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Robots 1.5

Disallows robots from indexing your site unless explicitly allowed.

  1. Caldexi
    Compatible XF Versions:
    • 1.2
    • 1.3
    • 1.4
    Disallows robots from indexing your site unless explicitly allowed.
    (Robots link in Visitors tab)
    (Example of Robots page)
    (Example of Options page)
    (Example of User Group Permissions)

    Questions and Answers:

    Q: What is the purpose of this add-on?
    A: Lots of robots crawling your forum will slow it down.

    Q: I noticed a robot crawling my site but it's identified as a guest.
    A: You need to add the name to the Robot Names field in the Options.

    Q: What happens if a robot which is not allowed comes to my site?
    A: It receives a blank page.

    Q: Why not use the robots.txt file to restrict robots?
    A: Because 99% of all robots ignore this file.

    • All phrases start with robots_ for your convenience.
    Database modifications:
    This add-on will create a table called xf_robots in your database.

    1. Download robots_v1.5.zip and unzip it.
    2. Upload the Andy folder to your server. The correct location is library/Andy.
    3. From your Admin Control Panel, go to the "Install Add-on" page.
    4. Upload the addon-Robots_v1.5.xml file
    5. Click the Install Add-on button.
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