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Securing WP installation (3 posts)

  1. mbrando
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi,

    I have recent installed WP to use as my BLOG. I noticed that there are to things missing:

    1) no robots.txt file
    2) the WP folder structure allow open indexing.

    Im the next release of WP it would nice to see something like robots-sample.txt file with WP folders listed to prevent indexing of the WP structure and an empty index.htm or index.php file in every folder that does not have an index file in it. By making these changes you can prevent your WP site from be found via a search engine search by a core file name. The is important when hackers and crackers are looking for known vulnerabilities.

    Sincerely,
    Mike
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  2. drmike
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I usually just enter my own robots.txt file. Gotta admit that I'm seeing more and more search engines ignoring it anyway though. MSN is a big one for ignoring what rules I have in there. A9 as well.

  3. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    .htaccess takes care of the rest if you put the right stuff in it.

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