How to black out your Member Pages in Duda

Why you should black out your Member Pages

There are three main reasons to black out your Member Pages:

  1. When a visitor goes to the page they will see its contents for a second or so before the automatic redirect happens. If you don't want visitors to see any information on the page whatsoever, then blacking out the page accomplishes that since the page will be completely black until the redirect occurs.
  2. If some tech-savvy person wants to get around your page protection without becoming a member they can disable Javascript in their browser which will prevent our automatic redirect from happening. However, if your page is blacked out, the person will simply be looking at a black page which obviously isn't super useful for them :)
  3. Most people don't want their Member Pages indexed by search engines (like Google). The best way to prevent indexing is by blacking out your Member Page which automatically sends a strong "do not index" signal to Google and other search engines. This does not necessarily work 100% of the time since search engines can choose to ignore the signal, but that very rarely happens.

For members of yours with access to the Member Page, they will not see it blacked out.

How to black out your Member Pages

  1. Click the 'Blackout your pages' button in your MemberSpace backend:
  2. Click the 'Copy' button:
  3. Make sure you are logged into your Duda backend.
  4. Click 'Pages' in the left menu, then click on whatever page you want to blackout:
  5. Click 'Widgets' in the menu, then insert the HTML widget anywhere on your page (not the Header or Footer though). It should not affect any spacing or layout:
  6. Remove the default wording in the HTML Content box and then paste in the code you copied previously and click Update:

  7. Afterwards the page may turn black, but don't worry! First click the Publish (or Republish) button in the top right

  8. After you publish, simply click refresh in your browser and the page should be visible again

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