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Enable or disable the indexing of your app

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A tiny, opinionated package to enable or disable indexing your site via a middleware in Laravel.

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You can install the package via composer:

$ composer require spatie/laravel-robots-middleware


By default, the middleware enables indexing on all pages. You'll probably want to inherit your own class containing you application's indexing rule handler.

// app/Http/Middleware/MyRobotsMiddleware.php

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Spatie\RobotsMiddleware\RobotsMiddleware;

class MyRobotsMiddleware extends RobotsMiddleware
     * @return string|bool
    protected function shouldIndex(Request $request)
        return $request->segment(1) !== 'admin';

Next, simply register the newly created class in your middleware stack.

// app/Http/Kernel.php

class Kernel extends HttpKernel
    protected $middleware = [
        // ...
    // ...

That's it! Responses will now always have an x-robots-tag in their headers, containing an all or none value.


Please see CHANGELOG for more information what has changed recently.


$ composer test


Please see CONTRIBUTING for details. Due to nature of this package, there's a fair chance features won't be accepted to keep it light and opinionated.


If you discover any security related issues, please email [email protected] instead of using the issue tracker.



The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.

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