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Want to exclude pages, posts, authors and more from WordPress search?

By default, WordPress search includes all posts and pages in search results.

In this article, we will show you how to easily exclude specific pages, posts, authors, categories, etc. from your WordPress search results.

How to exclude specific pages, authors and more from WordPress search How to exclude specific pages, authors and more from WordPress search

Why exclude items from WordPress search?

The default WordPress search shows results for all WordPress posts, pages, and custom post types, which works for most sites.

However, if you have an online store, you may not want to include certain pages in search results. For example, you can exclude the checkout page and cart page from the search.

Likewise, if you run a WordPress membership website or sell online courses, there are pages and custom post types you might want to exclude from search results.

Some WordPress website owners may want to hide a category or tag archive page, while others may want to hide posts written by specific authors. By excluding unnecessary items from search results, you can provide a better user experience and help visitors find what they’re looking for.

That said, let’s see how to easily exclude items from WordPress search.

Note: In this guide, we’ll show you how to exclude content from your website’s search results. However, this content will still show up in search engines. If you want to prevent search engines from indexing a page, see our guide on how to hide a WordPress page from Google.

Install and configure the SearchWP WordPress plugin

The easiest way to exclude pages, authors, categories, taxonomies, tags, etc. is to use the SearchWP plugin. It is the best WordPress search plugin used by over 30,000 sites.

SearchWP SearchWP

It is very beginner-friendly and allows you to improve WordPress search to provide more useful and relevant results.

You can use this plugin to exclude entire types of content from search results, like all of your pages. You can also use it to exclude specific pages, posts, and custom post types using an extension.

La première chose que vous devez faire est d’installer et d’activer le plugin. Pour plus de détails, consultez notre guide étape par étape sur la façon d’installer un plugin WordPress.

Upon activation, head over to Settings » SearchWP and then click on ‘License.’

Enter the SearchWP license Enter the SearchWP license

Then, you need to enter your license key into the ‘License’ box and click the ‘Activate’ button. You’ll find this information in your SearchWP account.

Next, it’s time to configure your initial search engine settings. This is similar to creating a Google search algorithm that’s only for your WordPress blog.

To get started, click on the ‘Engines’ tab.

SearchWP default engine SearchWP default engine

You need to create a sitewide search engine before you can start excluding pages, posts, authors, and more from search.

On this screen you’ll see a section for each content type that SearchWP includes in its results by default.

Every section has its own Applicable Attribute Relevance sliders that control how the search engine will rank your site’s content.

For example, if you want a post’s content to carry less relevancy than its title, slug, or excerpt, then you would need to drag the ‘Content’ slider to the left.

SearchWP Algorithm Sliders SearchWP algorithm sliders

At this point, you can exclude entire content types from the search results, such as all pages, posts, and custom post type.

For example, most WordPress blogs have a few pages such as a contact form or homepage. In this case, you may want to exclude all pages from search so that only blog posts show up in the search results.

To do this, simply click the ‘Sources & Settings’ button.

Click Fonts and Settings Click Sources and Settings

This opens a popup where you can uncheck the content that you want to exclude from WordPress search.

Once you’ve done that, click on the ‘Done’ button.

Exclude all pages, posts, or custom post types Exclude all pages, posts, or custom post types

When you’re happy with how the search engine is setup, go ahead and click the ‘Save Engines’ button to create your first search engine.

Now, the excluded content will never show up in the search results.

save search engine save search engine

Exclude Specific Posts, Pages, and Custom Post Types from WordPress Search

Once you’ve created an initial search engine, you can exclude specific posts, pages, and custom post types from the WordPress search results using the Exclude UI extension.

Simply log into your SearchWP account and go to the Exclude UI download page. Here, click the ‘Download Extension’ button.

Download Exclusion UI Extension Download Exclusion UI Extension

You can now install and activate the extension the same way you installed the SearchWP plugin above.

Next, open up the post, page, or custom post type that you want to exclude from the WordPress search results.

If you’re excluding a single post, then make sure the ‘Post’ option is selected in the right hand menu, then check the ‘Exclude from search’ box.

Exclude an individual post from search Exclure une seule publication de la recherche

Make sure to click ‘Update’ to save your changes.

You can also exclude specific pages and custom post types following the same process described above. The only difference is the right hand menu will say ‘Page’, or the name of the custom post type, instead of ‘Post’.

Exclude Specific Categories, Tags, and Custom Taxonomies From WordPress Search

You can also exclude specific categories, tags, and other custom taxonomies from the WordPress search results.

For example there might be some tags that you use to organize and manage your content in the WordPress dashboard. Since these tags are just for your reference, you’ll want to exclude them from the search results.

To do this, simply go to Settings » SearchWP and then click the ‘Edit Rules’ button in the ‘Posts’ section.

Cliquez sur modifier les règles Cliquez sur modifier les règles

This opens a popup where you can edit the search engine rules.

Simply click the ‘Add Rule’ button to create your first rule.

Cliquez sur le bouton Ajouter une règle Cliquez sur le bouton Ajouter une règle

To exclude a specific category, select ‘Exclude entries if:’ in the first dropdown, and then type your category name into the empty box. You can also type in custom taxonomies to exclude them as well.

Then, click the ‘Done’ button.

Exclure une catégorie spécifique Exclure une catégorie spécifique

To exclude specific post tags from the search results, simply open the first dropdown menu and select ‘Tags.’

Then, type the name of your tag in the empty box, and click ‘Done’.

Exclure des balises spécifiques Exclure des balises spécifiques

To add another rule, simply click the ‘Add Rule’ button again.

Once you’re finished customizing your rules, make sure you click the ‘Save Engines’ button to update your search engine.

Now, when visitors search your WordPress website, SearchWP will exclude all the selected categories, tags, or custom taxonomies from its search results.

Exclude Specific Author Posts From WordPress Search

If you have a multi-author blog, then you may want to exclude specific authors from the search results. For example, you might exclude an author’s post if they’re no longer writing for your website, or if they only have a few posts.

You can exclude all the posts created by a specific author by adding code to your website. If you haven’t done this before, then see our beginner’s guide to pasting snippets from the web into WordPress.

Often you’ll find code snippets in WordPress tutorials with instructions to add them into your theme’s functions.php file or a site-specific plugin.

The biggest problem is that even a tiny mistake in the custom code snippet can break your WordPress site or even make it inaccessible.

Luckily, there is an easier way for users to add and manage custom code snippets.

WPCode is the most popular code snippets plugin used by over 1 million websites. It makes it easy to add code snippets without having to edit functions.php in your WordPress theme.

The first thing you need to do is install and activate WPCode. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, click on ‘Code Snippets’ in the admin bar and then select ‘Add New.’

The WPCode code snippets plugin for WordPress The WPCode code snippets plugin for WordPress

This will bring you to the ‘Add Snippet’ page. Here you can choose a code snippet from the pre-made library or add your custom code.

Since we want to add custom code, hover over ‘Add Your Custom Code (New Snippet)’ and then click on the ‘Use snippet’ button when it appears.

Adding custom code to WordPress Adding custom code to WordPress

In the ‘Add title for snippet’ field, type in a name for the snippet.

This is just for your reference so you can use anything you want.

Adding a title to a custom WordPress code snippet Adding a title to a custom WordPress code snippet

Next, open the ‘Code Type’ dropdown and select ‘PHP,’ since we’re adding a custom PHP code snippet.

After that, you can go ahead and paste the following snippet into the code box:

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<?php

function wpb_search_filter( $query ) {

   if ( $query ->is_search && !is_admin() )

     $query ->set( ‘author’ , ‘-24’ );

   return $query ;

}

add_filter( ‘pre_get_posts’ , ‘wpb_search_filter’ ); ?>

You’ll need to replace ’24’ with the user ID of the author you want to exclude. If you need help finding the user ID, then see our guide on how to find IDs in WordPress.

You can also exclude multiple authors from the search results by adding their user IDs separated by a comma.

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<?php

function wpb_search_filter( $query ) {

   if ( $query ->is_search && !is_admin() )

     $query ->set( ‘author’ , ‘-24, -12, -19’ );

   return $query ;

}

add_filter( ‘pre_get_posts’ , ‘wpb_search_filter’ ); ?>

Below the code box, you will see insertion options. There are two main insertion options: Auto Insert and Shortcode (Default).

You’ll want to choose the ‘Auto Insert’ method, so that WPCode automatically inserts and executes the code across your entire site.

Auto inserting a custom WordPress code snippet Auto inserting a custom WordPress code snippet

You can also assign tags to your code snippet. This will help you sort your code snippets by topic and functionality.

When you’re happy with how the snippet is set up, scroll to the top of the screen and click on ‘Save Snippet.’

Saving a WPCode WordPress code snippet Saving a WPCode WordPress code snippet

Finally, you can make the code snippet live on your site by clicking the ‘Active’ toggle.

Don’t forget to save this change by clicking on ‘Update.’

Activating a custom code snippet in WordPress Activating a custom code snippet in WordPress

Now, the author will be excluded from the WordPress search results.

We hope this article helped you learn how to exclude specific pages, custom post types, authors, and more from WordPress search. You may also want to see our guide on how to track website visitors to your WordPress site and our expert picks of the best virtual business phone number apps.

Do you want to exclude specific pages, posts, authors, and more from WordPress search?

By default, WordPress search includes all posts and pages in the search results.

In this article, we’ll show you how to easily exclude specific pages, posts, authors, categories, and more from your WordPress search results.

How to exclude specific pages, authors, and more from WordPress search How to exclude specific pages, authors, and more from WordPress search

Why Exclude Items from WordPress Search?

The default WordPress search shows results from all WordPress posts, pages, and custom post types, which works for most sites.

However, if you’re running an online store, then there are some pages you may not want to include in the search results. For example, you’d likely want to exclude the checkout page and cart page from search.

Similarly, if you’re running a WordPress membership website or selling online courses, then there are pages and custom post types you may want to exclude from the search results.

Some WordPress website owners may want to hide a category or tag archive page, while others may want to hide posts written by specific authors. By excluding unnecessary items from the search results you can offer a better user experience and help visitors find what they’re looking for.

That being said, let’s take a look at how to easily exclude items from WordPress search.

Note: In this guide we’ll show you how to exclude content from your website’s search results. However, this content will still show up in the search engines. If you want to stop search engines from indexing a page, then check out our guide on how to hide a WordPress page from Google.

Install and Setup the SearchWP WordPress Plugin

The easiest way to exclude pages, authors, categories, taxonomies, tags, and more is by using the SearchWP plugin. It’s the best WordPress search plugin used by over 30,000 sites.

SearchWP SearchWP

It’s very beginner friendly and lets you improve WordPress search to provide more helpful and relevant results.

You can use this plugin to exclude entire content types from the search results, such as all your pages. You can also use it to exclude specific pages, posts, and custom post types using an extension.

The first thing you need to do is install and activate the plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, head over to Settings » SearchWP and then click on ‘License.’

Enter SearchWP license Enter SearchWP license

Then, you need to enter your license key into the ‘License’ box and click the ‘Activate’ button. You’ll find this information in your SearchWP account.

Next, it’s time to configure your initial search engine settings. This is similar to creating a Google search algorithm that’s only for your WordPress blog.

To get started, click on the ‘Engines’ tab.

SearchWP default engine SearchWP default engine

You need to create a sitewide search engine before you can start excluding pages, posts, authors, and more from search.

On this screen you’ll see a section for each content type that SearchWP includes in its results by default.

Every section has its own Applicable Attribute Relevance sliders that control how the search engine will rank your site’s content.

For example, if you want a post’s content to carry less relevancy than its title, slug, or excerpt, then you would need to drag the ‘Content’ slider to the left.

SearchWP algorithm sliders SearchWP algorithm sliders

At this point, you can exclude entire content types from the search results, such as all pages, posts, and custom post type.

For example, most WordPress blogs have a few pages such as a contact form or homepage. In this case, you may want to exclude all pages from search so that only blog posts show up in the search results.

To do this, simply click the ‘Sources & Settings’ button.

Click sources and settings Click sources and settings

This opens a popup where you can uncheck the content that you want to exclude from WordPress search.

Once you’ve done that, click on the ‘Done’ button.

Exclude all pages, posts, or custom post types Exclude all pages, posts, or custom post types

When you’re happy with how the search engine is setup, go ahead and click the ‘Save Engines’ button to create your first search engine.

Now, the excluded content will never show up in the search results.

Save search engine Save search engine

Exclude Specific Posts, Pages, and Custom Post Types from WordPress Search

Once you’ve created an initial search engine, you can exclude specific posts, pages, and custom post types from the WordPress search results using the Exclude UI extension.

Simply log into your SearchWP account and go to the Exclude UI download page. Here, click the ‘Download Extension’ button.

Download exclude UI extension Download exclude UI extension

You can now install and activate the extension the same way you installed the SearchWP plugin above.

Next, open up the post, page, or custom post type that you want to exclude from the WordPress search results.

If you’re excluding a single post, then make sure the ‘Post’ option is selected in the right hand menu, then check the ‘Exclude from search’ box.

Exclude single post from search Exclude single post from search

Make sure to click ‘Update’ to save your changes.

You can also exclude specific pages and custom post types following the same process described above. The only difference is the right hand menu will say ‘Page’, or the name of the custom post type, instead of ‘Post’.

Exclude Specific Categories, Tags, and Custom Taxonomies From WordPress Search

You can also exclude specific categories, tags, and other custom taxonomies from the WordPress search results.

For example there might be some tags that you use to organize and manage your content in the WordPress dashboard. Since these tags are just for your reference, you’ll want to exclude them from the search results.

To do this, simply go to Settings » SearchWP and then click the ‘Edit Rules’ button in the ‘Posts’ section.

Click edit rules Click edit rules

This opens a popup where you can edit the search engine rules.

Simply click the ‘Add Rule’ button to create your first rule.

Click add rule button Click add rule button

To exclude a specific category, select ‘Exclude entries if:’ in the first dropdown, and then type your category name into the empty box. You can also type in custom taxonomies to exclude them as well.

Then, click the ‘Done’ button.

Exclude specific category Exclude specific category

To exclude specific post tags from the search results, simply open the first dropdown menu and select ‘Tags.’

Then, type the name of your tag in the empty box, and click ‘Done’.

Exclude specific tags Exclude specific tags

To add another rule, simply click the ‘Add Rule’ button again.

Once you’re finished customizing your rules, make sure you click the ‘Save Engines’ button to update your search engine.

Now, when visitors search your WordPress website, SearchWP will exclude all the selected categories, tags, or custom taxonomies from its search results.

Exclude Specific Author Posts From WordPress Search

If you have a multi-author blog, then you may want to exclude specific authors from the search results. For example, you might exclude an author’s post if they’re no longer writing for your website, or if they only have a few posts.

You can exclude all the posts created by a specific author by adding code to your website. If you haven’t done this before, then see our beginner’s guide to pasting snippets from the web into WordPress.

Often you’ll find code snippets in WordPress tutorials with instructions to add them into your theme’s functions.php file.

The biggest problem is that even a tiny mistake in the custom code snippet can break your WordPress site or even make it inaccessible.

Luckily, there is an easier way for users to add and manage custom code snippets.

WPCode is the most popular code snippets plugin used by over 1 million websites. It makes it easy to add code snippets without having to edit functions.php in your WordPress theme.

The first thing you need to do is install and activate the free WPCode plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, click on ‘Code Snippets’ in the admin bar and then select ‘Add New.’

The WPCode code snippets plugin for WordPress The WPCode code snippets plugin for WordPress

This will bring you to the ‘Add Snippet’ page. Here you can choose a code snippet from the pre-made library or add your custom code.

Since we want to add custom code, hover over ‘Add Your Custom Code (New Snippet)’ and then click on the ‘Use snippet’ button when it appears.

Adding custom code to WordPress Adding custom code to WordPress

In the ‘Add title for snippet’ field, type in a name for the snippet.

This is just for your reference so you can use anything you want.

Adding a title to a custom WordPress code snippet Adding a title to a custom WordPress code snippet

Next, open the ‘Code Type’ dropdown and select ‘PHP,’ since we’re adding a custom PHP code snippet.

After that, you can go ahead and paste the following snippet into the code box:

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<?php

function wpb_search_filter( $query ) {

   if ( $query ->is_search && !is_admin() )

     $query ->set( ‘author’ , ‘-24’ );

   return $query ;

}

add_filter( ‘pre_get_posts’ , ‘wpb_search_filter’ ); ?>

You’ll need to replace ’24’ with the user ID of the author you want to exclude. If you need help finding the user ID, then see our guide on how to find IDs in WordPress.

You can also exclude multiple authors from the search results by adding their user IDs separated by a comma.

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<?php

function wpb_search_filter( $query ) {

   if ( $query ->is_search && !is_admin() )

     $query ->set( ‘author’ , ‘-24, -12, -19’ );

   return $query ;

}

add_filter( ‘pre_get_posts’ , ‘wpb_search_filter’ ); ?>

Below the code box, you will see insertion options. There are two main insertion options: Auto Insert and Shortcode (Default).

You’ll want to choose the ‘Auto Insert’ method, so that WPCode automatically inserts and executes the code across your entire site.

Auto inserting a custom WordPress code snippet Auto inserting a custom WordPress code snippet

You can also assign tags to your code snippet. This will help you sort your code snippets by topic and functionality.

When you’re happy with how the snippet is set up, scroll to the top of the screen and click on ‘Save Snippet.’

Saving a WPCode WordPress code snippet Saving a WPCode WordPress code snippet

Finally, you can make the code snippet live on your site by clicking the ‘Active’ toggle.

Don’t forget to save this change by clicking on ‘Update.’

Activating a custom code snippet in WordPress Activating a custom code snippet in WordPress

Now, the author will be excluded from the WordPress search results.

We hope this article helped you learn how to exclude specific pages, custom post types, authors, and more from WordPress search. You may also want to see our guide on how to track website visitors to your WordPress site and our expert picks of the best virtual business phone number apps.

If you liked this article, then please subscribe to our YouTube Channel for WordPress video tutorials. You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.

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How to Hide a WordPress Page From Google

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Are you looking for a way to hide a WordPress page from Google?

Sometimes you may need to exclude a page from appearing in Google search results as it is not relevant to your site’s content, to protect your privacy, or to keep away unwanted users.

In this article, we will show you how to hide a WordPress page from Google without affecting your site’s overall search engine optimization (SEO).

How to Hide a WordPress Page From Google How to Hide a WordPress Page From Google

Why Hide a WordPress Post or Page from Google

Search engines like Google allow website owners to exclude content from search results.

For example, you might want to hide WordPress blog posts and pages that don’t have any relevance to the general public, such as a page you might have to create for website ownership verification.

You may also wish to exclude pages that have private or sensitive information to protect your privacy and prevent confidential information from falling into the wrong hands. For example, if you have a membership website, you can hide the profile pages of your members from appearing on search engines.

Hiding content from Google is also helpful if your website is under development and you want to share a sneak preview with your audience. That way Google won’t index an unfinished website in its search results.

In this article, we will cover different ways to hide WordPress pages from Google including using an HTML meta tag, using your robots.txt file, password protecting your pages, and placing your site in maintenance mode.

  • Method 1: Hide a WordPress page from search engines using AIOSEO (Recommended)
  • Method 2: Hide a WordPress page from search engines using robots.txt file
  • Method 3: Password protect a post or page in WordPress
  • Method 4: Hide a WordPress site until it is ready

Method 1: Hide a WordPress Page from Search Engines Using AIOSEO

You can hide a WordPress page from Google by using a WordPress plugin like All in One SEO (AIOSEO). It’s one of the most popular SEO plugins used by over 2 million websites. This method is the easiest and recommended for beginners.

First, you need to install and activate the AIOSEO plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin. The free version of AIOSEO also comes with the ability for you to hide pages from Google.

After installing and activating the plugin on your WordPress site, you need to edit the page or post that you want to hide from Google.

In the WordPress content editor, simply scroll down to the AIOSEO Settings and click on the ‘Advanced’ tab. You will now see a ‘Robots Setting’ option and a toggle that says ‘Use Default Settings’. You need to click on the toggle to switch off the robots setting.

AIOSEO Settings in WordPress Editor AIOSEO Settings in WordPress Editor

Once you do that, more options will appear under Robots meta. To exclude the page from appearing in Google search results, you need to check the box that says ‘No Index’.

Click on the No Index Checkbox Click on the No Index Checkbox

After you select that, you can save or publish your page. AIOSEO will add a line of code that tells the search engines like Google to not index this page.

The automatic code will look like this:

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< meta name = “robots” content = “noindex” />

Aside from excluding specific pages, AIOSEO also lets you hide different sections of content from appearing on Google. To do that, go to All in One SEO » Search Appearance from your WordPress admin area.

AIOSEO Search Appearance AIOSEO Search Appearance

You will see different tabs for different content sections, including Content Types, Taxonomies, Media, and Archives.

Now click on any of these tabs and set the ‘Show in Search Results’ setting to ‘No’.

Show in Search Results Setting Show in Search Results Setting

If you want to hide media files from Google, then you will need AIOSEO Pro version to view the options under the ‘Media’ tab.

After that, click the ‘Save Changes’ button.

AIOSEO will add a ‘noindex’ HTML meta tag, so the search engines will not index the content, and it will not appear in the search results. It will also exclude the content from your XML sitemaps.

Method 2: Hide a WordPress page from search engines using the robots.txt file

This method requires you to edit the robots.txt file, which is

a configuration file that provides instructions to search engine robots. For more information, see our guide on how to optimize your WordPress robots.txt for SEO.

Adding incorrect instructions to this file can have a negative effect on your site’s SEO, so we don’t recommend this method for beginners.

You can edit the robots.txt file by logging into your website using an FTP client or file manager in your WordPress hosting cPanel and navigating to your website’s root directory.

Vous devrez ajouter ces lignes à votre fichier robots.txt :

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Agent utilisateur: *

Interdire : /votre-page/

The user-agent line allows you to target specific bots. We are using an asterisk sign to include all search engines. The next line defines the part of the URL that comes after your domain name.

Now let’s assume that you want to hide a blog post with a URL like this:

http://example.com/2016/12/my-blog-post/

Here is how you will add this URL to your robots.txt file:

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Disallow: /2016/12/my-blog-post/

Don’t forget to save your changes and upload robots.txt file back to your server.

There are some disadvantages to using robots.txt to hide content. First, keep in mind that robots.txt file is publicly accessible. That means anyone can access it directly to see if there are any pages you are trying to hide.

Second, while most search engines follow the instructions in robots.txt file, other crawlers and bots may simply ignore it and index those pages anyway. These bots crawl the web to spread malware, target websites, and harvest information like email accounts and phone numbers.

Method 3: Password Protect a Post or Page in WordPress

This method uses a different approach. Instead of asking search engines not to index a page, you can simply password protect it, so that it is only visible to users with the password.

WordPress comes with a built-in feature to password protect posts and pages. Simply edit the post or page that you want to protect. Under the ‘Document’ setting in your WordPress editor, click on the link next to the ‘Visibility’ option.

Edit Visibility Options Edit Visibility Options

This will show the visibility options available in WordPress where you can make a post or page public, private, or password protected.

Private posts are only available to logged in users who have at least an editor user role on your website. Password protected posts can be seen by any visitor who has the password.

You need to click on the ‘Password Protected’ option and then enter a strong password.

Password Protect WordPress Page Password Protect WordPress Page

Once you publish or update the post or page, visitors who try to access it will be asked to enter the password to view the content.

Password protected page Password protected page

For more detailed instructions, see our guide on how to password protect posts and pages in WordPress. If you’re looking to create and sell online courses, then we recommend using a proper platform like MemberPress which comes with advanced content protection features.

Method 4: Hide a WordPress Site Until It Is Ready

You may want to hide your WordPress site from Google and the public when you build it, redesign it, or make major theme and plugin updates. The easiest way to do this is to put your website into maintenance mode using a plugin like SeedProd.

First, you need to install and activate the

SeedProd plugin. For more details, see our step-by-step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Note: There is also a free version of SeedProd that you can use, but for this tutorial we will show the Pro version as it has more features.

Lors de l’activation, rendez-vous sur la page Paramètres de SeedProd pour entrer votre clé de licence. Vous pouvez trouver ces informations sous votre compte sur le site Web de SeedProd.

Enter your SeedProd license key Enter your SeedProd license key

Next, you need to navigate to SeedProd » Pages. Here you should look for the ‘Maintenance Mode’ page and switch the toggle from ‘Inactive’ to ‘Active’.

Change maintenance mode to active Toggle maintenance mode toggle to Active

After that, you’ll need to click on the ‘Set up a Maintenance Mode Page’ button. This lets you create a temporary page that your visitors can see while your website is hidden.

First, you need to choose a template for the page. When you hover your mouse over a template you’ll see two icons. You can preview the template by clicking the magnifying glass icon, and select it by clicking the red tick icon.

Choose a maintenance mode model Choose a maintenance mode model

After selecting a template you’ll be taken to the SeedProd drag and drop page builder to customize your maintenance mode page. Here you can edit the text and upload a custom background image to match your branding.

Use SeedProd's drag and drop page builder to customize your page in maintenance mode Use SeedProd's drag and drop page builder to customize the maintenance mode page

You can also add new blocks from the left column. For example, you can add a timer that counts down until your website launches.

Once you are happy with the layout of the page, you should publish it. Simply click the drop-down button next to “Save”, then click “Publish”.

Click the drop-down button next to Save and click Publish Click the drop-down menu button next to Save and click Publish

A message will tell you that your page has been published. Your website is now hidden from Google and the public and only the maintenance page is visible.

Your page has been published Your page has been published

You can click the “View Live Page” button to view your maintenance page. Here’s what it looks like on our demo site.

Overview of the SeedProd maintenance mode page Overview of the SeedProd maintenance mode page

Once you are ready to show your website to the world, simply visit SeedProd » Pages again and change the maintenance mode from “Active” to “Inactive”.

We hope this tutorial helped you learn how to hide a WordPress page from Google. You can also check out our guide on how to install Google Analytics in WordPress for user statistics and our comparison of the best drag and drop page builders for WordPress.

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