How to create Joomla Sitemap with Gridbox Sitemap Generator?

Joomla sitemap is an XML file with information about each URL on your website. The XML sitemap informs search engines about the creation of new pages, the latest modifications to the page and how important they are in relation to other URLs on the site. Therefore, the XML sitemap is an important part of Joomla SEO, which provides regular indexing your site.

XML Sitemap Generator, as well as Canonical URLs, are part of the SEO improvements for Gridbox. Thanks to the XML Sitemap Generator you don't need to create Joomla sitemap manually with 3rd party services. The Gridbox automatically generates Joomla sitemap and allows you to customize the indexing of each page separately.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to create and configure Joomla sitemap with Gridbox Sitemap Generator.


If you already have the sitemap.xml file in your Joomla root folder, it will be overridden!

How to create Joomla Sitemap with Gridbox Sitemap Generator?

Step 1: Install XML Sitemap App.

Information on how to install Apps in Joomla Website Builder Gridbox you'll find in short tutorial Gridbox Apps.

Step 2: Create Joomla Sitemap.

To create the Joomla sitemap, you just need to enable the Gridbox XML Sitemap option. To do this, go to the “Site Settings” in the Gridbox editor: click the icon "Site", in the tab "General" navigate to "SEO", сlick the toggle button “Sitemap” and click “Update Sitemap”.

Create Joomla Sitemap with Gridbox

Basic Sitemap Configuration

  • Site Domain - the field for entering the domain name of your website;
  • Update Sitemap - the toggle button which allows updating your Joomla sitemap manually;
  • Auto Update - the field in which you can set the interval for automatically updating the sitemap: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Never.

Additional Sitemap Configuration

By default, changefreq for all pages is monthly, priority is 0.5. But you can set your own changefreq and priority for each page. To do this, open the Settings Panel of the Item go to the tab “SEO” and click on the “Sitemap”.

  • Include Item - by disabling option the page will be excluded from the Joomla sitemap;
  • Changefreq - the option which allows you to set the indexing interval - Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Never;
  • Priority - an option that sets the priority of indexing among other pages of the sitemap.
Page Changefreq and Priority - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox