Your site map

A site map (or sitemap) is a list of URLs on a site that tells search engines about the structure of its content.

Squarespace 5 doesn't automatically create a site map. However, you may not need one. Your site has many built-in features that help optimize it for search engines. 

If you'd like to create a site map:

  1. Visit Google's documentation and follow their steps for creating an .xml file.
  2. Upload the file to your file storage.
  3. Use a URL shortcut to remove the /storage slug from its URL.
Note: The XML Sitemap won't update automatically. When you make structural changes to your site, manually create a new site map and replace the file on your site.

Squarespace 7 comparison

If a site map is important to you, consider moving to our current platform, Squarespace 7. Sites built with Squarespace 7 have a built-in .xml site map, which updates automatically as you make changes. To learn more, visit our Squarespace 7 Help site

To learn more about switching to Squarespace 7, visit Squarespace 5 vs. newer versions.


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