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[resolved] Unsupported file format in Webmaster Tools (3 posts)

  1. Crunchify
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Plugin version: 1.4.13

    Google webmaster page shows below message for sitemap: http://crunchify.com/post_tag-sitemap3.xml (NOTE: other sitemap links work fine)


    Unsupported file format

    Your Sitemap does not appear to be in a supported format. Please ensure it meets our Sitemap guidelines and resubmit.

    Quick observation:
    - When I keep max entries/sitemap to 500, above error message appeared for tag-sitemap3 and tag-sitemap4.
    - When I keep max entries/sitemap to blank (1000), above error message appeared for tag-sitemap3.

    ==> tag-sitemap1,2 generates fine (if you have too many tags) but issue start after that, i.e. for 3, 4..

    Other than this everything works just fine.


  2. jrf
    Posted 3 years ago #


    This is strange. I've validated the sitemap you linked with a number of online validators and it passes all of them as valid.
    Not sure what's going on here.

    Is there any more information you can give us ?

    Please note: Due to holidays and such, it may be a while before someone can have a look at this. Sorry.

  3. Crunchify
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thats correct.. It's really strange..

    I've uploaded screen capture from Webmaster tool to Twitter here: https://twitter.com/Crunchify/status/352828131528286208

    Note: somehow today that error disappeared. Must be some sort of on demand sitemap generation delay or unfinished sitemap recorded by webmaster tool..

    Anyways, closing this ticket as this resolved automatically. Thanks.

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