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[Resolved] Reading->Search engine visibility (blog_public) stuck

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Last updated by katjaL 1 year, 8 months ago.

Assisted by: Luo Yang.


Strangest problem which I never had before. This is a Toolset reference site installation with which I had problems, the installation didn't work as suspected, Shane installed it with some other way. Here is about that problem:

Now the Settings->Reading->Search engine visibility->"Discourage search engines from indexing this site" is stuck, it's activated even I de-activate it and save. I also have changed the blog_public value in database, still the option in WP is the same.

I cloned the site, same problem there. What should I do?



The credentials you provided in above thread was removed to protect your privacy:

Please check these in your website:
1) check if there is any PHP/JS error in your website:

2) If the problem still persists, please provide a copy of your website, you can put the package files in your own google drive disk, share the link only, I need to test and debug it in my localhost, thanks


I have tried the URL you provided above, but get below error message and can not download the files:
.zip files are supported but something went wrong.

See my screenshot dropbox.jpg

Please check it, make sure it is valid to download, then update here


Perhaps the package hadn't uploaded yet, sorry for that. Now the link should work.


Thanks for the details, I can see the problem with your duplicator package, the problem persists even after I deactivate all Toolset plugins, it is in the drop-in plugin "maintenance", you can try these:
Delete the file wp-content\maintenance.php

And test again.


Thank you. Deleting the maintenance.php didn't help.


Please try these:
Delete(or rename) both files:
- wp-content\maintenance.php
- wp-content\mu-plugins\

And test again

See the plugin file: wp-content\mu-plugins\autologin.php, line 2:

add_filter( 'option_blog_public', '__return_zero' );

Above codes will set the "Search engine visibility" option to be checked.


Yes, that was it! My issue is resolved now. Thank you!

This ticket is now closed. If you're a Toolset client and need related help, please open a new support ticket.