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404 Error - have to keep 're-saving'... (4 posts)

  1. hotconductor
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    WP 3.4.1
    SEO 1.2.5

    I check my SEO rank daily and every once in a while it just plain plummets. When it does, it is almost ALWAYS because the SEO plugin failed. When I go to google webmaster utilities, it shows errors with the sitemaps... The sitemaps are gone!

    So I go into WordPress SEO, navigate to the sitemap section, checkout the sitemaps... They're gone!

    Now all I have to do to solve this problem is hit 'save' and suddenly the sitemaps re-appear.

    The problem is that this happens randomly, without any warning. I did not disable/re-enable the plugin or do any other major site changes. I left town for a day, then checked my site, and saw the problem.

    Please let me know if there is any troubleshooting I can do to help you with this bug. Love the plugin, just hate having my SEO position drop so drastically!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/

  2. jaxstory
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,
    I am really annoyed. As a simple beginner this plug in looked good.
    Having downloaded this an hour ago and started using it, I have lost my home page with the error statement saying 404 not found. I deactivated the plugin, re-activated it. Discarded the home page and then renewed it to see if there was a change. There wasn't the same error message comes up.

    I am really upset and wished I hadn't used it without realising the consequences. It's probably simple if you know what you are doing, but it does point to getting a professional to set you up and teach you how to use it properly. I have lost the look of my website and am not a happy bunny. Would love some help with this.

    With thanks, Jacqueline

  3. hotconductor
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You cant 'loose the look of your website'. This plugin only affects sitemaps/SEO, not the look of your site. Hit 'save' on the sitemap section and then check your sitemap. It will probably be there after you hit save.

    If a plugin is affecting the look of your site, its not this one.

  4. jaxstory
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Bear with me, I don't know the terms. The look of the site translates (in my simple language) as a page with the error 404 coming up everytime I google the site.

    I have no idea what a site map is and really want to know how to clear the error 404 thing that keeps appearing - losing all of the first page except the title and consequently the 'look' of the site. Hope thats clearer.

    And this plugin has certainly caused it, as there wasn't anything like that happening before I downloaded it. But I will check out what you say in the hope that will rectify it.

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