A sitemap gives you an easy overview over your website. It is very useful if you e.g. have a large website, many unconnected (sub)pages on your website or if you want search engines like Google to recognize and read it more effectively. A sitemap provides links for each of your (sub)pages. That way, a new website will be easier to find when searching for it on Google (Figure 1.1).
Creating a sitemap
To create a sitemap
- Select a page to add it to
- Create a new paragraph
- Attach the sitemap app to it
This gives you access to the app settings (Figure 2.1).
Using the settings, you can control the app behavior:
- Select what to create a sitemap from; the current website, a specific website, or the subpages of a particular page
- Select a start level and an end level
- Check includes all pages if you want all pages on your website to show on the sitemap
- Select an XSLT template for rendering the sitemap
If you want to differentiate how a particular level is rendered, check the alternative stylesheet checkbox – this provides you with the following options for levels 1-5 (Figure 3.1):
- Bullet: Change the icon next to the pages in the sitemap. Either choose an icon from the dropdown or upload one using the upload manager.
- Font, Font size, Font Color: Customize the font, font size, and font color. You can insert a hexadecimal value manually or choose from the color palette.
- Bold: If checked, the text is displayed in bold.