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wpForo 1.x.x [Closed] Make Forum Private

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 afjs
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Hello,

I would like to make my forum private and accessible to members only. I understand how to do this with access levels.

My concern is my forum being indexed by search engines. I want no search engines indexing any content in my forum.

 

Is there a way to add the <meta name="robots" content="noindex" /> tag in wpForo to accomplish this?

 

Thanks,

 

Andrew

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Sofy
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 Sofy
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Hi @afjs,

wpForo has an option to disable user profile indexing in Dashboard > Forums > Settings > Features admin page. The option called "Enable User Profile Page indexing".

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".

I'd also suggest you read this support topic: https://wpforo.com/community/how-to-and-troubleshooting-2/is-it-possible-to-exclude-a-sub-forum-from-being-indexed-by-google/#post-46957

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 afjs
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Thanks for your reply.

1. So there's no way to noindex the entire wpForo but rather you must noindex forum by forum, is that correct?

2. So if I have a forum with the slug of how-to-register and the location of wpForo is community is the following added into "Noindex forum page URLs" correct?

https://www.xyz.com/community/how-to-register/*

 

Andrew

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Sofy
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@afjs,

1. So there's no way to noindex the entire wpForo but rather you must noindex forum by forum, is that correct?

You can also exclude the whole forum using the path below:

https://www.xyz.com/ community/*

The community is the example, in your case, it can differ.