|IMPORTANT: Spider support is experimental and should not be enabled on production sites.|
The Spider Manager admin control panel allows administrators to define and auto-login or block the spiders, bots and crawlers that are typically used by search engines to index your site.
This control panel was introduced with FUDforum release 3.0.3.
A user defined name for the spider. For example: Google, Bing, Yahoo!. You will see it in the following lists: Logged in users list, Today's Visitors and Action log (iSpy system).
Spider's useragent string (partial matches are accepted). For example, the Google search indexer has "Googlebot" in its user-agent, so you would enter it here to identify when Google crawls your board. Other examples: msnbot, Slurp.
Comma separated list of IP Addresses used by the spider. Can be left empty if identification by useragent is sufficient.
What theme (layout & language) should the spider see when it visits your site. Use the forum's Theme Manager to define additional themes.
Action to take if this bot visits your site. Available options:
All defined spiders are listed at the bottom of the control panel. You may choose to edit or delete spiders by clicking on the appropriate link beside each spider.