[resolved] Trouble getting Google Sitemap Plugin Working (5 posts)

  1. Serge
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hello All I hope this is the right area to post a question, as I am brand new to this forum. I recently downloaded the latest sitemap wordpress plugin v2.7, uploaded it to the plugins folder on my server, and activated the sitemap feature in wordpress. When I hit the "Build Sitemap" button in WordPress I get the following error message:

    Could not write into /home/(my password)/public_html/sitemap.xml

    Could not write into /home/(my password)/public_html/sitemap.xml.gz

    Any ideas on what may be wrong?


  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    open notepad.
    press space once
    save as "sitemap.xml"
    save again as "sitemap.xml.gz"
    upload both to the /public_html/ directory (it's where the file wp-rss2.php is)
    chmod both files to 777

    That should sort the problem.

  3. Serge
    Posted 10 years ago #


    I uploaded the two files sitemap.xml and sitemap.xml.gz to the root directory, made them writable (CHMOD 777) and tried the "Build Sitemap" again in wordpress, but this time the screen just goes completely grey and stays that way.

    Could it just be taking a very long time because the site is quite large?

    Not sure what is going on? Any help would be awesome.


  4. James Huff
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I recommend contacting the plugin's developer.

  5. jagsingh
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks Serge! I tried it, and your workaround worked for me.

    macmanx: are you sure you're uploaded it to the directory you specified in the plugin administration area?

    Thanks again,

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