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  • Hi, our sitemap.xml and news sitemap seems to be working but the taxonomys post tag, sitemap-home, categorys, post type and page all inside the sitemap.xml suddenly start showing as RSS feeds when clicked on.

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  • Plugin Author RavanH


    So the .htaccess rule is completely ignored. Do you know if mod_headers is enabled on your server?

    PHP 7 should not be a problem. The plugin has been tested on PHP 7.0 and 7.1

    couldn’t check on bluehost.

    It’s probably no problem or what do you think, atleast no error on news sitemap.

    Plugin Author RavanH


    As long as GWT (Search Console) doesn’t report any errors, there is no real need to fix this issue. It’s only the browser that apparently refuses to see the sitemaps as xml but only trust the content-type header that says rrs…

    Still, it’s strange. I’ve not had reports before that Bluehost was a problem for this sitemap plugin. So you might want to keep an eye out for weird response headers if you run into other issues, even if they seem completely unrelated.

    And IF you ever find out why the response headers are off, please let me know! 🙂


    Hi, both sitemap and sitemap-news has the following warnings “Sitemap contains urls which are blocked by robots.txt.”

    Plugin Author RavanH


    Very strange. Your robots.txt only blocks access to /wp-admin/ see … or are we talking about a different site?

    You may want to use the robots.txt tester in Google Search Console to see if Google sees the same as we do. Also check different urls (like sitemaps and posts) in the “Fetch as Google” tool.

    nope, it’s the same site and i presume you meant the robot.txt file is fine and i shouldn’t be seeing such an error, right?

    I did use the google robots tester and everything was fine and the “Fetch as Google” indexed ok.

    Plugin Author RavanH


    Then I cannot explain why you see the warning “Sitemap contains urls which are blocked by robots.txt.” as nothing is blocked by your robots.txt except /wp-admin/ (this is the default WordPress robots.txt response)

    Did you have the option “Ask search engines not to index this site” on Settgins > Reading enabled recently? Or a plugin like Maintenance Mode?

    nothing of such, and “Discourage search engines from indexing this site” option is not active.

    i will keep checking, although that error number keeps growing

    Plugin Author RavanH


    The error number is growing? Are there any specific posts or URLs mentioned? Can you send me one as example?

    yes, growing immensely high and example is sitemap:, value:

    basically all three examples are sitemap: with diff tag value, another value is

    under the news sitemap, i saw a three url example, but the error with the url occured when we installed ssl and all link were not working because our permalink had changed to’/date/title which was supposed to be and immediately we changed it back to normal.

    Note: no new post was published in that time but we soon found out that the post with /’/ are pilled up in crawl error


    How do we probably let google realise its not working, or remove them permanently

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