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[Resolved] Sitemap not generating

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  • help?

    no help on this? maybe someone can recommend an alternative to this plugin that generates both the regular sitemap.xml and the google news sitemap-news.xml and keeps them automatically updated with new posted content. thanks.

    Plugin Author RavanH


    Hi, I see the blank sitemap but cannot deduce the reason from that. Do you have access to server error logs for your domain?

    Plugin Author RavanH


    I suspect it is a memory issue. How many posts has your site? And how much memory is available for PHP?

    You could try to install the latest development version which has some major changes. Some of them should be beneficial for large sites. Find the dev version on http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/xml-sitemap-feed.zip

    I have upgraded to the dev release and it appears to be working, have a look. It appears the sitemap.xml file references some other files, is that ok?

    Here are the files:

    Sitemap: http://www.datacenterjournal.com/sitemap.xml
    Sitemap: http://www.datacenterjournal.com/sitemap-news.xml
    Robots: http://www.datacenterjournal.com/robots.txt

    It is a big site (many posts daily) so memory could be an issue, we do have access to the servers so I am sure we could get logs as needed, just need some guidance.


    Using the new dev release and it seems the xml files are formatted differently. Before update, I could save xml file and open it in Excel and see all of the fields/columns, now i only see what is visible in the browser screen for the xml, I am missing the pub date, title, keywords, genre, etc. Are they still in there, how can I access them for use? Thanks…

    Plugin Author RavanH


    No, the XML files are basically the same format. Notably a strict XML Sitemap format… pub date, title, keywords, genre etc. are not part of the XML Sitemap specs but they are part of the Google News specs. Apart from ‘genre’, they are still in the news sitemap.

    ‘Genre’ will be coming back but this time with configuration options 🙂

    ok, thanks…

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