Request Allow Search Engines to Index this Site Option Turned Off By Default for Developers
|Reported by:||bftrick||Owned by:|
Theme & Plugin developers often create test sites which shouldn't be indexed by search engines. I propose that we turn off that option by default when a user creates a new site with the WP_DEBUG option enabled.
The way this would work is that when a new user sets up a site they would have to first set WP_DEBUG to true in the wp-config.php file. Then when they go to the wp-admin/install.php page the Allow search engines to index this site checkbox would be turned off by default.
If a user doesn't change the WP_DEBUG setting the checkbox would be checked by default (this is how it works currently).
Since regular users are cautioned against changing the WP_DEBUG setting I see no reason not to make developers lives a little easier.