Senior Member from US
joined:Aug 27, 2003
I posted in the Global Wordpress Hack Underway [webmasterworld.com
...] my problem of the sudden increase in authorization permission errors being reported in GWT.
The errors were of this form:
The errors started a week after I introduced a password protection for extra layer of security for the site
I have removed the password protection in htaccess and deleted .htpasswd which I thought triggered the authorization permission errors. What that did was to halt the rise of the authorization permission errors. However, the errors simply remained constant - it did not increase but it also did not decrease. And yes, I keep getting messages in GWT about the authorization permission errors
Where else should I look at?
My robots.txt file currently has
Should I add
to prevent Googlebot from accessing wp-login.php?
- Wordpress has been installed since Jan 2012, and I've never had any authorization permission errors.
- WP-login.php is not linked anywhere on the site
This started April 1, and traffic has started to fall last week. Any direction you can point me to will be greatly appreciated.