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WordPress MU Domain Mapping
robots.txt not working! (3 posts)

  1. sweetfunny49
    Posted 6 years ago #


    so I activated the multisite feature for wp 3.0 and used the domain mapping plugin.

    For the main domain I can access the robots.txt file but for the mapped subdirectories there is no robots.txt

    Is this a bug of the plugin or is there a solution for this problem?

    Thank you very much :)


  2. vitamineg
    Posted 6 years ago #

    any luck sweetfunny?

    i too am wondering how to apply robots.txt files specific to each site

  3. RavanH
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have no experience with WP in MS mode for subdirectories (only subdomains) but there is a perfectly valid reason why WP should not create a robots.txt for each subsite: robots.txt is only 'allowed' in the root directory.

    So if you have a main site under myblogsnetwork.tld and sub-sites under myblogsnetwork.tld/blogname/ then myblogsnetwork.tld/robots.txt will be read by search engines while myblogsnetwork.tld/blogname/robots.txt will not.

    But then, if you are using Domain Mapping to redirect unique TLD's to any sub-sites, I can imagine WP will still not produce any robots.txt there... (correct me if I'm wrong!)

    However, it would be a great new feature if the Domain Mapping plugin would force WP to do so in such a case! Donncha? What do you think? ;)

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