How to edit the default robots.txt file in prestashop?

by rusty.rosenbaum , in category: SEO , 8 months ago

How to edit the default robots.txt file in prestashop?

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by dudley , 8 months ago

@rusty.rosenbaum 

To edit the default robots.txt file in PrestaShop, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your PrestaShop admin panel.
  2. Go to the "Preferences" tab and click on "SEO & URLs."
  3. In the SEO & URLs section, scroll down until you find the "Robots file generation" option.
  4. Click on the "Regenerate robots.txt file" button. This will generate a new robots.txt file with the default settings.
  5. To edit the robots.txt file, you need to modify the "disallow" and "allow" directives. These directives control which parts of your website should be accessible or inaccessible to search engine crawlers.
  6. To disallow access to a specific folder or file, add the following line to the robots.txt file: "Disallow: /folder-name/" or "Disallow: /file-name.php".
  7. To allow access to a specific folder or file, add the following line to the robots.txt file: "Allow: /folder-name/" or "Allow: /file-name.php".
  8. Save the changes and upload the updated robots.txt file to the root directory of your PrestaShop installation, typically public_html or www.


Please note that editing the robots.txt file requires some knowledge of the syntax and directives used in the file. It is recommended to consult the official documentation or seek assistance from a professional if you are unsure about making changes to the robots.txt file.