What settings do you recommend for htaccess and robot.txt files to camoflage WP-robot

skywalker55

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I cant ignore the constant output from google about clamping down on automatically generated content. They mentioned it again on their adsense email update today.

So with that in mind I wondered if some of the Wp-Robot pros's would mind sharing there strategies for camoflaging WP-robots existance on a site.

What code are you using in the robot file file and also in your htaccess file ??

Also do you have any other suggestions or strategies for staying under the radar ?

Thanks
 
it keeps bots and prying eyes outside your plugins folder :D

I have now added it to all my sites. But all have been previously indexed and receiving alot of search traffic from google. Do you think google keeps a record of my previous plugin dirrectory before I added the .htaccess file ?

My adsense income has increased dramatically over the last month or so. So I imagine im going to have my sites "manually inspected" before I get my next payment from them. Do you have any suggestions/ recommendations ?
 
if you used a robot.txt and big G is honest they won't have a record. The htaccess is just better security, that's all.

Robots.txt is not security, it's shit! :D

If you tell a bot not to index or visit certain areas on your site, it just makes one curious, don't you think? Even I can access your robots.txt with my browser.

If I notice that you protect a certain directory (plugins) I just might wanna have a look.

There's another security issue when it comes to wordpress. A cookie file can get your site hacked! Believe it or not, it happened to me. LOL!

Here's some code I use in my htaccess in my public_html to prevent that

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^cookie.txt$ index.php [L]

SO ANYONE TRYING TO PEEK INTO THE COOKIE FILE WILL BE REDIRECTED TO THE HOME PAGE

:D
 
Wickedguy thanks a lot, just I already have a .htaccess file in public_html, so could I just add the above code to it?
 
A quick search on google tells me that you add the line below to your .htaccess file.

Options -Indexes
 
If the cron is called like via a browser like say for instance http ://s it e . com/ wp-cron.php, the cron won't work, but if wordpress call the cron like /home/username/wp-cron.php the cron will work

So basically, the cron should not be called via http
 
if you used a robot.txt and big G is honest they won't have a record. The htaccess is just better security, that's all.

Robots.txt is not security, it's shit! :D

If you tell a bot not to index or visit certain areas on your site, it just makes one curious, don't you think? Even I can access your robots.txt with my browser.

If I notice that you protect a certain directory (plugins) I just might wanna have a look.

There's another security issue when it comes to wordpress. A cookie file can get your site hacked! Believe it or not, it happened to me. LOL!

Here's some code I use in my htaccess in my public_html to prevent that



SO ANYONE TRYING TO PEEK INTO THE COOKIE FILE WILL BE REDIRECTED TO THE HOME PAGE

:D

Thanks for this snippet as well
 
I uploaded the *htaccess file in the plugin directory, but than my wp-admin and even my posts are password protected??? Just don't know what I'm doing wrong:( Can somebody point me to the right direction, many thanks
 
I uploaded the *htaccess file in the plugin directory, but than my wp-admin and even my posts are password protected??? Just don't know what I'm doing wrong:( Can somebody point me to the right direction, many thanks


i uploaded the code aswell , couldnt get onto my blogs , as a box popped up asking for username and password etc.Changed them all back now to the original code untill i find out where im going wrong :)
 
create an .htaccess file and paste the following code inside it. Then upload it to the plugins directory


I got a problem after uploading .htaccess file to /plugins/ directory.. WP Follow me ain't working anymore!! The box is appearing but graphics gone!! then when I delete the .htaccess file from plugins/ folder, it works perfectly. .

Any idea? :D
 
ok, guys, a less secure but also good idea is to create a blank index.php and upload it to the plugins directory. SEE?

All problems solved in a jiffy! :D
 
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