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[resolved] Can Single Event pages be removed? (9 posts)

  1. aramaz
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    is there any way to not show the Single Event pages at all? I have the EM plugin set up so it only shows the events in one list, and I don't want the Single Events to get their own links and show up in search queries on Google, Yahoo etc. For example, if I have an event called Event 1, it shouldn't get its own link like example.com/shows/event-1. How do I either make Single Event pages invisible to search engines or remove them altogether?

    I am using WordPress 3.3.1 and have updated the EM plugin to version 5.0.42.

    Thanks for the help!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/events-manager/

  2. agelonwl
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    you can customize the EM settings > Formats/layouts > Events Format then instead of #_EVENTLINK you can use #_EVENTNAME

  3. Marcus
    NetWebLogic Support
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Not sure if there's any hooks that can modify the custom post registration process, if so then you could make events not public.

    Otherwise, quick fix would be to do as angelo says above so you don't have links to your events, then install some sort of plugin that either adds a noindex to your event pages or create a redirection using a redirection plugin.

  4. aramaz
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you, I will try this suggestion.

  5. aramaz
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @agelonwl - I've checked the settings, I don't even use any links and instead use #_NAME and similar tags.. the single event and location pages are getting generated anyway. Any ideas?

  6. chris
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do what Marcus suggested. Instead of trying to remove them all together, use a plugin to noindex those event posts, and maybe use a redirect plugin in the event someone lands on the URL somehow.

  7. aramaz
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am actually adding a noindex on these posts with some php code, but it's still showing up on google even though the meta tag is there.. but the redirect plugin is not a bad idea. Will redirecting hurt SEO?

  8. Marcus
    NetWebLogic Support
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Google doesn't drop indexed pages, it just won't add new noindex pages or review it anymore. 301s will change the index results if i remember correctly.

    Some say you have see very marginal decrease in rank/traffic, but in theory it works fine if you give a proper 301 redirect.

  9. aramaz
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok, thanks.

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