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Sitemap is Blank & is forced to HTTPS want HTTP (3 posts)

  1. scott9s
    Posted 3 years ago #

    WP = 3.5.1
    WP SEO Plugin = 1.4.4
    W3 Total Cache =
    ( few other plugins are being used, but I don't think they are related)
    Nginx WebServer the latest version as of post date.

    My Room Dividers website's sitemap does not want to display when using plain http.

    For example: go here: https://www.screenflex.com/sitemap_index.xml
    It seems to work.
    However, if I go here: http://www.screenflex.com/sitemap_index.xml
    The source is there, but the sitemap is not viewable.

    In addition, all the sitemaps all are using https as the page names. For example:
    https://www.screenflex.com/post-sitemap.xml points to all https posts.

    Now, I have flushed my caches. I have changed settings.

    I want my sitemap to work at the http level.

    My siteurl and home option_values in my database are set to http://www.screenflex.com (notice no https).

    My canonical is set to plain http.

    I'm not sure what the issue is. Anyone have any suggestions?


  2. Pothi Kalimuthu
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Since, there is no official reply (from the plugin author), let me see, if I can help.

    When I type, http://www.screenflex.com, it goes to https://www.screenflex.com . So, the issue is not with this plugin, but in the way HTTPS has been integrated. You may have decided to keep SSL for all the pages, though, because it's been two days since you posted the above query.

  3. scott9s
    Posted 3 years ago #

    To avoid SEO issues and analytics converting traffic to direct traffic, what I have done is 301 redirected and changed in the database everything on my site to https. So, that's why you get the redirect.

    I'm going to leave my site all https for a while and see how that impacts my site.

    It is not an ideal solution nor does it solve the root problem, but having everything hosted as https is better than having a sitemap telling google all my pages are https when in reality they were http and then getting all the SEO mixed up.

    Thanks for trying/replying Pothi.

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