Support » Plugin: Google XML Sitemaps » Created Sitemap AND Link Spam

  • I thought it was working fine, had some security issues with the site recently and discovered a bunch of outbound links on the sitemap page to drug & loan sites!!! If this happened to you can fix it by disabling the plugin and deleting all related files to the sitemap. Make sure you change all passwords, etc. for users and remove sitemap url created from plugin too. From now on I think I’ll stick with SEO Yoast plugin for site maps.

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  • I suspect this plugin was actually working perfectly and the security issue you had was that your site got hacked and you really did have links to drug & loan sites on your pages. This plugin was just doing it’s job by adding those links to your Sitemap. You should scan your site for malware and remove those links if you have not already done so.

    You can use my plugin (GOTMLS) to remove malicious infections like that.

    Wordfence is another goo security plugin.

    Anyway, I really think you should change your rating for this plugin to 5 stars because it was going it’s job right, IMHO.

    Aloha, Eli

    Plugin Contributor Arne Brachhold


    The links did not come from the plugin! I would completely re-install your Website since you obviously have a security problem.

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