I have a problem with the sitemap in Google search console. In the index sitemap I see al posttypes with a link to the sitemap from that posttype.

I have a lot of product and Wordpress split the xml in different parts you can see above. If I send the index sitemap called https://www.example.com/sitemap.xml to Google Search Console I get an error.

2 of the product sitemaps https://www.example.com/wp-sitemap-posts-product-4.xml and https://www.example.com/wp-sitemap-posts-product-5.xml has an 404 error but If I browse to these hyperlinks the files are exist.

Does somebody know this issue?

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You probably need to "flush" your permalinks.

Turn the sitemap feature off, (yaost?), change your permalinks to default and back, turn on the sitemap feature again.

I like using a separate plugin to handle this instead of using Yoast. I don't like their naming convention/structure, and this issue seems to happen a lot.

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