I want to exclude some specific post types from generating sitemaps in yoast seo plugin. Please provide suggestions to do this. Thanks in advance.

3 Answers 3


If you are using functions.php script to register custom post type, you should declare false to 'has_archive' => true,.

function custom_post_type() {

  $labels = array( ... );
  $args = array(

    // you have to set it to False.
    'has_archive' => false,

  register_post_type( 'post_type', $args );

add_action( 'init', 'custom_post_type', 0 );

This question has been asked a long time ago, but the answer is kind of simple:

  • Go to SEO --> Search Appearance.
  • Select tab Contenttypes.
  • Scroll down, here you can display or hide custom post types and archives from the sitemap.xml file.

Hope that helps for someone.


If you need a filter solution:

add_filter( 'wpseo_sitemap_exclude_post_type', 'your_prefix_exclude_cpt_from_sitemap', 10, 2 );

function your_prefix_exclude_cpt_from_sitemap( $value, $post_type ) {
    $post_types_to_exclude = [
    if ( in_array($post_type, $post_types_to_exclude) ) {
        return true;

You can use the "post_types_to_exclude" array to define multiple post types you want to exclude from the sitemap.

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