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[resolved] [Plugin: WordPress SEO by Yoast] Google says the sitemap file is html and has er (4 posts)

  1. dale_reardon
    Posted 4 years ago #


    I have installed the latest version of the plugin and generated the sitemap and submitted the url to Google.

    I get the following error inside Google webmaster tools:

    Sitemap is HTML
    Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported sitemap format instead. Problem detected on: Apr 13, 2011

    The sitemap is located at:


    Is it a plugin bug or have I set things up incorrectly?


  2. Joost de Valk
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Your sitemap looks fine to me, although you have probably set a URL wrong in your settings, your WP URL is without the www:


    Is it still giving errors? Can hardly believe it is to be honest.

  3. CSD_Images
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It's doing the same for me, with either with or without www.

    Just been doing the monthly SEO checks and this is one that's flagged for the CSD site.

    Try regenerating it and it still fails and submitted the gzip file, same story.

  4. CSD_Images
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Scratch last, it was a URL rewrite that caused the issues in .htaccess. For some weird reason the multi-site permalinks was initially not working, refreshed them in WP and then they worked.

    Odd fault.

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