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  • Resolved BigVikingAl


    Installed the google sitemap plug into my blog but when I click the button “rebuild sitemap” I get this error message:

    “Could not write into /mounted-storage/home32b/sub001/sc11514-CNGC/

    Could not write into /mounted-storage/home32b/sub001/sc11514-CNGC/”

    What do I have to fix? Do I have to create a sitemap.xml file first and if so where do I put it?

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  • I think you need to adjust the permissions on the files.

    Have adjusted the permissions on the wp-content file as per instructions. The plugin is installed just won’t work properly

    Those files are not in your wp-content directory, so they need to adjusted individually.

    So then what files need to be adjusted?

    Still need this issue resolved

    Read the errors, look at the path to the files that aren’t writable.

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    You need to adjust the permissions on path where you’re trying to write the files, or just create those files yourself and then adjust permissions on the files directly. The latter method is safer.

    OK, I think I have this installed properly now as I created the two above files and changed permissions. I have included a link to the site map on my site but it just gives an xml output. Isn’t it supposed to give me a tree directory on the sitemap page?

    The sitemap for google isn’t for providing a navigable directory of your site for visitors, it’s for google search engines. The XML file will only output raw data.

    Really, the example output showing on the page from the plugin supplier shows an output for visitors. If I only get an xml output for google should I even put a link to it on my site?

    Perhaps I’m confused. But my understanding of the plugin, at least early ones (the one from Arne Brachold?) was purely for google bots, not visitors. Perhaps it’s been updated to do both.

    I have the one from Arne Brachold, so if it is only for google bots, is a link on my site even necessary or will google automatically spider the site because of the plug every time I make an update?

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    A link on your site is not necessary. Go to Google’s webmaster tools page and claim your site. In there you can verify that Google received your sitemap correctly.

    A Google sitemap is for you to tell Google where your pages are. That is it, really.

    Thanks Otto.

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