Companion Sitemap Generator

Companion Sitemap Generator is one of my WordPress plugins available to download for free. If you like it please consider donating.

Version has been rated 9.4 out of 10 based on 55 reviews.

About this pluginDescription

What is a sitemap?

A sitemap is a file where you provide information about the pages and posts your site, and the relationships between them. Search engines read this file to more intelligently crawl your site. A sitemap tells the search engine which pages you think are important in your site, and also provides valuable information about these pages: for example, when the page was last updated, how often the page is changed, and any alternate language versions of a page.

Plugin Features

Easily create a sitemap which is then updated every hour, or can be updated manually at any time via the WordPress dashboard. You can select single pages/posts or entire posttypes that you want to exclude from the sitemap. It will generate both an XML sitemap and an HTML sitemap that you can display on your site via the shortcode or gutenberg block.

We’ll keep search engines up-to-date for you

If there are changes being made to your sitemap we’ll notify search engines for you. You don’t have to submit them manual anymore.

What do we add to the sitemap?

The following URLs are added to the sitemap (with an option to hide them, ofcourse):

  • Pages
  • Posts
  • Post images
  • Post categories
  • Post tags
  • Custom post types
  • Custom taxonomies
  • Additional pages: Add URLs yourself

Robots editor

While a sitemap allows search engines to scan pages faster, a robots.txt file disallows search engines from scanning certain pages. This plugin also comes with a handy robots editor to give you full control over your search engine visibility.


Companion Sitemap Generator also supports multilingual sitemaps. Right now this is only supported when using the Polylang plugin but more plugins will be added upon request.


This plugin has support for multisite. Each site will get its own sitemap.

Check it outScreenshots

  1. Sitemap dashboard

    Sitemap dashboard

  2. Exclude posts from sitemap

    Exclude posts from sitemap

  3. Quickly update via dashboard

    Quickly update via dashboard

  4. Edit robots file

    Edit robots file

  5. HTML Sitemap

    HTML Sitemap

Reviews9.4 / 10

"Additional Pages" tab disappeared

By torstiva on April 25, 2024

Additional pages went empty after the latest update so that's pretty bad.

Worked with polylang

By greenlis on December 2, 2023

Lol, only this plugin work for me correctly with polylang to create single Multilanguage multisite sitemap without any dances.


By dylanwettstein on September 3, 2023

It works‏‏‎ ‎:)

Only downside: Settings menu is a bit confusing and the sitemap doesn‘t automatically update when changes are made.


By Supje on May 21, 2023

Overzichtelijk, netjes, klaar in een paar minuten!

Terrible plugin

By readysite on April 7, 2023

Terrible plugin. Multilanguage does not work, everything lags. Tags and categories are not displayed.

Does Not Address XSS Vulnerabilities

By Ken Sim (kwsim539) on March 20, 2023

It has been 1 month since this XSS vulnerability has been reported by WPScann and this plugin has yet to address this issue. I can't have a plugin with this type of security issue on my client's site. Not when there are other options available.

Quickly generated nice sitemap

By chudytom on January 30, 2023

Quickly generated nice sitemap. Everything as expected

Excellent sitemap

By Gérard Glaize (glaize75) on December 1, 2022

Excellent sitemap, simple to use and works perfectly.


By bhusuku on November 3, 2022

being an impulsive newbie blogger, I struggle days trying to get my sitemaps and robot txt right but in vain. Alas! this plug-in addressed all my pains in a blink of my eye. Kudos to the developers.

Muito bom.

By Wilson Santana Q. de Oliveira (oliveira7) on November 1, 2022

Funciona muito bem. Gera o sitemap e já atualiza no public.html. Muito bom.

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