Typically, there are two kinds of sitemap:
The XML sitemap is primarily meant for search engine bots, and the HTML sitemap is intended mainly for users.
Typically, the HTML sitemap contains links to all the posts, pages and categories of the site which makes it easier for the users to navigate to the content they want. It may also improve SEO of the blog.
If you want to add an HTML sitemap for your site, then follow the below steps.
Add HTML Sitemap to WordPress Blog
Here, we will see two plugins which help us to do this task. You can choose any one you prefer.
Keep in mind that the below plugins only create HTML sitemap and not XML sitemap.
If you want to show posts along with pages, then you need to use the shortcode with following attributes:
[simple-sitemap types="post, page"]
Play with the plugin shortcodes and its attributes to customize the sitemap as per your need.
After you create HTML sitemap for your blog, its time to add it to your blog.
Typically, HTML sitemap is placed in the Footer of the blog. So, just copy the link of your sitemap page and paste it in the Footer section (or anywhere you prefer) of your blog.
Also, keep in mind that some shortcodes such as displaying categories are only available in the "pro" version of the plugin.
You can play with different shortcodes of the plugin to customize the sitemap as per your need. Also, make sure to add HTML sitemap to the Footer (or anywhere) of your blog.
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How to Add HTML Sitemap to Your WordPress Blog