[wp-hackers] Excluding pages/posts from search

Alex King lists at alexking.org
Mon Dec 3 00:24:55 GMT 2007

This would be somewhat helpful I suppose, however it is not a  
complete solution.

- While this works for content snippets on a page, the management  
interface to get to the widget content from editing a page is very  

- You can only edit widget content when it is in a sidebar, so you  
need to have some kind of dummy sidebar with a whole slew of widgets  
in it. This is confusing for end users that have to maintain the data.

- This does nothing to address the "thank you page" scenario where  
you simply do not want a regular page to be available via search or  
included in your sitemap.

I realize that we can solve these issues by modifying each piece of  
functionality (search, sitemaps, etc.) individually, but having a  
single control to do so would be a much nicer and more maintainable  


Personal   http://alexking.org
Business   http://crowdfavorite.com
Schedule   http://alex.myfreebusy.com

On Nov 21, 2007, at 4:19 PM, Joost de Valk wrote:

> Yes, WYSIWYG widgets would rock! Even more if you could make them  
> appear only on certain categories etc.
> -- origineel bericht --
> Onderwerp:	Re: [wp-hackers] Excluding pages/posts from search
> Van:	Matt Mullenweg <m at mullenweg.com>
> Datum:		21-11-2007 23:05
> Alex King wrote:
>> 4. use an "exclude" list (Search Everything takes this approach I  
>> believe)
> I think that's the cleanest approach.
>> When
>> using WP as a CMS, we will generally use pages/posts for certain
>> portions of pages - say sidebar or footer content for a specific
>> page/section that the client still wants to be able to edit  
>> through the
>> web interface (with all the standard formatting applied).
> Generally I see widgets used for this. Would WYSIWYG text widgets  
> help?
> -- 

More information about the wp-hackers mailing list