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Google Proposes Building XML Sitemaps Into WordPress Core

Google and WordPress

Google’s Pascal Birchler, who has been with Google since this past January, but worked at WordPress since 2014 earlier than that, published a new mission where Google and WordPress desire to integrate fundamental XML Sitemaps in WordPress Core and introduce an XML Sitemaps API to make it fully extendable.

This would possibly make it so WordPress has XML Sitemaps out of the box. Will this substitute Yoast? No, truly, it says “This post proposes integration of XML Sitemaps to WordPress Core as a just mission. The proposal was created as a collaboration between Yoast, Google and varied contributors.”

XML Sitemaps will be enabled by default making the next content kinds indexable

  • Homepage
  • Posts page
  • Core Post Sorts (Pages and Posts)
  • Personalized Post Sorts
  • Core Taxonomies (Tags and Categories)
  • Personalized Taxonomies
  • Users (Authors)
  • Furthermore, the robots.txt file uncovered by WordPress will reference the sitemap index.

Here is a diagram:

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Feels like John, Gary and mates are mad for this:

Forum dialogue at Twitter.