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  • Resolved Bukco13


    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 which now shows the wordpress site though it is located in /wp_new.

    Any help is much appreciated!

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  • I’m having the same issue. Did you find a solution?

    Yes I did actually. I think this is related to the update to WordPress 3.5. Basically I think they got rid of “Privacy Settings” and just moved that to General Settings. I would go to your dashboard, clear your cache, refresh a few times and then check out General Settings and you should see an option to allow spiders.

    Hope that helps!

    I actually found it just before you posted. A plugin told me i had don not index on and the link took me to what I guess to be the old wordpress privacy page ( it has been moved to the reading tab) which i why it didnt work.

    I thought it was weird that I could navigate to the page I was trying to change without clicking the link from the SEO plugin.

    Anyway, thanks for the reply

    Yep, same thing was happening to me. Glad you got it figured out! Weird that wordpress didn’t try and get re-route in there. Weirder still that it was even possible to still link to a page that otherwise doesn’t still exist.

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