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Gwt Shows My Sitemap.xml As 404

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#1 BeGlobal


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 02:29 PM


Google Shows my sitemap.xml as non existant, 404 error, even though I can see it with my browser.  My robots.txt file contents according to GWT itself are:


User-agent: *
Disallow: /wp-admin/
Disallow: /wp-includes/

So I am not accidentaly blocking my pages. My wordpress option that blocks readability of my website is off as well, so I don't understand what could be the error. The contents of my .htaccess file are below.


Please advise.


Carlos Marruffo



# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
# END WordPress
<ifmodule mod_deflate.c>
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xhtml+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/rss+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/javascript
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-javascript
AddType x-font/otf .otf
AddType x-font/ttf .ttf
AddType x-font/eot .eot
AddType x-font/woff .woff
AddType image/x-icon .ico
AddType image/png .png
AddType text/css .css


#2 Jill


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:21 PM

What does your sitemap.xml page show when you check it with a server header checker? 

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:38 PM

Do you think it has anything to do with the fact its Gzipped?


About the http header checkers


One tool shows; 

HTTP/1.1 200 OK => 

Server => WP Engine/5.0
Date => Thu, 02 Jan 2014 20:33:58 GMT
Content-Type => application/xml
Content-Length => 3287
Connection => close
Last-Modified => Thu, 02 Jan 2014 19:02:31 GMT
ETag => "6c8699-cd7-4ef016f783fc0"
Accept-Ranges => bytes
Vary => Accept-Encoding
X-Cacheable => NO:Passed
Cache-Control => max-age=0, must-revalidate
X-Cache => MISS
X-Pass-Why => pass-path
X-Cache-Group => normal
X-Type => default


Another Tool says:


Server: WP Engine/5.0 Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2014 20:35:48 GMT Content-Type: application/xml Content-Length: 3287 Connection: keep-alive Keep-Alive: timeout=20 Last-Modified: Thu, 02 Jan 2014 19:02:31 GMT ETag: "6c8699-cd7-4ef016f783fc0" Accept-Ranges: bytes Vary: Accept-Encoding X-Cacheable: NO:Passed Cache-Control: max-age=0, must-revalidate X-Cache: MISS X-Pass-Why: pass-path X-Cache-Group: normal X-Type: default

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:48 PM

Nevermind, I went to my WPENgine panel and cleared the internal cache and it solved the problem.


Thank you very much anyway Jill!!! :)

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