Smart Archive Page Remove

Description

The Smart Archive Page Remove Plugin allows you to remove Archive Pages automatically generated by WordPress

Retired Plugin

Development, maintenance and support of this plugin has been retired in october 2023. You can use this plugin as long as is works for you.

There will be no more updates and I won’t answer any support questions. Thanks for your understanding.

Feel free to fork this plugin.

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.

Plugin Privacy Information

  • This plugin does not set cookies
  • This plugin does not collect or store any data
  • This plugin does not send any data to external servers

Reviews

November 9, 2022
As far as removing archive pages, it does exactly as described on the tin. Author, category, tag, daily, monthly and yearly archive pages can all be disabled independently of each other. You’ll have to make the appropriate modifications to your theme to avoid broken links, but that’s pretty much to be expected. It doesn’t remove those pages from the sitemap either (the one generated by vanilla WordPress). See Bence’s code snippet on the plugin’s forums (search for “sitemap”) if you want to achieve that.
July 17, 2022
I was looking into reducing unneeded bloat on my sites (why index unneeded pages or posts like author archives?) and found this. Easy to use via the slider-style on/off switches and very simple to get up and going. Good stuff! 😀 Thanks!
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Contributors & Developers

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

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Changelog

5.1.3 (2024-04-17) URGENT BUGFIX

  • Bugfix after Cleanup

5.1.2 (2024-04-16) CLEANUP

  • Cleanup

5.1.1 (2022-10-03) FINAL VERSION

  • removed all links to webiste
  • removed request for rating

5.1.0 (2022-04-18)

  • Plugin Foundation updated to PPF08
  • cosmetics

5.0.3 (2020-08-23)

  • minor UI adjustments

5.0.2 (2019-12-29)

  • urgent bug fix for PPF03

5.0.1 (2019-12-29)

  • Plugin Foundation updated to PPF03, no functional changes

5.0.0 (2019-11-10)

  • the plugin now uses my general Plugin Foundation (version 2)

4 (2019-04-08)

  • security vulnerability in AJAX call fixed
  • bug in uninstall routine fixed

3 (2019-03-12)

  • UI improvements
  • code improvement

2 (2018-03-17)

minor code- & UI-improvements

1.6 (2017-11-16)

  • faulty display in WP 4.9 fixed

1.5 (2017-10-10)

  • improved UI

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