Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » page-sitemap.xml : page not found

  • Resolved Hedi



    I’m using wordpress 3.5.1 and wordpress-seo

    On Google webmaster tool I have this message :
    Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported sitemap format instead.
    This is about page-sitemap.xml I checked the url and I got an error 404 Page not found.
    For now, I disabled the page-sitemap.xml

    I checked others : post-sitemap.xml attachment-sitemap.xml post_tag-sitemap.xml category-sitemap.xml they were all fine.


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  • I am also having this problem, except that my post-sitemap shows up blank

    Same here for my site

    We encountered an error while trying to access your Sitemap. Please ensure your Sitemap follows our guidelines and can be accessed at the location you provided and then resubmit.

    BUT only for the page-sitemap.xml

    Same issue, however Webmaster Tools is now showing 404 errors for:

    HTTP Error: 404

    HTTP Error: 404

    HTTP Error: 404
    This all just ha[pened last night.

    Yoast, can you please help?

    Please disregard – it turns out that it was backupbuddy which caused the errors.

    In my case the problem continues. I downloaded again and uploaded it through ftp, nothing changed, still get the same error.

    Have always been a fan of the Yoast plugin! But have found this problem also after noticing the error at Google Webmaster Tools.

    Our posts-sitemap ( is empty/blank.

    The others generated at the same time are fine, eg.

    I have tried regenerating by updating a post and doesn’t resolve.

    Any support most welcome 🙂

    1/ The page-sitemap generated is empty… And the plugin redirect to a 404 not found.
    I think one of these may be better when it’s empty :
    Not having page-sitemap in sitemap_index (keeps Not found error)
    Having an empty page-sitemap (doesn’t seem the best idea ^^’)

    2/The page-sitemap generated empty shouldn’t be empty.
    For Post and Page : The error occurs when the option “Include in Sitemap” is to “Auto detect”, instead “Always include” should work.

    “Auto detect” works if in the advanced settings you have “Meta Robots Index” to “Default for Post type, currently : Index”

    If you have “Index” it doesn’t work.
    Seems like it’s in the file inc/class-sitemaps.php : what seems to work is changing the line 326
    if ( wpseo_get_value( 'meta-robots-noindex', $p->ID ) && wpseo_get_value( 'sitemap-include', $p->ID ) != 'always' )
    if ( wpseo_get_value( 'meta-robots-noindex', $p->ID ) == 1 && wpseo_get_value( 'sitemap-include', $p->ID ) != 'always' )

    Seems like 1 is NoIndex, 2 is Index and empty is default.

    Same issue here for about a 6-10 websites. Please advise on this thx!

    I’m also getting the “404 error page not” found when I click on the xml sitemap link. I’m wondering if it could be related to using Google’s pagespeed service.
    wp 3.5.1

    I increased the server timeout that is currently working, thou it is not the best option.

    Hedi, I could not find the Include in Sitemap” is to “Auto detect”, instead “Always include” part in the plugin, maybe too tired right now. Will search further later on.

    I’m interested in a solution. Yoast WordPress SEO was highly recommended, and it seems to have some usability to it that many others do not.

    Closely following…

    Same problem. Please respond Yoast. Thanks.

    I have updated to wordpress-seo 1.4.1 but nothing changed, the problem remains :/

    Same error no sitemaps. Thanks.

    Not Found

    The requested URL /handbags/sitemap_index.xml was not found on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    Apache Server at Port 80`

    Crickets…crickets…about to change SEO plugins if we don’t get any support here.

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