Remove Link to the WLW Manifest File

Kind of pointless to include this unless you actually use Windows Live Writer to write your posts. Put this in the theme's functions.php file:

remove_action( 'wp_head', 'wlwmanifest_link');


  1. Jim
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    I never noticed that line in my code. WHY is that turned on by default? Who do we petition to get rid of it?

  2. xk2
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    That would be wordpress, and I agree with you, it shouldn’t come stock with that on.

  3. Lorenzo
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    right now, i find that!

  4. Azubuike
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    I don’t really understand the meaning of WLW Manifest File I would like to know what it means before I will know whether to remove or leave it.

  5. Brandon
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    @Azubuike – the WLW link is the resource file used for enabling support for Windows Live Writer. If you don’t use Live Writer, you can remove this link with any adverse effect. Cleaning up the header will actually help you since your important content will get moved up 1 line. Cleaning out unnecessary code also helps better your code to content ratio.

  6. Adeel Sami
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    I stumbled upon to this article to clean out the header area as I started the new WordPress blog and checking out for unnecessary/useless codes to wipe out to make some improvement in loading time as well as to keep the source code short and relevant to what I generally use.

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