How to Create Sitemap Archive Page for Blogger

Sitemap is a vital page to be created on any website and not only blogger blogs. So, if you prepare a great organized page that contains all the articles inside your blog, categorized by labels and put them all in one place, you will allow an easy access to your content on the web, not only for search engines like Google, but for any visitor looking to read more of your content.


I can guarantee that implementing that archive page will optimize SEO for your blogger blog and make reaching all your stuff much easier for everyone else. Let's not forget that it will make your blog looks more professional. Anyway, lets get started!

Create Blogger Page

To get started you need first to create a new page on your blog so we can add the HTML code. To do so, please open the blogger management interface for your blog and follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the "Pages" tab.
  2. Click on "New Page" to open the HTML editor.
  3. Now select HTML tab to put the code.
  4. Insert the HTML code given below.
<style scoped="scoped" type="text/css">
/* CSS Sitemap Archive Page */
#bp_toc {background:transparent;width:100%;color:#999;margin-top:10px;margin:0 auto;padding:5px;}
.toc-header-col1 {padding:15px!important;line-height:15px;background-color:#555;width:250px;transition:all 0.3s ease-in-out;}
.toc-header-col2 {padding:15px!important;line-height:15px;background-color:#333;width:75px;transition:all 0.3s ease-in-out;}
.toc-header-col3 {padding:15px!important;line-height:15px;background-color:#111;width:125px;transition:all 0.3s ease-in-out;}
.toc-header-col1:hover, .toc-header-col2:hover, .toc-header-col3:hover {opacity:0.9;}
.toc-header-col1 a:link, .toc-header-col1 a:visited, .toc-header-col2 a:link, .toc-header-col2 a:visited, .toc-header-col3 a:link, .toc-header-col3 a:visited {font-size:15px;text-transform: lowercase;text-decoration:none;color:#fff;font-family:&#39;Roboto Slab&#39;;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:0.5px;}
.toc-header-col1 a:hover, .toc-header-col2 a:hover, .toc-header-col3 a:hover {
text-decoration:none;}
.toc-entry-col1, .toc-entry-col2, .toc-entry-col3 {padding:10px;font-size:92%;;transition:all 0.3s ease-in-out;}
.toc-entry-col1:hover, .toc-entry-col2:hover, .toc-entry-col3:hover {background:#fdfdfd;}
.toc-entry-col1:nth-child(odd), .toc-entry-col2:nth-child(odd), .toc-entry-col3:nth-child(odd) {padding:10px;font-size:92%;}
.toc-entry-col1:nth-child(even), .toc-entry-col2:nth-child(even), .toc-entry-col3:nth-child(even) {padding:10px;font-size:92%;}
.toc-entry-col1 a, .toc-entry-col2 a, .toc-entry-col3 a{text-decoration:none;color:#666;transition:all 0.3s ease-in-out;}
.toc-entry-col1 a:hover, .toc-entry-col2 a:hover, .toc-entry-col3 a:hover{color:#8493A5;}
span.toc-note {padding:10px;margin:10px 0;display:inline-block;background:#fff;
color:#666;}
#bp_toc table {width:100%;margin:0 auto;border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;border-color: transparent;}
#bp_toc tr:nth-child(even) {background:#fafafa}
#bp_toc tr:nth-child(odd) {background:#f5f5f5}

/* CSS Bounce To Top */
#BackToTop {background:#8493A0;display:none;color:#fff;padding:13px 16px;
font-size:16px;line-height:30px;border-radius:100%;opacity:0.7;transition:all .3s linear;}
#BackToTop:hover{opacity:1;transition:all .3s linear}
.BackToTop {-webkit-transform: translateZ(0);cursor:pointer;position:fixed;bottom:30px;right:30px;z-index:90;}

/* Custom CSS for Pass Strength */
input#pwd {width:50%;color:#666;border:1px solid #e5e5e5;padding:5px;margin:20px auto;float:none;}
#pwd_strength_wrap {background:#fcfcfc;border:1px solid #e5e5e5;border-radius:2px;display:none;float:left;padding:15px;position:relative;width:auto;box-shadow:4px 4px 0 #f5f5f5;}
#pswd_info ul {list-style-type:none;margin:5px 0 0;padding:0;}
#pswd_info ul li {color:#308cf4;background: url(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wBYlnND0TkE/VBDPofBF_zI/AAAAAAAABVU/RtZHTPtr_8o/s1600/icon_pwd.png) no-repeat left 2px;padding:0 0 0 20px;opacity:0.8;}
#pswd_info ul li.valid {opacity:1;background-position:left -42px;color:#bbb;text-decoration:line-through;}
#passwordStrength {display:block;height:5px;margin-bottom:10px;transition:all 0.6s ease-in-out;}
.strength0 {background:none;width:0px;}
.strength1 {background:none repeat scroll 0 0 #FF4545;width:25px;}
.strength2 {background:none repeat scroll 0 0 #FFC824;width:75px;}
.strength3 {background:none repeat scroll 0 0 #6699CC;width:100px;} 
.strength4 {background:none repeat scroll 0 0 #008000;width:150px;}
</style>
<div id="bp_toc">
Loading Sitemap. Please wait....</div>
<script type="text/javascript">
// ---------------------------------------------------
// BLOGTOC
// ---------------------------------------------------
// BlogToc creates a clickable Table Of Contents for
// Blogger Blogs.
// It uses the JSON post feed, and create a ToC of it.
// The ToC can be sorted by title or by date, both
// ascending and descending, and can be filtered by
// label.
// ---------------------------------------------------
// Author: Syed Faizan Ali
// Url: http://www.mybloggerlab.com
// Version: 2
// Date: 2007-04-12
// ---------------------------------------------------
// global arrays

   var postTitle = new Array();     // array of posttitles
   var postUrl = new Array();       // array of posturls
   var postDate = new Array();      // array of post publish dates
   var postSum = new Array();       // array of post summaries
   var postLabels = new Array();    // array of post labels

// global variables
   var sortBy = "datenewest";         // default value for sorting ToC
   var tocLoaded = false;           // true if feed is read and ToC can be displayed
   var numChars = 250;              // number of characters in post summary
   var postFilter = '';             // default filter value
   var tocdiv = document.getElementById("bp_toc"); //the toc container
   var totalEntires =0; //Entries grabbed till now
   var totalPosts =0; //Total number of posts in the blog.

// main callback function

function loadtoc(json) {

   function getPostData() {
   // this functions reads all postdata from the json-feed and stores it in arrays
      if ("entry" in json.feed) {
         var numEntries = json.feed.entry.length;
         totalEntires = totalEntires + numEntries;
         totalPosts=json.feed.openSearch$totalResults.$t
         if(totalPosts>totalEntires)
         {
         var nextjsoncall = document.createElement('script');
         nextjsoncall.type = 'text/javascript';
         startindex=totalEntires+1;
         nextjsoncall.setAttribute("src", "/feeds/posts/summary?start-index=" + startindex + "&max-results=500&alt=json-in-script&callback=loadtoc");
         tocdiv.appendChild(nextjsoncall);
         }
      // main loop gets all the entries from the feed
         for (var i = 0; i < numEntries; i++) {
         // get the entry from the feed
            var entry = json.feed.entry[i];

         // get the posttitle from the entry
            var posttitle = entry.title.$t;

         // get the post date from the entry
            var postdate = entry.published.$t.substring(0,10);

         // get the post url from the entry
            var posturl;
            for (var k = 0; k < entry.link.length; k++) {
               if (entry.link[k].rel == 'alternate') {
               posturl = entry.link[k].href;
               break;
               }
            }

         // get the post contents from the entry
         // strip all html-characters, and reduce it to a summary
            if ("content" in entry) {
               var postcontent = entry.content.$t;}
            else
               if ("summary" in entry) {
                  var postcontent = entry.summary.$t;}
               else var postcontent = "";
         // strip off all html-tags
            var re = /<\S[^>]*>/g; 
            postcontent = postcontent.replace(re, "");
         // reduce postcontent to numchar characters, and then cut it off at the last whole word
            if (postcontent.length > numChars) {
               postcontent = postcontent.substring(0,numChars);
               var quoteEnd = postcontent.lastIndexOf(" ");
               postcontent = postcontent.substring(0,quoteEnd) + '...';
            }

         // get the post labels from the entry
            var pll = '';
            if ("category" in entry) {
               for (var k = 0; k < entry.category.length; k++) {
                  pll += '<a href="javascript:filterPosts(\'' + entry.category[k].term + '\');" title="Click here to select all posts with label \'' + entry.category[k].term + '\'">' + entry.category[k].term + '</a>,  ';
               }
            var l = pll.lastIndexOf(',');
            if (l != -1) { pll = pll.substring(0,l); }
            }

         // add the post data to the arrays
            postTitle.push(posttitle);
            postDate.push(postdate);
            postUrl.push(posturl);
            postSum.push(postcontent);
            postLabels.push(pll);
         }
      }
      if(totalEntires==totalPosts) {tocLoaded=true;showToc();}
   } // end of getPostData

// start of showtoc function body
// get the number of entries that are in the feed
//   numEntries = json.feed.entry.length;

// get the postdata from the feed
   getPostData();

// sort the arrays
   sortPosts(sortBy);
   tocLoaded = true;
}



// filter and sort functions


function filterPosts(filter) {
// This function changes the filter
// and displays the filtered list of posts
  // document.getElementById("bp_toc").scrollTop = document.getElementById("bp_toc").offsetTop;;
   postFilter = filter;
   displayToc(postFilter);
} // end filterPosts

function allPosts() {
// This function resets the filter
// and displays all posts

   postFilter = '';
   displayToc(postFilter);
} // end allPosts

function sortPosts(sortBy) {
// This function is a simple bubble-sort routine
// that sorts the posts

   function swapPosts(x,y) {
   // Swaps 2 ToC-entries by swapping all array-elements
      var temp = postTitle[x];
      postTitle[x] = postTitle[y];
      postTitle[y] = temp;
      var temp = postDate[x];
      postDate[x] = postDate[y];
      postDate[y] = temp;
      var temp = postUrl[x];
      postUrl[x] = postUrl[y];
      postUrl[y] = temp;
      var temp = postSum[x];
      postSum[x] = postSum[y];
      postSum[y] = temp;
      var temp = postLabels[x];
      postLabels[x] = postLabels[y];
      postLabels[y] = temp;
   } // end swapPosts

   for (var i=0; i < postTitle.length-1; i++) {
      for (var j=i+1; j<postTitle.length; j++) {
         if (sortBy == "titleasc") { if (postTitle[i] > postTitle[j]) { swapPosts(i,j); } }
         if (sortBy == "titledesc") { if (postTitle[i] < postTitle[j]) { swapPosts(i,j); } }
         if (sortBy == "dateoldest") { if (postDate[i] > postDate[j]) { swapPosts(i,j); } }
         if (sortBy == "datenewest") { if (postDate[i] < postDate[j]) { swapPosts(i,j); } }
      }
   }
} // end sortPosts

// displaying the toc

function displayToc(filter) {
// this function creates a three-column table and adds it to the screen
   var numDisplayed = 0;
   var tocTable = '';
   var tocHead1 = 'POST TITLE';
   var tocTool1 = 'Click to sort by title';
   var tocHead2 = 'POST DATE';
   var tocTool2 = 'Click to sort by date';
   var tocHead3 = 'LABELS';
   var tocTool3 = '';
   if (sortBy == "titleasc") { 
      tocTool1 += ' (descending)';
      tocTool2 += ' (newest first)';
   }
   if (sortBy == "titledesc") { 
      tocTool1 += ' (ascending)';
      tocTool2 += ' (newest first)';
   }
   if (sortBy == "dateoldest") { 
      tocTool1 += ' (ascending)';
      tocTool2 += ' (newest first)';
   }
   if (sortBy == "datenewest") { 
      tocTool1 += ' (ascending)';
      tocTool2 += ' (oldest first)';
   }
   if (postFilter != '') {
      tocTool3 = 'Click to show all posts';
   }
   tocTable += '<table>';
   tocTable += '<tr>';
   tocTable += '<td class="toc-header-col1">';
   tocTable += '<a href="javascript:toggleTitleSort();" title="' + tocTool1 + '">' + tocHead1 + '</a>';
   tocTable += '</td>';
   tocTable += '<td class="toc-header-col2">';
   tocTable += '<a href="javascript:toggleDateSort();" title="' + tocTool2 + '">' + tocHead2 + '</a>';
   tocTable += '</td>';
   tocTable += '<td class="toc-header-col3">';
   tocTable += '<a href="javascript:allPosts();" title="' + tocTool3 + '">' + tocHead3 + '</a>';
   tocTable += '</td>';
   tocTable += '</tr>';
   for (var i = 0; i < postTitle.length; i++) {
      if (filter == '') {
         tocTable += '<tr><td class="toc-entry-col1"><a href="' + postUrl[i] + '" title="' + postSum[i] + '">' + postTitle[i] + '</a></td><td class="toc-entry-col2">' + postDate[i] + '</td><td class="toc-entry-col3">' + postLabels[i] + '</td></tr>';
         numDisplayed++;
      } else {
          z = postLabels[i].lastIndexOf(filter);
          if ( z!= -1) {
             tocTable += '<tr><td class="toc-entry-col1"><a href="' + postUrl[i] + '" title="' + postSum[i] + '">' + postTitle[i] + '</a></td><td class="toc-entry-col2">' + postDate[i] + '</td><td class="toc-entry-col3">' + postLabels[i] + '</td></tr>';
             numDisplayed++;
          }
        }
   }
   tocTable += '</table>';
   if (numDisplayed == postTitle.length) {
      var tocNote = '<span class="toc-note">Displaying all ' + postTitle.length + ' posts<br/></span>'; }
   else {
      var tocNote = '<span class="toc-note">Displaying ' + numDisplayed + ' posts labeled \'';
      tocNote += postFilter + '\' of '+ postTitle.length + ' posts total<br/></span>';
   }
   tocdiv.innerHTML = tocNote + tocTable;
} // end of displayToc

function toggleTitleSort() {
   if (sortBy == "titleasc") { sortBy = "titledesc"; }
   else { sortBy = "titleasc"; }
   sortPosts(sortBy);
   displayToc(postFilter);
} // end toggleTitleSort

function toggleDateSort() {
   if (sortBy == "datenewest") { sortBy = "dateoldest"; }
   else { sortBy = "datenewest"; }
   sortPosts(sortBy);
   displayToc(postFilter);
} // end toggleTitleSort


function showToc() {
  if (tocLoaded) { 
     displayToc(postFilter);
     var toclink = document.getElementById("toclink");
   
  }
  else { alert("Just wait... TOC is loading"); }
}

function hideToc() {
  var tocdiv = document.getElementById("toc");
  tocdiv.innerHTML = '';
  var toclink = document.getElementById("toclink");
  toclink.innerHTML = '<a href="#" onclick="scroll(0,0); showToc(); Effect.toggle('+"'toc-result','blind');"+'">» Show Table of Contents</a> <img src="http://chenkaie.blog.googlepages.com/new_1.gif"/>';
}
</script>

<script src="/feeds/posts/summary?alt=json-in-script&amp;max-results=9999&amp;callback=loadtoc" type="text/javascript"></script>

Okay, just after you insert the HTML code, your sitemap page is now ready to go live so, go ahead and click on "publish". After that, you will need to include it on your navigation menu or Page List widget. If you do not know how just continue reading the tutorial.

Add Sitemap to Page List

Adding a page created by blogger on the official page list widget is very easy. Again open your blog control interface and follow the steps:


  1. Navigate to the "Layout" tab.
  2. Click on "Edit" found in the left of your page list widget.
  3. Just check the Sitemap's square and click save.
Now you should be able too see the sitemap's link added to your navigation menu, congratulations! However, just in case you have a customized blogger template or navigation menu, it will be different to add the link depending on what you have.

So, what do you think about the Sitemap Archive Page? If you have any thoughts please do not hesitate to write in the comment section below.

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