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[resolved] Sitemap not generating (9 posts)

  1. zimrock
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This plugin is working for the sitemap-news portion, but not creating a regular sitemap (it is just blank, no error). Here is the robots.txt file so you can see the sitemap links:

    # XML Sitemap Feed 3.9.2 (http://4visions.nl/en/wordpress-plugins/xml-sitemap-feed/)
    Sitemap: http://www.datacenterjournal.com/sitemap.xml
    Sitemap: http://www.datacenterjournal.com/sitemap-news.xml

    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /wp-admin/
    Disallow: /wp-includes/

    Our custom permalinks (/%category%/%postname%/)

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/xml-sitemap-feed/

  2. zimrock
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    help?

  3. zimrock
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    no help on this? maybe someone can recommend an alternative to this plugin that generates both the regular sitemap.xml and the google news sitemap-news.xml and keeps them automatically updated with new posted content. thanks.

  4. RavanH
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, I see the blank sitemap but cannot deduce the reason from that. Do you have access to server error logs for your domain?

  5. RavanH
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I suspect it is a memory issue. How many posts has your site? And how much memory is available for PHP?

    You could try to install the latest development version which has some major changes. Some of them should be beneficial for large sites. Find the dev version on http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/xml-sitemap-feed.zip

  6. zimrock
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have upgraded to the dev release and it appears to be working, have a look. It appears the sitemap.xml file references some other files, is that ok?

    Here are the files:

    Sitemap: http://www.datacenterjournal.com/sitemap.xml
    Sitemap: http://www.datacenterjournal.com/sitemap-news.xml
    Robots: http://www.datacenterjournal.com/robots.txt

    It is a big site (many posts daily) so memory could be an issue, we do have access to the servers so I am sure we could get logs as needed, just need some guidance.

    Thanks...

  7. zimrock
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Using the new dev release and it seems the xml files are formatted differently. Before update, I could save xml file and open it in Excel and see all of the fields/columns, now i only see what is visible in the browser screen for the xml, I am missing the pub date, title, keywords, genre, etc. Are they still in there, how can I access them for use? Thanks...

  8. RavanH
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, the XML files are basically the same format. Notably a strict XML Sitemap format... pub date, title, keywords, genre etc. are not part of the XML Sitemap specs but they are part of the Google News specs. Apart from 'genre', they are still in the news sitemap.

    'Genre' will be coming back but this time with configuration options :)

  9. zimrock
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok, thanks...

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