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title: Creating a Dynamic Sitemap
description: This guide will help you create a dynamic /sitemap.xml page.
slug: best-practices/seo/creating-dynamic-sitemap
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This guide will help you create a dynamic `/sitemap.xml` page.
## Requirements
This is an advanced tutorial. To follow it, you should be familiar with basic platformOS concepts, HTML, GraphQL queries, Liquid, topics in the Get Started section and tutorials related to Pages.
* [How platformOS Works](/how-platformos-works)
* [Get Started](/get-started)
* [Pages tutorials](/tutorials/pages/pages)
## Steps
Creating a dynamic sitemap.xml is a two-step process:
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### Step 1: Prepare GraphQL query
Create a GraphQL query which fetches all pages except for the ones that are explicitly excluded via the proper metadata key:
query sitemap_pages($per_page: Int = 1000, $page: Int = 1) {
pages: admin_pages(
per_page: $per_page,
page: $page,
filter: {
metadata: {
has_key: "skip_sitemap"
exclude: true
) {
results {
### Step 2: Setup page
Create `views/pages/sitemap.xml.liquid` page. Use the GraphQL query defined above to iterate dynamically over all pages.
slug: sitemap
layout_name: ""
expire: 3600
skip_sitemap: true
{% raw %}
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<urlset xmlns="">
{%- graphql g = 'sitemap_pages' -%}
{% for page in g.pages.results %}
{% if page.slug == '/' %}{% assign slug = page.slug %}{% else %}{% assign slug = '/' | append: page.slug %}{% endif %}
<loc>https://{{ }}{{ slug }}</loc>
<changefreq>{{ page.metadata.sitemap.changefreq | default: 'monthly' }}</changefreq>
<priority>{{ page.metadata.sitemap.priority | default: 1 }}</priority>
{% endfor %}
{% endraw %}
Using this template, you can explicitly exclude any page from the sitemap.xml by including the `skip_sitemap` key to a `metatag` property of the page. You can also use `metatag` to configure any sitemap properties like changefreq and priority. Please note, that the example above already uses static caching for 1 hour - you might want to remove it for development.
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