WordPress sitemap customization

Excludes WooCommerce pages marked no-index from the native WordPress sitemap from WP 5.5 Documentation: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2020/07/22/new-xml-sitemaps-functionality-in-wordpress-5-5/

add_filter( 'wp_sitemaps_posts_query_args', function( $args, $post_type ) {

	// Setup Exclusion Array Preexistence
	$args['post__not_in'] = isset( $args['post__not_in'] )
		? $args['post__not_in'] : [];

	// Exclude WooCommerce NoIndex Pages By Their Post ID
	$args['post__not_in'][] = 1; // Your Cart page
	$args['post__not_in'][] = 2; // Your Checkout page
	$args['post__not_in'][] = 3; // Your Account page

	// Return
	return $args;

}, 10, 2 );

Instructions for WordPress sitemap customization

  1. Log into a staging or locally hosted clone of your site.
  2. Install and activate Code Snippets plugin.
  3. WP Admin > Snippets > Add New
  4. Copy and paste the code from the section above.
  5. Check to ensure formatting came over properly.
  6. Customize the code as desired.
  7. Add a meaningful title.
  8. Select whether to run on front-end or back-end (or both).
  9. Click “Save and Activate”.
  10. Test your site to ensure it works.
  11. Disable if any problems, or recover.
  12. Repeat for live environment.

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License

All code snippets are licensed GPLv2 (or later) matching WordPress licensing.

Except when otherwise stated in writing the copyright holders and/or other parties provide the program as-is without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

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