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wpForo 1.x.x [Solved] Is it possible to exclude a sub forum from being indexed by google?

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eel
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Is there any way, short of deleting a forum, to stop google from indexing it?

Thanks!

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Alvina
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Hi @eel,

wpForo allows you to set noindex any forum topic and directory in Dashboard > Forums > Tools > Misc Tab. The option name is "Noindex forum page URLs".

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eel
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Thanks, Alvina.  I'm not techy, unfortunately. To be clear, there are numerous urls in the sub-forum.  How would I note this in the noindex space?

https://www.elsaelsa.com/forum/lounge/
https://www.elsaelsa.com/forum/lounge/*

??

Thanks again for your help.

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Robert
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@eel,

Please add as a new line this URL in the Dashboard > Forums > Tools > Misc Tab > "Noindex forum page URLs" textarea.

 https://www.elsaelsa.com/forum/lounge/* 

Save it, delete all caches, go to that sub-forum page on front-end, refresh it, press CTRL+U and find this HTML in the wpForo Section:

<meta name="robots" content="noindex">

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eel
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Thank you!

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