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Feature Request (2 posts)

  1. rrhobbs
    Posted 3 years ago #

    WordPress version: 3.42
    WordPress SEO version:

    I did this: noindex,follow specific posts

    I expected the plugin to do this: mass / bulk edit robots meta

    Instead it did this: post-by-post only

    Ultimate Noindex Nofollow Tool II http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ultimate-noindex-nofollow-tool-ii/ is an (outdated? - I cant get it to work on my 3.42-powered site altho the current maintainer claims it works on his (?) purpose of which is to allow noindex meta on selective mass scale(s); most attractive to me is the ability to set a list of posts via post id :) It would be great if some of the functionality of this plugin that is not already in WordPress SEO could be incorporated! Thx

    Even if robots meta could be set on a post-by post or bulk edit via posts panel in admin that would be a HUGE help.

    Does anybody know off the top of their head an sql query that could used to set various robots meta options in WordPress SEO via PHPMyAdmin?



  2. rrhobbs
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have found a workaround for this (worked for me anyway...):

    1. Install Yoast Robots-Meta Plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/robots-meta/. Review support threads, there are a couple of user-generated fixes I found and implemented - namely "3.3 bug" and "Tags bug", but it generally seems to work and plays nice w WordPress-SEO.

    2.Back up your database and run this query in PHPMyAdmin:

    UPDATE wp_posts SET robotsmeta = 'noindex,follow' WHERE ID IN (18455,18449,18443) where the numbers in parentheses are the post id's you want to mark. Kudo's to Troublefixers.com http://www.troublefixers.com/remove-multiple-wordpress-posts-from-google-search-engine-index/ (do NOT cut n paste the query off their page - it is published in some character set MySql doesnt like (wrong single quotes)

    3. You can then use the WordPress-SEO Import / Export Data tool to import the Robots-Meta data. After that you should be able to deactivate / delete Robots-Meta Plugin.

    If you want to noindex lots of pages and you have a list of page id's I might suggest Ultimate Noindex -NoFollow Tool II http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ultimate-noindex-nofollow-tool-ii/. You can noindex a list of page id's using this plugin. It hasnt been updated in a while but seems to work fine in 3.5

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