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Showcase = anyone managed to noindex pages?

Discussion in 'Showcase Support' started by Pavle123, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. Pavle123

    Pavle123 New Member Showcase

    Hello,

    I am curious to hear if anyone has managed to find a way to noindex Showcase item pages?
    I have tried with advanced noindex plugin, but its incompatible.

    I hope someone will have an idea of how to do it.

    Besides that I really love Showcase. It is the best thing I have ever purchased for my forum.
     
  2. Pavle123

    Pavle123 New Member Showcase

  3. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Setting it so guests can't view will stop it from being indexed.
     
  4. Pavle123

    Pavle123 New Member Showcase

    Thanks Bob,

    It would be good if users can see them though, because its the showcase that makes people see its not just a forum.

    Is there a way I can do this with Showcase item pages for instance :

    "Find the root template of the page:

    And add this to the top:

    Code:
    <xen:container var="$head.robots">
    <meta name="robots" content="noindex" /></xen:container>"

    Where exactly should I put this in showcase template? Is this a way to go?
     
  5. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    template: nflj_showcase_index
    template: nflj_showcase_index_modular
    template: nflj_showcase_category
    template: nflj_showcase_member

    At the TOP part of the template somewhere after the xen:title and xen:h1 and before xen:navigation. Its not like it has to go in an EXACT location.

    The way to go is to block guests from viewing which means there is NO WAY for showcase to be indexed period. No Index, No follow etc is not something that will actually PREVENT your content from being indexed.
     
  6. Pavle123

    Pavle123 New Member Showcase

    Thanks Bob, I will try to do that.
    So the template for the item is which one?

    How exactly does that guest thing work? I do not show showcase to guest users, but when I go to page source, I do not see noindex nofollow tag? Am I missing something?
     
  7. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    nflj_ <---- that is the PREFIX for ALL my templates for all my addons
    showcase_ <---- that is the ADDON NAME

    I tend to use something CLOSE to what the template actually does, so the template for a showcase item would be: nflj_showcase_item its SIDEBAR = nflj_showcase_item_sidebar. There are close to 180 templates (even more in SC 2.3.0).

    You edit the "guest" (Unregistered /Unconfirmed ) usergroup and set the View Showcase permission to NO. (Admin CP >> Users >> Permissions >> User Group Permissions >> Unregistered /Unconfirmed
     
  8. Pavle123

    Pavle123 New Member Showcase

    Thanks Bob I will check it out.

    Actually I wanted to ask: does guest set to NO includes items being noindex nofollow or are they blocked by robots.txt in that case?
     
  9. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    The "View Showcase" permission prevents ANYONE in that particular user group from viewing ANY showcase page. GUESTS uses permissions based on the Unregistered / Unconfirmed user group. You can see in the image below that I have it set to ALLOW on my test instance (so I can TEST things), but if you set it to NO, then attempting to access ANY showcase page will result in a PERMISSIONS ERROR

    Selection_648.png


    As you can see... I tried to directly access Showcase and it won't let me. It will be impossible for a search engine to INDEX something that it can't access!

    Selection_649.png


    If GOOGLE has already indexed it, you will need to run a RE INDEX after setting the permissions. You also need to make sure you remove showcase Category's and Items from the XML SITEMAP settings as well or search engines are going to have a hay day with you lol

    Selection_650.png
     
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