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6:04 pm on Jan 23, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I switched my site to https. But the sitemap is still in http.

To generate an https sitemap, it seems I need to disable, clear cache, then re-enable XML sitemaps feature in Yoast's wordpress plugin.

But when I disable xml sitemaps and save changes, it pops me over to Wordpress Settings. I scroll down and save. But the XML sitemaps is still not disabled.

Any ideas?

Thanks!
7:32 pm on Jan 23, 2019 (gmt 0)

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When you change the settings to the new URL, Yoast will change the sitemap URLs. In the Settings file under 'General' you would need to update the new URLs for both the domain and WordPress to actually change the URLs to https.
7:55 pm on Jan 23, 2019 (gmt 0)

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@not2easy

Thanks! Just went there but the WP and Site URL boxes are grayed out. Can't enter. Maybe I need deeper admin access?
5:34 am on Jan 28, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I was hoping to hear that you had gotten access to the Settings URLs by now, if you are still unable to make those changes, I would start by deactivating plugins and looking at file permissions. It is possible that some plugin (any "security" plugins for example) may not permit editing of admin files even if you are the site admin. Until you change those Settings the URLs remain http: within WordPress.
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@not2easy

Thanks for following up!

The urls are hardcoded into the wpconfig.php file so I sent it off to Dev to make the changes.

I'll continue the thread if I continue to run into trouble.

Thanks again!
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The wp-config.php file really has nothing to do with your permalinks and URL structure. That is where your database name and password settings are, the hostname and charset for the database.

From your other posts here regarding errors with your WordPress site, it sounds like you could benefit from some time spent learning how WP works, how to set it up and how to use it. There are some easy free lessons to learn about how it works from the WordPress Codex [codex.wordpress.org] site.

 

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