Sitemap can be read, but has errors

  • In the Google search console, the ‘/post-sitemap.xml’ says it can be read but has errors. The error is “Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported sitemap format instead.” This is odd because the ‘/page-sitemap.xml’ is reading as a success.

    I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled the plugin and that still has not fixed it. I also saved permalinks and saved the Sitemap settings in the plugin.

    How can I solve this issue?

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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 most common cause of this issue is aggressive caching on the server/site that causes the search engine not to load the file the expected format.

    Please purge your page cache and then check if this will fix the issue.

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.


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