Adding non-WordPress Content to the XML Sitemap

There may be times when you have content that is not part of WordPress but is accessed through your website. For example, you may have an eCommerce store or discussion forums that use software other than WordPress.

If you have content like this, then you’ll want to submit it to search engines using an XML Sitemap. All in One SEO can help with this, here’s how.

Start by going to Sitemaps in the All in One SEO menu.

Sitemaps menu item in All in One SEO

You’ll see the General Sitemap screen, scroll down until you see Additional Pages and click the toggle to enable this feature.

Additional Pages feature in the XML Sitemap settings

In the Additional Pages section you’ll see fields for Page URL, Priority, Frequency and Last Modified. To add a URL to the XML Sitemap, complete each of these fields and click the Add New button.

Adding URLs using the Additional Pages form

The Priority tells search engines how important each URL is compared to all the other URLs on your site. Most search engines ignore this now. If you’re unsure what to choose, then set the Priority to 0.5.

The Frequency tells search engines how frequently the content at this URL is likely to be changed. Choose the most appropriate for your content.

The Last Modified date should match the date you last changed the content at this URL.

You can edit any of the entries by clicking in the fields in that row and making changes.

You can delete any of the entries by clicking the trash can icon to the right of that row.

Deleting an entry from the Additional Pages section

There may be times when you have content that is not part of WordPress but is accessed through your website. For example, you may have an eCommerce store or discussion forums that use software other than WordPress.

If you have content like this, then you'll want to submit it to search engines using an XML Sitemap. All in One SEO can help with this, here's how.

Start by going to All in One SEO > XML Sitemap > Additional Pages.

You'll see fields for Page URL, Page Priority, Page Frequency and Last Modified. To add a URL to the XML Sitemap, complete each of these fields and click the Add URL button.

NOTE: The Page URL field will only accept an absolute URL with protocol, i.e. http://domain.com/contact/

Relative URLs, such as /contact/ are not permitted.