Mavention Robots.txt for Sitecore

Generating robots.txt files with Mavention Robots.txt for Sitecore

The robots exclusion protocol (REP), or robots.txt is a text file webmasters create to instruct robots (typically search engine robots) how to crawl and index pages on their website. Although it’s not an official standard, using robots.txt is a common approach used for Internet-facing websites to exclude pieces of your website from crawling. Find out how you can easily create and manage the robots.txt file with Mavention Robots.txt for Sitecore.

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add-roles-and-features

Adding required Windows features when installing Sitecore 8

Recently I started working with Sitecore 8. One of the things I found out when installing Sitecore on Windows Server 2012 R2 is that it needs a few Windows roles and features as a prerequisite. Finding out which of these Windows roles & features are needed was is quite a challenge. So, to make things easier, I created a PowerShell script which installs all the required Windows roles and features.

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Search Service Application

Removing unwanted user related search results for SharePoint 2013 websites

SharePoint Search by default crawls the contents of all site columns so that they are available for search queries. While most would consider that to be a good attribute there are times when it can be a hindrance, especially when content is shown on public facing websites which is not relevant to the content on the page or the metadata about the page.

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