WordPress 5.5 remove Users from XML Sitemap

By default WordPress 5.5 includes an XML sitemap which lists the authors/users on your site. In some cases this is a security risk as it gives a hacker a username to use on the Admin Log In screen.

You may see some posts mention wp_sitemaps_register_providers this is out of date.

To disable this add the following to functions.php

add_filter(
    'wp_sitemaps_add_provider',
    function( $provider, $name ) {
        if ( 'users' === $name ) {
            return false;
        }
 
        return $provider;
    },
    10,
    2
);

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