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[resolved] Sitemap 404's (16 posts)

  1. Clifford Paulick
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I saw a suggested .htaccess fix here: http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-fix-yoasts-wordpress-seo-sitemap-404-error/ but it did not work for me.

    /sitemap_index.xml is where the plugin tells me my sitemap should be, but it's just a plain 404 - not even a "themed" 404.

    No difference with all other plugins disabled and with the unmodified Twenty Eleven default theme.

    Thank you.

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

  2. kat_indo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Same problem here. I get an '404 error page' from my hosting company when I click on the button to see the sitemap.
    None of the solutions described on the article worked too. To be more accurate when I click on 'Edit Files' I just see a blank page, so I couldn't even try the first suggestion.

    Hope there's someone that can help!

    Thanks!

  3. Joost de Valk
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    If it's a plain 404, something is preventing WordPress from parsing the XML file. This could be a caching setting in W3 total cache, but otherwise it's probably your hosting company's fault.

  4. Joost de Valk
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    If it's a plain 404, something is preventing WordPress from parsing the XML file. This could be a caching setting in W3 total cache, but otherwise it's probably your hosting company's fault.

  5. Clifford Paulick
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you for the reply, Joost. I will contact WP Engine.

  6. Clifford Paulick
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well by the time they looked into it, it was working. All's good now. Thank you. :)

  7. kat_indo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    How can I check if there's something preventing it? I'm not a techie person, so I don't know what I'm supposed to do now.

  8. Clifford Paulick
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Before, I was getting 404. Then, earlier today, I was getting a blank white page. Turns out the issue wasn't WP Engine (my host) but it was because I was accessing non-www version of the site and the blogurl was www. Once I typed in http://www.... it was working. So the Yoast plugin wasn't broken. I think the host was doing some stuff that was making the Yoast URL 404 and now that it's not doing that anymore, I just had to setup the domain to force non-www to www. So no error in the plugin's functioning now. Thanks!

  9. kat_indo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I contacted my hosting company&they told me that it seems to be a problem coming from the plugin as it doesn't create the file 'sitemap_index.html' and as a result I'm seeing the '404 error page'.
    Hope that helps to figure out what the problem is.

  10. Joost de Valk
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Clifford: ah it was WP Engine? Glad to hear it's working now.

    @kat_indo: No it doesn't. Get another hosting company, they have no clue what they're talking about.

  11. kat_indo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I don't want to change my hosting company. Is there a way I can check myself? Do you even know what is that happening?

  12. Husbarn
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Today i noticed that i get 404 page too. Previously this sitemap was working good and suddenly i get 404 page.

  13. interactiontalks
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am also getting a 404 page. This is after I updated to version 1.4.7. It is not a plain 404. Any ideas how this can be corrected?

  14. interactiontalks
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Actually, I tried the rewrite rule in the article. It fixed the issue.

    Would this mean that the new version is not compatible and that I should revert to the old version? (Not that I actually know what to do to revert to the old one!!)

  15. alonba
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Does anyone knows where EXACTLY do I put the rewrite fix?
    I have the 404 error. I don't use W3.
    thanks

  16. scott77s
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have a site that I use Yoast SEO, it shows that the sitemap xml files are being created... but I have received an error from Google Webmaster Tools that says "no sitemap detected" ...

    What would cause this conflict ?

    Is there a special place that WMT looks ?

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