Msg#: 3554442 posted 3:29 pm on Jan 21, 2008 (gmt 0)
Just a heads up about something I just stumbled across. Apologies if mentioned before but I've seen to mention of it. On setting up a new blog today I came across a Privacy section under the options tab
It had a default setting of:
"I would like to block search engines, but allow normal visitors"
This wasn't in the last version I installed so just thought I'd mention it lest anyone else be installing or upgrading As mentioned this is selected as the default setting and bans technorati etc as well as all search engines.
A strange and worrying default setting which I presume has some legal better-safe-than-sorry reason behind it
Msg#: 3554442 posted 9:09 am on Jan 22, 2008 (gmt 0)
Tedster that's what I thought. I certainly never expected it and only came across it by accident. With wordpress being so easy to install when offered by hosting companies anybody can do it - you don't have to be a webmaster per se.
I wonder how many are sat there wondering why they're not doing very well in search engines!