[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #5287: Disable WP core XML sitemaps

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Wed Jun 24 15:00:37 UTC 2020

#5287: Disable WP core XML sitemaps
 Reporter:  jonoaldersonwp  |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect          |      Status:  new
 Priority:  high            |   Milestone:
Component:  General         |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  seo             |
Changes (by jonoaldersonwp):

 * keywords:  seo reporter-feedback => seo


 The feature is intentionally feature-light, and aims to act as a simple
 discovery mechanism for simple sites.

 WP.org is far from simple, and even scoping and describing the myriad
 edge-cases and challenges we have would take me many dozens of hours;
 never mind the resource and effort required to actually resolve them.

 It's been the expectation since conception that more complex sites - and
 in particular those with an active concern over SEO - should use an SEO
 plugin to handle nuances in sitemap generation. WP.org currently uses
 JetPack to reasonable effect.

 In the long-term, it's our expectation that some/most SEO plugins will
 adapt their XML sitemap generation to build on top of the new

 Today, right now, we're causing errors and SEO issues by not disabling

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5287#comment:3>
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