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How to remove wlwmanifest link in WordPress

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

<link rel="wlwmanifest" type="application/wlwmanifest+xml" href="https://yourdomain.com/wp-includes/wlwmanifest.xml" />

The above link is actually used by Windows Live Writer. If you don’t know use Windows Live Writer, which we are guessing you don’t, this is just unnecessary code.

wlwmanifest file
wlwmanifest file

Remove wlwmanifest link

Follow the steps below to remove the wlwmanifest link.

Step 1

Click into the Perfmatters plugin settings.

Perfmatters plugin settings
Perfmatters plugin settings

Step 2

Make sure you’re on the “General” tab.

Perfmatters General tab
Perfmatters General tab

Step 3

Under the “Options” section, toggle on “Remove wlwmanifest Link.”

Remove wlwmanifest link with Permatters plugin
Remove wlwmanifest link with Permatters plugin

Step 4

Scroll down and click “Save Changes.”

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