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[resolved] Sitemap is Blank Page (18 posts)

  1. Tommy Day
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    First off, I LOVE Yoast's WordPress SEO plugin. I'm successfully using it on a lot of client sites.

    I recently transitioned one of my personal blogs to a new domain, and when I did, I took that opportunity to switch a couple old plugins out for WordPress SEO. Ever since I did, the sitemap functionality has not been working for me. The sitemap page shows up blank, but when you view source everything shows up. Is anyone else having this problem?

    I was previously using Google XML Sitemap Generator on that site. Would it be some kind of conflict with the old plugin? I'm not having this problem on any of my other sites.

    Thanks

  2. Joost de Valk
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Could you post a URL to the sitemap so I can debug? My guess is the XSL isn't loading as it should, which might be due to you using HTTPS on your admin?

  3. Tommy Day
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply, the URL is:

    http://tophatsasquatch.com/sitemap.xml

    And no I'm not using HTTPS at all.

    Thanks again,

    Tommy

  4. Tommy Day
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey Joost,

    Just wanted to let you know it has been resolved since I installed the latest update.

    Keep up the good work,

    Tommy

  5. Joost de Valk
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Awesome!

  6. webdunce
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have a similar problem.

    If I type in my sitename into the address bar with the www in front (www.mywebsite.com), it's fine. If I type it into the address bar without the www (mywebsite.com), I see a blank page, but the view-source shows the xml is fine...odd.

    Now that I know the xml IS there, it's no big deal, but at first I thought it wasn't getting the xml at all.

    (by the way, awesome plug-in!!!!)

  7. Zhen
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Got the same problem before and solved with the help from the tech staffs of my hosting. Simply ask your tech friend to increase the memory limit of your account on the hosting server and it should be fine.

  8. nwesource
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I really don't think that is my issue - sitemap is blank, and this is all the source code has... Google has found over 130 pages of the site...
    Sitemap URL: http://www.accunw.com/sitemap_index.xml

    I had the All In One SEO Pack installed, but replaced it with this to get the sitemap functionality... any ideas? thanks!

    Charles

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  9. nwesource
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Also I doublechecked without the www. and it is definitely only showing 3 pages in the sitemap... so it is not getting all of the site.

    http://accunw.com/sitemap_index.xml

    Thanks!

  10. Joost de Valk
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    No you're wrong. That's an index sitemap that actually links to 3 other XML sitemaps:

    http://accunw.com/post-sitemap.xml
    http://accunw.com/page-sitemap.xml
    http://accunw.com/category-sitemap.xml

    something is wrong in your site's settings though, i bet you have one URL with and another without www under settings -> general.

  11. nwesource
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I had to disable the sitemap now since it is wrong and I can't afford for the client to lose any rank... I think it may be caused by the WordPress URL being different than the Site Address (URL)

    In the Settings, General page:

    WordPress URL: http://accunw.com/WP
    Site Address (URL): http://www.accunw.com

    It is that way because we install WP to the /WP folder during build, and then take the site live from there...

    Any ideas? THANKS!

  12. nwesource
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hah - right on Joost - thanks for checking into it... awaiting a further response!

  13. nwesource
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I re-enabled it - and the pages/posts/categories look ok from the Source Code, but still have the blank page issue...

    Is that actually a concern or is the functionality all fine??

    Thanks again! It's great to know great developers out there have people's back - you can most certainly expect a donation from info@nwesource.com paypal...

  14. nwesource
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK so we added the www's to the WordPress URL and everything is working as needed! Hopefully this little episode helps someone else in the future... again much thanks to Joost - donation made... please contact me at any time to add me to your list of industry allies! WEB ON! :-)

  15. bakbek
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I know this issue seems resolved, but on a WordPress MultiSite I do get a blank sitemap xml page. Can you double check this issue as resolved for MultiSite too and then I know it is me doing something wrong that can be solved too ;)

  16. Joost de Valk
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @bakbek it is you ;) i'm quite sure that works well, what's the issue, a blank sitemap or a 404?

  17. bakbek
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ho Joost,

    It is a blank page. My Multisite root is residing in the following domain - http://challenge.ronenbekerman.com

    And I have a sub-site at - http://challenge.ronenbekerman.com/citylife/

    not sure if this sub domain structure is the key for this odd behavior.

    your plugin is network activated and I set the parameters separately on the root and that sub-site and will do so on additional sub-sites too.

    Thanks for the help on this ;)

  18. Hendison Scott
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    On a few occasions, we've seen a blank /sitemap_index.xml from this plugin, but only after beginning the site in development, "hide from search engines" in WP provact settings.

    Then, after UNhiding from search engines, we had to re-save the setting to USE the sitemap, and uncheck / recheck pinging of the four search engines.

    I also think there might be some confusion out there, since most of the time on small sites people are used to using having the name of the file be sitemap.xml - and, we're used to just one map.

    I remember finally noticing that Yoast used a different name for the default sitemap - /sitemap_index.xml - so someone had to spend a while in Webmaster Tools deleting all the old maps and adding the new names for everywhere we'd changed to use this plugin.

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