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[Resolved] [Problem] AIO Sitemap Module Creates Sitemap.xml_.gz File

  • Hello

    I’m using AIO SEO plugin since many years without any problem. Now I want to replace my “XML Sitemap Generator” plugin with AIO SEO’s Sitemap module.

    I checked and found the Sitemap module of AIO SEO plugin contains everything which exists in “XML Sitemap Generator” plugin.

    But I’m having one problem which is stopping me from the switch.

    AIO SEO’s Sitemap module creates the compressed file with “sitemap.xml_.gz” name. I want to know why does it add an extra underscore ‘_’ in the gz file name? “XML Sitemap Generator” plugin doesn’t add the underscore and it creates the compressed file with “sitemap.xml.gz” name.

    So I want to know how to fix it in AIO SEO plugin? I want to do this because I have submitted the “sitemap.xml.gz” file to Google and Bing searchengines.

    Thank you.

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/

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  • Plugin Contributor Peter Baylies

    @pbaylies

    Yet Another WP User,

    I’ve seen this happen before, but cannot reproduce it here; what is the url to your site? Do you have any other plugins running that might be conflicting here? In the meantime, you can turn compressed sitemaps off and submit your sitemap again.

    ^^ Thanks for your reply. I appreciate it. Sorry but I cant share website URL. I tried it with a freshly installed WordPress + Akismet plugin but it was still creating sitemap.xml_.gz file.

    UPDATE: I also tried following:

    Installed WordPress locally using InstanWP. It came with 4 built-in plugins. I removed all 4 plugins and then installed AIO SEO plugin only. Still its creating sitemap.xml_.gz file.

    That means it has nothing to do with other plugins. Strange things is that same things are happening in actual website as well as locally installed WordPress.

    I’ll highly appreciate if you check the issue and fix it. I cant switch to AIO SEO Sitemap until this issue is fixed. I’m sure many other people would be also facing this issue.

    Thanks again for your awesome plugin.

    Plugin Contributor Peter Baylies

    @pbaylies

    Yet Another WP User,

    Thanks for the bug report; I’ll see if I can test and reproduce this issue on another server.

    ^^ Welcome. I’ll wait for the fix. 🙂

    Plugin Contributor Peter Baylies

    @pbaylies

    Yet Another WP User,

    I still can’t reproduce this issue, so, a few more questions for you.

    What version of InstantWP are you using – is it 4.3.1?

    What platform are you on; are you on Windows?

    What version of All in One SEO Pack are you using – is it 2.0.3.1?

    ^^ Latest versions of InstantWP and AIO SEO i.e. InstantWP 4.3.1 and AIO SEO 2.0.3.1.

    Platform: Windows.

    I didnt change anything. Just installed InstantWP, removed build-in plugins, installed AIO SEO and created sitemap.

    Plugin Contributor Peter Baylies

    @pbaylies

    Ok; we’re a Mac shop here, so most everything I test on is Mac or Linux; I’ll see if I can get an instance of InstantWP running today or tonight so I can test this out.

    ^^ Thanks for your quick responses and support. I appreciate it. I hope you’ll be able to recreate and fix the issue. 🙂

    Plugin Contributor Peter Baylies

    @pbaylies

    Me too, of course; can you tell me what settings you use / change on the sitemap? enabling sitemap indexes and compressed sitemaps I assume; any others?

    I tried with default settings but it still created sitemap.xml_.gz file. I also tried to disable sitemap indexing and a few other options but didnt work. So basically it doesnt matter which options are enabled or disabled, it always creates sitemap.xml_.gz file for me.

    Plugin Contributor Peter Baylies

    @pbaylies

    Ok; that’s interesting because that basically shouldn’t happen. Can you try renaming that file and see if it gets regenerated? Or opening it up and verifying that it’s coming from All in One SEO Pack?

    ^^ When I rename it and again build sitemap using the plugin, it creates a new sitemap.xml_.gz file.

    I tried to open sitemap.xml_.gz file and found that it contained sitemap.xml_ file instead of sitemap.xml file.

    Any update? Did you try to recreate the issue on Windows machine?

    Plugin Contributor Peter Baylies

    @pbaylies

    Yes, I was able to reproduce this behavior on Windows; so far it looks like an issue with the sanitize_file_name() function under Windows – it seems to be adding in that stray underscore character. However, this only appears to happen in the plugin when files are written, so that shouldn’t affect the dynamically generated sitemaps. One option is you could search through aioseop_sitemap.php for sanitize_file_name() and remove that function call and see if that fixes your issue – basically in the write_sitemap() function you’d be changing that line to this:

    $filename = get_home_path() . $filename;

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