smart Archive Page Remove

Description

This Plugin allows you to remove Archive Pages automatically generated by WordPress

Usage

WordPress automatically generates Author based, Category based, Tag based and Date based (daily, monthly and yearly) archives for your posts. Even if you do not want to use these Pages – e.g. you don’t want to have an author based archive page on a single author blog or you don’t want to have a daily archive because you don’t post several times a day – they exist and they can be accessed by their automated generated URL.

The smart Archive Page Remove Plugin adds an item ‘Archive Pages’ in the ‘Settings’ section of your WordPress Admin. Here you can select which Archive Pages you want to remove. Removed Archive Pages are no longer accessible and cause a 404 page not found error. They can be restored anytime.

Need more information?

See also Plugin Homepage and Plugin Doc

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Screenshots

  • Select Archive Pages you want to remove

FAQ

What about SEO?

Requesting a removed archive page results in a 404 file not found error which lets a Search Engine know that the page does not exist and has to be removed from the search index.

Reviews

Worked Great

This worked great. I would sugest an option to change the returned code. I would like to send a (420 Content Deleted) rather than a 404.

Just what I needed

I’ve been checking my traffic on Wordfence and noticed a lot of hits on author and category pages. I only use categories for my own organization of posts, so no one else needs to see them. Since I’m the only author, that page isn’t necessary either. This plugin made all of those pages disappear!

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Contributors & Developers

“smart Archive Page Remove” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.4 (2017-06-29)

  • show admin message only to users with the manage_options capability

1.3 (2017-06-28)

  • redesigned admin interface
  • code improvement

1.2 (2016-09-07)

  • internal improvements and adaptations without functional changes

1.1 (2016-05-04)

  • some backend styling
  • translations moved to GlotPress
  • delete settings on uninstall
  • fixed issue – settings not saved the very first time

1.0 (2015-01-24)

  • Initial Release