I tried to setup sitemaps in Google console. When I tested it I received the following message.

Can this be changed?

Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported sitemap format instead.

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JohnProbert1 Premium
Thanks Jude I'll get back to you on this one, need to check a couple of things
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judebanks Premium
I see that you have found the solution, John. I'll add this for anyone else who might need this answer.

The "html" error usually happens when the sitemap.xml extension is not added to the URL when submitting the sitemap.

In search console Crawl > Sitemaps > Add/Test Sitemap.

The sitemap.xml extension must be added into the URL field, not left blank. See my SCREENSHOT.

If using the XML sitemap plugin instead of the sitemap feature in the All in One SEO, as Marion says, deactivate it in the All in One. The 2 plugins are not compatible.

Not sure why anyone uses a separate XML sitemap plugin when it is already included in All in One SEO pack. ~Jude
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JohnProbert1 Premium
Hi marion tried to play your tutorial (1st one) but would not play.
I think I have fixed. I downloaded xml sitemap plugin xml in wordpress, activated it and was able to notify google.
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judebanks Premium
Narion, your first video played okay for me. :-)
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