How to avoid/exclude  the word press site from the search Engine

Posted on 2012-12-21
Last Modified: 2012-12-31
How to avoid/exclude  the word press site from the search Engine.  I have installed the Password Protect WordPress  but still I am seeing from the search engine.
I need to hide my site from search engine at the same time all the internal search should not be affected.  Could you please provide me a fool proof way.

Highly appreciate your help in this regards.
Question by:Oramcle
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by:Jason C. Levine
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Could you please provide me a fool proof way.

Use .htaccess protection at the web root level:

That will prevent all search engines from getting in.  You will have to give users the username and password though.

Otherwise, you set WordPress to disallow search engine robots in robot.txt under Settings | Reading by clicking "Discourage search engines from indexing this site"

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by:Milind Koyande
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There are many ways to disable Search Engine Crawling and you can check 

Also you can Check the "Search Engine Visibility" option from Wordpress (WP-Admin) >> Settings >> Reading of your site.


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Oramcle earned 0 total points
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Thank you all. I will check & update you.

You are all the best!.


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As usual  Thank you .

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