[Plugin: Robots Meta] Tagging individual pages with "no index, no follow" not working (3 posts)

  1. killthejoe
    Posted 6 years ago #


    I've heard good things about this plugin but it doesn't seem to be working for what I need it to do. I have a few pages of duplicate content that I don't want the search engines to index or follow, so on those pages I am selecting the "no index, no follow" tag then publishing the page. The problem is that it doesn't seem to be accepting my selection because it keeps automatically reverting to the default selection of "index, follow".

    Has anyone out there encountered this or know what I can try?


  2. markkaz
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yes, there are dozen of posts reporting that "index, follow" selection doesn't work, including my post 3 weeks ago.
    Still does not work in 3.2.5

  3. Jo Landers
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Looking at the code, it appears robots-meta.php expects a field in wp_posts named robotsmeta (see line 59 of the code: $robotsmeta = $post->robotsmeta;).

    I added the field as a varchar length 32, and it now seems to work. Not thrilled about modifying the database (would have preferred the robots-meta.php file inserted into wp_postsmeta instead), but this did not require any changes to the plug-in code.

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