How to submit your WordPress site to Bing Webmaster tools for indexing

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In this blog post, I will show you the some important steps to make Bing index your WordPress website faster and more efficiently. This way, you can index your content immediately to Bing webmaster tool and avoid any delays or errors.

Create API Key

Step 1: Get your Bing Webmaster Tools API key
To submit your WordPress site to Bing webmaster tools, you need an API key that will allow you to access the URL submission feature. You can get this key by following these steps:

  • Go to and sign in using your Microsoft account.
  • Click on the gear icon “Settings” on the top right corner and select API Access.
  • click on API key to view the key.
  • Copy the API key that is displayed on the screen.

Step 2: Install and activate the Bing webmaster Plugin for WordPress

The easiest way to submit your WordPress site to Bing webmaster tools is by using the Bing URL Submissions Plugin for WordPress. You can also manually submit any URL to Bing from the plugin dashboard. To install and activate this plugin, follow these steps:

To install the plugin, follow these instructions:

  • Go to your WordPress dashboard and click on Plugins > Add New.

Search for Bing webmasters Plugin from search new

Install Bing URL Submission plugin in WordPress
  • Install and activate the plugin on your WordPress dashboard.
Activate Bing URL Submission
  • Go to Settings > Bing Webmaster Tools and enter your API key. You can get your API key from the Bing Webmaster portal by signing in and going to Settings > API Access.
  • Save your settings and you’re done!

Submit URLs to Bing webmaster

Step 3: Submit your URLs to Bing
Once you have verified your site ownership, you can start submitting your URLs to Bing using the Bing webmaster plugin. There are two ways to do this:

  • Automatic submission: The plugin will detect any new or updated pages on your WordPress site and submit them to Bing automatically in the background. You can toggle this feature on or off from the plugin settings page.
  • Manual submission: You can also submit any URL manually from the plugin settings page by entering it in the text box and clicking Submit. You can also view a list of recent submissions and retry any failed ones.

You can also submit multiple URLs at once using an HTTP request with JSON format. For example, if you want to submit three URLs at once, you can use this format:

POST /IndexNow HTTP/1.1 Content-Type: application/json; charset=utf-8 Host: { “host”: “”, “key”: “2d3090cd83b94efcb94cdcabb4ac2949”, “keyLocation”: “”, “urlList”: [ “”, “”, “” ] } “`

Step 4: Monitor your indexing status on Bing Webmaster Tools.

After you submit your URLs to Bing, you can check how many of them Bing has indexed and discovered.

  • You need to sign in with your Microsoft account and add your site to the portal if you haven’t done so already.
  • Then, you can go to Reports & Data > Index Explorer and see how many pages are indexed under each directory of your site.
  • You can also filter by date range, status code, crawl type, and more.
Site explorer in Bing webmaster tool

That’s it! You have successfully submitted your WordPress site to Bing webmaster tools for indexing. Whenever you publish or update a page on your WordPress site, it will automatically be submitted to Bing for crawling and indexing. You can also view the list of recent URL submissions, retry any failed submissions or download the submissions for analysis from the plugin dashboard.

You can also use other features of Bing webmaster tools, such as sitemaps, SEO reports, backlinks, keywords, etc., to optimize your site further. For more information, visit

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