DeadDelete is a WordPress Plugin that helps webmasters eliminate outdated content by trashing posts with source attribution URLs that no longer exist.

Author:PayDelete (profile at
WordPress version required:3.0.1
WordPress version tested:5.7.5
Plugin version:1.1.0
Added to WordPress repository:05-07-2021
Last updated:22-01-2022
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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The DeadDelete Plugin for WordPress allows developers to make removing outdated content from their sites easy by allowing users to click a button that checks source URLs for 404 or 301 status codes. If the source returns a 404 the post is trashed. The same is true in cases of 301s if the final destination is known to be a destination for missing content.

DeadDelete is designed primarily for aggregators that copy content from other websites with source attribution links included. It is ideal for RSS based auto-blogs that include a large amount of content from other sources. With DeadDelete a user can click a button when they notice that an article is based on a source that no longer exists and remove your copy so that you don’t have to.