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keith021773

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Best Settings for SMF website?
« on: April 09, 2007, 10:57:04 PM »
What are the best settings for a SMF/TP website?     I would like for it to not display multiple times the same topic..   Maybe just list the whole topic/post in the same list.   Also for it to not index any profiles or anything like that? 

I did a search to find the best settings for SMF but couldn't find anything..  Thanks for the help in advance.   This will help me out alot..

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Re: Best Settings for SMF website?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2007, 08:51:28 PM »
Hello,

here are the settings we use for our xml sitemaps forum:
Do not parse URLs:
Code: [Select]
sort,
action=
.new.html
.msg
prev_next

Exclude URLs:
Code: [Select]
sort,
action=
.new.html
.msg
prev_next
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Re: Best Settings for SMF website?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2007, 01:11:21 AM »
Thank you very much..    I will difantly try those settings.    And please, if you change your settings here, please update this post...     Thanks so much!

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Re: Best Settings for SMF website?
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2007, 08:40:22 PM »
You are welcome!
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Re: Best Settings for SMF website?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2009, 07:00:47 PM »
Sorry to rehash an old topic.   But are these settings still the best for SMF.   I noticed in google that there are alot of my pages that are wap, print pages and what not like that.   

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Re: Best Settings for SMF website?
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2009, 08:25:44 AM »
Hello,

yes, those settings are still recommended. Note that although they are excluded from sitemap, Google is still able to find them by visiting your pages.
I'd recommend to also add them in robots.txt file, like:
User-agent: *
Disallow: /*sort,
Disallow: /*action=
Disallow: /*.new.html
Disallow: /*.msg
Disallow: /*.prev_next
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Re: Best Settings for SMF website?
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2009, 11:31:36 PM »
Thanks.   I'll do that.

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Re: Best Settings for SMF website?
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2009, 02:40:54 PM »
Would these settings be the same for a WOWBB type forum? It's actually the newer WOWUltra which is built around WOWBB.

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Re: Best Settings for SMF website?
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2009, 01:46:15 AM »
Hello,

I would try thise for "Exclude URLs" for WowUltra:
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sorty_by=
print=
reply.php
pm.php
forum.php
rss=
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