WordPress Meta Robots

WordPress Meta RobotsThis plugin will give you full control of the meta robots tag for each post or page. meta robots have a direct influence to the indexing behaviour of search engines. After activation you will find it as a WordPress typical meta box on the edit page in admin area.

From a dropdown menu you can choose the following options:

  • index, follow
  • index, nofollow
  • noindex, follow
  • noindex, nofollow

WordPress Meta Robots

By creating an new post/page the default value is automatically set to index, follow without any user input. Categories, tags, and archiv are set to noindex, follow. Search results, 404 and others to noindex, nofollow.

There are several ways to install a plugin in WordPress. For newbies this way is highly recommended:

1. Navigate to ‚Add New‘ under ‚Plugins‘ menu in admin area
2. Upload or choose wp-meta-robots.zip from ‚Install Plugins‘
3. Activate the plugin through the ‚Plugins‘ menu in WordPress

For correct working make sure that your site visibility isn’t blocked. You can find this option under ‚Privacy‘ in ‚Settings‘ menu. Prevent to intall more than one plugin for the same task. Prevent double entries in the header and values which are in conflict to each other.

WordPress Meta Robots 2.0ƒ (wordpress-meta-robots.2.0.zip)
(only for WordPress 3.0+)

Note: In the previous version (v1.7) was missing a line of code. The plugin was not shown on post edit pages. Please update now! Before installing or upgrading new plugins, please backup your database first!


  • Version 2.0: Solving SQL ‚ADD COLUMN‘ bug
  • Version 1.9: Small optimization in code and readme.txt
  • Version 1.8: Adding forgotten line in code for showing meta box in posts
  • Version 1.7: Better description text for ‚WordPress Plugin Directory‘
  • Version 1.6: Optimizing code with ternary operator
  • Version 1.5: Prevent indexing category, tags, search, archiv, 404
  • Version 1.4: Isolating functions in own class
  • Version 1.3: Adding meta robots tag in wp_head by activation
  • Version 1.2: Display meta tag only for posts/pages
  • Version 1.1: Variable plugin basename
  • Version 1.0: Basic functionality with extra field in database

Weiterführende Informationen
WordPress.org Plugin Directory – WordPress Meta Robots
Softpedia Download Encyclopedia – WordPress Meta Robots
Designstudio, Philipp Speck – WordPress Meta Description
Designstudio, Philipp Speck – WordPress Meta Keywords

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