page sitemap missing

  • Resolved Katie Clarke


    The sitemap index does not include the page-sitemap.xml entry (just posts and categories).

    The sitemap page for page-sitemap.xml does not include any URLS (there are 6 pages)

    I did have the rankmath page index setting set to ‘no follow’ for each page, but have since set that to ‘follow’.

    I have switched the page-sitemap setting on and off. I have also flushed the sitemap cache by changing the max link number and saving. I have flushed the permalinks, and flushed the server cache. I have installed the Health Check plugin, enabled troubleshooting mode and then activated Rank Math only – then flushed sitemap cache and flushed permalinks, however the problem is still there.

    Please advise. Thanks.

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  • Hello,

    Thank you for getting in touch and I am extremely sorry about the trouble this might have caused.

    There are a few things you must check for in order to see why the posts aren’t getting indexed.

    1. Make sure the pages is not selected as ‘noindex’ in WP > Pages > Your Page(s) > Advanced Tab in Rank Math.

    2. Ensure that the noindex is not selected for Global or Pages meta

    If this doesn’t help then we might need to take a closer look at the settings. Please edit the first post on this ticket and include your WordPress & FTP logins in the designated Sensitive Data section.
    Sensitive Data Section

    It is completely secure and only our support staff has access to that section. If you want, you can use the below plugin to generate a temporary login URL to your website and share that with us instead:

    You can use the above plugin in conjunction with the WP Security Audit Log to monitor what changes our staff might make on your website (if any):

    We really look forward to helping you.


    I’ve done a bit more tweaking in rank math, and have managed to generate all the sitemaps.

    Thanks for your help.



    Glad we could help.

    Please feel free to reach out to us again in case you need any other assistance.

    We are here to help.

    Thank you.

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