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Sitemap by click5


Best WordPress Sitemap plugin to generate and customize HTML & XML sitemaps for your website.

HTML sitemaps are helpful to website visitors to navigate and find pages on your website, while XML sitemaps help search engines to crawl your website which leads to higher SEO rankings.

Main plugin features include:

  • HTML Sitemap,
  • XML Sitemaps including Video Sitemaps,
  • Custom Post Types support,
  • WooCommerce support,
  • Blacklist and custom sorting,
  • Adding custom links,
  • Generate and Edit robots.txt file,
  • and much more…

VIDEO TUTORIAL: How to install and configure our plugin


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  • With our plugin you can easily customize HTML Sitemap…
  • … As well as the XML Sitemap…
  • And also you can add your own custom links to both HTML and XML Sitemap!



Automatic installation method is the easiest and most recommended option.

  1. Log in to your WordPress Dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu, and click on “Add New”.
  2. Enter ‘click5’ (without quotes) in the search field and click the ‘Search Plugins’ button.
  3. On the list of search results, click the ‘Install Now’ button for the ‘Sitemap by click5’ plugin.
  4. Then click the red ‘Active’ button to finalize the installation.
  5. You will be automatically redirected to the plugin Settings page, where you can copy the shortcode and configure both sitemaps – HTML & XML.


  1. Download the plugin and unzip the contents. You should see a single folder named ‘sitemap-by-click5’.
  2. Connect to the FTP server with your WordPress installation.
  3. Upload the ‘sitemap-by-click5’ plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ folder on your FTP server.
  4. Continue to step 3 of Automatic Installation instructions above.


Does it support Custom Post Types?

Yes, our plugin supports Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies in HTML and XML sitemaps.

Does it generate XML Sitemaps?

Yes, our plugin generates XML Sitemaps, which can be submitted to Google and other search engines to improve your website’s visibility.

Do I need to manually update XML Sitemap?

No, your XML Sitemap is going to be automatically updated every time there is a change in content on your website.

There are additional settings allowing to use cron job to re-generate XML Sitemap in the background. This option is recommended for websites with more than 1,000 posts and pages.

You can also disable automatic XML Sitemap updates, and do it manually by clicking on the ‘Re-generate XML Sitemap’ button, whenever you want to update your XML Sitemap.

Is this plugin free?

Yes, our plugin is completely free. There’s no premium version and no need to pay to get access to ‘extra’ features. We just love helping others!


May 26, 2023
It didn’t map my site : … my site has 318000+ pages but this plugin gave me 8 links as a result!!!
October 14, 2022 2 replies
We all know how difficult it can be to find a suitable plugin in the repo. The greater the wonder when a truly simple and multifunctional product is discovered, with good logic. In the “Sitemap by click5” I did not notice the absence of critical tools. It’s nice to see this in a free plugin.
September 23, 2022 3 replies
Great little plug in. Had an installation issue because of my lack of technical expertise. They came back to me pronto and explained how to fix it. Didn’t even ask for a review. Which is why I’m delighted to give them 5 big, fat stars 🙂
May 9, 2022
What is the point in a siteamp plugin that completely ignores the custom order set in the pages editor and simply arranges posts in alphabetical order? There is no logic at all to the way that this plugin arranges pages and posts. I had it installed for less than two minutes before I had to uninstall it in utter dismay. Please do better.
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Contributors & Developers

“Sitemap by click5” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Sitemap by click5” has been translated into 6 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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  • Ability to re-generate XML Sitemap via a cron job,
  • Performance improvements for websites with many pages/posts,
  • Bug fixes and general improvements.


  • Improved sorting options,
  • Site Health integration,
  • HTML & XML blacklists improvements,
  • Pagination improvements,
  • Improved look of the XML Sitemap,
  • Bug fixes and general improvements.


  • Support of shortcodes in post/page titles,
  • Video XML Sitemap improvements,
  • WordPress 6.0 support,
  • Bug fixes and general improvements.


  • Video XML Sitemap improvements,
  • Bug fixes and general improvements.


  • Bug fixes and general improvements.


  • Bug fixes and general improvements.


  • Ability to blacklist categories, tags, and custom taxonomies,
  • Performance improvements for websites with over 1000 posts,
  • Bug fixes and general improvements.


  • Disabled auto-save feature on the Settings page,
  • Disabled XML sitemaps and robots.txt generation for new users,
  • Performance improvements for websites with over 100 posts,
  • XML Sitemaps with more than 1000 results are broken down by 1000, ex. /sitemap-post-1.xml, /sitemap-post-2.xml, …,
  • Solved pagination issues,
  • Bug fixes and general improvements.


  • Bug fixes and general improvements.


  • Bug fixes and general improvements.


  • Ability to edit robots.txt file,
  • PHP 8.0 support,
  • Bug fixes and general improvements.


  • Facebook videos in the XML Sitemaps,
  • Alphabetical order of posts and pages in the Blacklist modules,
  • Bug fixes and general improvements.


  • XML Sitemaps for media files (images, PDFs, videos),
  • Ability to enable / disable automatic plugin updates,
  • Bug fixes and general improvements.


  • Bug fixes and general improvements.


  • Improved sorting options for HTML Sitemap,
  • Custom URLs improvements,
  • Bug fixes and general improvements.


  • Bug fixes and general improvements.


  • Ability to list out categories and custom taxonomies,
  • Bug fixes and general improvements.


  • Bug fixes and general improvements.


  • Bug fixes and general improvements.


  • Option to display HTML sitemap in columns,
  • Polylang support improvements.


  • Bug fixes and general improvements.


  • Bug fixes and WooCommerce support improvements.


  • Bug fixes and general improvements.


  • Ping search engines every time any of the XML sitemaps is being updated,
  • Bug fixes and general improvements,
  • Translation to Vietnamese.


  • Improvements, bug fixes.


  • WordPress 5.5 compatibility, Polylang support, Bug fixes and general improvements, Translations to German, French and Italian.


  • WooCommerce and Loco Translate support, as well as first translation of our plugin – Spanish.


  • Improvements, bug fixes.


  • Improvements, bug fixes.


  • Improvements, bug fixes.


  • XML sitemaps for taxonomies (categories, tags, authors, …) including support for custom post type taxonomies.


  • Improvements, bug fixes.


  • Better XML Sitemap templating. Improvements, bug fixes.


  • Improvements, bug fixes.


  • Improvements, bug fixes.


  • Better visualisation of grouping in HTML Sitemap drag&drop configuration list, Improved XML Sitemaps. Bug fixes.


  • Improvements, bug fixes.


  • Added HTML Sitemap grouping by categories, tags and archives. Improved management of nested posts in HTML Sitemap. Bug fixes.


  • Improvements, bug fixes.


  • Improvements, bug fixes. Added pagination to HTML Sitemap.


  • Security & compatibility improvements in API code.


  • Improvements in API code, bug fixes.


  • Stable version has been released.