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is there any problem with these two wordpress plugins?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by mrxinbollywood, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. mrxinbollywood

    mrxinbollywood Elite Member

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    Hi

    I just found that we can see content of these two plugins.


    I searched in google i found we can see a lot of website have same problem.

    plugin are

    sexy bookmarks
    wp follow me

    /wp-content/plugins/sexybookmarks/
    /wp-content/plugins/wp-followme/


    so how we can disable access to see these datas or can prevent these datas to be crawled by google.

    IN robots.txt, i have added

    Disallow: /blog/wp-content/

    will this be helpfull??
     
  2. mrxinbollywood

    mrxinbollywood Elite Member

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    well friends, i found another plugin to solve this problem. that is wp-secure.

    You can download it and also can secure your websites.

    Code:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-secure-by-sitesecuritymonitorcom/
     
  3. MKelly

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    You can disallow both specifically by adding:

    Disallow: /wp-content/plugins/sexybookmarks/
    Disallow: /wp-content/plugins/wp-followme/

    To your robots.txt

    I used to disallow a bunch of stuff in wordpress, but I don't anymore, I just allow everything. The reasons being that apparently G can possibly smell something fishy if you're disallowing a bunch of stuff, most importantly your .css files.

    I'm aware there could be many other factors involved, but on one specific site I had a lot of WP folders disallowed, including the folder where my main .css file was, and the site wasn't ranking.

    I took off the lines in robots.txt and around a week later I popped into some great positions for a lot of keywords.

    It could be coincidence, but that's what I "feel" took me out of the G filters, sometimes you have to go with your instincts and common sense.

    Common sense would tell me that some dodgy webmasters can do bad SEO practices with css, and try to hide the file with robots.txt.

    It's all my own assumptions though, maybe I just came out of the aging filter and the robots.txt didn't have anything to do with it. But i still never block anything 'just incase'.
     
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    Sorry can't help you on that one, as I keep only the plugins that are most useful for me. The rest I have either disabled or haven't installed them.