I decided to create this tutorial because when I first started using Yoast I had no idea what I was doing lol! Now that I figured it out I would like to share what I have learned and I hope you will find this helpful.

After you have installed and activated the Yoast plugin you will need to activate the Advanced settings pages before you can activate the sitemap.

Click on 'Dashboard' which is under the blue SEO. Then click on the 'Features' tab at the top of that page. You will now see a list of features that Yoast has to offer. Look for 'Advanced settings pages' and click 'Enable'.

Scroll down and click 'Save Changes".

Next we will activate the sitemap.



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ganthus7 Premium
Thanks for this training! I literally just switched over to Yoast yesterday. Is it bad if I didn't remove the old sitemap before submitting the new Yoast sitemap?
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Labman Premium
Yes, you only want one active.
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Omer-A Premium
Nice post, I recently moved to using Yoast and this is just what I needed. Thank you
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Motivator61 Premium
Thanks Catwoman
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Catwoman1459 Premium
You're welcome!
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PediaDar Premium
Thanks for this training Cathy! It fixed my problem :)

Cheers,
Darmendra
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Catwoman1459 Premium
You're welcome. I'm happy it fixed your problem!
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Sylvain34 Premium
I tried to do the same but it said "one error : your site map is an HTML page "

What does that mean ?
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Did you use sitemap_index.xml when adding your sitemap to Google?
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Sylvain34 Premium
I think i did, how can i check this ?

Here is a screen shot of my sitemaps in google search console

Thanks for your help
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Ok, that looks good. I will try to find more info for you.
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Sylvain34 Premium
Ok thanks for your feedback. Everything seems correct, do you think ?
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AMYSE Premium
Hi did you find the answer even I am facing the same issue Sylvain.
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Sylvain34 Premium
Hi i just checked again and it seems to be working for me. I redo the same thing as explained in the training. I'll see. Do you have an error ?
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SadieChan Premium
Thanks for the training, Cathy.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
You're welcome!
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Chrissies Premium
Many thanks Cathy :)
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You're welcome!
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jtaienao Premium
Thank you for this great tutorial Cathy.much appreciated.
Jerome
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You're welcome!
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albert22 Premium
Thank you for taking the time to mae the training, and posting it.
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albert22 Premium
That's "make"
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Harrysastar2 Premium
Thanks for sharing , Kathy, great tutorial. I use Yoast but have Google sitemaps, now I have to decide whether to switch to Yoast!
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RoyMolyneux Premium
Thanks for this tutorial Cathy. Very easy to understand.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
You're welcome, glad you found this tutorial to be easy to understand.
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Triblu Premium
Thank YOU for this great tutorial Cathy ... bookmarked!
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Catwoman1459 Premium
You're welcome, glad you liked it.
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ChrisShouse Premium
Thank you, I will bookmark this for later use but from what I saw it will be of great value to many.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
You're welcome, glad you found it to be helpful.
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markr0675 Premium
Thanks Cathy,
you certainly made this seem easy enough.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
You're welcome, glad you found it easy to follow.
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JohnE52 Premium
Thank you so much!
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You're welcome!
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drcmaint Premium
This is good. Thanks for this.
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MKearns Premium
Thanks for this SEO enhancing training Cathy!
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You're welcome!
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