I'm using the Wordpress SEO by Yoast plugin. I'm having problems getting the Sitemaps XML section to work properly. Google gives me the dreaded red X for the status of the sitemap.
The error message Google gives is: 208 "Invalid URL This is not a valid URL. Please correct it and resubmit."
The incorrect Google XML lists is: http://#/ . In the XML sitempap created by the plugin, I can see that that URL is listed.
I'm not sure where the XML Sitemap generator came up with this URL. In order to get my dropdown menus to work, I set the URL to # on some blank pages that only have a title.
For example, the first child in my navigation is a blank page with a URL set to # and a title of "A-C". The "A-C" page's children are the pages of all of the areas starting with A thru C. I set the "A-C" page's robot meta to noindex, nofollow. Does that have something to do with the problem?
I don't have a page named http://#/. As I don't have a page with this URL listed in my WordPress Pages section, I can't set it to noindex, nofollow. Any suggestions on how to solve this problem?