Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » Should Yoast be creating https sitemaps?

  • Resolved jamiepogue


    When Yoast creates sitemaps, it does so under the secure https prefix. However, looking at my sitemap_index.xml, I can see that all of the sitemaps are listed as http. Is this a problem for Google? Does it really matter what version of the site is included in the sitemap, and is this normal/abnormal? Thank you!

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  • Plugin Support Pcosta88



    Yoast sitemaps are expected to use https when it is available. We can see you have HTTPs on your site. We are not sure why Yoast is failing to show it. We would like some more information.

    1. If you go to Settings-General does the WordPress and Site address fields both show the same URL with https? If not, please change it and see if the issue resolves. If you are not sure how to change it your host provider can help.

    2. If you go to SEO-Settings-Features please disable the sitemaps and then re-enable them. Does the issue resolve?

    3. If you go to Settings-Permalinks and resave them does the issue resolve?

    4. Does clearing your caching from your theme, plugin, server, CDN like CloudFlare or browser resolve the issue? If you are not sure how to clear caching from theme/plugin please speak to those authors. If you want to clear cache from the server, please speak to your host provider. To clear the cache from a browser use this guide:



    Now, I should say – when you click one of the http sitemaps, it then lists a list of https pages and posts. Does that mean everything is fine, as long as the end result is the https page?

    1.) It looks like WordPress and Site Address are both set to http. I may have to talk with our host to know how to change it. At least, if this would be remotely helpful!

    2) Toggling the XML Sitemap (disabling, saving changes, enabling, and saving again) does not seem to change the http status of the indexed sitemaps.

    That’s all I feel comfortable checking out at the moment, but do you think everything is fine given the fact that the end result in the sitemap is https? Anything worth looking into?

    Plugin Support Carl B


    @jamiepogue We’d recommend having both the sitemap and the links contained within both using Https. If you found the settings for WordPress and Site Address both set to use Http, that’s likely the cause of the issue.

    Plugin Support Carl B


    We are going ahead and marking this issue as resolved due to inactivity. If you require any further assistance please create a new issue.

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