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[Plugin: WordPress SEO by Yoast] sitemap: XML Parsing Error (2 posts)

  1. helloari
    Posted 4 years ago #

    i had google xml sitemaps plugin but tried the xml feature of this plugin (wordpress seo plugin by the amazing mr yoast)

    i went to check the xml sitemap and i got this error:
    XML Parsing Error: XML or text declaration not at start of entity
    Location: http://www.glogoodz.com/sitemap_index.xml
    Line Number 1, Column 9:

    i tried it with a few settings on and off and it didn't change. i tried turning 'google xml sitemap' plugin on and off and that didn't change anything. the sitemap from that plugin is at

    any ideas what might be wrong?


  2. Jon Cave
    WordPress Dev
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Check your themes functions.php file and other plugins for trailing whitespace (or opening whitespace) outside of the <?php and ?> tags. I think something is outputting whitespace before the SEO plugin has a chance to display the sitemap and that is the most likely cause.

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