Since Aimy Sitemap FREE and PRO version 31.0 and IndexNow PRO 2.0 the two extensions can work together.

A XML sitemap is like a table of content of your website. The location of the sitemap can be added to you robots.txt file. So search engines can easily find your sitemap and crawl the URLs.

The ping notifications for XML sitemaps are no longer supported by common search engines (for example Google or Bing). Bing focusses on a new way of notifications via the IndexNow protocol. That means you send new or updated URLs directly and just in time as soon as the change is public.

Nevertheless a sitemap is still usefull to give an overview on your webiste. XML sitemaps can be added to Bing's webmaster tools and Google's Search Console.

Basic settings

To use both extensions in combination please activate the support:

Aimy Sitemap's indexnow configuration

Aimy IndexNow's Aimy Sitemap integration configuration

Both extensions support exclude patterns if some content should not be added to the sitemap or submitted to In case you already use Aimy Sitemap, exclude patterns will be imported to Aimy IndexNow upon installation. Otherwise add patterns -if needed- to both extensions. If you do not want to add images, both extensions provide options for that as well.

Please keep the exclude patterns and options in sync on changes.

We will show you some possible setups and hints on it:

1. Setup → Aimy IndexNow notifies Aimy Sitemap

In case you are new to Aimy Sitemap: this sitemap generator is a crawler based solution. So your Joomla! website must be crawled regulary to update the index. In the index you can make individual settings like priority, change frequency or such. Afterwards the XML sitemap must be written.

If Aimy IndexNow notifies Aimy Sitemap, content changes are submitted to Aimy Sitemap's index without crawling. Additionally you can choose if the XML sitemap should be written. If you like to make changes on the sitemap entries the sitemap should not be written directly. If your default settings are perfect for your content you choose that the XML sitemap is updated directly.

Keep your XML sitemap always up to date (without the need of crawling the whole website again).

Inform search engines that support about content changes.

Choose which extension should send notifications

Aimy Sitemap

If you use "Notify Search Engines" within Aimy Sitemap to inform, we recommend to set submission in the Aimy IndexNow plugin to "Off". Otherwise notifications on the same URL are send twice.

Alternative Aimy IndexNow Aimy Sitemap integration configuration

Aimy IndexNow

This plugin can send submissions directly on content save. We recommend to disable notifications to in the sitemap's options then.

Alternative Aimy Sitemap indexnow configuration

2. Setup → Aimy Sitemap notifies IndexNow

You can install Aimy IndexNow PRO but make notifications from within Aimy Sitemap. In this case set the option "Pass information to Aimy Sitemap?" to "No" and Submission to "Off". This way Aimy IndexNow's functionality will be used from Aimy Sitemap to send all recently changed or added URLs to

If you notify from within Aimy Sitemap, no third party support is needed (Aimy IndexNow currently only supports Joomla! native content).

3. Setup → Aimy Sitemap and Aimy IndexNow seperately

Of course both extensions can be used without talking with each other. Disable support in both extensions and use Aimy Sitemap to generate XML and HTML sitemaps. Use Aimy IndexNow to send notifications on content changes immediately to

We believe the combination of both extensions is a powerfull option. With maximum flexibility through several possible combinations we hope you will find a setup that fits your needs best.