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How to verify your WordPress site in Bing Webmaster Tools:

How to create an XML sitemap for your WordPress site:

In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to submit your WordPress site map to Bing Webmaster tools and how to use the WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin to make this process as painless as possible.

The first step will be to install a plugin called WordPress SEO by Yoast that will make the verification process a little bit easier. So let’s install that plugin.

To install this plugin please log into your WordPress dashboard, hover over Plugins and then click on Add New.

On the next page type “WordPress SEO by Yoast” into the search bar. The plugin we want should be the first one in the top left.

Click on the Install Now button and then click Activate after it’s installed.

You will see a new entry in your WordPress admin menu (on the left) called SEO. Hover over that and choose XML Sitemaps.

You can click on the XML Sitemap button to see your sitemap and you can customize the contents of your site using the tabs above that button, which I go over in this tutorial here:

When you have a sitemap that you are happy with copy it’s URL and take that over to Bing Webmaster Tools at

Either sign into a Microsoft account (hotmail, rocketmail, or outlook) or create a new account if you don’t have one yet.

Once you’ve logged into your Bing Webmaster tools click on the website you want to add the sitemap to. On the following page click on the Add Sitemap button near the bottom right of the page. Copy the sitemap URL into the field that appears and click on Add.

It should be added instantly and all columns of the entry are set to pending. Over the next few days you will start seeing data appear here. And that’s all there is to Bing webmaster tools sitemap submissions.

I hope this information helps you! If you have any questions leave a comment below or ping me @WPLearningLab on Twitter.

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