Support » Plugin: Google XML Sitemaps » How do you EXPORT the sitemap

  • dc


    Hello, I’m doing I full-scale site migration and I’ve noticed that with this plugin there is no way for me to EXPORT my sitemap, and I can’t find any help topic or any workaround – how would one go about doing that or is exporting the sitemap even possible with this plugin. I know Yost lets you export their sitemap and also the all in one SEO plugin has an option. Does this plugin let you do that or and I just not seeing it?

    Please advice

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  • Hi

    As far as I can tell you can simply open your sitemap on your browser and then right click on the page and select “view page source” from the menu. And there you have your sitemap.

    To show the sitemap you should go in the XML-Sitemap plugin settings and click on the link
    The URL to your sitemap index file is:

    Then (in my case) the browser opens a page with only one line
    That is your sitemap (or sitemap index actually) and this means that there are actually 2 sitemaps, one called sitemap-1.xml and one called image-sitemap-1.xml.

    You can export the “main” sitemap by right-clicking on the sitemap page and selecting view page source (or similar) in the menu.
    Then copy the code and paste it in a text file, which you should save with extension .xml

    To save the other 2 sitemaps you need to open those pages in the browser, by going to the url which in my case was and and follow the same process (right click, show source, copy content, paste it on text file, save as .xml).

    Hope this helps.



    Sorry, but I don’t think that’s very practical. In addition, if a site has a significant amount of pages, the URL to the sitemap will contain links to sub-sitemaps, and from what you’re suggesting I would need to follow each of those links individually to see the actual sitemap content, and the view the source for each of those pages etc, etc. However, with Yost or All in one SEO plugin, all you have to do is click a button and I it downloads the entire sitemap to a spreadsheet. It’s very strange this doesn’t offer the same facility.

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