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  • Resolved tizz


    From the last upgrade (1.2.3) some problems that I had seems fixed, but now I got other errors in xml sitemap, reported by GW.
    Yesterday was 446 and I was hoping it would solve itself, but instead it’s getting worse.
    There’s 1.055 total errors in sitemap_index.xml, as follows:

    URL is not valid, correct it and resubmit, Main tag: image, tag: loc.

    446 are in post-sitemap.xml and 609 errors in page-sitemap.xml

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  • Plugin Author Joost de Valk


    Hmm ok, this might be fixed by the dev version, could you try that?

    You can download the development version from here, or you can download it directly here.

    I try, and I tell you. Thanks.

    Hi there,
    i got the same problem with sitemap.
    ****Version:1.2.2 – 1.2.3 – 1.2.4 (dev as well)
    Just categories sitemap is visible. Post sitemap and page sitemap are empty (blank)

    ****Version 1.2.5 (dev as well)
    Post sitemap: empty (blank)
    Pages sitemap:visible
    Categories sitemap:visibile

    I don’t use nextgen plugis so i desume isn’t a plugins incompatibility.

    In my opinion is a problem of calling CSS.


    Plugin Author Joost de Valk


    @treelabs: link?

    Here I am again. Installed dev version, and re-submitted the maps in GW.
    No more problems are signed in single maps (post and page), the general one still shows the 1.055 errors (the ex-two-maps total errors), but that’s because it’s still waiting to be send, I think.
    The strange thing is that in post-sitemap all images (1.058) haven’t been sent (that’s why there are no errors?), as if they were not detected.
    Well, I see that you removed <image:loc></image:loc> tag, and now is only “loc”.

    P.S.; I confirm. Now general map has been sent and no errors, but that’s because (I think) no images has been sent, like they were not visible.

    @ Joost:

    in my case the problem with blank sitemaps came out for the first time with the big update of version 1.2.

    Before that versione everything was perfect.


    Hi yoast, it was a very good plugin , but why you playing with new version, you just must say that ist a beta version, that we dont have to use in comercial sites, since the update 1.2 i have a lot of problem with the indexing, i lost 80% trafic and from top 10 in google rank now im on page 3 or 4, because of your plugin. before of the update 1.2 was every thing great but now i just angry about. please make sure that your plugin work other way just say that it must not be use on comercial websites.

    Hi I’ve tested your development version and looks like it’s not parsing images anymore. I used to have empty <image:loc> tags now I don’t have <image:loc> tags at all. Is this how it’s supposed to be?

    Thanks for your help!

    I see that you removed <image:loc></image:loc> tag, and now is only “loc”

    so images wasn’t visible in maps with the dev version. Also, dev version returned 404 page not found errors in archives pages (category, tag…), whose second and following pages were no longer visible.
    So I returned to normal 1.2.5, re-submit maps, images are all sent but of course old 1.055 errors on <image:loc> tag are back again.


    After my wordpress seo plugin update i receive this message in my webmaster tools

    Sitemap is HTML

    Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported sitemap format instead.

    Tag: html

    And here is my sitemap:

    Can somebody help me with this problem, thanks

    @bwinwithme Your sitemap isn’t loading. It’s just showing the homepage. Something is wrong on your end, and probably not with the plugin, as it’s working fine for me.

    Try disabling all plugins, and enabling them one-by-one to identify the culprit.

    @aahan Krish I disable all the plugins and problem is still the same

    I disable all the plugins and problem is still the same

    bwinwithme, if it’s the same then it’s not SEO Yoast plugin.
    Try again with all plugin disabled, defaut theme (Twenty Ten or Twenty Eleven), clear cache completely.
    I don’t thimk your problem deal with this topic.

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