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Mastering Magento 2 - Second Edition

By : Bret Williams, Andre Gugliotti, Jonathan Bownds
Book Image

Mastering Magento 2 - Second Edition

By: Bret Williams, Andre Gugliotti, Jonathan Bownds

Overview of this book

The long-awaited release of the world's most popular online solution, Magento 2, is now out with an all new interface and several enhancements. This book offers you advanced guidance on managing, optimizing, and extending your store while taking advantage of the new features of Magento 2. This is a comprehensive guide to using the all new features and interface of Magento 2 to build, extend, and design online stores. From planning your Magento installation through to advanced techniques designed to make your store as successful as possible, this book is your roadmap to managing your Magento store. Focusing on Magento's Community version, the book covers everything from creating and managing multiple stores to fine-tuning Magento for speed and performance. You’ll learn how to manage categories, products, design themes, extensions, and more.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Mastering Magento 2 Second Edition
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

Using sitemaps

Many websites have pages that show sitemaps — a hierarchal list of pages within a site. For our purposes, a sitemap is an XML file that resides on your server and is read by Google and other search engines to learn about your site.

If you've ever worked with Google Webmaster Tools (, you're familiar with the concept of providing a sitemap URL to Google. By doing so, Google can become fully aware of the pages and products within your Magento store without having to figure it out themselves. Sitemaps are an important component of your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) efforts.

Magento 2 has a built-in sitemap functionality that you can configure to generate sitemaps for each store view within your installation.

Adding a sitemap

To create a sitemap for a store view, go to Marketing | Site Map in the Magento 2 backend. Click on Add Sitemap.


Magento spells it "Site Map" as two words in many places. We use the one word, sitemap as it is used by Google...