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  • Plugin Support Md Mazedul Islam Khan

    (@mazedulislamkhan)

    We are sorry to hear that you are having an issue with the sitemap index. We looked at https://knowledge-bull.com/sitemap_index.xml and it looks like a sitemap generated by a 3rd party source. Are you using any 3rd party sitemap builder plugin on your site?

    On the other hand, when looking at https://knowledge-bull.com/?sitemap=1, we see the sitemap is loading correctly as expected but the URL is not enabled for pretty permalink.

    Thread Starter ujalarehan3

    (@ujalarehan3)

    I am using yoast plugin but plz tell me how to correct it will google search console accept this non-pretty permalink cause i am about to submitt my url in search console

    Plugin Support Suwash Kunwar

    (@suascat_wp)

    Hi @ujalarehan3,

    From our inspection, we do see the sub-sitemaps seen inside this main sitemap URL https://knowledge-bull.com/sitemap_index.xml are not actually generated by the Yoast SEO plugin although the main sitemap URL itself is actually correct that generates by the Yoast SEO plugin.

    Now, we expect that you figure out which 3rd-party plugin is conflicting as such those sub-sitemaps exist and therefore disable them.

    The fastest way to do this is to deactivate all non-Yoast plugins and switch to a standard theme like Twenty Nineteen

    Test this on your development or staging site, if you have one. If not, we recommend using the Health Check & Troubleshooting plugin. This plugin allows you to run a conflict check without affecting normal visitors to your site.

    As we can imagine that you’re unfamiliar with checking for conflicts, we’d like to point you to a step-by-step guide that will walk you through the process: How to check for plugin conflicts.

    Once you figure out the culprit plugin, temporarily disable it and recheck whether you can see actual Yoast sitemaps from the main sitemap link https://knowledge-bull.com/sitemap_index.xml

    Next, you’re ready to submit the main sitemap sitemap_index.xml in your Google Search Console.

    Thread Starter ujalarehan3

    (@ujalarehan3)

    I did what you said step by step but nothing resolved and now i have uninstalled the plugin but i got a folder name sitemap in public_html folder is it suspicious or normal are they created automatically or by virus?

    The folder include in sitemap folder are
    Class-wp-sitemaps-post.php
    Class-wp-sitemaps-taxonomies.php
    Class-wp-sitemaps-users.php

    I haven’t created this folder

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 4 weeks ago by ujalarehan3.
    Thread Starter ujalarehan3

    (@ujalarehan3)

    Is this the third part folder which is creating the wrong sitemap

    Plugin Support Priscilla Chapman

    (@priscillamc)

    Hi @ujalarehan3,

    Yoast SEO doesn’t create any sitemap files or folders on the server, so this is not due to the plugin. The sitemap that now appears at /sitemap_index.xml on your site is also not generated by Yoast SEO.

    You can do a conflict check to see if that identifies which plugin is creating these files. We do not recommend leaving unknown sitemaps on your site if you’d like to use Yoast SEO, since that can cause conflicts and other SEO problems.

    Before continuing, it may also be helpful to check Google’s guide for How do I know if my site is hacked? or contact your hosting provider to if you think there are any security issues.

    Thread Starter ujalarehan3

    (@ujalarehan3)

    Thanks for the reply i am seriously unable to find that faulty plugin even after lots of efforts can you plz tell that can i use redirect method so that if someone click on that pretty permalink he will redirect to the yoast generated site map which is in non pretty permalink because of that faulty site map i am seriously unable to add it in my Google search console cause google is not accepting non pretty peramalinks.

    Plugin Support Suwash Kunwar

    (@suascat_wp)

    Hi @ujalarehan3,

    I imagine this can be frustrating for you.

    This issue occurs when the necessary URL rewrite rules have not been implemented on your server. Depending on the server you are using, you’ll need to follow one of the instructions below to fix this:

    Instructions for Apache servers
    Instructions for NGINX servers

    If you are not sure how to implement these rules, please contact your webhosting provider for additional information.

    Thread Starter ujalarehan3

    (@ujalarehan3)

    Nothing happened i am so frustrated now i think this another site map is generated by wordpress because the new wordpress has the feature to generate sitemap automatically can you plz tell how to disable

    Plugin Support devnihil

    (@devnihil)

    @ujalarehan3 Yoast SEO should automatically disable the WordPress sitemaps if it is enabled.

    As for the issue, we reviewed some of the individual sitemaps and the URLs contained in them do not appear to be legitimate, and furthermore appear to be characteristic of URLs generated when a site has been compromised with malware. Can you please confirm whether any of the URLs here appear to be legitimate?: https://knowledge-bull.com/sitemap9.xml

    If this is the case, we recommend you contact your web host for more information and to request that they perform a security audit on your account. We can also recommend contacting Sucuri, since they have website security and malware cleanup services. After that, it might also be a good idea to review your WordPress security practices. You can find some additional information on WordPress security practices in the following article: https://yoast.com/wordpress-security/

    Thread Starter ujalarehan3

    (@ujalarehan3)

    I have figured out my website was hacked by Japanese seo hacker thats why those mess was created but now everything thing is under control

    Plugin Support devnihil

    (@devnihil)

    @ujalarehan3 Thanks for your reply. We rechecked the sitemap and do see it is now loading as expected. If you haven’t already, you may also want to resubmit your site’s sitemap to try and facilitate Google recrawling the site now that the compromise has been removed.

    Plugin Support devnihil

    (@devnihil)

    We are going ahead and marking this issue as resolved due to inactivity. If you require any further assistance please create a new issue.

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