Guys, this error has been haunting me for weeks now and I have been on the "overtime, too much caffeine intake" session for the past two days without a result... PLEASE dear God please van someone help me with this problem?!
Numerous posts refer to the issue, but I simply cannot get Webmaster to accept my sitemap. Also, it might help to mention, I am an entrepreneur enjoying the technical side of website maintenance etc. No coding experience of any sort.
Used WordPress plug-ins Google XML Sitemaps and now XML Sitemap Feed with the same error from http://www.xml-sitemaps.com:
XML Validation Results (www.w3.org)
Low-level XML well-formedness and/or validity processing output
Error: Expected name, but got after <
in unnamed entity at line 150 char 22 of http://potchtrade.co.za/
Next is the error I get from Google Webmaster:
Sitemap is HTML
Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported sitemap format instead.
Problem detected on: Aug 22, 201
Does it matter that the “www” normally is not included in my address?
My site address normally revert to no “www” when I enter it into the address bar.
I have registered it as http://potchtrade.co.za on Webmaster and it confirms this in the dashboard. However, the “www” sneaks back at the sitemap submission section and there’s nothing I can apparently do to change it when trying to submit a sitemap.
ANY advice would be very much appreciated!!