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Wordpress Bloggers - Check This Setting!

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Sara, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Sara

    Sara Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I have just noticed that the last 6 blogs that I have installed from 2 different hosts is installing with the privacy setting set to

    "I would like to block search engines, but allow normal visitors" :eek:

    Not sure why or when this started but its worth checking your blogs if you are not getting any love from the SE's!

    Cheers
    Sara
     
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  2. ForeverNever

    ForeverNever Power Member

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    It's because you used fantastico (sp) to upload wordpress. If you manually install it will ask you before you activate it.
     
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  3. DeadEyesOpened

    DeadEyesOpened Junior Member

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    Fantastico default for latest Worpress is "I would like to block search engines, but allow normal visitors",

    Its a trap for those that don't know.
     
  4. drivetime123

    drivetime123 Junior Member

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    Thanks for this, just checked my Wordpress blog setting and it was set to block.

    ;)
     
  5. H2oBoy

    H2oBoy Regular Member

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    So, how does one one get around this if they want to use Fantasico for the install...or MUST you install it via manual process?
     
  6. Sara

    Sara Registered Member

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    I have still been using Fantastico cause its easier than setting up DB's for me - then I just quickly change the privacy setting.

    My other host doesn't use Fantastico but some other type of installer and I get the same thing - they must be trying to stop some of the splogs out there! Almost caught me out!
     
  7. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    I always block spiders and stop pings until I've populated it anyway. Especially
    if I got some auto content going on at mad speed for a few days.
     
  8. DeadEyesOpened

    DeadEyesOpened Junior Member

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    Just change the privacy setting.
     
  9. blackhit

    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    In the past, when I was a Blog Noob, I had the doors wide open while testing and setting things up.

    Result: a lot of unrelated pages and posts indexed within days. Going from "testing, testing, testing" to my login page.

    These would stick for quit a while (sometimes months) and give an unprofessional impression when people stumble upon them in the SERPS.