Support » Plugin: All in One SEO Pack » Sitemap: XML Parsing error

  • Resolved Boris

    (@ispacecrusader)


    Hi,
    I’m running WP 4.9.6, WooCommerce 3.4.2 and AIOSP 2.6.1. Sitemap worked fine until yesterday. I now get the following error:

    XML Parsing Error: no root element found
    Location: https://www.baak.nl/sitemap.xsl
    Line Number 1, Column 1:

    Yesterday, I added 50 products to the site, which will have resulted in quite a high number of extra URL’s to include in the sitemap (products, product tags, images), probably between 50 and 150.

    Allotted memory already was 750MB, Sitemap Indexes is active (I activated it because I found a similar issue and this might resolve it), and set to 500 pages.

    Even after removing media/attachments from the sitemap (which I want included), and disabling WP-rocket caching, the problem persists.

    If I disable AIOSP and use the Google XML Sitemaps plugin, it works fine.

    I hope you can help me fix it, thank you!

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Contributor Michael Torbert

    (@hallsofmontezuma)

    WordPress Virtuoso

    The sitemap itself is working, the problem is that the xsl file (stylesheet) isn’t.
    This is likely a conflict with another plugin or your theme. Try these troubleshooting steps: https://semperplugins.com/documentation/how-to-troubleshoot-issues-with-all-in-one-seo-pack/

    Boris

    (@ispacecrusader)

    Hi Michael,
    thanks for the quick support! You put me on the right track. For this client, I always make a few small customizations to the AIOSP sitemap-xml.php. For some reason after the latest update, that customization no longer works. It doesn’t matter, I conferred with my client, and the customization was not that important after all, so I removed it.

    Working like a charm again, thanks!

    Plugin Contributor Michael Torbert

    (@hallsofmontezuma)

    WordPress Virtuoso

    @ispacecrusader That’s awesome! I’m glad you were able to get it working.

    Officially we do recommend to not make customizations to the plugin code itself. Customizations should be done via our API to avoid problems like this. If there are any API filter/action hooks you’d like to see, just let us know.

    You can help us out and let others know about your great experience by leaving a 5-star review https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/all-in-one-seo-pack/reviews/?rate=5#new-post

    Boris

    (@ispacecrusader)

    Hi,
    I agree. It concerns a styling customization and some translated texts which appear on the sitemap page and are not translated with the rest of the plugin. If you can tell me how I can set it up so I can make those changes without customizing the plugin, that would be great!

    I’ve left you a 5* review, AIOSP is definitely my favourite SEO plugin, especially combined with WooCommerce.

    Plugin Contributor Michael Torbert

    (@hallsofmontezuma)

    WordPress Virtuoso

    Can you show me exactly what you’re trying to do?

    Boris

    (@ispacecrusader)

    Yes:
    Styling code:
    #content-head { background-color:#45abfa; } /* different color */

    HTML/PHP code:

    
    <xsl:when test="$fileType='Sitemap'">
    This sitemap contains // translate this text
    <xsl:value-of select="count(sitemap:urlset/sitemap:url)"></xsl:value-of> URLs</xsl:when>
    
    
    <xsl:otherwise>
    This sitemap index contains // translate this text
    <xsl:value-of select="count(sitemap:sitemapindex/sitemap:sitemap)"></xsl:value-of> sitemaps</xsl:otherwise>
    
    
    <th>LastChange</th> <!-- translate this text -->
    
    
    <th>Priority</th> <!-- translate this text -->
    <th>Change Frequency</th> <!-- translate this text -->
    <th>Last Change</th> <!-- translate this text -->
    

    Regards,
    Boris

    Plugin Contributor Michael Torbert

    (@hallsofmontezuma)

    WordPress Virtuoso

    I”ve opened issues for these on Github:

    https://github.com/semperfiwebdesign/all-in-one-seo-pack/issues/1739
    https://github.com/semperfiwebdesign/all-in-one-seo-pack/issues/1740
    https://github.com/semperfiwebdesign/all-in-one-seo-pack/issues/1741

    You’re welcome to participate in them by commenting with additional information, test results, code, etc.
    As we have hundreds of issues open at any given time, issues that have community involvement and code contributed have a higher changes of being completed and included sooner.

    Also, you can make issues for bugs, feature requests, etc at any time on Github yourself.

    Boris

    (@ispacecrusader)

    Hi Michael,

    thank you for that! I will keep an eye on updates there, and test them out.

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