Does one thing: disables WP robots meta tag.
Activate this plugin to disable the robots meta tag (added in WP version 5.7).
- Lightweight – only one line of code.
- Simple to use – activate and done.
- No settings to worry about.
- Easy peasy.
Why is this useful?
Because most existing WordPress sites (i.e., a LOT of sites) already have robots meta tags taken care of, either via plugin or theme enhancements. So when upgrading to WordPress 5.7, there may be conflicting or redundant meta tags, which may not be optimal for SEO. This simple plugin disables the new WP robots meta tag completely, so it will not interfere with existing meta robots configurations. Or maybe you are setting up a new site and don’t want WordPress to add any meta tags to your pages. Whatever the reason, this plugin will do the job with a click.
For more information about the new WP Robots functionality:
This plugin does not collect or store any user data. It does not set any cookies, and it does not connect to any third-party locations. Thus, this plugin does not affect user privacy in any way.
This plugin is developed and maintained by Jeff Starr, 10-year WordPress developer, security specialist, and book author.
Installing the plugin
Activate like any other plugin and done. There are no settings, works automatically.
More info on installing WP plugins.
To uninstall/remove the plugin, visit the Plugins screen, deactivate and delete the plugin. This plugin makes no changes to the WP database.
Is there an “Undo” to reverse the disable?
Yes just deactivate the plugin. When the plugin is not active, WordPress will return to default behavior and include the meta robots tag in your pages.
Got a question?
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Contributors & Developers
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- Tests on WordPress 6.0
- Updates some links to external resources
- Tests on WordPress 5.9
- Tests on WordPress 5.8
- Initial release