Google Search Console – 404 Errors Related To Comment Feed

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Cabe Nolan is the founder of WP Cover where he shares his insight into WordPress, development, & entrepreneurship. Outside of WPCover, Cabe continues to run a successful WordPress development firm, Bold City Design as well as a few high profile websites, Arrivala, Two Way Resume, Dock Skipper, and a successful outdoors brand, DolfinPack.

Google Search Console – 404 Errors Related To Comment Feed

We recently had a client site under management start receiving 50+ 404 errors in the Google Search Console that related to comment feed links found in the header of a custom post type.  The comments for the custom post type had been disabled but the feed link was still being populated in the header.  Here’s a screenshot of what the Google search console looked like as a result:


In order to resolve the issue, a function to remove the comment feed from post was implemented in the functions.php file as follows:


// disable comment feeds for individual posts
function wpCoverdisableCommentFeedLink($for_comments) {

Following that change, we marked the issues as fixed in search console which wrapped up the issue.

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