WP_Sitemaps::redirect_sitemapxml( bool $bypass, WP_Query $query )

Redirects a URL to the wp-sitemap.xml

Parameters Parameters


(bool) (Required) Pass-through of the pre_handle_404 filter value.


(WP_Query) (Required) The WP_Query object.

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Return Return

(bool) Bypass value.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/sitemaps/class-wp-sitemaps.php

	public function redirect_sitemapxml( $bypass, $query ) {
		// If a plugin has already utilized the pre_handle_404 function, return without action to avoid conflicts.
		if ( $bypass ) {
			return $bypass;

		// 'pagename' is for most permalink types, name is for when the %postname% is used as a top-level field.
		if ( 'sitemap-xml' === $query->get( 'pagename' )
			|| 'sitemap-xml' === $query->get( 'name' )
		) {
			wp_safe_redirect( $this->index->get_index_url() );

		return $bypass;

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Version Description
5.5.0 Introduced.

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