Google Sitemap Generator (XML sitemaps) plugin & speed

WordPress Mobile Speed


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We’re uncertain how and why you’re using Google Sitemap Generator (XML sitemaps) plugin. XML sitemaps are an option in Yoast SEO plugin. But even better is Simple WP Sitemap plugin which loads in 1.3 milliseconds.

XML site maps are now a feature of WordPress core as of August 2021. This plugin is no longer needed. It slows down your site. We recommend removing it.


Steve Teare
performance engineer
May 2021


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