I've had an inexplicable problem. My wordpress site is not set for "Private" under settings, yet the default robots.txt file had disallowed crawling of the site and I have <meta name='robots' content='noindex,nofollow' />. In addition, I have <meta name="robots" content="noindex" /> once as well.
I was able to resolve the robots.txt problem with a workaround through a plug-in called iRobots.txt SEO, so now I have a pretty good robots.txt file that allows the crawling of the posts and pages on my site. However, I still had the meta tag problem.
I downloaded Yoast SEO and Yoast Robots Meta to see if I could toggle posts and pages back to index,follow. But now when I go to my posts or pages listings in the administrative area, they already say "index, follow" under the "Robots Meta" heading. However, when I view the source file of any page, I still get noindex,nofollow
I've deactivated every plug-in and nothing seems to have helped. Is there anything that I'm missing?