I tried to fix something and messed it up more. I hope someone can help.
I downloaded, unzipped, and activated the google-news-sitemap-generator plugin to my website. And FTP'd the xml file to my root directory.
When I typed in [external links are visible to admins only] I kept on getting 404 messages. So I tried to fix it without really knowing what I was doing. Big mistake!
I changed the way the file called google-new-sitemap.xml opened to have it opening with Opera. At the time I thought I could always go back to the original configuration. I found that I couldn't.
So, not knowing what to open it with I tried a number of things. First notepad, then excel.
As you might guess, nothing is working.
And, as you can tell, I've been grabbing for straws.
Next I tried deleting the plug in and downloading it again but the problem remains. It downloads okay, but when I open up the zipped file I still have the same problem.
Does anyone know how to fix this? What do I open an unzipped file that should be an xml file with and where can I find it?
As you can probably tell, I'm not very technically oriented. So if you can help could you please take me through the process step by step - as if you were talking to a six year old?