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How to remove RSD link in WordPress

By default, the following tag shows up in every WordPress install.

<link rel="EditURI" type="application/rsd+xml" title="RSD" href="" />

The above link is used by blog clients. If you edit your site from your browser then you don’t need this. It is also used by some 3rd party applications that utilize XML-RPC requests. In most cases, this is just unnecessary code.

rsd link in wordpress
RSD link in WordPress

Remove RSD link

Follow the steps below to remove the RSD link.

Step 1

Click into the Perfmatters plugin settings.

Perfmatters plugin settings
Perfmatters plugin settings

Step 2

Under the “Options” tab and “General” sub-navigation menu, toggle on “Remove RSD Link.”

Remove RSD link with Perfmatters plugin
Remove RSD link with Perfmatters plugin

Step 3

Scroll down and click “Save Changes.”

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