How to disallow part of a string in robots.txt for wordpress?

by declan_ritchie , in category: SEO , 4 months ago

How to disallow part of a string in robots.txt for wordpress?

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by jacey.lubowitz , 4 months ago

@declan_ritchie 

To disallow certain parts of a string in the robots.txt file for a WordPress website, you can use the wildcard operator (*) to achieve this.


Here's an example of how you can disallow a specific part of a string:

  1. Access the robots.txt file for your WordPress website. You can usually find it in the root directory of your website.
  2. Open the robots.txt file with a text editor.
  3. To disallow a specific part of a string, use the syntax: User-agent: * Disallow: */specific-part-of-string/* For example, if you want to disallow any URLs containing "/specific-part-of-string/", you would use: User-agent: * Disallow: */specific-part-of-string/*
  4. Save the changes and upload the modified robots.txt file to the root directory of your WordPress website.


This will instruct search engines not to crawl or index any URLs that contain the specified "specific-part-of-string". Remember to test the updated robots.txt file with a robots.txt tester tool to ensure it is working as expected.