Sitemap not working

  • Resolved Lifetimo

    I have generated sitemap using RankMatgh. Recently I started using Indexing API console for indexing. But today when I was checking my Yandex Webmaster page, it was showing in index.xml file not working.

    When I checked it directly. It was giving error “404 Not Found”

    Does it mean that if I am using Google’s instant indexing API method, the traditional index.xml won’t work? But if it’s so, what sitemap URL will I submit under Bing, Yandex etc. search engines. Kindly resolve this issue if there is something else which I am not aware of.

    Thank you.

    • This topic was modified 2 years ago by Lifetimo.
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  • Just for the record,

    I have already tried following things –

    1. Flushing the permalink setting by clicking ‘save’ repeatedly.
    2. Tried disabling and enabling the sitemap option from the RankMath Dashboard.
    3. As per this-
    Tried looking for cache file under wp-content\plugins\seo-by-rank-math\sitemap-cache but didn’t find any such file there.

    I am also sharing my login credentials under the sensitive data area for you to look at this issue closely.

    Thank you.


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

    Thank you.


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

    Your Nginx server is blocking the redirects required by RankMath to create the virtual sitemap file. Please check your Nginx config file and add the following manual rewrite rules:

    # START Nginx Rewrites for Rank Math Sitemaps
    rewrite ^/sitemap_index.xml$ /index.php?sitemap=1 last;
    rewrite ^/([^/]+?)-sitemap([0-9]+)?.xml$ /index.php?sitemap=$1&sitemap_n=$2 last;
    # END Nginx Rewrites for Rank Math Sitemaps

    Please take a look at the following resource page for more info on this:

    Sitemap Issues

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.


    Yes. The solution worked.

    Thank you. 🙂


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