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No Robots

Release status: stable

Implementation Tag
Description Protect individual pages from being indexed by search engines.
Latest version n/a (2006-03-31)
MediaWiki 1.5 and 1.6
License No license specified
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No Robots extension lets you prevent search engines from indexing certain pages on your wiki. If you want to prevent search engines from indexing all pages in your wiki, check out Robots.txt.

This extension doesn't work with recent MediaWiki versions, but robot policies can be set by administrator using $wgArticleRobotPolicies.


1. Create a file called extensions/NoRobots.php with these contents:

if( !defined( 'MEDIAWIKI' ) ) {
        echo( "This is an extension to the MediaWiki package and cannot be run standalone.\n" );
        die( -1 );
$wgExtensionCredits['other'][] = array(
        'path'           => __FILE__,
        'name'           => 'NoRobots',
        'version'        => '1.0',
        'author'         => '',
        'url'            => 'https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:NoRobots',
        'description'    => 'Protect individual pages from being indexed by search engines.'

 $wgExtensionFunctions[] = 'noRobots_Install';
 function noRobots_Install()
    global $wgParser;
    $wgParser->setHook("norobots", 'noRobots_Render');
 function noRobots_Render($source, $argv)
    global $wgOut;

2. Add this to LocalSettings.php:



Add "<norobots></norobots>" to any page you don't want indexed. That's it!