I'm having trouble getting the built-in
wp-sitemap.xml in Wordpress 5.5 to work (self-hosted). It's just not there. I tried the most recommended steps:
- disable and re-enable search engine discoverability
- save permalink settings
- check theme
Some post were mentioning that sitemaps may be disabled when the blog is hosted in a subfolder on the server, such as
https://example.com/blog/. The automatically generated
robots.txt seems to work this way, since I don't have that either. If that is the case, it could be made clearer in the backend UI.
Is there a way to get sitemap generation to work in my setup without the use of plugins? I'm totally open to modifying my theme code, if it helps.