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Discourage Search Engines by URL

Allows you to discourage search engines by url to prevent you from forgetting to turn the setting off when transfering databases between development a

Allows you to discourage search engines by url to prevent you from forgetting to turn off the "Search Engine Visibility" setting when going between development and live instances.

Features

  1. A field to enter in as many domains as needed
  2. An icon in the admin bar to display if the current page is indexable for convenience and debugging
  3. A checkbox to hide the icon in the admin bar

Usage

  1. Go to Settings > Reading
  2. Make sure "Search Engine Visibility" is unchecked
  3. Add your development environment URL(s) or any url you want to be not indexable. You can do partial urls such as "staging." to cover all staging. subdomains.
  4. Hover the eye icon in the admin bar to make sure it is set up correctly.

For Example: if my live site was google.com and my development site was dev.google.com I would enter dev.google.com in the field.

Author Storm Rockwell
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Tags custom, discourage, engine, meta, noindex, search, url, visibility
  1. discourage-search-engines-by-url screenshot 1

    Backend display of the Settings > Reading page

Installation & Activation

  1. Upload the folder "discourage-search-engines-by-url" to your WordPress Plugins Directory (typically "/wp-content/plugins/")
  2. Activate the plugin on your Plugins Page.
  3. Done!

0.2

  • Trim URLs for a better experience
  • Added support for php 5.2
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Version 0.2.1

Requires WordPress version: 4.1 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 06 Jan 2017

Date Added: 06 Jan 2017

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