Robots.txt Generator for Laravel
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Robots.txt Generator for Laravel

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The original Robots class was written by dragonfire1119 of

The class itself (Robots.php) will work on any PHP 5.3+ site. It could easily be modified for 5.2 by removing the namespace.

This repository offers easy integration via Composer and includes service provider and a facade for Laravel 4+ alongside a set of PHPUnit tests.

Checkout the Robots.php class for a full understanding of the functionality.


Step 1. Downloading

As usual with Composer packages, there are two ways to install:

You can install via Composer. Pick the "master" as the version of the package.

composer require healey/robots

Or add the following to your composer.json in the require section and then run composer update to install it.

    "require": {
        "healey/robots": "dev-master"

Step 2. Usage


Once installed via Composer you need to add the service provider. Do this by adding the following to the 'providers' section of the application config (usually app/config/app.php):


Note that the facade allows you to use the class by simply calling Robots::doSomething().

The quickest way to use Robots is to just setup a callback-style route for robots.txt in your /app/routes.php file.


Route::get('robots.txt', function() {

    // If on the live server, serve a nice, welcoming robots.txt.
    if (App::environment() == 'production')
    } else {
        // If you're on any other server, tell everyone to go away.

    return Response::make(Robots::generate(), 200, array('Content-Type' => 'text/plain'));

PHP 5.3+

Add a rule in your .htaccess for robots.txt that points to a new script/template/controller/route/etc.

The code would look something like:

use Healey\Robots\Robots;

$robots = new Robots();

header("HTTP/1.1 200 OK");
echo $robots->generate();

And that's it! You can show different robots.txt files depending on how simple or complicated you want it to be.