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[Resolved] [Plugin: Google XML Sitemaps] 4.0beta8 404 Error

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  • Any tips? My site is running on nginx 0.8.54.

    What did you have to do to fix this? I am getting same problem.

    I haven’t found a fix yet. I’ve switched back to the old stable release version.

    I installed the Version today and it looked as if it’s working, but when I tried submitting a sitemap to webmaster tools it said they could only reach Page 404 and the submission failed.

    I’m new to wordpress and websites – can anyone help and tell me what to do?


    I’m having the same problem, can anyone help us?

    I’m getting this too. 404s on root domain.

    Plugin Contributor Arne Brachhold



    sorry, I havent been able to reproduce this error yet. I’ve tried many different server and PHP configurations, but it always works. Could somebody of you contact me via himself / arnebrachhold / de so we can debug this issue on your server? Thanks a lot!

    Best regards,


    Email sent.

    Plugin Contributor Arne Brachhold



    is somebody else still having this issue?

    No problems any more. Thanks. Working well on both sites: 🙂


    Plugin Contributor Arne Brachhold


    Did you do anything to make it work?

    No, I thought it was your magic touch! At least, I don’t think I did – I fretted a bit, but otherwise, I wouldn’t know what to do anyway…..:)



    I found a fix for those still having this issue. Nginx needs to be told to pass requests for sitemap.xml to WordPress for handling, rather than try to serve a static file. Here’s what I added inside the Nginx server config:

    location ~* ^(/sitemap).*(\.xml)$ {
      rewrite ^ /index.php;

    It’s working perfectly for me now.

    balwinder singh



    Please help me i am also facinng same problem , 404 error , my host is godaddy and linux server. and using version 4.0beta10 for sitem map.

    i am getting 404 error in webmaster tool and following when i check site map.

    XML Parsing Error: no element found
    Location: http://www.theindiapost.com/sitemap.xml
    Line Number 4, Column 1:




    @balwinder Singh,

    It appears to be working fine. I’m getting no error when loading your sitemap.

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