Checking Your Sitemap in WordPress with Yoast, Squarespace, Shopify or Wix
In theory, if your site is set up and all your pages are linked correctly, you don’t even need a sitemap as Google will be able to crawl and index your pages.
That said, having an xml sitemap can help search engines crawl your site quicker and will also help them find pages that are not prominently linked to.
This can be particularly important in sections like your blog where only the last few blog posts are sometimes displayed on the “blog” page. In this case Google can’t crawl to the pages not displayed and they might miss being indexed.
Fortunately, it’s quick to check to make sure you have your sitemap set up and that your pages and posts are all in it! Read on as we quickly go through the process.