So I have two possibilities, removing the plugin xlm google sitemap or unchecking it in Yoast SEO,which one to choose please ? thanks!

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YumaBloggers Premium
Googlwe XML sitemaps and the inbuilt SEO sitemap in Yopast are both Passee as WordPress now has sitemaps built-in. I would say use neither.
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ChrystopherJ Premium
I disagree, as you can not control the built in WordPress Sitemap. I would always use the Sitemap that comes with Yoast, All in One SEO or Rank Math, depending on the plugin you are using. You do not want tags and categories etc in your Sitemap, and you might want to add or remove pages/posts from your Sitemap. This granular control can not be done using the built in version in WordPress Core.
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Jaz333 Premium
Is there a particular reason we wouldn't want tags and categories in our sitemaps? I've seen it mentioned that visitors can find our sites by searching images. Would it not be the same view with categories or even tags, depending on how you're using them?

Thank you in advance for your insight :)
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ChrystopherJ Premium
It’s due to the content being duplicate content and low quality. A simple answer to that question is to do a search and see if you see any tags or categories appear on the SERPs, the answer is usually no :-) I would much rather, as do Google and their searchers, to find quality content within an article, not a menu/blog roll of possibly relevant content.
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YumaBloggers Premium
I would agree but there is still a potential conflict issue and the built-in sitemap is not hidden from Spiders, do you have a solution to mitigate that aspect. I can imagine that future versions of Yoast, AINOSEO, and RankMath will have control over the default sitemap but for now, they duplicate the work. If that sitemap is spidered though it will be as if you submitted it yourself.

Right now the only way to block those segments would be to disallow them in .htaccess which most bloggers lack skills to do without breaking the file and taking their site down temporarily. Unless I am missing something else we can do.
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YumaBloggers Premium
Just thought of a potentially safer fix. I believe Yoast has a URL redirect as Rank Math does and you could redirect the built-in sitemap to the one produced by your SEO Plugin I would think.
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ChrystopherJ Premium
I’ll do some more testing, however, the latest versions of Yoast and Rank Math, and I do believe All in One SEO, actually disables the built-in sitemap from WP Core to eliminate any conflicts.
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ChrystopherJ Premium
As you are using Yoast, I would uninstall the Google XML Sitemap plugin
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Lizken Premium
yes yoast , thx !
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