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#5438 closed defect (fixed)

Disable the News XML sitemaps

Reported by: jonoaldersonwp Owned by: dd32
Milestone: Priority: lowest
Component: General Keywords: seo
Cc:

Change History (6)

#1 @jonoaldersonwp
13 months ago

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Summary changed from Disable the News XML sitemap to Disable the News XML sitemaps

#2 @dd32
13 months ago

Since this is a Jetpack feature, can you please report this upstream to Jetpack?

Additionally, I'm not convinced that disabling these specifically is worth the effort, including a reference of some form that an empty sub-sitemap is detrimental to the purpose of including it in the first place?

#3 @dd32
13 months ago

In 10258:

Robots: remove some hard-coded sitemap links.

Additionally, temporarily disable the news sitemap when no published posts are present until an upstream determination is made.

See #5438.

#4 @dd32
13 months ago

Just noting that [10258] is not intended on lasting. I'm going to remove that if this isn't reported to Jetpack too.

#5 @jonoaldersonwp
13 months ago

Jetpack has a much larger footprint than dot org, and myriad other use-cases. As a general 'fix', this isn't appropriate to the whole of Jetpack. It's appropriate to dot org.

#6 @dd32
13 months ago

  • Owner set to dd32
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 10269:

WordPress.org: Don't remove the Jetpack News sitemap.

The empty sitemap being linked in the robots.txt isn't a significant issue, isn't invalid, and can be fixed upstream if needed.

Fixes #5438.

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