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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."
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.
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.
Great feature. I vote for it, even though not many have since the thread started :(
Clearly page visibility must be part of the core, so it would not be exposed by mistake by any broken plugin.
The status on this needs to change, this is definitely NOT plugin territory.
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?
To hide your site, go to settings > reading
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?
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