Defining Google Sitemaps

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Before you define your first Google Sitemap with Magento, you may want to read more about creating Google Sitemaps for Magento sites.

To create a Google Sitemap for a Magento site, go to Admin > Catalog > Google Sitemap and click on Add Sitemap.

In the Filename field, specify the name of the XML-format sitemap file you want Magento to create for the selected store view. It is usually convenient to include the store view ID in the filename, e.g.


The Path identifies the directory on the web server where you want the sitemap to be stored. In most cases, you want to store a sitemap file as high up in the directory hierarchy as possible. It is unlikely that you will want to use any other value than a single forward slash in this field.


If you have a special reason to use a particular folder on the server for the sitemap, you must ensure that it is writeable by the sitemap generation process.

Select the Store View for which you want to create a sitemap.

Click Save Sitemap to save the sitemap definition.

Creating the sitemap file

Once you’ve defined a sitemap, you can manually generate it by replacing the “1” at the end of the below link with the actual sitemap id:

Verify that the Last Time Generated column for your new sitemap now contains the current date and time.


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