Prevent Part Of WordPress Website From Being Indexed – noindex SEO

noindex SEO is a WordPress plugin that allows you to prevent part of your website from being indexed by search engines.

The plugin automatically adds <meta name="robots" content="noindex" /> to any WordPress content which should be hidden from the web.

Supported Content:

  • Main pages
  • Pages and Posts
  • Taxonomies
  • Dates
  • Archives
  • Pagination
  • Attachments
  • Previews
  • Error Page

How to use it:

1. Install and activate the plugin directly from the admin panel.

2. Go to the noindex SEO settings page and select which content you want to block search indexing with ‘noindex’:

  • Front Page: This will block the indexing of the site’s front page.
  • Home: This will block the indexing of the site’s home page.
  • Page: This will block the indexing of the site’s pages.
  • Privacy Policy: This will block the indexing of the site’s privacy policy page.
  • Single: This will block the indexing of a post on the site.
  • Singular: This will block the indexing of a post or a page of the site.
  • Category: This will block the indexing of the site categories. The lists where the posts appear.
  • Tag: This will block the indexing of the site’s tags. The lists where the posts appear.
  • Date: This will block the indexing when any date-based archive page (i.e. a monthly, yearly, daily or time-based archive) of the site. The lists where the posts appear.
  • Day: This will block the indexing when a daily archive of the site. The lists where the posts appear.
  • Month: This will block the indexing when a monthly archive of the site. The lists where the posts appear.
  • Time: This will block the indexing when an hourly, “minutely”, or “secondly” archive of the site. The lists where the posts appear.
  • Year: This will block the indexing when a yearly archive of the site. The lists where the posts appear.
  • Archive: This will block the indexing of any type of Archive page. Category, Tag, Author and Date based pages are all types of Archives. The lists where the posts appear.
  • Author: This will block the indexing of the author’s page, where the author’s publications appear.
  • Post Type Archive: This will block the indexing of any post type page.
  • Pagination: This will block the indexing of the pagination, i.e. all pages other than the main page of an archive.
  • Search: This will block the indexing of the internal search result pages.
  • Attachment: This will block the indexing of an attachment document to a post or page. An attachment is an image or other file uploaded through the post editor’s upload utility. Attachments can be displayed on their own “page” or template. This will not cause the indexing of the image or file to be blocked.
  • Customize Preview: This will block the indexing when a content is being displayed in customize mode.
  • Preview: This will block the indexing when a single post is being displayed in draft mode.
  • Error 404: This will cause an error page to be blocked from being indexed. As it is an error page, it should not be indexed per se, but just in case.

noindex SEO Settings

3. Save changes and done.

Download WordPress Plugin:

You can download this free WordPress plugin using the download button below. Unless otherwise stated, the WordPress plugin is available under GNU General Public License.

Author: Javier Casares

Homepage: https://wordpress.org/plugins/noindex-seo/

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