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Creating a sitemap in 11ty

iarehilton profile image Hilton Meyer Originally published at on ・1 min read

In order to submit your site to search analytics you should have a sitemap of your content. Having this just makes it easier and quicker for the search engines to find and index your site content. So I went about find how to do this with 11ty. The base blog of 11ty has this built in so I made a few changes especially for the dates.

permalink: /sitemap.xml
eleventyExcludeFromCollections: true
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<urlset xmlns="">
{%- for page in collections.all %}
  {% set mappedUrl %}{{ metadata.url}}{{ page.url | url }}{% endset %}
    <loc>{{ mappedUrl }}</loc>
    <lastmod>{{ | htmlDateString }}</lastmod>
{%- endfor %}

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Daniel Canetti

Thanks for this! I've been looking for a simple way of render a sitemap in 11ty without a plugin.

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Winston Puckett

I new it was supposed to look like the RSS feed. Thanks for doing the work to figure out what the site map is supposed to look like