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404 Error & Sitemap Questions

  • mattpickus
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    @mattpickus

    Two unrelated questions:

    1. When I installed WP SEO I got the warning (suggestion?) to change my default permalink to /%postname%/ which I did.

    I then proceeded to configure WP SEO to enable “Force rewrite titles” and used the %%title%% for posts and pages. The plugin dutifully creates nice looking permalinks. Only problem is that when I go to navigate I get a 404 on every page. I must have a wrong setting somewhere – what do I need to change?

    2. I have the automatic XML Sitemap generation turned on. The sitemap is created in a subfolder under:

    wp-content/uploads/wpseo

    If I want to keep the spiders from crawling my WP installation with a disallow in robots.txt, won’t that hide the xml? Is there an option to change where WPSEO creates the sitemap files? In the alternative, if I have disallow crawling of my wp-content does the sitemap directive in robots.txt override the disallow for those files (i.e. does not allow crawling of wp-content EXCEPT FOR the sitemaps?

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