I am using wordpress Version 2.9.2 and XML Sitemap Generator 3.2.3

I have registered with Google Webmaster Tools.

But I get an error while notifying to Google and I really don't know what it means.

Heres a screenshot :

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And when I click on view result it show me the following message:

Ping Test

Trying to ping: http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/ping?sitemap=http%3A%2F%2Fsearock.bplaced.net%2Fsitemap.xml.gz. The sections below should give you an idea whats going on.
Errors, Warnings, Notices:
WP_DEBUG was set to false somewhere before. You might not see all debug information until you remove this declaration!
Result (text only):
Result (HTML):

If I want to debug the error where can I find WP_DEBUG ? Can someone tell me what's wrong here.

Note : I have completed Google Webmaster verification process.


2 Answers 2


WP_DEBUG is a constant which you can define in wp-config.php to disable hiding of PHP errors and notices.

Add define('WP_DEBUG', true); to your config file to enable it.

Just remember to never leave it on for long on a live blog.

Since all pings fail this is likely not an issue with specific sitemap service, but with ping process itself. I think it might be HTTP requests failing for some reason, but there is no way to tell definitively from information you provided so far.

  • +1 what additional details do you need ? Do you want the error message after setting WP_DEBUG to true?
    – Searock
    Nov 4, 2010 at 17:54
  • @Searock yep, that would make sense for starters. Also if this is HTTP-related you can try Core Control plugin that has great functionality for testing and logging HTTP requests in WP.
    – Rarst
    Nov 4, 2010 at 20:00

Try to Check your .htacces, and reset to wordpress default .htaccess;

# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
# END WordPress

and go to plugin to REBUILD Your Sitemap manually...., well at least IT WORKS FOR ME... !

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