Related to sitemap

  • Resolved Abhinav Shukla
    Rank Math free

    Hey, I am facing a problem related to my sitemap in my webmaster dashboard it is showing me an error in that and in the error it is saying that (Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported sitemap format instead.) please help me out to solve this out asap

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  • Hello,

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

    Your sitemap is redirecting to homepage which is the reason your having the error. Do you have any caching setup on your site? If you do, please add /(.*)sitemap(.*) to the list of URLs/Pages o never be cached. This will exclude your sitemap URLs from being cached. You can then do the following:

    1. Head over to WordPress Dashboard > Settings > Permalinks

    Hit the save button once.

    2. Go to WordPress Dashboard > Rank Math > Sitemap Settings

    Hit the save button once.

    That should fix the issue.

    Please use a private browser to test your sitemap to avoid loading from browser cache or validate with this tool: If it works, you can resubmit your sitemap on your GSC(please submit only the main stemap=> sitemap_index.xml)

    If it doesn’t, please do let us know so we can look at this further.

    Thanks a lot, man you saved me.


    Just glad to assist you.

    Do you wish to mark the thread as resolved?

    If you have any further question(s), please let us know. Thank you.


    Since we did not hear back from you for 15 days, we are assuming that you found the solution. We are closing this support ticket.

    If you still need assistance or any other help, please feel free to open a new support ticket, and we will be more than happy to assist.

    Thank you.

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