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Customise or remove the generator meta tag on your Gatsby site.

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When Gatsby creates a build of your site it will auto-inject a <meta> tag indicating the Gatsby version used to build your site. For example:

<meta name="generator" content="Gatsby 2.13.2" />

This is too much detail for my personal preference, and also has potential security implications.

This plugin lets you either customize this content string, or remove the meta tag completely.


Note: The generator tag is only injected during a production build, and so this plugin will only have an effect on the production output.

To add this plugin to your Gatsby setup, simply install using yarn/npm

yarn add gatsby-plugin-remove-generator
# or
npm install gatsby-plugin-remove-generator

and add the plugin to your config file:

// gatsby-config.js
module.exports = {
  plugins: [

And you’re done. By default, with the above setup, the meta tag will be removed completely from your build. Use the options config to customize the behavior.


// gatsby-config.js
module.exports = {
  plugins: [
      resolve: 'gatsby-plugin-remove-generator',
      options: {
        // Only remove the Gatsby version number instead of the whole `meta` tag
        removeVersionOnly: true,
        // Customise the generator content string.
        // Note: This has the highest precedence of the available options.
        content: 'Custom string'
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