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Sitemap generating blank file
June 3, 2014
11:35 pm
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Kyler Boudreau
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Just upgraded the pro plugin on a site, and now the sitemap is generating a blank file.

If I click on ‘view sitemap’ it gives me this URL:

http://www.shopsupercars.com/sitemap.xml

But the sitemap is blank. I’ve set the sitemap back to defaults, click update multiple times…still the same thing.

Any ideas appreciated!

June 4, 2014
12:32 pm
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Kyler Boudreau
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Update on this – this morning I disabled most all of my JetPack options. About the only thing I have enabled is the sharing feature.

I clicked update on the sitemap and it gave me one, but then I went to Google Webmaster Tools and resubmitted – error. No sitemap, so I went back to the URL, it was gone again. 

Never had this happen on a WordPress site. It’s generating and then not generating. Is there a way to make the sitemap kick out an actual file so it’s consistent?

June 4, 2014
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June 4, 2014
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June 5, 2014
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Okay, the problem was on my end. One of my servers didn’t have the right permissions. Steve, thanks for pointing that out.

I fixed this by signing via SSH and using the following commands:

sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /srv/www/example.com/public_html sudo chmod -R 770 /srv/www/example.com/public_html
Those gave my Apache user the rights it needed. BOOYAH! Site maps working.


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