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  • Is it normal that anyone can browse directly to and download from the wp-content/plugins folder? Including content being listed by search engines?
    Version 2.1

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  • To block directory listings on your site, drop this in the .htaccess in the root.
    IndexIgnore *
    All directories without an index.html or index.php will not be listed.

    So it is normal to be able to put http://www.example/wp-content/plugins and view the contents of this folder?
    I did look at the htacess file and in part this is what I now have do I still add IndexIgnore *

    IndexIgnore .htaccess */.??* *~ *# */HEADER* */README* */_vti*

    Almost all servers will list directories (WP or not) if no index file is there.
    Yes, you can add that right below what you have.

    First Thank you very much for your help I placed it as suggested and the following is now what shows if that is not a concern I can leave it as is. I assume what is now viewable is because of the index.php in the wp-content folder.

    Index of /wp-content/themes
    Name Last modified Size Description

    Apache/1.3.37 Server at Port 80

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