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How to Write a Good robots.txt File

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Are you looking for a way to replace keywords within the_content and the_excerpt using an associative array? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to replace keywords in the_content and the_excerpt in WordPress.

This is a good example of a robots.txt to use with your WordPress installation.

Instructions:

All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s robot.txt file.

User-agent: *
Disallow: /cgi-bin
Disallow: /wp-admin
Disallow: /wp-includes
Disallow: /wp-content/plugins
Disallow: /wp-content/cache
Disallow: /wp-content/themes
Sitemap: http://smashingmagazine.com/sitemap.xml

User-agent: *
Disallow: /cc/
Disallow: /wp-admin/
Disallow: /tag/
Disallow: /wp-rss.php
Disallow: /wp-rss2.php
Disallow: /*?
Disallow: /*comment-page

User-agent: MSIECrawler
Disallow: /

User-agent: psbot
Disallow: /

User-agent: Fasterfox
Disallow: /

User-agent: Xenu
Disallow: /

User-agent: SiteSucker
Disallow: /

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste 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: 24 best WordPress education themes and how to create a guest post submission form in WordPress.

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