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[resolved] Missing XML tag (12 posts)

  1. netvision
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I see this error at Google Webmaster Tools

    Errors
    Missing XML tag

    This required tag is missing. Please add it and resubmit.

    Sitemap: http://www.site.com/sitemap_post_format.xml.gz
    Parent tag: urlset
    Tag: url

    This error started to appear after I activated All in One Seo Pack xml sitemaps.

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/

  2. Peter Baylies
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    netvision,

    Uncheck Post Formats in your sitemap settings if you aren't using them. Also, unless you have a very large site, you probably don't need to be using sitemap indexes either.

  3. netvision
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry for my terrible English but I can't find "Post Formats" anywhere on sitemap settings. You probably mean Post Types.

    I simply unchecked All "Post Types" under "Post Types" and then checked only Posts and Pages.

    My site has 600 posts so should I uncheck sitemap indexes?

  4. Peter Baylies
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    netvision,

    Yes - uncheck sitemap indexes, that should fix this issue.

  5. netvision
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks sir.

  6. Hi netvision,

    If your XML Sitemap has less than 50,000 URLs and is less than 10MB in size then you do not need to use Sitemap Indexes.

  7. sumonbdinfo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,
    I'm facing the same issue and that's why I am here now. I don't have any big sites. So, what should I need to do now?

    Also, I am not getting the Post Formats option too. How may I fix that?

  8. netvision
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks wpsmort, I simply give up using sitemap indexes. sumonbdinfo after unchecking sitemap indexes the issue solved. Everything seems fine with webmaster tools.

  9. The XML Sitemap protocol is very clear on this issue. You should only ever use Sitemap Indexes if your XML Sitemap contains more than 50,000 URLs or if your XML Sitemap file size is greater than 10MB.

    http://www.sitemaps.org/protocol.html

  10. sammond7
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    does anyone know how to instruct SEO WordPress by Yoast to NOT use sitemap index? It seems to do so automatically?

  11. Hi sammond7,

    You are posting in the wrong forum, please post your questions about the WordPress SEO plugin here - http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/wordpress-seo

  12. sammond7
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

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