Disable WP Sitemaps

Description

Does one thing: disables the automatic WP Sitemaps.

Activate this plugin to disable the auto-generated WP Sitemaps (added in WP v5.5).

Features

  • Lightweight – only one line of code.
  • Simple to use – activate and done.
  • No settings to worry about.
  • Easy peasy.

Why is this useful?

Because there are plugins that already implement sitemaps, and those plugins are used by a LOT of people. So all those sites with existing sitemaps will have TWO sets of sitemaps when upgraded to WP 5.5. Duplicate sets of sitemaps are discouraged as they may confuse the search engines. You don’t want to confuse the search engines, do you. So with WP 5.5 and beyond, you can either remove your existing sitemap solution or install this plugin to disable the WP-generated sitemap. Or maybe you have a site that does not need a sitemap. Or maybe you just don’t want a sitemap, that’s your business pal. Whatever the reason, this plugin will do the job with a click.

More infos

You can check your WP Sitemap located at /wp-sitemap.xml

For more information about the new WP Sitemaps functionality:

Privacy

This plugin does not collect or store any user data. It does not set any cookies, and it does not connect to any third-party locations. Thus, this plugin does not affect user privacy in any way.

This plugin is developed and maintained by Jeff Starr, 10-year WordPress developer, security specialist, and book author.

Installation

Installing the plugin

Activate like any other plugin and done. There are no settings, works automatically.

More info on installing WP plugins

Uninstalling

To uninstall/remove the plugin, visit the Plugins screen, deactivate and delete the plugin. This plugin makes no changes to the WP database.

FAQ

Got a question?

Send any questions or feedback via my contact form

Reviews

Ogóst 12, 2020
Thanks for the plugin, the other way, just ticks "Search engine visibility" and the sitemap will gone..
Read all 4 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“Disable WP Sitemaps” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Disable WP Sitemaps” has been translated into 5 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Disable WP Sitemaps” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.1 (2020/08/04)

  • Refines readme/documentation
  • Tests on WordPress 5.5

1.0 (2020/07/28)

  • Initial release