WordPress 2.8 Blog indexing issue in Search Engine?

By Sidharth | Features

Wordpress_logoHere is one of the wordpress indexing issues that is set by default when you install wordpress 2.8.4 version. As you know, WordPress is one of the easy to use blogging platform with support for themes and plugins.

Though there are many security issues and loopholes that exists on wordpress version, but there are regular updates that not only fixes these  issues but adds extra customizing feature as well.

If you have a self hosted wordpress blog which you’ve installed through Fantastico panel and you are already wondering why your wordpress blog is not indexed on Google or other search engine then check out the ‘privacy’ options in wordpress.

A number of people who have installed WordPress latest version (WordPress 2.8.4) have found their blog with no-traffic for weeks because the blog has been blocked by search engine, unintentionally!

Let Search Engine Index WordPress Blog

The problem of no-indexing of your wordpress blog can be solved in this way – Login to your wordpress blog account as the admin and click on the ‘Privacy’ option situated in the sidebar panel.


By default (for the people who are facing issues with wordpress indexing and have installed wordpress 2.8.4 using fantastico panel) the second option ‘I would like to block search engines, but allow normal visitors’ is checked.

So, uncheck the second option and check the first (I would like my blog to be visible to everyone, including search engines (like Google, Sphere, Technorati) and archivers) then save the changes.

If you want you can ping the blog again or wait for the Google bots to naturally start indexing your wordpress blog pages.

About the Author

Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!