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Multisite Robots.txt Manager

A Multisite Robots.txt Manager - Quickly and easily manage all robots.txt files on a WordPress Multisite Website Network.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q) Not all Websites are showing in the dropdown on the admin page, what's wrong?

A) Your User is not a member of the other blogs. Login as the other users, or access the Network Admin > Sites Admin > Edit a Site > User Tab and set your User Name as an Administrator for each Website.

Q) Can the plugin update all Websites at once?

A) Yes.

Q) Does this plugin work on Non-Multisite Installs?

A) No, your install MUST be Multisite/Network enabled.

Q) Does this plugin work on WordPress.COM (free hosted) Websites?

A) No.

Q) Can I activate this plugin within a Websites wp-admin?

A) No, only within the Network Admin.

Q) Do I have to access each Website to manage the robots.txt file?

A) No, the Main Admin Area for the MS Robots.txt Manager is located within the Network Admin.

Q) Can I add my own robots.txt file?

A) Yes.

Q) Can every Website have a different robots.txt file?

A) Yes.

Q) Does this plugin add Sitemap links to the robots.txt file?

A) Yes.

= Q) Can I add multiple sitemap urls?

A) Not at this time, but in a future release that will be possible.

Q) Does the Sitemap url automatically get added to the robots.txt file?

A) Once the feature is activated, yes.

Q) Can Websites have a Custom Sitemap URL?

A) Yes.

Q) Does the robots.txt file render for non-root domains / Websites with a path?

A) Yes, however.... Search Engine Spiders do not read robots.txt files within a directory, robots.txt files for non-mapped domains are for for error checking purposes only.

Q) I run a real Multisite Network, all Sites are in a Path, don't they need a robots.txt file?

A) From what I understand, no.... The root / network Website will contain the only robots.txt file.

Q) My robots.txt files are 404 - file not found, what's wrong?

A) The issue is due to an option called "rewrite rules" - it's missing the robots.txt entry. Visit the Help Tab within the plugin admin, under the Check for Errors section click the "check for missing rewrite rules" button. This will scan all Websites for the missing entry or missing rewrite rules. If any are found a new button will appear allow you to correct the issue.

Q) The incorrect robots.txt file is displaying, what's wrong?

A) Typically this issue is due to either an a different robots.txt file plugin is active or that plugins robots.txt file data was never deleted when the plugin was removed. Visit the Help Tab within the plugin admin, under the Check for Errors section click the "check for old robots.txt plugin data" button. This will scan all Websites for old robots.txt plugin data. If any are found a new button will appear allow you to clean the old data out.

Q) Can I use other robots.txt file plugins with the MS Robots.txt Manager Plugin?

A) No, multiple plugins will cause display issues with the robots.txt files.

Q) Can I use other Sitemap Plugins to add more Sitemap URL's to the robots.txt files?

A) Yes.

Q) Does the plugin remove the settings when it is disabled or deleted?

A) When the plugin is disabled, no settings are deleted, however the robots.txt file created by the plugin will no longer display. When the plugin is deleted, all settings the plugin created are removed from the database.

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Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.2
Last Updated: 2013-4-17
Downloads: 20,783

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