Support » Plugin: Google XML Sitemaps » Google XML Sitemaps with my own robots.txt

  • Hello!

    i have installed this plugin, and i really like the generated plugins.

    But I do not like the generated robots.txt so i was wondering if I could use this plugin while using my own robots.txt.

    The plugin states: “The virtual robots.txt generated by WordPress is used. A real robots.txt file must NOT exist in the blog directory!”

    Would it be any problem if I use my own robots.txt?


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  • Yes – I don’t like the robots.txt either. I would like it to exclude tags, categories and pages, but I don’t see a way to modify it through the plugin. I placed a robots.txt file in the blog directory and Google Webmaster Tools is picking that up rather than the virtual file. So far, so good. Now to remove the urls through Webmaster Tools.

    It’s my understanding that WP generates a virtual robots text file if you have prevented indexing during site construction.

    When you finally tie the site into Webmaster Tools, this virtual robots file prevents indexing until you rework the robots.txt file.

    Did so on our site, and indexing on 40 pages began immediately but did not finish for about two weeks.

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    Same happened to me, thanks!

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