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  1. Arne Brachhold
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Neflite, for me your sitemap looks fine :-)

    The search engines will be pinged after you publish a post.

  2. rmvalues
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Arne

    http://www.rmvalues.com/blog/sitemap.xml

    i use chrome open show error, firefox is ok.

    but in google webmaster tool, all sitemap error... :(

  3. Arne Brachhold
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    What does Google say?

    I've seen that the output contains a BOM (Byte Order Mark) which was probably accidentally left by another plugin. The files of the sitemap plugin are all BOM free.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byte_order_mark

    Could you provide a list ot the other plugins you are using?

  4. rmvalues
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Current uses active plugin
    -------------------------------
    Akismet
    All in One SEO Pack
    Global Translator
    Google XML Sitemaps
    JQuery Drop Down Menu
    Quick Adsense
    Related Posts Slider
    Revision Removal
    SimpleModal Contact Form (SMCF)
    Smart Youtube
    WP-PageNavi
    WP Super Cache
    Yet Another Related Posts Plugin

    Google said

    Unsupported file format
    Your Sitemap does not appear to be in a supported format. Please ensure it meets our Sitemap guidelines and resubmit.

  5. Arne Brachhold
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks, could you try to to disable the "Revision Removal" plugin and see if it works?

  6. sLa NGjI's
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Arne,
    Dynamic Sitemap Generation, not work with all hosting services, Dreamhost for example, slow hosting or slow connections. Please insert one option to enable sitemap.xml, and all related files, write to disk.

    Thanks!

  7. Joel Williams
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Arne, Great beta plugin by the way, I love it! Working great on WP MS except for one:
    http://blogtechguy.com/sitemap.xml
    This all looks great but Google Webmaster Tools give me some errors, e.g:
    http://blogtechguy.com/sitemap-pt-page-2007-07.xml
    It says:
    Invalid XML tag
    This tag was not recognized. Please fix it and resubmit.
    Parent tag: urlset
    Tag: br

    Some are Tag: b and some Tag: br

    I do have a lot of plugins active in case that may be a problem?

    Thanks,

    Joel

  8. rmvalues
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    fixed.
    thanks

  9. erikvlie
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi,

    I have 4 subdomains. The main site works fine, as do two others.

    However, for 1 subdomain I get this error in Google Webmaster for 1 URL only (!):

    http://photo.it-enquirer.com/sitemap-pt-page-1999-11.xml
    Missing XML tag
    This required tag is missing. Please add it and resubmit.

    The URL points to a page with an apparent date in 1999; I wasn't using WordPress yet at the time ;-).

    Can you help with this? Or is this totally wacky?

  10. dadyal
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    i have 15000 posts and 75000tag and it fails

  11. gregmulhauser
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Arne,

    Looks like priorities for categories are always set using $gsg->GetOption("pr_tags"), even when it should be pr_cat... See function BuildTaxonomies in sitemap-builder.php.

    All the best,
    Greg

  12. SantaCruze
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Heya there,

    Just downloaded and installed the new Beta of the Sitemap Plugin. All is going fine (http://handys.weltdertechnik.de/sitemap.xml) BUT...if i add the Sitemap.xml to Webmaster Tools, it looks like that:

    /sitemap.xml
    OK Index Jul 23, 2011 -- --

    Normally it would show the Count of the URLs it has found in the sitemap.xml. I have no Error Message so is that normal?

    Sincerely
    Stefan

  13. gregmulhauser
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Arne,

    Also, not sure why hide_empty is set to true with hierarchical then set to false in the call to get_terms (also in BuildTaxonomies in sitemap-builder.php -- but the result is that no sitemap entry will be generated for categories which happen not to have any posts directly in them but which do contain sub-categories which have posts in them.

    For many folks using WP in ways that place a lot of importance on categories, it seems like it would be better either not to be making this exclusion decision for them (i.e., err on the side of including these categories rather than excluding them), or enable them to specify for themselves which way they'd like these categories to be handled.

    All the best,
    Greg

  14. serenesea
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Dear Members
    So right now, if we still want to use WP MU, which version of google sitemap plug in should we use that is compatible?
    Any links to that plugin that we can use.
    Thanks!

    SereneSea.com

  15. bigcityinformer
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Arne,
    is there a chance that you split up huge sitemaps in several?
    Could look something like this:

    hxxp://DOMAIN.com/sitemap-pt-post-2011-06-01.xml
    hxxp://DOMAIN.com/sitemap-pt-post-2011-06-02.xml
    hxxp://DOMAIN.com/sitemap-pt-post-2011-06-03.xml

    That would probably solve the issue many of us are getting once there are more than just a few posts or tags ;)
    Often it seems to time out or run out of memory or something like this and end up with a strange error like:

    XML Parsing Error: no element found
    Location: hxxp://DOMAIN.com/sitemap-pt-post-2011-07.xml
    Line Number 1, Column 1:

    There is the Yoast version in his seo plugin that can split up the sitemaps after 1000 urls or so, maybe you wanna have a look if you don't know this already - wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/

    Thanks so much for the plugin and the support :)

  16. Mike McKoy
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi there,

    Google wants its sitemaps to be a physical file. How will that work with this new version?

  17. sLa NGjI's
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Google wants its sitemaps to be a physical file.

    CONFIRM!

    Arne,
    Dynamic Sitemap Generation, not work with all hosting services, Dreamhost for example, slow hosting or slow connections. Please insert one option to enable sitemap.xml, and all related files, write to disk.

    Thanks!

    P.S. Arne, please, reply at this issue A.S.A.P.

  18. itskev
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Why does Google Websmaster Tools show that the sitemap has errors? It has problems with the break tags as well as the bold tags... It tells me to fix these and resubmit. Can't I just have an xml file that isn't formatted in HTML?

  19. Mike McKoy
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I totally agree. An xml sitemap makes the most sense. Plus it doesn't matter the format if search engines will not accept them.

    Why does Google Websmaster Tools show that the sitemap has errors? It has problems with the break tags as well as the bold tags... It tells me to fix these and resubmit. Can't I just have an xml file that isn't formatted in HTML?

  20. Ray Doniel
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi,
    not working when using Membership plugin.
    Message: (please check http://slexy.org/view/s2ay6Kv1SK)

    Any idea how to solve this

    Thanks

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