Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » [Plugin: WordPress SEO by Yoast] Sitemap is Blank Page

  • Resolved Tommy Day


    First off, I LOVE Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin. I’m successfully using it on a lot of client sites.

    I recently transitioned one of my personal blogs to a new domain, and when I did, I took that opportunity to switch a couple old plugins out for WordPress SEO. Ever since I did, the sitemap functionality has not been working for me. The sitemap page shows up blank, but when you view source everything shows up. Is anyone else having this problem?

    I was previously using Google XML Sitemap Generator on that site. Would it be some kind of conflict with the old plugin? I’m not having this problem on any of my other sites.


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  • Plugin Author Joost de Valk


    Could you post a URL to the sitemap so I can debug? My guess is the XSL isn’t loading as it should, which might be due to you using HTTPS on your admin?

    Thanks for the reply, the URL is:

    And no I’m not using HTTPS at all.

    Thanks again,


    Hey Joost,

    Just wanted to let you know it has been resolved since I installed the latest update.

    Keep up the good work,


    Plugin Author Joost de Valk



    I have a similar problem.

    If I type in my sitename into the address bar with the www in front (, it’s fine. If I type it into the address bar without the www (, I see a blank page, but the view-source shows the xml is fine…odd.

    Now that I know the xml IS there, it’s no big deal, but at first I thought it wasn’t getting the xml at all.

    (by the way, awesome plug-in!!!!)

    Got the same problem before and solved with the help from the tech staffs of my hosting. Simply ask your tech friend to increase the memory limit of your account on the hosting server and it should be fine.

    I really don’t think that is my issue – sitemap is blank, and this is all the source code has… Google has found over 130 pages of the site…
    Sitemap URL:

    I had the All In One SEO Pack installed, but replaced it with this to get the sitemap functionality… any ideas? thanks!


    [Code moderated as per the Forum Rules. Please use the pastebin]

    Also I doublechecked without the www. and it is definitely only showing 3 pages in the sitemap… so it is not getting all of the site.


    Plugin Author Joost de Valk


    No you’re wrong. That’s an index sitemap that actually links to 3 other XML sitemaps:

    something is wrong in your site’s settings though, i bet you have one URL with and another without www under settings -> general.

    I had to disable the sitemap now since it is wrong and I can’t afford for the client to lose any rank… I think it may be caused by the WordPress URL being different than the Site Address (URL)

    In the Settings, General page:

    WordPress URL:
    Site Address (URL):

    It is that way because we install WP to the /WP folder during build, and then take the site live from there…

    Any ideas? THANKS!

    Hah – right on Joost – thanks for checking into it… awaiting a further response!

    I re-enabled it – and the pages/posts/categories look ok from the Source Code, but still have the blank page issue…

    Is that actually a concern or is the functionality all fine??

    Thanks again! It’s great to know great developers out there have people’s back – you can most certainly expect a donation from paypal…

    OK so we added the www’s to the WordPress URL and everything is working as needed! Hopefully this little episode helps someone else in the future… again much thanks to Joost – donation made… please contact me at any time to add me to your list of industry allies! WEB ON! 🙂

    I know this issue seems resolved, but on a WordPress MultiSite I do get a blank sitemap xml page. Can you double check this issue as resolved for MultiSite too and then I know it is me doing something wrong that can be solved too 😉

    Plugin Author Joost de Valk


    @bakbek it is you 😉 i’m quite sure that works well, what’s the issue, a blank sitemap or a 404?

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