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Robots 2.6

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Compatible XF 2.x versions: 2.0, 2.1, 2.2

Disallows robots from indexing your site unless explicitly allowed.

(Robots link in Visitors tab)


(Example of Robots page)


(Example of Options page)


(Example of User group permissions)


  • All phrases start with robots_ for your convenience.
User group permissions:

Normally only the Administrative user group is set the 'Yes' in order to see the Robots link in the visitor tab menu.

Questions and Answers:

Q: What is the purpose of this add-on?
A: Lots of robots crawling your forum will slow it down.

Q: I noticed a robot crawling my site but it's identified as a guest.
A: You need to add the name to the Blacklist field in the Options page.

Q: What happens if a robot which is not allowed comes to my site?
A: It receives a blank page.

Q: Why not use the robots.txt file to restrict robots?
A: Because robots ignore this file.

Database modifications:

This add-on will create a table called xf_andy_robots in your database.
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Latest updates

  1. See description

    Robots v2.6 changes: Fixed issue with Cron entry not deleting old data.
  2. See description

    Robots v2.5 changes: Now using finder for performing database queries.
  3. See description

    Robots v2.4 changes: Updated setup to use schema manager.

Latest reviews

I was getting far too many bots from sites that have no benefit to me eg Yandex and Sougu. This add-on was easy to install and configre. Straight away I had less bandwith use.
Great solution for demo sites, without keeping it as close