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  • Resolved Keilya

    (@fantasycrusader)


    Hello

    I’ve been having problems with Google Sitemaps ever since the recent upgrade to 2.2. I’m currently running on WP 2.2.1.

    With Google Sitemaps 2.7.1, I am able to activate the plugin. But..

    1. I get a blank page when I hit the “Post” or “Save” buttons.
    2. On clicking “Build Sitemaps” under Options>>Sitemap, I don’t get a successful ping to Google.

    I’ve researched and some solutions were provided.

    1. Applying this patch: http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2463
    The patch itself is a problem as it no longer works. There isn’t a file called template-functions-links.php anymore. Is there anyway I can get around this?

    2. Increasing memory and time limits:
    – Try to increase the memory limit on the sitemap options page (start by “4M” and raise the value if it doesn’t help).
    – Try to increase the time limit on the sitemap options page (start by “20” and raise the value if it doesn’t help).

    Question is how do I go about doing them? If it’s in the php.ini file, here are some current stats:

    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    ; Resource Limits ;
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

    max_execution_time = 30 ; Maximum execution time of each script, in seconds
    max_input_time = 60 ; Maximum amount of time each script may spend parsing request data
    memory_limit = 8M ; Maximum amount of memory a script may consume (8MB)

    3. Clearing the Google Sitemaps plugin log: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/92782?replies=24

    Again, where is the log and how do I clear it?

    With that single problem and so many vague solutions (not evryone is a PHP ninja.), I tried downloading the beta version of the plugin(3.0b8). I deleted the 2.7.1 version from my server and uploaded 3.0b8. This time I can’t even activate it:

    1. My plugin page does not finish loading. It stops at this line: “Plugins extend and expand the functionality of WordPress. Once a plugin is installed, you may activate it or deactivate it here.” and nothing loads below it.

    I know this is technically not a WP support question. But I’ve ran out of avenues and ideas. >.< If anyone can solve either the problem with 2.7.1 or 3.0b8, I’ll be more than happy to cease pursuing the other.

    Thank you for reading.

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  • Keilya

    (@fantasycrusader)

    Anyone? I would really like to try this solution if only I knew which lines to edit! >.<

    2. Increasing memory and time limits:
    – Try to increase the memory limit on the sitemap options page (start by “4M” and raise the value if it doesn’t help).
    – Try to increase the time limit on the sitemap options page (start by “20” and raise the value if it doesn’t help).

    Oh, dang. We’ve discussed this before and I’m on a locked down terminal and can’t do a search. It’s one line that you edit.

    have you searched teh forums? “sitemap blank”?

    Keilya

    (@fantasycrusader)

    Ahh dang! Of course I had searched prior to this but I had the word, “Google” included in my search. Using your keywords gave me a complete different set of results and I managed to get the 2.7.1 version running with the fix mentioned in this thread: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/80347?replies=6

    THANK YOU!

    Keilya

    (@fantasycrusader)

    Ahh I spoke too soon. I could rebuild my sitemap but whenever I click on “Post” or “Save” I still get a blank page. I’ve inserted these 2 lines(as indicated in the fix):

    ini_set(“memory_limit”,”64M”);
    set_time_limit(0);

    EXACTLY above this line in sitemap.php:

    //Pressed Button: Rebuild Sitemap
    if(!empty($_POST[“doRebuild”])) {
    $msg = sm_buildSitemap();

    Please tell me if I’m doing anything wrong. >.<

    Keilya

    (@fantasycrusader)

    Just like to give a close to this topic. It was solved by increasing the memory via editing wp-config.php

    Add this:

    //Allow more memory.
    @ini_set(“memory_limit”,”16M”);

    before this:

    /* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */

    Much thanks to Arnee for looking into it!

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