Attachment Sitemap 404 Error

  • Hello,

    I have a problem with the Attachment Sitemap which has been discussed here several times.

    I followed the troubleshooting instructions and still got the 404 error.

    I am happy if you take a look at it.

    Best regards

    Torsten Bulk

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  • Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math and sorry for any inconvenience that might have been caused due to that.

    The issue appears to be stemming from a conflict with one of your installed plugins. Unfortunately I have just tried to install the Health check and Troubleshooting plugin but this has caused your site to experience technical difficulties.
    Please login to your site via FTP and rename this plugin’s folder to fix this error.

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.

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    Hello Davis,

    thanks.

    Your ftp access is in the notes.

    Best regards

    Torsten

    Hello,

    I have updated the sensitive data as requested. Can you please check further?

    Thank you.

    The 404 error is still present. I disabled the media attachments again.

    Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math today.

    I am consulting our dev team about this error and I will be in touch in a short while.

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.

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    Hi Torsten,

    I briefly checked a few of your attachments and they are set as noindex.

    Please know that the images are already included in your sitemap.

    ​You can open your post or pages sitemap and see the images beside each post’s URL:

    ​The sitemap you are referencing to pertains to the attachment pages. We do not recommend enabling attachments, let alone have a separate sitemap for it. The reason being that attachments cause thin content issues and dilute down your website’s authority.

    ​Here’s an article on the topic: https://www.seoblog.com/2018/04/wordpress-attachment-hurt-seo/

    ​If you still want to proceed and enable attachments as well as attachment sitemaps, you can do so from WordPress Dashboard > Rank Math > General Settings > Links. Disable the redirect attachments option:

    ​Then, go to WordPress Dashboard > Rank Math > Sitemap Settings > Media and enable the Attachments sitemap.

    Finally, go to WordPress Dashboard > Rank Math > Titles & Meta > Media and Deselect all options from within the customs options:

    The sitemap should work fine after that.

    Hello,

    both attachment sitemap sites go to the 404 page!?

    …/attachment-sitemap1.xml

    How will this be resolved?

    Best regards

    Torsten

    Hello,

    Please make your attachments indexable to fix this – although we do not recommend doing that like I mentioned.

    If you have any attachments indexable but the sitemap is still showing 404, please link me to such an attachment so we can check.

    Hello,

    all the pictures have to be listed there. Or?

    See for yourself in the media library.

    Instead, a 404 error occurs when calling the two attachments XML Sites.

    Best regards

    Torsten

    Hi Torsten,

    I was trying to enable the Troubleshooting mode on your website to check in more detail but all of a sudden I am getting this error:
    The site is experiencing technical difficulties. Please check your site admin email inbox for instructions.

    I tried logging in using the FTP details you have provided but they are not working.

    Can you please check the FTP details and update them to the correct ones so we can help you with this issue?

    Thank you.

    Hello,

    I have updated the sensitive data as requested. Can you please check further?

    Thank you.

    Hi Torsten,

    We are not able to troubleshoot the issue on your site using the Health check plugin. Every time we run a Health check, we get an error:
    The site is experiencing technical difficulties. Please check your site admin email inbox for instructions.

    I tried logging in using the FTP details you have provided but they are not working.

    Please login to your server and rename the health-check plugin to health-check2. You can also try to troubleshoot the issue using Health check plugin by following the steps given here.

    Hope that helps. Thank you.

    Hello,

    I have updated the sensitive data as requested. Can you please check further?

    Thank you.

    Hello,

    I couldn’t perform a Health check on your site as the FTP is still now working for me.

    To help you faster, we would like you to perform a quick conflict check on your website using the instructions on this short tutorial.

    Once you complete the conflict check, please let us know the results.

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.

    Hello,

    I have updated the sensitive data as requested. Can you please check further?

    Thank you.

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