WP Sitemap Control


The plugin allows you to control which post types should be included in the WordPress sitemap. By default on build-in sitemap are all public post types and taxonomies, but now you can include or exclude the selected type of content from your sitemap. Learn about sitemaps.

The configuration allows you to turn off individual content from the sitemap – an example is “Privacy Policy”, which we do not need to have in our sitemap, and by combining the plugin capabilities Simple SEO Improvements we can also avoid indexing and archiving it.


  • Global configuration - post types settings.
  • Global configuration - taxonomies settings.
  • Global configuration - misc settings.
  • Post edit screen - exclude from sitemap.xml


There are 3 ways to install this plugin:

The super-easy way

  1. Login to your WordPress Admin panel.
  2. Go to Plugins > Add New.
  3. Type ‘WP Sitemap Control’ into the Search Plugins field and hit Enter. Once found, you can view details such as the point release, rating, and description.
  4. Click Install Now. After clicking the link, you’ll be asked if you’re sure you want to install the plugin.
  5. Click Yes, and WordPress completes the installation.
  6. Activate the plugin.
  7. A new menu Sitemap in Settings will appear in your Admin Menu.

The easy way

  1. Download the plugin (.zip file) on the right column of this page.
  2. In your Admin, go to menu Plugins > Add.
  3. Select button Upload Plugin.
  4. Upload the .zip file you just downloaded.
  5. Activate the plugin.
  6. A new menu Sitemap in Settings will appear in your Admin Menu.

The old and reliable way (FTP)

  1. Upload WP Sitemap Control folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. A new menu Sitemap in Settings will appear in your Admin Menu.


I do not see /wp-sitemap.xml

The site needs to be public. If you ask for no indexing, then a sitemap is not available.

What is a sitemap?

A sitemap is a file where you provide information about the pages, videos, and other files on your site. Search engines read this file to more intelligently crawl your site.


September 15, 2023
Great, it can easily change the wp-sitemap.xml file
September 20, 2022
Make WP sitemap controllable, like others. Great.
February 18, 2022
There is no need to install sitemap plugin when your WP is up-to-date. But WP puts all pages into it and you cannot exclude some of them. Thanks to this very light and easy-to-use plugin you can chose what should be excluded from the WP's sitemap.
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Contributors & Developers

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


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1.0.6 (2022-02-16)

  • Cleaned plugin headers.
  • Updated development tools.
  • Updated iWorks Options to 2.8.1.

1.0.5 (2022-01-21)

  • Updated iWorks Options to 2.8.0.

1.0.4 (2022-01-20)

  • Fixed problem with set_plugin method.

1.0.3 (2022-01-20)

  • Added ability to exclude single entry from sitemap.xml.
  • Added ability to select/deselect all post types.
  • Added ability to select/deselect all taxonomies.
  • Renamed directory vendor into includes.
  • Updated iWorks Options to 2.7.3.
  • Updated iWorks Rate to 2.0.6.

1.0.2 (2021-02-01)

  • Fixed wrong date format for lastmod tag.

1.0.1 (2020-12-02)

  • Fixed wrong method call. Props for Maciej Kuchnik.