Can I set a specific category to NO INDEX, NO FOLLOW in Magento 2? In the previous version I could use an updated layout XML reference to do this within a specific category.

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You can do this by updating category Layout Update XML in admin.

Admin - > Products -> Categories -> Select the category -> Design -> Layout Update XML -> Add the below code -> Save

    <meta name="robots" content="NOINDEX,NOFOLLOW"/>

Remove cache and check. You can see the changes in front end product category page source.

  • This option is no longer present in Magento 2.4.2 so what is the possible solution May 12, 2022 at 11:04
  • did you find any solution? @CodeForGood Jun 30, 2022 at 20:44
  • @MageExplorer, Yes, I solved it with a custom module. Jul 1, 2022 at 3:44
  • can you share some info? Jul 1, 2022 at 21:47

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