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How to Exclude Specific Pages, Authors, and More from WordPress Search

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Do you want to exclude specific pages, posts, authors, and more from WordPress search?

WordPress search automatically Exclude Posts from Search Results.

This article will show you how to exclude specific pages, posts, authors, or categories from your WordPress search results.

Why Exclude Items from WordPress Search?

The default WordPress search displays results from all WordPress pages, posts, and custom post types. This is fine for most websites and does not affect WordPress SEO performance.

But, if your online store is in the search results, there may be some pages you don’t want to show up. For example, you might not want to appear in the search results for pages like my account, checkout, and thank you pages.

Like the previous example, you might want to exclude specific pages or custom post types from search results if you run a WordPress member website or sell online courses.

Some WordPress website owners may want to hide a category, or the Exclude Posts from Search Results pro plugin is the best way to exclude authors, pages, taxonomies, and tags. It is the best WordPress plugin used by more than 30,000+ websites.

It is very user-friendly and allows you to improve your WordPress search to deliver more relevant results.

The first thing you should do is install the plugin and activate it. You can find more information in our step-by-step WordPress plugin’s installation guide.

After activation, navigate Settings >>Exclude posts form search result, then click on the ‘License” menu option.

Next, enter your license key in the “License” box and click on the “Activate” button. 

Next, click the “Engines” menu to create your new WordPress search engine.

What will take you to a page to set up your search engine settings? This is similar to setting up a Google search engine specific to your WordPress blog.

Before excluding pages, posts, authors, and other search results, you need to create a sitewide engine.

Click on the “Posts” or “Pages” drop-downs to change search engine settings.

Each section has its weight multiplier, which affects how search engines rank your website’s content.

If you drag the ‘Content” slider down, the title and post slug will be more valuable.

WordPress Search allows you to exclude specific posts, pages, or custom post types.

We will use the Exclude UI extension of SearchWP to exclude specific posts, pages, and custom post types from WordPress search results.

Log in to SearchWP and go to the ExcludeUI download page. Then, click the “Download Extension” button.

Next, activate the extension in the same manner as you did the SearchWP plugin.

Next, open the page, post, or custom type you wish to exclude from search results.

Select the Post option in the right-hand menu to exclude a single post. Next, check the Exclude from the search box.

To save your changes, make sure you click “Update.”

The steps for excluding pages or custom post types from WordPress Search will be identical to the ones above. The only difference is that the right-hand menu will now say “Page” or the “Name” of the custom type of post instead of “Post.”

This article will help you exclude pages, authors, custom post types, and WordPress searches. You might also like our guide on choosing the best blog platform or our expert picks for the top virtual business phone numbers.

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