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[resolved] XML Parsing Error: XML or text declaration not at start of entity (3 posts)

  1. w3dgie
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    WordPress SEO v1.2.8.5

    Upon navigating to domain.com/sitemap_index.xml:

    XML Parsing Error: XML or text declaration not at start of entity
    Location: http://domain.com/sitemap_index.xml
    Line Number 1, Column 9:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="http://domain.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-seo/css/xml-sitemap-xsl.php"?>

    When viewing the source of domain.com/sitemap_index.xml There are a ton of extra spaces in front of line 1.

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

  2. w3dgie
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Solution: Few of my required plugin files had extraneous spaces after the closing PHP tag. Make sure there are no spaces after closing PHP tags.

  3. rolfsmeets
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I also get this error (in Dutch)
    There are no spaces in the php file!
    What to do.

    rolf smeets

    XML-parsefout: onjuist gevormd
    Locatie: http://ecopic.nl/wpr/sitemap_index.xml
    Regelnummer 1, kolom 2:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="http://ecopic.nl/wpr/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-seo/css/xml-sitemap-xsl.php"?>
    -^

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