Sam Doidge

Continual improvement

Jekyll XML Sitemap Generator

Sitemaps are still important for SEO, perhaps one of the most important things.

An XML Sitemap is now really easy to setup in Jekyll - easier than Wordpress, even. Here is my Sitemap.

  • Simply add gem 'jekyll-sitemap' to your GemFile* and then run bundle.

  • Add the following to your site’s _config.yml:

  - jekyll-sitemap
  • Serve your site with bundle exec jekyll serve and the sitemap should now be accessible at /sitemap.xml. (Set the url parameter 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.)