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    Google XML Sitemap SEO

    Hello @14steve14 thank you for your explanation to Jack, that is what I was failing to get to in my previous posts, I could not understand why there were two Create Now entries in the Admin area,. Hopefully they were conflicting with each other which is why the cron was not working for us both. I will wait until my cron is first run at midnight, fingers crossed all will work. Regards Shaun
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    Google XML Sitemap SEO

    Yes, manually I get CONGRATULATIONS! All files generated successfully. and get the google and bing submission links. One thing I have noticed that could be the problem is that in my Admin console at the bottom of the google sitemap xml page, there are two Create Now tabs, the first one has generate all sitemaps now, and the text is in blue, this link does not work, the second tab the writing is in red and works fine.
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    Google XML Sitemap SEO

    Hello Jack I have just set up a cron job through Cpanel, which seemed quite straight forward, however I have received an email error on first run : /bin/sh: -c: line 0: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'/bin/sh: -c: line 0: `<input name="textfield" type="text" value="php /retro-antiques-curios.co.uk/RAC_Shop/googlesitemap/index.php" size="50" />' Any ideas?
  4. Again your instructions worked perfectly, thank you John, the robots.txt tester is now working. Hopefully this matter is now resolved. I will get back if I discover any more errors or problems. Shaun
  5. Hello John Thank you for your code, that worked perfectly, you are a star, I can now call my robots.txt file. However in my Google webmaster account when I attempt the robots.txt tester I get an error Fetch Failed! Could this be anything to do with my original problem, or will I need to start a new thread about Google Webmaster? Kind regards Shaun
  6. Hi all. I discovered that my new shop website is not working and it seems I have an .htaccess and robots.txt conflict that I am unable to sort out. First I noticed that Google Sitemap XML was not able to access my robots.txt, after some help from Jack_mce and my host technical support, it was found that the ,htaccess redirect was causing the problem. Obviously I need both of these files for my site to work properly, can anyone suggest a fix for this .htaccess file. My shop is in the public_html folder along with the robots.txt and .htaccess. The .htaccess file is RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\. [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.retro-antiques-curios.co.uk/$1 [R=301,L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php?/$1 [L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/RAC_Shop [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /RAC_Shop/$1 My robots.txt file is # Robots.txt User-agent: * Disallow: /includes/ Disallow: /account.php Disallow: /account_edit.php Disallow: /account_history.php Disallow: /account_history_info.php Disallow: /account_newsletters.php Disallow: /account_notifications.php Disallow: /account_password.php Disallow: /address_book.php Disallow: /address_book_process.php Disallow: /checkout_confirmation.php Disallow: /checkout_payment.php Disallow: /checkout_payment_address.php Disallow: /checkout_process.php Disallow: /checkout_shipping.php Disallow: /checkout_shipping_address.php Disallow: /checkout_success.php Disallow: /cookie_usage.php Disallow: /create_account.php Disallow: /create_account_process.php Disallow: /create_account_success.php Disallow: /login.php Disallow: /logoff.php Disallow: /password_forgotten.php Disallow: /popup_image.php Disallow: /redirect.php Disallow: /shopping_cart.php Disallow: /user.css sitemap: https://www.retro-antiques-curios.co.uk/RAC_Shop/sitemapindex.xml Thanks in advance Shaun Running BS Edge.
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    Google XML Sitemap SEO

    I have had no joy in trying to get it all to work. If I remove the last 5 lines, the robots.txt is seen, but then the homepage reverts back to the index of / The .htaccess file is RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\. [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.retro-antiques-curios.co.uk/$1 [R=301,L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php?/$1 [L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/RAC_Shop [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /RAC_Shop/$1 Any ideas?
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    Google XML Sitemap SEO

    Hello Sorry Jack, the reason sitemapindex page was not accessible seems to be due to a problem with my .htaccess file. When the .htaccess is removed https://www.retro-antiques-curios.co.uk/sitemapindex is accessible, however my site is then not redirected, so when I go to www.retro-antiques-curios.co.uk, I get the index of / page. The .htaccess file is also in my public_html folder, along with my shop and the robots.txt, along with a bunch of other files. How do I get around this?
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    Google XML Sitemap SEO

    I am soooo confused, exactly what properties does google want or need? I know they want http & https, www and non www, but what else? Is it just my main domain url, (retro-antiques-curios.co.uk) or is it the full shop url, (retro-antiques-curios.co.uk/RAC_Shop) or both? The robots.txt file and my shop folder are in my public_html folder, is this correct? No matter what combination of properties I use, I am still getting this error message: robots.txt fetch failed You have a robots.txt file that we are currently unable to fetch. In such cases we stop crawling your site until we get hold of a robots.txt, or fall back to the last known good robots.txt file. Without getting past my robots.txt file google will not crawl my site. I even cut the robots.txt down to just the includes folder : # Robots.txt User-agent: * Disallow: /includes/ But nothing, still the same error, what am I doing wrong? I also have several google-site-verification codes, of two different numbers, how many should there be? do you get one for each property you set up? I have tried following the help and tips on the google webmaster site, but these are too technical, is there an idiots guide? I would rather not drop everything and spend a week trying to decipher the webmaster page, then still end up lost. I have spent more time on this addon than I have all the rest of my addons put together, and am seriously wondering if it has just been a complete waste of time and effort on my part, not to mention wasting your time Jack! Or do I just need a good slap around the face with a large wet slimy cod to bring me to my senses?
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    Google XML Sitemap SEO

    Hi Jack thanks for that, I have now logged in to my original account. I have now signed up for the Google web master account. I ran the robots.txt checker and get this : robots.txt fetch failed You have a robots.txt file that we are currently unable to fetch. In such cases we stop crawling your site until we get hold of a robots.txt, or fall back to the last known good robots.txt file. I removed the two entries and added a / after the includes entry as you suggested. Is it worth cutting the robots.txt file right down? I also attempt to add the sitemapindex.xml but it does not find it, I have checked and it is there. Regards Shaun
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    Google XML Sitemap SEO

    Thanks Jack that seems to work now. No doubt I will be back! Regards Shaun
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    Google XML Sitemap SEO

    Thanks Jack I was able to delete the files stated, however the new sql has an error : #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '. HTTPS_CATALOG_SERVER . '/googlesitemap/index.php" target="new" style="color:bl' at line 2 Regards
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    Google XML Sitemap SEO

    OK Jack thank you, Sorry to be a pain but how do I do that? Please keep it simple. Shaun
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    Google XML Sitemap SEO

    Hello @Jack_mcs I have been having problems with the older version of xml so I have replaced all the files with your new version. Do I need to delete the old files from phpMyadmin before I import the new sql? Regards Shaun
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    KissIT Image Thumnailer

    Hello @raiwa As usual, common sense where common sense is needed! I put (') in to the file name, what a plonker. Thank you Rainer. Thanks @Dan Cole for your input, it was much appreciated. Regards Shaun
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