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Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by albnaldo, May 17, 2015.

  1. albnaldo

    albnaldo Member

    Hello all,

    How can I change the meta description of the site board? Also, what is the link of the sitemap? I want to submit it to Google Webmaster Tools.

    Also, do you have robots.txt file on your site? If yes, what do you recommend putting in there?
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2015
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    For the first: Options -> Basic Board Information -> Board Meta Description.

    For the sitemap it is simply domain.com/sitemap.php.
    All you should need to enter is sitemap.php.
     
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  3. albnaldo

    albnaldo Member

    Hi there, what about robots.txt?
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You need to create one - XenForo doesn't ship with one.
     
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  5. albnaldo

    albnaldo Member

    Yes I know. But I want what to include in the robots.txt file. I have seen other posts by you suggesting what to insert in the file but those are 1 year old. Could you please share here a list of what is recommended to include in the robots.txt file?
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It depends on your site configuration and what you want to be indexed - there is no default setting.

    This is ours: https://xenforo.com/robots.txt
     
  7. albnaldo

    albnaldo Member

    When I insert sitemap.php after my domain, a zip file gets automatically downloaded. Why?
     
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The sitemap is generated dynamically by the sitemap.php file.
     
  9. albnaldo

    albnaldo Member

    When I go to xenforo.com/sitemap.php I can see it online, whereas when I do the same on my site it automatically downloads a zip file.
     
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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