Have SEO mod rewrite activated
(have sitemap.php, sitemap_forum.php and .htaccess in this folder)
My mode rewrite is working fine for converting php-->html
But when I go to, http://www.domain.com/forum/sitemap.php
it says "No sitemaps" (I just submitted to google??)
Do we need to upload?
I uploaded it and it shows up in the admin panel....
Thanks for your time spent on this mod.
You are welcome
So you should have this folder structure in your phpbb install folder :
with a blank index.html file in it plus two php files (all other do not apply to your case if running phpbb without mx or kb) : index_forum.php and forum_sitemap.php.
Then you should have all languages files in phpbb language folders, and admin file in phpbb admin folder and admin tpl in the admin tpl folder.
I will really work on explaining how to install this mod better, it's too bad for now
It supposed to be so easy, just upload, no edit.
Once this is done, make sure you have set up db properly (this is done by lunching the db instal script)
The message you posted is just the result, when it's ok, so I guess you have done that, but you can redo it, all you'll loose is your sitemap config, phpbb table won't be affected.
Then off course you need the sitemap.php file itself in your phpbb folder.
As explained you can also put it one level up if you want to use the sitemap system for url above phpbb folder. But you should first make sure it is working in the phpbb folder.
And do not submit it before you make sure it is working.
The no sitemap thing could have come from several problems, the first being files not being in the right place, second is ftp transfert problem.
If it does not work, consider re dl the archive and re upload files (yesterday I saw soemone for whom it ended up being the only working solution, which by the way is really odd but)
If you experience further problem, please send or pm me a link to your sitemap.
Note that you should first try to install the sitemap without url rewriting for sitemap links, just to proceed with one problem at a time (since proper .htaccess setup is needed for the sitemaps).
The .htaccess you posted seem all right though, even if I tend to prefer using just one at the root for my sites (for the rewriterules).
Then for the error you get, I would first need to see you sitemap working to see what's happening, for sure if the sitemap says no sitemap, it's not going to be valid.
Then, as you can see three posts above, google does trick himself sometimes too.
I never had any errors from google with this system myself, nor with the online validating tools so ...
It seems you are not using this mod :
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But your problem comes frome the fact you are listing url from different domains here, and google is strict about that, you can only list url from the same domains, starting from the directory where stands your sitemap.