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  • #2999
    the edge
    Member

    Hello

    I have created a page which has all the information regarding payments and i don’t want this page to show up when someone types “Payment Methods(My page title)” in my website’s search box. Before publishing it, i checked “NOARCHIVE this page/post:” and “noindex, nofollow” and all other checkboxes but when i type the query in my website’s search box it is still showing up. I am using robots.txt file to stop it from getting indexed in search engines but how to remove this page from my website’s search results.

    Regards

    Vaibhav Bathla

    #22985
    Josh
    Member

    Hmmm….

    This function will basically exclude pages (but not posts) in your search results:

    function graphene_exclude_pages($query) {
    if ($query->is_search) {
    $query->set('post_type', 'post');
    }
    return $query;
    }
    add_filter('pre_get_posts','graphene_exclude_pages');

    Alternatively, this function will allow you to exclude any post or page by using it’s ID:

    function graphene_search_filter($query) {
    if ( !$query->is_admin && $query->is_search) {
    $query->set('post__not_in', array(40, 9)); // id of page or post
    }
    return $query;
    }
    add_filter('pre_get_posts', 'graphene_search_filter');

    Just change the (40), and the (9) to whatever posts/pages you want to exclude. Remember to keep them comma-separated if excluding more than one.

    #22986
    Vaibhav
    Member

    Hi Josh

    Thanks for the prompt reply. I copied your second code in my child theme’s function.php file but after clicking on the update button it showed a syntax error. After that i also wrote <?php in the starting and ?> in the end but that also didn’t worked. What mistake am i making??

    Regards

    Vaibhav Bathla

    #22987
    Prasanna SP
    Member

    Try this plugin – WP Hide Post : http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-hide-post/

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