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    Default How to Protect Download pages and no index option???

    I'm using the Socrates theme...and trying protect or hide pages.

    I was under the impression that if I click on noindex, nofollow using the Platinum SEO Pack...my pages would not be indexed and not found.

    IF I use the Sales Page Template with Socrates...I have the option in the Socrates Custom Field to tick mark No Index, No Follow...(I don't have this option with just regular pages???)

    Although I choose to noindex that page...if I view the sitemap...I can see the page I am trying to protect...so then how do I protect a page from being found???

    So...that leads to how do I create and protect a download page?

    I look forward to your help.

    WorkingWithBurt.com

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    The noindex, nofollow only applies to search engines, not your sitemaps.

    Check out the hide pages plugin.

    We didn't add the option to regular pages, because there are many options with popular SEO plugins like you stated. Since we were already doing custom options on Salespages we added it in.

    All I usually do is install a no-index, no-follow plugin and then exclude the page ID's from any pages widgets on the site. If I install a sitemap I exclude the pages from the sitemap

    Recently I've begun using the hide page plugin because it's so easy.

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    Default Which Plugin and what about Download Pages?

    Thanks Dan,

    But what is the name of the plugin...when I did a search in WP for "hide pages" ...I found a lot of hide pages plugins???

    The main goal is to keep the page from being seen or found by anyone...but I need a sitemap so Google can find all my other pages...

    You stated no-index, no-follow option for either SEO Platinum and in the Custom Fields for Socrates doesn't keep my new page out of the Sitemap???

    How then do I create a Download page...or any page I don't want the public to gain access to without having the direct URL?

    Looking forward to the clarification and thanks for your quick reply.

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    I was referring to WP Hide Pages

    I've used a bunch of them. It takes just a couple of minutes to install and test multiple plugins to see what suits your needs.

    You still need another plugin to exclude from Search results.

    Simply Exclude is one..

    And finally you need to see if your Sitemap plugin has an exclude feature.

    This is why Plugins like Wishlist are so important. I just use Wishlist when I have to protect content.

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