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.

See room for improvement?

Great! There are several ways you can get involved to help make WP Sitemap Control better:

  1. Report Bugs: If you find a bug, error or other problem, please report it! You can do this by creating a new topic in the plugin forum. Once a developer can verify the bug by reproducing it, they will create an official bug report in GitHub where the bug will be worked on.
  2. Suggest New Features: Have an awesome idea? Please share it! Simply create a new topic in the plugin forum to express your thoughts on why the feature should be included and get a discussion going around your idea.
  3. Issue Pull Requests: If you’re a developer, the easiest way to get involved is to help out on issues already reported in GitHub. Be sure to check out the contributing guide for developers.

Thank you for wanting to make WP Sitemap Control better for everyone!


  • 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.


Septemba 15, 2023 2 replies
Great, it can easily change the wp-sitemap.xml file
Septemba 20, 2022
Make WP sitemap controllable, like others. Great.
Febuari 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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Project maintained on github at iworks/wp-sitemap-control.

1.0.7 (2024-02-16)

  • Missing translation domain names have been added.
  • The function date() has been replaced by the function gmdate().
  • The iWorks Options module has been updated to 2.9.1.
  • The iWorks Rate module has been updated to 2.1.8.
  • The minimum PHP version has been bumped up from 7.2 to 8.0.
  • The minimum WordPress version has been bumped up from 5.0 to 6.0.

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.