MyBB Documentation

Config Spiders

The 1.6 Documentation is no longer maintained and some information may be outdated.

The MyBB 1.6 series reached end of life on October 1, 2015.

This means there will be no more security or maintenance releases for these series and forums running these versions of MyBB may be at risk of unfixed security issues. All administrators are strongly encouraged to upgrade their forums to the latest release of MyBB as soon as possible.

Configuration: Spiders / Bots

From the spiders and bots page, you can manage the various bots and spiders that are recognized by your MyBB forum. You can view the time of their last visit and manage various settings for each spider/bot. In addition, you can add any bots or spiders that you would like your forum to recognize.

Configuration: Add New Bot

Adding or editing a spider/bot to your forum only requires a name and user agent string to recognize the bot. You can set the following for each bot:

A name just for this bot that lets differentiate from other bots on your forum. This name is only viewable to administrators, so it is simply to identify this bot against another one.
User Agent String 
The string that will be matched with the bot's user agent
The language pack that will be displayed to the bot.
The theme that will be displayed to the bot.
User Group 
Sets the user group that the bot views the forum in, including all page and forum permissions. It is recommended this is not changed.
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