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[Plugin: WordPress SEO by Yoast] /question_category-sitemap.xml redirecting to homepage (5 posts)

  1. PhpcoSqsil
    Posted 4 years ago #


    I am using the latest version ov wordpress and wordpress seo plugin and today I noticed on GWT that my sitemap for categories on a custum post type is getting this error "Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported sitemap format instead."

    My /sitemap_index.xml contains:


    And they all are working except this (/question_category-sitemap.xml)

    When I clicked on the link from GWT (/question_category-sitemap.xml) I was redirect to my home page...

    I have followed a small check list to solve this:

    1- I did a double check on my re-directions and none seems to be wrong or have to do anything with it.

    2- Disabled all plugins one by one and the error persists

    3- Read this treads 1 and 2

    and at the end I still remain a bit lost on what do do to solve the problem...

    Any ideas on what to do?



  2. davidmcc3
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Similar problem with category-sitemap.xml - directs to page on site - Google Webmaster tools reports it contains html code.

    WP 3.4.1 Just upgraded Yoast to latest version this morning (from plugin menu)

  3. radi_v
    Posted 3 years ago #

    same problem here.
    Any ideas what is going on?

  4. agrolsy
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Same problem.
    http://apporteringtillvardagochfest.se/category-sitemap.xml ends up on a the themes standard "not found"-page

    "This is somewhat embarrassing, isn’t it?
    It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching, or one of the links below, can help."

  5. skonsult
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Noticed the same issue here just now. category-sitemap.xml redirect to a random page on the website in question.

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