Let us imagine you are developing an application in Visual Studio 2015, and you would like your project to have a prerequisite of the Access Database Engine redistributable.
You may or may not have found this blog post that details how to create the bootstrapper package and where to put it on your system. The file creation details are correct, but the path is not. The correct path for the package is
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\SDK\Bootstrapper\
An alternate title for this post could be, “How disallowing robots from your wp-content folder could cost you mobile rankings in Google.”
On April 21st, 2015, Google is going to change the way it ranks sites for users on mobile devices. By blocking Googlebot from your plugins folder, you could be preventing Google from deciding that your site is mobile-friendly. If you are skeptical about this Google-is-changing statement I have made or want to dive into the details, read this.
I found this line in my client’s robots.txt:
Why would this line be in robots.txt at all? My client lives on GoDaddy Managed WordPress Hosting, and that service creates a robots.txt file that looks like this (as of the date I published this post):
There are a bunch of blogs that discuss the “ideal WordPress robots.txt file” that recommend blocking the plugins folder, and some plugins alter robots.txt to block this directory, too. Before February 2015, even Yoast SEO did this. It’s no longer a good idea.
As seen hanging in the window of JoBoy’s Brewpub, Main Street, Lititz.
I am presenting at the October Philly ‘burbs meetup @ Michael’s Deli in King of Prussia, PA. More details
I made a poster for my favorite WordPress meetup.