[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #18841: Sites with default permalinks do not return 'robots.txt'

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Sun Oct 2 21:16:23 UTC 2011

#18841: Sites with default permalinks do not return 'robots.txt'
 Reporter:  mbijon        |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Permalinks    |     Version:  3.3
 Severity:  major         |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  2nd-opinion   |
Changes (by mbijon):

 * keywords:   => 2nd-opinion


 I'm not sure the name is completely wrong, it does communicate the
 "intent" to a were user fairly well. Naming discussions are always
 challenging to keep short too, so I'll punt on the naming here and suggest
 that's in another ticket.

 As for disabling the Privacy options, we don't disable Permalinks when
 mod_rewrite or file write perms aren't there. Instead there's a number of
 alerts an instructions for manual settings or a changed server config.
 Mirroring the type of help in the Permalink messages to Privacy seems like
 a good option here.

 Another (or additional) option is to try writing a static robots.txt file
 to disk during setup (since privacy options are prompted then). Then
 deleting it if privacy options are changed from default. Writing and
 deleting a static file is more code, but the static file will be more

 @dd32, thanks for that typo fix

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/18841#comment:2>
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