Search & Indexing, Site Map, SEO & Metadata

An easy to use XML sitemap generator for Joomla.

The Sitemap Generator uses an external service to crawl your website and create a XML sitemap of your website. The generator works thus for every extension out of the box. The computation costs for your website is also very low because the crawler acts like a normal visitor, who visits all pages of your site once.

If you host your website on a dedicated server, you may not need this extension, because you should have enough resources to generate your sitemap on your server. But if you host your website in a shared environment (as the most Joomla users do), it would be wise to outsource the generation of your sitemap to an external service like this plugin uses to generate the sitemap. This way it is guaranteed that the speed of your website is not affected for your visitors during the generation of the sitemap.


  • Simple setup.
  • Works out of the box with all Joomla extensions.
  • Low computations costs for your webserver.
  • Uses the Joomla update function.

Technical Features

  • Respects your robots.txt file (also the crawl-delay directive).
    • You could use the user-agent MB-SiteCrawler to control the crawler.
  • Support for robots (noindex) meta elements.
  • Adds nearly all indexable filetypes (for example .pdf, .xls, .doc) to the sitemap.

Additional Technical Features of the Professional Version

  • Generation of image sitemaps.
  • Generation of video sitemaps.
    • Currently HTML5 video elements and embedded YouTube videos are supported.

Upcoming Technical Features

  • Support for Vimeo videos in video sitemaps.
  • Support for HTML5 picture elements in image sitemaps.
  • Automatic daily creation of sitemaps.

Data Aggregation and Indexable File Types

I have published a detailed document about how the Sitemap Generator aggregates the data for the generation of sitemaps and which file types are getting indexed on my website.

Sitemap Generator Data


  • Joomla 3
  • Linux webserver (not tested with Windows yet)

Installation Instructions

  1. Download the installation package.
  2. Install the package.
  3. Go to Components -> Sitemap Generator in the backend and use the Generate your sitemap button to start the generation process. The sitemap will be saved as sitemap.xml in your Joomla root directory. Be aware that an existing sitemap.xml file would be overwritten without asking.
  4. Use the "Show the sitemap" button to download your sitemap and check if the generated sitemap is complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have a page with frequently asked questions available on my website.

Limitations of the Basic Version

The Sitemap Generator service allows you to create a sitemap with up to 500 URLs for free. If your website has more URLs or you like to integrate an image or video sitemap, you could buy the professional version to create a sitemap with up to 50000 URLs at the following website. The joomla extension itself is free of charge, but nearly useless without the external service. Please note that also not indexable URLs (for example .zip files) count to the quota.

Sitemap Generator Professional


If you already have an existing sitemap.xml in your Joomla root directory, this file would be overwritten. It is thus recommended to backup your existing sitemap.xml file before using the Sitemap Generator. I also have not tested the generator on Windows webspace. You should also access the sitemap.xml after the generation finished and check if everything is fine.

It is also noteworthy that the plugin does only check if the current user is allowed to login to the admin interface. If so, the current user is allowed to generate a sitemap. The permissions or access level of the module do not affect the plugin.

Pre-Installation Verification Test

If you like to test if the Sitemap Generator works fine with your website before you will install the extension, you could use the Online Sitemap Generator on my website, which uses to same technology as the plugin to generate the sitemaps.

Use of an External Server

The Sitemap Generator uses an external server, operated by the developer of the extension, to crawl your website and detect broken links. This means, that there is some communication between your website and the server. The only data that is communicated to the external server by your website is the URL of your website and the fact that you are using Joomla. The server than crawlers your website (as a normal visitor does) and answers with the generated sitemap.

Almost perfect but...

Posted on 31 July 2020
Almost perfect, but free version is limited to 500 URL only, which is quite limiting.
Ease of use
It's easy to be used, it works creating a sitemap dot xml file, without indicating the last modification to each page.
I used this to: joomla 3, to generate a XML sitemap for google and HTML sitemap for the website
Ich hatte mit verschiedenen anderen Sitemap Extensions Probleme ( OSMap etc.)
Ease of use
Diese hier installierte sich "out of the box" und die Sitemap generiert sich schnell !
War und ist nicht notwendig, da sofort alles ok war und sofort lief.
Die notwendige Dokumentation erschliesst sich aus der, die im Backend vorliegt
I used this to: Sitemap Generierung einer einfachen Selbstdarstellung-Site mit weniger als 30 Seiten, daher perfekt.
Finds more links! Found 70 links on one site as opposed to 47 with a different generator. Plus finds dead links.
Ease of use
Simply install, go to "Components/Sitemap Generator", click "Generate your sitemap". Done!
I used this to: The sitemap I was using producing errors on one of my sites. Then I tested Sitemap Generator and am thrilled. Not only does it work on every site I manage, it gives more results. Site 1: 47 => 70 links, Site 2: 9 => 40, Site 3: 15 => 61
Owner's reply: Hi David,

Thank you very much for your review and sorry for my late reply. I'm glad that you like the extensions.

By the way, if you like a more detailed report about the broken links, you can use my Link Checker for Joomla (

Best regards


Posted on 10 December 2018
Owner's reply: Not sure if this was intended as review, but there is a support forum at!forum/marcobeierer
It's based on an external crawler more or less works like moreover the crawler got blocked several times by the hosting
Ease of use
i don't see the utility of this extension unless to drive money to the author, brings additional steps rather than using directly a service
Yes the author offers a good support, but it's mostly related to the paid version. The paid version is too expensive
Product page only
I used this to: Trying to generate a full sitemap for my websites. However i had to give up, the free version is complicated and limited to few links. To get a sitemap of about 10000 links i had to spend more than 200$/year, this is crazy! I can generate it for free at
Owner's reply: Hi Iyengar

Thank you for your review. I would have really appreciated it, if you could have contacted me first so that we could have discussed your critics and pain points. I'm always open for constructive feedback and like to improve my services. I will explain/clarify some of your critics from my point of view in the following.

You wrote the extension is a fake because it uses an external service. I think extensions that use external services can, depending on the use case, have some advantages over native extensions and I do also not hide that the extension uses an external service. The description of the extension begins with "The Sitemap Generator uses an external service to crawl your website and create a XML sitemap ...".

I know there are problems with some hosters, especially with hosters with a low quality infrastructure. By default the Sitemap Generator uses 3 concurrent connections to crawl the site. This is comparable to three visitors visiting your website at the same time if they make just make short breaks before clicking on the next link. Each good hoster should be able to handle this, but it is also possible to limit the number of concurrent connections to 1 and slow down the crawler by setting a crawl delay in the robots.txt, so that every hoster works with the Sitemap Generator.

I don't think the free version of the extension is useless. For about 90 percent of the users the limit of up to 500 URLs is enough and they are happy with the free version. However, I have to invest some money in the maintenance and rental of the servers to operate the Sitemap Generator. Thus each generated sitemap costs me money and I have also invested hundreds of hours in the development of the crawler and the extension. Therefore I cannot and will not provide the Sitemap Generator for free for large websites with more than 500 URLs.

That my support is only related to the paid version is not true. I will help everyone who has trouble with the usage of the extension.

It is true that there is not much documentation, but this is intended. From my experience the most people do not read the documentation, so I did take another approach. I try to make the product as easy to use as possible and add explanations directly in the extension at places where users might have problems. I also analyse each support question I get and try to improve the extension in a way that nobody ever needs to ask the same question again. I'm not 100 percent there to make the extension work for everybody intuitively but I do my best to reach this goal.

It would be nice if you can explain to me in more detail what you mean with "complicated" and what you did not understand? The extension has just a few option with sane defaults and one button to start the generation process.

Of course you can generate the sitemap with another service like, but it's also not free. It's a bit cheaper than my Sitemap Generator, but also just free for up to 500 URLs.

I had look at the current exchange rates and the price for 10000 URLs is currently 145 $ (120 €) per year and not as mentioned more than 200 $ per year... Just as information for other user who might be interested in buying the professional version.

I wish you further much success.

Best regards
Uses an external service, does not use your server.
Ease of use
Only two buttons on the page. Very simple
I used this to: Personal use.

Excelente extensão

Posted on 10 August 2017
Cumpre o que promete em mapear todos os links do site e consegui indexar o projeto no Google.
Ease of use
É bastante fácil de usar e não exige nenhum esforço por parte do desenvolvedor.

Sitemap Generator

Posted on 07 July 2017
works great
Ease of use
one click
I used this to: creating an xml sitemap
Owner's reply: Hi Todd,

Thank you for your review!

Best regards,
basic sitemap (for images or videos you need pro edition)
Ease of use
very easy to use
Owner's reply: Hi Heiko

Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you like the Sitemap Generator.

Best regards

Excellent et simple

Posted on 19 January 2017
Simple : génère le sitemap et le place sur l'hébergement en une minute
Ease of use
Rien à faire !
A peine nécessaire : installer et cliquer sur générer le sitemap.
I used this to: Créer et placer la sitemap.xml à la racine de mon site
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Sitemap Generator

Marco Beierer
Last updated:
Oct 21 2019
1 year ago
Date added:
Apr 28 2015
Free download

Uses Joomla! Update System


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