Disable search engine indexing on a particular category

January 25, 2009 · Print This Article

How to disable search engine indexing on a particular category?

First get the ID of the category you’d like to be not indexed by search engines. In this exemple, I assume your category id is 18.

Open your header.php file and paste the following code between the <head> and </head> tags:

<?php if ( is_category('18') || in_category('18') ) {
echo '<meta name="robots" content="noindex">';
}

That’s all. With the above code, we made sure that no post from category with the ID 18 as well as category pages will be indexed by search engines crawlers.


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