You can use built-in WordPress settings to adjust the visibility of your site to search engines,  You can also manage access to your site for certain user groups (e.g., administrators).

  1. Go to your Dashboard
  2. Click Settings
    • Find Settings on the left-hand menu
    • The "Settings" page will appear
    • Additional items will unfold in the menu
  3. Click Reading
    • Find Reading on the left black menu under Settings
    • The "Reading" page will appear
  4. Scroll down to the "Site Visibility" options
    • Find "Site Visibility" options at the bottom of the page
  5. Choose from the "Site Visibility" options
    • Choose whether search indexes will index your page, or choose to restrict access to certain user roles 
    • The visibility options are ordered from least to most restrictive
  6. Click Save Changes
    • The page will refresh
    • A message will appear confirming that the settings have been changed