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Opened 11 months ago

Last modified 11 months ago

#50400 new enhancement

Update Search Engine Visibility text following XML sitemap launch — at Version 3

Reported by: jonoaldersonwp Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: General Keywords: has-screenshots
Focuses: ui-copy Cc:

Description (last modified by jonoaldersonwp)

#50177 adds XML sitemaps to core.

Whilst it's a non-goal of that project to add user controls for XML sitemaps, checking the discourage search engines from indexing the site option (In Settings > Reading) _does_ disable XML sitemaps entirely.

Given this, we should update the wording around this option to make this clear - and whilst we're in there, we could also do a little housekeeping.

I propose that we change the message to:

Search Engine Visibility
Discourage search engines from indexing this site (and disable WordPress' XML sitemaps)
Note: It is up to search engines to honor this request, and this setting won't prevent them from crawling your website.

Change History (3)

#1 @jonoaldersonwp
11 months ago

  • Description modified (diff)

#2 @arpitgshah
11 months ago


Do you want to update the text whenever we have update the sitemap?

Can you please explain me more with screenshots?

Arpit G Shah

#3 @jonoaldersonwp
11 months ago

  • Description modified (diff)
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