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[resolved] Fix the white XML sitemap errors caused by non-working XSL. (9 posts)

  1. VenturaVan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    1.4.14 was fine. 1.4.15 broke my sitemap. now I AM getting white XML pages for the main XML sitemap and awful post and page sitemaps. :-(

    btw, is there an EASY way to regenerate ALL sitemaps?

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

  2. VenturaVan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I noticed in another string to edit the sitemap.xml to delete the XML stylesheet. I was ASTONISHED to see that the following line was the top line in that file:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="http://www.tabletraven.com/wp-content/plugins/google-sitemap-generator/sitemap.xsl"?><!-- generator="wordpress/2570" -->

    I had been playing with the google-sitemap-generator two weeks ago and had deleted it in favor of W3 Total Cache. Apparently it left the call to the non-existent stylesheet in the xml file.

    Bottom line is I deleted that line and now I have sitemaps.....sort of...they still look like this:
    http://www.tabletraven.com/sitemap_index.xml

  3. VenturaVan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Google can read it. I just checked in Webmaster Tools. Just not formatted with a stylesheet now. :-)

  4. VenturaVan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    SO I just PERMANENTLY fixed my problem (I hope). If your sitemap comes across as html (per google) or simply is white try THIS:

    In W3 Total Cache under Browser Cache, uncheck "Prevent caching of objects after settings change ". IT WORKS!!!

  5. bhavikpatel08
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    After your guidance i do same as you describe here. but still error found in firefox and showing blank page in chrome. you can see here

    http://designmain.com/sitemap_index.xml

    please sort out my problem.

    thanks in advance.

  6. astrasuite
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It should work with W3TC page cache activated, mine is fine

  7. tokar86a
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi

    I have problem whit this non-working XSL to. Way cannot this be fix some time?

  8. efitnesstrainer
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same exact thing happens to me. This started happening after the last update, and nothing seems to work. I've been scouring the forums for a fix, but like I said, nothing works. I am also using W3, but was having no problems before the last update.

    A blank page is loaded, or xsl sheet is not found. Sometimes, I get lucky with chrome, and something is shown, but it's not pretty. Just text.

    http://fitness-for-everyone.com/sitemap_index.xml

    I've tried using another plugin to generate the sitemap - but it doesn't generate the trailing slashes I need for certain pages, so they're not getting indexed.

    http://fitness-for-everyone.com/sitemap.xml

    I have both up for now - but have the sitemap generator deactivated. I wish the Yoast team would work on a fix.

  9. JCBauza
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I recommend in the meantime while the fix comes out to add a symbolic link to the XSL like explained here:
    http://kx.cloudingenium.com/technologies/wordpress/quick-fix-wordpress-seo-yoast-sitemap_index-xml-giving-blank-page/

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