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Multisite Robots.txt Manager

A Simple 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) 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 and No.

Each Website uses the Network robots.txt file as the 'base' robots.txt file. Websites can then inject unique robots.txt file rules into the Network robots.txt file.

Alternatively, you can disable the "network robots.txt file," allowing you to manually add your own robots.txt file to each Network Website.

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

A) Yes.

= Q) Can I add multiple or custom sitemap urls?

A) Yes.

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

A) Yes & No.

No, the Free Plugin only generates the Sitemap URL, you must manually add to the robots.txt file.

Yes, the Pro Plugin automatically adds the Sitemap URL to robots.txt files for you.

Q) Does this plugin add the Theme Path to the robots.txt file?

A) Yes & No.

No, the Free Plugin only generates the Theme Path, you must manually add to the robots.txt file.

Yes, the Pro Plugin automatically adds the Theme Path to robots.txt files for you.

Q) Does this plugin add the Upload Path to the robots.txt file?

A) Yes & No.

No, the Free Plugin only generates the Upload Path, you must manually add to the robots.txt file.

Yes, the Pro Plugin automatically adds the Upload Path to robots.txt files for you.

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 plugin admin area, a Rewrite Rules Error Notice should appear. 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 plugin admin area, a Scan For Old Robots.txt Files Notice should appear. Click the "check for old robots.txt garbage" 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, however they only work for the default WordPress robots.txt file.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Requires: 3.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.6.0
Last Updated: 3 weeks ago
Active Installs: 200+

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