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Add a Sitemap

By Akbarsait

A sitemap helps search engines crawl your site, making easier and quicker to find and index your website content.



  1. Create a file in your source directory called sitemap.njk and add the following content to it
permalink: /sitemap.xml
eleventyExcludeFromCollections: true

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9">
{% for page in collections.all %}
<loc>{{ site.url }}{{ page.url | url }}</loc>
<lastmod>{{ page.date.toISOString() }}</lastmod>
{% endfor %}
  1. Now you have the sitemap.xml ready. Let's add one final thing to make it working by updating robots.txt to let the search engine know where to find it. Here is the content if you don't have robots.txt already.
Sitemap: https://www.yoursitename.dev/sitemap.xml

User-agent: *