Fix – 404 Not Found error in nginx when accessing yoast seo sitemap

Published by shyam jos on

If you are facing 404 error in nginx when accessing Yoast SEO sitemap in your wordpress blog eg: https://example.com/sitemap_index.xml

Then Add below lines to the top of your sites-enabled config file (inside server block), Otherwise, these rule may conflict with other rules in  your sites-enabled config

# Rewrites for Yoast SEO XML Sitemap
rewrite ^/sitemap_index.xml$ /index.php?sitemap=1 last;
rewrite ^/([^/]+?)-sitemap([0-9]+)?.xml$ /index.php?sitemap=$1&sitemap_n=$2 last;

Check for any syntax errors in nginx config
nginx -t

Reload Nginx Server
service nginx reload

To see your sitemap file visit: https://example.com/sitemap_index.xml


shyam jos

My name is Shyam Jos, I am a passionate Linux system administrator from Kochi, India. I am a strong advocate of using Linux and Open-Source software.

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