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Using MemberPress SEO and PayWall

The SEO & PayWall options can be found at Dashboard > MemberPress > Settings > General tab as seen below.

Video tutorial of SEO settings:

Index Protected Content

Checking the first box, Authorize Search Engines, will tell MemberPress to treat supported search engines as authorized users so that they can index your protected content. Supported search engines are Google, Bing/MSN, Yahoo, and Ask.

Do Not Index Protected Content

If you would like to prevent search engines from indexing your protected content, you can select the second box under SEO & PayWall, Block Search Engines. When this option is enabled, MemberPress will ask search engines not to index your protected content.

Note: If you have enabled the Authorize Search Engines option, the Block Search Engines option will have no effect.


The third option, Enable PayWall, allows you to select the number of pages a guest can view for free before they are shown the unauthorized access message. When you select this option, you will be presented with a box to enter the number of free page views, as seen below. Note: We strongly recommend leaving this feature disabled until you have set up and tested your MemberPress installation.


Caching Setup

Caching can cause issues with the functioning of MemberPress SEO and the Paywall feature.

Thus, if you use any caching plugin or CDN caching, you will need to disable caching on all of your protected content.

Also, keep in mind that some hosts apply their own page caching (WP Engine, GoDaddy managed WP, etc). Here, you can ask that they not cache anything that sets the mp3pi141592pw cookie.

Note: The mp3pi141592pw cookie is set if the current page (page, post, or CPT) is protected by a MemberPress Rule.

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