Support » Plugin: All in One SEO Pack » Are pages with a meta ‘noindex’ tag excluded from the xml sitemap?

  • Resolved luther

    (@lutheradams)


    Before I purchase the plugin, I would like to know whether the xml sitemap excludes pages with a noindex tag, or would I have to manually add each page to an exclude list?
    Thank you.

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  • Michael Torbert

    (@hallsofmontezuma)

    WordPress Virtuoso

    It should automatically do that.

    luther

    (@lutheradams)

    The problem is, it isn’t automatically doing that.

    I have hundreds of pages with <meta name="robots" content="noindex"> in the header. These pages are all showing up in the sitemap.

    At the moment I cannot share links as I’m testing it on a private staging site before pushing to live.

    If you could let me if it’s not possible, and I can use a different plugin.

    Thanks

    Michael Torbert

    (@hallsofmontezuma)

    WordPress Virtuoso

    If you noindex a post using All in One SEO Pack settings on the edit post screen, the plugin should automatically exclude it from the sitemap. This is the standard behavior of the plugin.
    If that isn’t the behavior you’re seeing, you can try these troubleshooting steps to narrow down a plugin/theme conflict. https://semperplugins.com/documentation/how-to-troubleshoot-issues-with-all-in-one-seo-pack/

    luther

    (@lutheradams)

    So this is where I’m having problems. I have several ‘events’ custom post types. I want these ‘events’ to show in my sitemap, however after the event has passed the meta tags are then updated to noindex. The problem I have is after the event has passed and noindex has been added the event pages remain in the sitemap, even if I refresh the sitemap. Do you have any suggestions in how I might fix this?

    Michael Torbert

    (@hallsofmontezuma)

    WordPress Virtuoso

    As I said before, “If you noindex a post using All in One SEO Pack settings on the edit post screen, the plugin should automatically exclude it from the sitemap.”
    If you add noindex to your post not using All in One SEO Pack, obviously it can’t know to exclude it from the sitemap.

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