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I need to insert <meta name="robots" content="NOINDEX,NOFOLLOW"/> in a specific category page of our Magento site. Could you please share an example of how to do it? I don't want to use any module for this. I want the page to appear in the site menu and be available to users. I just don’t want it crawled. Here is page I'm talking about.

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    You should create "Custom Layout Update" xml file. Bcz magento2.4 does not provide Layout update xml in admin category design.
    – S.P
    May 11 at 12:44
  • create "catalog_category_view_selectable_<Category ID>_<Layout Update Name>.xml" in theme and set there.
    – S.P
    May 11 at 12:46
  • S.P, what should I put in here <Layout Update Name>? and which directory should this file go in? May 11 at 13:38
  • you can set any name there. Ex catalog_category_view_selectable_182_ROBOTCHANGE.
    – S.P
    May 11 at 13:51
  • here 182 is category id. and ROBOTCHANGE Would be display in category DESIGN -> CUSTOM LAYOUT UPDAT Field.
    – S.P
    May 11 at 13:53

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you can Change Category Layout for Specific Category.

Suppose your categor id is 182. and you wish to your category custom layout name is CHANGEROBOT. catalog_category_view_selectable_182_CHANGEROBOT.xml

create category custom layout file in theme or module.

app/code/{{module}}/{{modulename}}/view/frontend/layout/catalog_category_view_selectable_{{categoryid}}_{{customlayoutname}}.xml

or

app/design/frontend/{{theme}}/{{themename}}/Magento_Catalog/layout/catalog_category_view_selectable_{{categoryid}}_{{customlayoutname}}.xml

set your metadata there.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"  layout="1column" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
<head>
    <meta name="robots" content="NOINDEX,NOFOLLOW"/>
</head>

your customlayout would be load on cateogy custom layout update field.

CATALOG > CATEGORY > DESIGN > CUSTOM LAYOUT UPDATE (set new layout).

clean cache and check in your category page.

you can get better idea from reference : https://www.magevision.com/blog/post/change-category-layout-for-specific-category-magento-2

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