How do I fix errors for URLs in my sitemap reported by google webmaster tools?

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Hi,

Google just crawled my site a few days ago and reported "2 errors for URLs in sitemap". These are the URLs it gave me:

http://cosmicsensorium.com/xmlrpc.php
http://cosmicsensorium.com/wp-include...

under the "details" column it lists "404 not found" for each of these. I don't know what these two addresses are, or if they should be on my sitemap. How can I fix this?

Thanks!
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Hi, Did you submit the sitemap that SynthaSite created for you as explained in the Webmaster Tools tutorial at http://www.synthasite.com/tutorials/g... ?

Your sitemap is located at http://cosmicsensorium.com/sitemap.xml, and I don't see either of those files in the sitemap.

If you didn't submit the sitemap I mentioned, then I suggest doing that. If you did submit the correct one, then I would just give Google a little bit of time to figure things out.

The 404 errors on WMT aren't a big deal - they just mean that Google can't find a couple of pages that you're directing it to. If those files don't matter to you, as in this case, then there shouldn't be any negative impact.
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Hi, I did follow the Synthasite tutorial step by step, and submitted the sitemap created by synthasite, and I don't have any recollection of creating or linking to the 2 files referenced above.

Nonetheless, I did have another website, with another host, associated to the same domain name before coming to Synthasite. Maybe these were left over from then? Thanks for your reply! I guess I'll just leave this alone for the time being.
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Hi - I would also check your webmaster tools account to make sure you only have one sitemap submitted. If you do, then Google will probably catch up in the next couple of weeks.