In the old version of Genesis Framework, I used to make a sitemap by tinkering with codes.
I would copy the page_archive.php from Genesis to Genesis Sample (child theme) and modify the code.
With a customized page, I made the cmiaral.com sitemap. I like the neat outcome.
The file page_archive.php must have been deprecated in the latest version of Genesis. How will I make a sitemap page for my future sites?
How to Make a Sitemap Using Block Editor
I am not fond of using block editor but it is starting to grow on me although I still find it clunky at times.
And I have to admit it does make it easier for me to create a sitemap. I don’t have to use Bracket (code editor) nor FTP. It is as simple as making a page.
- Create a page and name it Sitemap.
- Add Headers and Widgets using the toolbar.
- Recent or popular posts
- Add the link of the sitemap at the header or footer so readers can easily find it if they want to snoop around your site.
Note: To add pages in the Sitemap, make a list of pages. Update it whenever there is any changes.
You can add or remove as many widgets as you want in the sitemap. As for me, I like to keep it simple.
If somebody can’t find what they are looking for through sitemap or search bar, then the contact form is the fastest way to reach out to me.
And I hope I can reply as soon as I can with the right answer or lead.
Learn How to Use the Block Editor
I thought of adding a few more words instead of abruptly taking off after showing you how to make a sitemap using block editor.
With lots of time in hand, I thought of watching the 14 videos of WordPress Block Editor Training. And I’m glad I did with meals and Netflix in between. (Mindfulness is such an elusive state when your hungry and surrounded with gadgets.)
You can also take the free block editor course to access all the resources (which include the videos).
Through the videos, I learned to write faster (shortcuts are the best) and explore other possibilities. I am even planning to convert my old posts from classic to block editor here on my blog.
It will take a lot of time if I do that on my other blogs. But we’ll see. One post at a time.
What editor are you using on a WordPress blog?