wp-cron.php showing up in my 404

  • Hi I am getting the wp-cron.php as an 404 in the rankmath log; moreover, I am noticing a high amount of hits next to it. Is this because I am navigating in the wordpress dashboard?

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  • Hello,

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

    WordPress sometimes tends to call this file on the wrong file location which causes the 404 errors.
    I can suggest that you reach out to your host so that they can try to reference this file on the location that is reporting this error. They will also be in a better position to advise on whether WP Cron has been disabled sitewide.

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.


    Hi Michael,

    Thanks for your receptivity and prompt reply; additionally, I also got like a dozen of hits in “sitemap_index.xml” as a 404 and decided to redirect it to “sitemap.xml” which I believe is my correct sitemap. Should I keep it redirected or what do you think?

    Thanks again


    The right sitemap is sitemap_index.xml since it is the one generated by Rank Math. You should be careful since I have seen you are also using another sitemap (sitemap.xml) and you should have only one (in this case, since you are using Rank Math, the sitemap_index.xml).

    Looking forward to help 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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