XML Sitemap

An XML-formatted sitemap is useful for Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

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Last reviewed: May 6, 2022


Change the page's URL as follows.  The XML sitemap is created automatically by the UBCMS. 

This is independent of the Sitemap component -- you do not need to create a sitemap page first.

  1. Take your normal live URL (confirm this loads in your browser).
  2. Convert it to the equivalent URL with the path information from Author (confirm this loads in your browser).
  3. Adjust the tail end of the URL from XXX.html to XXX.sitemap.xml (no need to activate, this will be visible immediately as a live page).

Example One

Example Two

Please note: any pages that are set as "Hide in Google XML sitemap" in Page Properties will be excluded from this listing.

Alternate Formats

Google Search Console sometimes requires a sitemap to have the format of '...sitename/sitemap.xml' instead of our UBCMS convention of '...sitename.sitemap.xml'. In that situation, the console provides ways to manually submit sitemaps in that format. In the console, look for the Sitemaps Report tool and the Ping tool.

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