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Suffusion Theme Template Sitemap shows you how to setup an internal sitemap for your site. This is similar to sitemap.xml.

Last Updated: November 28, 2023

Latest News: I have updated the documentation below.

An internal sitemap which is similar to a sitemap.xml link used for search engines, is important. It allows your visitors to quickly find what they are looking for plus it creates an internal linking structure.

Setting up a sitemap makes Google and all other search engines happy. It is also great for SEO.

Suffusion Theme Template Sitemap Settings

Step 1 ) Go to Appearance -> Suffusion Options -> Templates -> Sitemap to set up the following option. See image below.

suffusion-theme-options-templates-sitemap

Step 2 ) The following image Contents of Sitemap allows you to select one, two or as many fields that you want to appear in your sitemap page. You can check each box individually or click on Select All or Select None button.

Contents of Sitemap Options

  • Pages
  • Categories
  • Authors
  • Yearly Archives
  • Monthly Archives
  • Weekly Archives
  • Daily Archives
  • Tags
  • Blog Posts

suffusion-theme-options-templates-sitemap-select-options

Step 3 ) The following fields Label allows you to select a Label name per field. When you first view this template you will notice that each field has a default name already assigned. You can change this name if you want.

Label Options

  • Label for Pages
  • Label for Categories
  • Label for Authors
  • Label for Yearly Archives
  • Label for Monthly Archives
  • Label for Weekly Archives
  • Label for Daily Archives
  • Label for Tags
  • Label for Blog Posts
  • Sequence of Sitemap Contents

Step 4 ) The following image Sequence of Sitemap Contents allows you to set up the order for each field from the following buttons. Simply drag and drop the button by moving the button up or down to change the order.

  • Pages
  • Categories
  • Authors
  • Yearly Archives
  • Monthly Archives
  • Weekly Archives
  • Daily Archives
  • Tags
  • Blog Posts

suffusion-theme-options-templates-sitemap-sequence-contents

Step 5 ) Once you have completed the steps above, create a new page. Give this page a name that makes sense to you. For example: Local sitemap. Don’t add any content to the page. Simply select Sitemap under Template as illustrated in the following image.

suffusion-theme-options-templates-sitemap-page-attributes

Step 6 ) The following image illustrates an example of the sitemap page viewed from the frontend based on the selected options above.

suffusion-theme-options-templates-sitemap-displayed-frontend

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If you have any questions please let me know. I will be updating this from time to time. So keep coming back for the latest.

Enjoy.

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