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    It seems there are issues with Google XML Sitemaps and WordPress 2.5.1. Before, it was working great, but now, it won’t let me publish / edit / delete any post, giving me a timeout error.

    I went “the old way” to figure out the culprit of this problem (IE: deactivating all plugins, and activating them all one by one, each time writing / deleting a post).

    It was when I activated XML Sitemaps, that it stopped working…

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  • @neurotic
    I don’t know the role manager, but the plugin needs the “administrator” role which is checked by WP itself. There are no additional checks within the plugin.

    Where do you get the blank screen? After writing a post? Did you try to increase the memory and time limit?
    You can also try to enable the “Build the sitemap in a background process” option which is located under “Advanced options” at the sitemap configuration page. This will build the sitemap in the background with a 15 second delay so it doesn’t affect the posting process.
    The result of the last build process is stored in the database (the same location where the settings are saved) so it is still visible after you’ve reactivated the plugin.

    Best regards,


    Ah, one more thing… If the latest versions of the plugin fixed all problems you’ve had with the plugin and WP 2.5, feel free to rate it on the WordPress Extend page:

    The rating dropped from nearly 5 complete stars to 4 in the last week, that makes me a little bit sad ;-(

    Ok, i discovered the problem. It was because i renamed administrator account. Now i changed in your sitemap.php “administrator” to suite my configuration and i see XML Sitemap menu on admin bar. There is also a problem: it says always to me:

    * The sitemap wasn’t built yet. Click here to build it the first time.
    * If you encounter any problems with the build process you can use the debug function to get more information.

    Even if i checked my sitemap.xml and all has been updated. If i click on “build it the first time” under Status there is always
    “The sitemap wasn’t built yet. Click here to build it the first time.”

    Hi Arne,

    I had tried increasing the memory and time etc but nothing, the white page was whenever I tried to manually rebuild the page as it didn’t do anything when I created a post.

    HOWEVER! I just installed version and Hooray! it works like a charm, sitemap created in under 2seconds 🙂

    Super stuff… it’s certainly worth more than 6 stars! 😉

    NO problem, i reset all settings to the default and i set them again and now all works fine

    Arne: saved my sanity on this same issue. Thanks for the quick fix. My therapist thanks you as well.

    “i reset all settings to the default and i set them again and now all works fine”

    Yes, that’s the advice to give to anyone to make this updated plugin works.

    Thanks to all.

    Chris Masse

    I gave a high mark to this plugin. I hope you’ll get back to 5 soon, if the others act like I did.



    If anyone can help! Upgraded to 2.5.1 and whenever sitemap.php (even the new one arnee provided above) is in my plugins folder, I get this message when trying to access plugins.php (Dashboard is fine.)

    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 8388608 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 35 bytes) in /home/exonesi/public_html/wp-admin/includes/plugin.php on line 4

    In my public_html/ php.ini file I have:

    memory_limit = 64M;

    In wp-config.php I have:

    //Allow more memory.

    If I try to increase the memory limit via .htaccess, I get a 500 Internal Server Error so that’s about the *last* way (known to me at the moment) to increase the memory limit allowed for php scripts. Anybody with some good idea of how I can solve this is greatly appreciated. (:



    I looked into the error log when I tried to insert “php_value memory_limit 16M” into .htaccess. I get a 500 Internal Server Error and here’s what the error log says:

    /home/exonesi/public_html/.htaccess: Invalid command ‘php_value’, perhaps mis-spelled or defined by a module not included in the server configuration

    Could this also be a problem on my host’s side…like say they recently lowered the amount of PHP memory a script could run on?



    Just an update: I’ve contacted my host about the memory limit cap and it didn’t seem to be it. Somehow halfway through communicating with tech support, the error disappeared completely. O_o I tried asking them if they did anything but they only thing they did was to generate a php info() report. So this confuddles me, no idea what happened but I’m glad to have the plugin back running. (:

    that memory error actually appears to be an “end of physical and swap memory”, which may mean that your server was very busy at the time.

    arnee, one issue I think is that you are running part of the sitemap build against items in the wp_post file that isn’t indexed, so it is taking an incredibly long time to do the job. I have one blog with 11,000 posts that takes more than 90 seconds to build, which is 5 – 8 times longer that a blog with half that many posts, so it shows a failure to scale. You might want to reconsider your methods for obtaining the data and sorting it, making sure that you are querying in the most effective way, and perhaps asking the wordpress people if they would be nice enough to add an index to make this easier.

    At this point, I have had to put a hard cap on the number of pages in the sitemap, just to avoid failures and using up significant amounts of server resources.



    that memory error actually appears to be an “end of physical and swap memory”, which may mean that your server was very busy at the time.

    Thanks for the tip. I’ll keep that in mind. (:

    I’m having similar problems getting my Google Video XML sitemap to work (with WP 2.5.1). Here’s the process I’ve used so far: First, I downloaded the FLV-embed video player plugin ( and uploaded it to my site. Then I uploaded the free Video Sitemap Pro software to my site ( The videofeed.xml page does show up on my site ( but all I get is blank boxes with an X in them. Has anyone tried this route and been able to get it to work? I wonder if I’m doing it wrong of if it’s a bug in the plugin or software. Thanks, Dan

    Please Help.

    I just received the following error on 2.5 (not 2.5.1):

    Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$args in /Wordpress/wp-includes/taxonomy.php on line 1059.

    This is almost the same error discussed in this thread, but in this case, I am running 2.5, and the error is on line 1059 and not 1068.

    This happened when I added a new post.

    Is there any advise that you can give to me, a web designer who knows HTML, CSS, but not PHP, nor much of the fine details of how WordPress works that is discussed above.



    that’s just a notice, maybe a variable isn’t checked before it is used inside some WordPress code… Where do you see the notice? Only in the debug mode or if you write a post?

    Do you see any warning or errors? That notice shouldn’t prevent the sitemap from beeing built…

    Best regards,


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