Sites with default permalinks do not return 'robots.txt' — at Initial Version
|Reported by:||mbijon||Owned by:|
|Component:||Permalinks||Keywords:||2nd-opinion dev-feedback close|
Currently there is no .htaccess file when Permalinks are on the default (ie: /?p=123) setting.
Without an .htaccess file Apache does not direct requests for non-existent files to WordPress. Directing the request to WP is needed so the 'do_robots' or 'do_robotstxt' actions can respond with the rules set by the user in Permalink Settings.
- Browsers other than Apache likely have the same problem, but I have not tested them
- This occurs in 3.2.1 and 3.3
I've marked severity 'major' since this undermines the Privacy Settings panel & may not meet user expectations. Please modify if this is not appropriate.