Having an XML sitemap submitted to Google Search Console can improve your sites' Search Engine Optimization. It allows Google to more easily crawl your site, providing a more complete picture of the site's page list.
What Is Google XML Sitemaps?
The Google XML Sitemaps plugin generates a sitemap of your site that can be used as an indexing tool for search engines. To request activation of this plugin, you must complete the Customer Support Form and choose "Plugin Activation Request." To learn how to use this plugin, please refer to WiscWeb - WordPress UW Theme - Google XML Sitemaps Plugin.
You will also need to verify your site with Google Search Console, following the steps at WiscWeb - WordPress UW Theme - Adding Google Search Console To Your Site .
Once your site has been verified, continue into Google Search Console to get to your Dashboard screen for your site.
Click on Sitemaps on the left. Once there, enter the sitemap URL for your site (usually sitemap.xml) and click Submit. This will add your sitemap to the Google Search Console service.