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  • I have the same problem, is there anyone can help.
    My website has sitemap has been indexed for more than 4 years, but suddenly this error shows up in my search console and guess what, a lot of my valid pages are disappeared in google.
    my website addresss is:
    and the sitemap link:

    Same thing, it has broken something big time on Nginx. I have thousand of errors and they all started when 5.2.2 came out but nothing changed in WordPress Core so I guess Yoast has a big bug.

    Been running all my WordPress on Nginx for 2+ years nothing has changed but now something catastrophic has been broken.

    The problem …. if you inspect your Nginx error logs is that despite you using permalinks … when the sitemap is crawled /index.php is being added onto the end of every permalink resulting in Yoast telling GoogleBot ALL your pages are 404.

    But if you look at the sitemap itself … it does not have /index.php on the end of the urls. Something internally is causing this.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by .


    Hi @anuragbardia1396,

    We’ve inspected your XML Sitemap, everything seems to be working correctly. However, there is one sitemap which does not have the “Last Modified” date, the portfolio-item sitemap. It seems your website has a custom post type portfolio-item which is not meant to be public.

    Please go to SEO → Search Appearance → Post Types → portfolio-item and select No when asked if you want to show them in the search results. Does this fix your error?

    If not, please send us a full-page screenshot from Google Search Console where it shows this error message.

    We are looking forward to your reply.

    @fekrazadeh and @mitchellk, please create separate threads and make sure to include screenshots from Google Search Console too. The error message is pretty generic, it’s possible that these are totally different issues.

    Plugin Support Jerlyn


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