This is a bit of a weird problem and I haven't been able to find anything similar already brought up. Basically, I go to privacy settings on the website I'm working on and every time I press to allow search engines and save, when the page refreshes it's back to blocking search engines.
This was a website redesign where the site was formerly a joomla install. I put the new site in a sub-directory /wp_new and did the re-route according to the wordpress codex directions. There was a robot.txt file, probably left over from the old install, I deleted it but still can't save the setting in wordpress. I checked the .htaccess file and there's nothing out of the ordinary there. Permissions are set to 644 as per the codex suggestion.
The website is http://www.goodenoughtoeat.com which now shows the wordpress site though it is located in /wp_new.
Any help is much appreciated!