Support » Plugin: Simple Wp Sitemap » sitemap contains “songs” as pages that lead to 404

  • Resolved mozart999uk

    (@mozart999uk)


    Hi I have number of songs on my site and the sitemap lists all these songs individually as pages even though when I go to the links they bring up a 404 error. Is there a way to stop these from showing on the sitemap? All of them have “/songs/” before them. Can I do some sort of wildcard block?

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  • Plugin Author Webbjocke

    (@webbjocke)

    Hi that’s pretty weird. Are you using a plugin to add the songs? No sorry for the moment there’s no wildcard block.

    Thread Starter mozart999uk

    (@mozart999uk)

    Thanks for your reply. No, just the normal wordpress add song.

    It’s actually also missing many of my “album” pages. I’ve added a few manually….

    Any ideas?

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 8 months ago by mozart999uk.
    Plugin Author Webbjocke

    (@webbjocke)

    Hm I’ve never heard of add song or album pages in WordPress except you can insert audio in your normal posts and pages? Could you perhaps disable all your plugins for a quick sec (except this one) and see if anything changes in the sitemap? If it’s still the same give me a link to your site and I’ll have a look.

    Thread Starter mozart999uk

    (@mozart999uk)

    Hi. Really appreciate the speedy support! I tried disabling everything except simple sitemap and it’s still the same.

    I’ve added all the songs to the blacklist now so that’s shrunk the sitemap a bit.

    My site is http://www.matthewmooremusic.co.uk

    Thanks again.

    Really appreciate it.

    Plugin Author Webbjocke

    (@webbjocke)

    No problems! I had a quick look at your site and if you go to your music page all your albums and songs have a link that lead to a 404 page. So the problem seems to be that your theme or whatever is generating a lot of 404 pages for you, and the sitemap simply just finds them.

    Just so you know. But blacklisting always works!

    Thread Starter mozart999uk

    (@mozart999uk)

    Thanks for letting me know. Actually that was an unrelated problem caused by me stupidly deleting a page on my website 2 days ago! Thanks for spotting that!!!!! Really helpful!

    I’ve sussed out the songs issue – there’s an auto-created permalink in the songs page in the dashboard for each song that seems to be wrong. I’ll check that with the creator. Anywho the blacklist feature has sorted that 🙂

    Regarding the missing pages, for some reason the sitemap plugin doesn’t wan’t to list any of my album pages for example:

    http://www.matthewmooremusic.co.uk/album/05-documentaries/
    http://www.matthewmooremusic.co.uk/album/04-fun-and-quirky/

    Do you have any ideas?

    Plugin Author Webbjocke

    (@webbjocke)

    No idea really. Your creator might have an idea though, like if the albums aren’t created as actual posts or pages or something

    Thread Starter mozart999uk

    (@mozart999uk)

    Thanks for your reply, I just did an online sitemap generator and it picked them all up…..

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