO HTML Sitemap Plugin and HTML Page Sitemap. Hierachical html Sitemap is the best to youse of all of em. You can customize the output and it works. I tryed that in “HTML Page Sitemap” to but faild cause the output was limited to “pages” only.
Code is clean ul-li with h2, nice anchor links to get “up” again.
Easy to use and even a none programmer can customize the output.
Works with Wp 4.4

Thanks for this great plugin

I’m not someone who leaves a comment here, but this plugin deserves that.
I have not found a single HTML sitemap plugin that has the option to exclude category – this has that option.
Thanks again!

Short, Sweet and Simple

I don’t always post comments here, but this was EXACTLY what I was looking for. I used a mobile responsive theme with both pages and posts, but only one menu. I still showed posts in the right column, but if the screen was narrow, they get pushed to the bottom. So I made one more page with this shortcode on it in about 30 seconds and added it to the end of my page menu. Problem Solved!

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Contributors & Developers

“Hierarchical HTML Sitemap” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fix: displaying empty categories (those without children posts but having non-empty sub-categories)
  • New Feature: show categories’ descriptions (use option showdescription)
  • New Feature: hide post’s published date (use option hidedate)


  • Initial release.