Re: tags.php generates a 302 header – Google doesn’t like redirects in the sitemap
Here’s an example of a URL in the sitemap.
If you do a
curl -I http://www.riversideinfo.org/forum/topic.php?id%3D3%26page%26replies%3D1 you get a 302 header back. If you URL unencode the URL and do a curl -I, you get back a proper 200:
curl -I "http://www.riversideinfo.org/forum/topic.php?id=3&page&replies=1"
I am not using permalinks or slugs, and that plugin author doesn’t seem to have updated it since I installed it long ago. I actually turned it off a while ago because of the amount of time it was taking to generate the sitemap for 5000 posts.
So, I guess the question is, why does that first URL trigger a 302? Maybe the sitemap plugin is creating URLs that are poorly formed?