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Discourage Search Engines Notifier


This plugin simply displays Notification in admin bar that will show the state of Discourage Search Engines functionality.
There is no settings, just install the plugin and you will see red or green eye icon above in admin bar. You can click on icon to visit Discourage Search Engines settings page. That’s it!


  • Blog IS NOT VISIBLE for search engines - Discourage search engines from indexing this site is ON
  • Blog IS VISIBLE for search engines - Discourage search engines from indexing this site is OFF


  1. Download the plugin from the plugin directory.
  2. Navigate to Plugins, then click on Add New.
  3. Click on Upload.
  4. Find the file you downloaded ( and upload it.
  5. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


22 August 2022
I install this plugin on various web sites. It is helpful to see the red or green icon up top in the black admin bar area. For developing web sites the red icon reminds me that I need to make the site searchable for search engines. Thank you very much!
3 November 2016
I always forget to turn this feature on production. This is great 🙂 Thank you!
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Contributors and Developers

“Discourage Search Engines Notifier” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


Change Log


  • Initial Revision


  • Compatibility with WordPress 4.7


  • Compatibility with WordPress 4.8.2


  • Compatibility with WordPress 4.9.1


  • Compatibility with WordPress 4.9.2


  • Compatibility with WordPress 4.9.8


  • Compatibility with WordPress 5.0.3


  • Compatibility with WordPress 5.5.3


  • Compatibility with WordPress 5.6


  • Compatibility with WordPress 5.7