Support » Plugin: Virtual Robots.txt » Settings won’t remove themselves

  • Resolved Josh Gellock

    (@joshuagellock)



    Despite checking the option, “When you tick this box all saved settings will be deleted when you deactivate this plugin”, the settings remained after deactivating the plugin. Even after uninstalling the plugin, they remained. Installing a different robots.txt editor didn’t help either.

    What can I do to fix this?

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  • Plugin Author Marios Alexandrou

    (@marios-alexandrou)

    What do you mean the settings don’t remove themselves i.e. how do you know they aren’t being removed?

    Note that if you have a physical robots.txt file this plugin won’t override it. A physical robots.txt file means WordPress isn’t running so there’s no chance for this plugin to do what it does.

    I know because I went to the robots.txt file.

    I think the only workaround at this point is to implement a physical robots.txt file. Going to try that and go from there.

    Plugin Author Marios Alexandrou

    (@marios-alexandrou)

    If my plugin is disabled you shouldn’t be able to see a robots.txt file. If you can, then something else is generating it or a physical version already exists. My plugin can’t possibly show a robots.txt file if it is disabled.

    I have no reason to make up what was happening. The Details tab says it would add the XML sitemap as well but it didn’t do that either. I’ll find a workaround. Feel free to close this one out.

    Plugin Author Marios Alexandrou

    (@marios-alexandrou)

    Sorry, I didn’t mean to imply you were making things up. I am, however, suggesting that your interpretation may not be right. When a plugin is inactive, it can’t do anything. Some will leaves files behind, but mine isn’t one of those because it doesn’t create any files. So if you’re able to access a robots.txt file when my plugin is inactive, it’s coming from somewhere else. Or perhaps it’s cached by your browser or maybe some other plugin.

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