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  • In Google Webmaster Tools I’m having an error with /author-sitemap.xml The /page-sitemap.xml seems to work perfectly fine it’s just the author sitemap…

    The error I get from the Author Sitemap is:
    “Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported sitemap format instead.”

    Also when I go to
    it doesn’t seem to exist… How can I make this with Yoast Plugin?
    Did I miss filling in something?

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  • Not sure how to do it either. So, I’ll follow the thread to learn as well 🙂





    I have exactly the same issue. Sitemap (Yoast working fine) but the crawl find this page:

    This is somehow a page with all my posts but it is not defined in one of my pages. Look at navigation button 2 at the bottom which also refers to a non existing page.

    Is it the theme? Is it yoast?
    The page is being generated automatically I suppose. And the xml file does not exist in the ftp.

    Any help to investigate this behaviour is strange. I also asked the author of the theme.




    What I have found is, it has to do with the author-page in WordPress.
    When using Yoast, you can disable it:

    the “Disable the author archives” box in SEO -> Title and Metas -> Other

    But it doesn’t solve it, the page still exists.

    hmmm …



    I had the same problem and tried lamerbee’s solution and confirm it.



    Hello agoe312,

    Not sure exactly what you mean but I assume it is solved.
    Excellent but can you please specify what you exactly did?

    For my situation, it doesn’t solve the problem. Something that I also didn’t do is assigning the ‘posts page’ in ‘Static Front Page’. Just did that and assigned it to the FAQ page. But the page still exists 🙁 and will show up as an error in the google webmaster tools.

    Yep having the same issue

    Yoast does not allow us to DESELECT author sitemaps from it’s list — and it shows up and all the links are 404’s !!!! Ouch — so webmasters flagging as an issue …

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