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XML SiteMap File is bad on two sites since upgrade to 3.0
« on: July 18, 2009, 02:22:39 PM »
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XML document must have a top level element. Error processing resource '[external links are visible to admins only]'.

View Sitemap
HTML SiteMap
[external links are visible to admins only]
Text SiteMap
[external links are visible to admins only]
ROR SiteMap
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1. XML SiteMap File
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View Sitemap
HTML SiteMap
[external links are visible to admins only]
Text SiteMap
[external links are visible to admins only]
ROR SiteMap
[external links are visible to admins only]
1. XML SiteMap File
[external links are visible to admins only]


XML SiteMap File is bad on two sites since upgrade.  I have read every thing on this forum and tried all with no good results.  Can someone point me in the right direction?

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Re: XML SiteMap File is bad on two sites since upgrade to 3.0
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2009, 07:10:54 AM »
Hello,

the sitemap seems to be empty. Can you open sitemap.xml via FTP and check if it contains URLs inside?
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Re: XML SiteMap File is bad on two sites since upgrade to 3.0
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2009, 12:53:15 AM »
They are empty.

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Re: XML SiteMap File is bad on two sites since upgrade to 3.0
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2009, 10:01:35 AM »
Please make sure that you have 0666 permissions set for sitemap.xml/ror.xml and recreate sitemap.
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Re: XML SiteMap File is bad on two sites since upgrade to 3.0
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2009, 04:36:04 PM »
They are.

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Re: XML SiteMap File is bad on two sites since upgrade to 3.0
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2009, 10:50:18 PM »
Permissions are 666, builds new empty file.  I need to get this fixed.  Google is not indexing two of my sites.  I would like to do a clean install.

Will deleteing all of the generator directory be enough to do a clean install?

What other files (is there a list of install files), that are not in this directory, do I need to get rid of to do a clean install?

Which files sould I keep (database access etc..)?


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Re: XML SiteMap File is bad on two sites since upgrade to 3.0
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2009, 11:45:00 AM »
You can do the following:
- rename existing generator folder to "generator2"
- remove sitemap.xml and ror.xml files in domain root
- re-create empty folder named "generator" and upload fresh generator files to it, set data/ folder to 0777
- re-create empty files sitemap.xml and ror.xml and set permissions to 0666 to them again.
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Re: XML SiteMap File is bad on two sites since upgrade to 3.0
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2009, 12:33:44 PM »
Which files do I keep for database access?

Are sitemap.xml and ror.xml the only files outside of the generator directory?

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Re: XML SiteMap File is bad on two sites since upgrade to 3.0
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2009, 02:05:57 AM »
Sitemap generator doesn't have database access parameters, it crawls your site without connecting to db.
Yes, those are the only files outside of generator folder.
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Re: XML SiteMap File is bad on two sites since upgrade to 3.0
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2009, 10:49:02 AM »
I did all above and it worked on [external links are visible to admins only], but not on [external links are visible to admins only]. I have my host looking into it and will report any solution I can.

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Re: XML SiteMap File is bad on two sites since upgrade to 3.0
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2009, 03:55:35 AM »
Please PM me generator URL/login to check that.
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Re: XML SiteMap File is bad on two sites since upgrade to 3.0
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2009, 04:05:40 AM »
The problem was in the .htaccess file.  vbseo must have wrote this rule to the file when I installed it.  I removed the plug-in for vbulletin about the time the problem started, but never knew the .htaccess file was changed.

This is the extra code in file:
RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^((urllist|sitemap).*\.(xml|txt)(\.gz)?)$ vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_getsitemap.php?sitemap=$1 [L]

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Re: XML SiteMap File is bad on two sites since upgrade to 3.0
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2009, 06:43:37 AM »
Hello,

I'm glad you got it sorted!
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