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"Hidden" Page Visibility

  1. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Half-Elf Support Rogue, Volunteer Forum Mod & Plugin Referee

    sldon - Post to http://wordpress.org/support/

    This forum is for suggestions to improve WP core.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  2. hand2mouse
    Member

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    I also want this feature for my full not-just-a-blog site. My footer links to a "Site Map" page, and I'm trying to keep that page clean and useful.

    My purpose for a hidden page is to make a blog post's deep details available only through a link to the hidden page. Making the post longer inhibits comments, so I thought I'd off-link.

    I don't care if search engines trip over the hidden page, but in terms of site navigation, it's a "deep secret."

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  3. Graham Stoney
    Member

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    The idea here is to have a WordPress core attribute that plugins can use to detect that a page should not be linked to or advertised anywhere, including search engines.

    It sounds like you just want the page removed from the human-readable site map. Most site map plugins can already do this. The page is hardly a "deep secret" if search engines can link to it.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  4. natemaingard
    Member

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    I think this is a great idea! Similar to soundclouds option that when a track is private, you can still share a 'private link' which gives only those who have the link access to the content. I would personally use this to give press people access to a press kit on 1 specific page on my website.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  5. goviral
    Member

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    Great feature. I vote for it, even though not many have since the thread started :(

    Posted: 12 months ago #
  6. Sorin
    Member

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    Clearly page visibility must be part of the core, so it would not be exposed by mistake by any broken plugin.

    Posted: 9 months ago #
  7. bradbice
    Member

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    The status on this needs to change, this is definitely NOT plugin territory.

    Posted: 8 months ago #
  8. Mileke79
    Member

    Hi,

    When I search my website on google, the website on itself is can be seen pages also and some content is also showing up.

    How can I hide these pages and content from google search?

    Posted: 4 months ago #
  9. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Half-Elf Support Rogue, Volunteer Forum Mod & Plugin Referee

    Different question.

    To hide your site, go to settings > reading

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Settings_Reading_Screen

    Posted: 4 months ago #
  10. feastandwest
    Member

    Definitely interested in something like this. I have a 'thank you' page that I want to only be discoverable via the URL. I recently saw my page pop up through my 'related posts' and 'top posts' plug-ins.

    I wish I could somehow let those plug-ins know to exclude this page, or that I could limit views to that page for people with the link. (Similar to options in Google Docs & Dropbox.)

    So, is what I'm reading that there isn't a solve for this yet?

    Posted: 3 months ago #

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