These options are utilized during the generation of your Sitemap. They allow you to customize which parts of your website’s content are included or excluded from the sitemap, as well as specify priority and update frequency settings for different content types.
Include\Exclude: Choose which content parts to include or exclude from the Sitemap. This typically includes options such as Pages, Posts, Custom Post Types, Taxonomies, and Archive Pages. Selecting Include ensures that the specified content is included in the sitemap, while selecting Exclude omits it.
Priority: Set the priority level for Posts relative to other content types in the Sitemap. The priority value, from 0.0 to 1.0, indicates the importance of posts compared to other content. Higher priority values suggest greater importance.
Update Frequency: Specify the update frequency period for Posts. This indicates how often the content of posts is likely to change. Options may include always, hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, or never.
By configuring these sitemap options, you can tailor the sitemap generation process to accurately reflect the structure and importance of your website’s content. This helps search engines understand which content to prioritize and how frequently to revisit it for updates. Adjust the settings according to your website’s specific needs and content strategy.