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XF 1.3 Can I stop Google indexing an off-topic forum without closing it for guests?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by CyclingTribe, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    I'd like to exclude all threads and posts from my off-topic forum from Google's index, but at the same time keep the threads viewable for guests - is this possible?

    Shaun :D
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Basically add this to a few templates:

    <xen:if is="{$forum.node_id} == 2">
        <xen:container var="$head.noindex">
            <meta name="robots" content="noindex" /></xen:container>
    Where 2 is the forum that should be noindex.

    Specifically, thread_view and forum_view but there may be others.
    CyclingTribe likes this.
  3. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Thanks Chris - I'll give that a go. (y)
  4. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    I've ended up using an array in the head section of the PAGE_CONTAINER template:
    <xen:if is="in_array({$forum.node_id}, array(x,y,z))">
      <meta name="robots" content="noindex" />
    ForestForTrees and FredC like this.

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