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sitemap not working (34 posts)

  1. vugi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    WordPress SEO version: 1.2.8.7

    I did this: installed your plugin on my site http://www.nekretnineprodaja.info

    It worked several days, and now wm tools is saying that i dont have sitemap, and you can check it here:

    http://www.nekretnineprodaja.info/sitemap_index.xml

    please advice.
    Alex
    vugi71@gmail.com

    p.s. site has about 19.000 posts!

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

  2. stickypod
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same problem here and a parsing error. Google Webmaster refuses my sitemap. Sitemap also is not showing the home page.

    I need this fixed ASAP. This is how I make a living.

    Please advise.

    XML Parsing Error: not well-formed
    Location: http://www.stickypod.com/product_type-sitemap.xml
    Line Number 4, Column 60: <loc>http://www.stickypod.com/?taxonomy=product_type&term=simple</loc>

    Thank you.

  3. stickypod
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just an update, there's no sitemap file in my home directory. The latest version seems to have deleted it. Please fix ASAP.

  4. TreatmentPros
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am also having this same issue. The following is the error code I receive:

    This page contains the following errors:
    error on line 2 at column 6: XML declaration allowed only at the start of the document
    Below is a rendering of the page up to the first error.
  5. dt3000
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have webmaster tools looking for a site map_index.xml which does not exist on my server and webmaster is throwing up lots of errors due to this. Essentially my website is not visible by google.

  6. mamdou11
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same i also have an xml error on sitemap pages !
    please update this :s

    my website : Wild Son's

  7. liyak
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same issue. Worked fine until I upgraded to new version of plugin and now I get a 404 error when I click on XML Sitemaps: http://www.dumplingsphotography.com/sitemap_index.xml
    HELP!?!?! This is my job.

  8. marblesandmore
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am having the same issue.
    I temporarily installed an extra plugin and deactivated the XML part of Yoast SEO.

    Temporarily plugin:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-xml-sitemaps-v3-for-qtranslate/

    I still rather use the XML from Yoast, less plugins seems better for me.

    Marblesandmore.com

  9. ransom1337
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No news on this yet, I take it? This issue is still apparent for me.

  10. hiflyman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It's working fine for me.

    Using WP 3.4.2 and SEO version 1.2.8.7. Albeit it the tag sitemap shows last modified in 1970!, but Google & bing pick-it up fine.

    Sounds like a possible conflict with another plugin, or incorrect settings in SEO dashboard ?

    Stickypods general sitemap seems to work ok - http://www.stickypod.com/sitemap.xml, as do some of dumplingsphotography - http://www.dumplingsphotography.com/post_tag-sitemap.xml & http://www.dumplingsphotography.com/page-sitemap.xml & http://www.dumplingsphotography.com/category-sitemap.xml.
    marndou11 your sitemap seems to be live - http://www.wildsons.fr/sitemap.xml

    For your interest I also use a secondary sitemap generator, so it may be worth trying this one as well - http://www.arnebrachhold.de/projects/wordpress-plugins/google-xml-sitemaps-generator/

    Don't forget you can resubmit your sitemaps through webmaster tools on Bing and Google. You get a tick to show when it is accepted and live in the webmaster tools section. If the full url link to your site-map is incorrect it will show an error. You can submit more than one site map to Google & Bing

    Liyak - you also have your server open to public view, you need to change your server settings to lock your directories down. Some nice images and large file sizes -I picked a random one from your database (1,477,630 bytes)Locking down will help prevent the birthday cakes mum from getting free pictures from you ;-)

    Hope some of this info might be useful

  11. Beee
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have my sitemap ending in 404 as well.
    I have to say, my wordpress files are not in the webroot.
    wp-admin, wp-content en wp-includes are in /cms

    I tested it on a site which does have all the files in webroot and it works fine there.

    So can it be it that this 'move' of files causes it ?

  12. hiflyman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Beee - One of your sitemaps seems active:

    http://www.berryplasman.com/page-sitemap.xml

    What does the health status show in webmaster tools index section.

    Have you checked your robots.txt file? This is yet another basic file that you need to ensure you have on your public_html or root directory. It is a small configuration file that tells search engine bots which to crawl and which not to. You also need to define your sitemap files within the robots.txt. Whenever a search engine bot or spider visits your website, the first thing it checks aside from your .htaccess file is the robots.txt. The bot checks which can be crawled within your entire website and which are prohibited. With the sitemap defined within your robots.txt, you are helping and guiding the spider bots which pages to crawl.

  13. Beee
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That is not the site which has the error...
    I can't disclose the domain with the error now...

    my website works fine, which is the site I mentioned when I said I tested it.

  14. Beee
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just tested it on some more domains, both in and outside of webroot...

    So far I only get errors on one domain... No clue why...

    Disabling all plugins and changing the template didn't bring a solution either...

    Hope Yoast comes up with an answer/update soon.

  15. hiflyman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have you tried completely removing and reinstalling yoast?

  16. Beee
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    yes I did, no difference

  17. hiflyman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  18. Beee
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I ticked the box to hide categories from the sitemap and boom it's back again... No clue what triggered it.

  19. hiflyman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well at least you have found a solution. That is until the next version of SEO comes out with bug fixes and you have to remember to switch categories back on...;-)

  20. Beee
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    he who then lives, then cares

  21. vugi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry folk, but I didn't wanted to wait, I found "BWP Google XML Sitemaps" and it works great!
    (I have a blog with about 19.000 posts .. works great)

  22. dkima
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey all:

    So I submitted my sitemap to the google webmaster tools, and tested but I get the following:

    1

    Errors
    Error
    We encountered an error while trying to access your Sitemap. Please ensure your Sitemap follows our guidelines and can be accessed at the location you provided and then resubmit.
    1
    General HTTP error: 404 not found
    HTTP Error: 404
    -
    Jun 28, 2

    How do I fix this?????

  23. Christine Cobb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same problem with 404 here. Tried everything suggested but no luck.

  24. Shadowpro
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I have this as well.

    It was a plugin conflict with Next Gen Gallery.

    No matter what settings were chosen in either plugin, the site map errors;

    XML Parsing Error: not well-formed

  25. eldenroot
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Confirmed... NextGen breaks XML sitemap.. after I disabled nextgen, xml is working fine

  26. morktron
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Thanks for finding out about the NextGen conflict! that has saved me hours of work ;)

    I've sent a support request to NextGEN so hopefully they provide an update that fixes it, I'll post it here if they do

  27. eldenroot
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    OK, I didnt have any problem with older nextgen 1.9 version... new version is not good and it needs some love from devs

  28. morktron
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    NextGEN got back to me, it will be fixed in the next release which will be soon :)

    Meanwhile they say if you need xml sitemaps asap then disable the Yoast one and use 'Google XML Sitemaps' which does work

  29. Sreejesh
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    My sitemap link shows blank page: http://techgyo.com/index.php/sitemap_index.xml

  30. Shadowpro
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    @morktron - thanks for reporting the bug.

    I've got a few sites affected myself.

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