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Opened 2 months ago

Closed 8 weeks ago

#4765 closed defect (reported-upstream)

Google user agent requests to plugins/search.php returns a raw 403

Reported by: jonoaldersonwp Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Plugin Directory Keywords: seo analytics
Cc:

Description

Requests like https://wordpress.org/plugins/search.php?q=cats return a 403 error when the user agent is (or appears to be) Google. This behaviour (and any similar conditions which detect and alter the outcome for search engine user agents) should be disabled/removed.

Change History (1)

#1 @dd32
8 weeks ago

  • Resolution set to reported-upstream
  • Status changed from new to closed

Search engines are currently blocked from the current resources:

  • /plugins/search.php
  • /support/search.php

Filed request: https://make.wordpress.org/systems/2019/10/18/remove-old-bbpress1-search-blocking/

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