Sitemaps are still important for SEO, perhaps one of the most improtant things.
An XML Sitemap is now really easy to setup in Jekyll - easier than Wordpress, even. Here is my Sitemap.
gem 'jekyll-sitemap'to your GemFile* and then run
Add the following to your site’s _config.yml:
gems: - jekyll-sitemap
Serve your site with
bundle exec jekyll serveand the sitemap should now be accessible at /sitemap.xml. (Set the
urlparameter in _config.yml to configure the URL used in your sitemap.xml file).
Set this as your Sitemap in Google Search Console to reap the large SEO benefits.
A massive thanks to the brilliant creators of the plugin used above: Jekyll Sitemap.
*(If you do not have a GemFile, create one looking something like mine.)