Laravel 8 Sitemap Generator Package Tutorial

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Sitemap helps to enhance the url crawl for a website. It lists all the links at a single place. It is a method to rank urls to search engines. Inside this article we will see the concept of Laravel 8 sitemap generator package.

How to generate automatic sitemap for website, we will see in a very easy and detailed way. We will list all urls into XML format. We will use a composer package for this task.

Generating sitemap xml format in a dynamic way in laravel 8.

Let’s get started.

Laravel Installation

We will create laravel project using composer. So, please make sure your system should have composer installed. If not, may be this article will help you to Install composer in system.

Here is the command to create a laravel project-

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog

To start the development server of Laravel –

php artisan serve


Assuming laravel already installed inside your system.

Installation of Spatie Laravel Package

Open project into terminal and run this composer command.

$ composer require spatie/laravel-sitemap

Package Publish & Configuration

$ php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Spatie\Sitemap\SitemapServiceProvider" --tag=config

Usage of Spatie Sitemap Package




We will create a closure route in web.php. Open web.php from /routes folder.


use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;
use Spatie\Sitemap\SitemapGenerator;

Route::get("generate-sitemap", function () {

  • When we run this, it will create a file with the name sitemap.xml file inside /public folder which contains the urls of given website.
  • To generate sitemap.xml file for itself, we need to pass app url, Use config(‘app.url’)

If we open sitemp.xml file, we will see the list of urls. In this case, it will be something –


But every time, we need to run the route manually like to generate or update sitemap.xml file.

To automate this process, we need to use laravel 8 command method. We have to create scheduled cron job which runs this same url but at a specific time period.

Create Artisan Command

Open terminal and run this artisan command.

$ php artisan make:command GenerateSitemap

It will create a file GenerateSitemap.php at /app/Console/Commands folder.

Open GenerateSitemap.php and write this complete code into it.


namespace App\Console\Commands;

use Illuminate\Console\Command;
use Spatie\Sitemap\SitemapGenerator;

class GenerateSitemap extends Command
     * The name and signature of the console command.
     * @var string
    protected $signature = 'sitemap:generate';

     * The console command description.
     * @var string
    protected $description = 'This command will generate sitemap.xml file for your site';

     * Create a new command instance.
     * @return void
    public function __construct()

     * Execute the console command.
     * @return int
    public function handle()

Open terminal and run this command

$ php artisan

This command will open the command pallet of laravel artisan, we should see now the created custom command.

Run Artisan Command

To run this created artisan command. Back to terminal

$ php artisan sitemap:generate

It will create sitemap.xml to your /public folder.

Schedule Laravel Command

To automate this process, we need to set a specific time interval to run. Open Kernel.php from /app/Console folder.

Find schedule() method from that and add this given line into it.

     * Define the application's command schedule.
     * @param  \Illuminate\Console\Scheduling\Schedule  $schedule
     * @return void
protected function schedule(Schedule $schedule)
  // $schedule->command('inspire')->hourly();

This is very simple, then your sitemap.xml should be available at site_url/sitemap.xml

We hope this article helped you to learn about Laravel 8 Sitemap Generator Package Tutorial in a very detailed way.

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