How to Add Noindex Follow Automatically to WordPress Archives Pages

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Are you looking for a way to output the meta content onto your date archives, tag archives, author archives, and other paginated pages? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to add noindex follow automatically to WordPress archives pages.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s header.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

// fix duplicate listing add noindex automatically to date, author and tag archives
if($paged > 1 || is_author() || is_tag() || is_date() || is_attachment()){
  echo '<meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow" />'; } 

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly add code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 9 best WordPress help desk plugins for customer support and how to set up download tracking in WordPress with Google Analytics.

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