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Module: Forum Lockdown

Posted by Joe Curia 
Re: Module: Forum Lockdown
October 14, 2012 05:52PM
If you lock the forum there is no reason for Google to crawl, they keep their own cache.
(The whole idea does not make sense, so maybe I am missing something.) If you make it read only Google will check for changes periodically.

Google uses a range of ips. Google will tell you what ranges they use for their bots. You can use a .access file to allow / deny access to your forum.

What about the other search engines?
Re: Module: Forum Lockdown
February 23, 2013 01:20AM
I only allow google to crawl....then how do i create .htaccess?
Re: Module: Forum Lockdown
February 25, 2013 07:20AM
Creating an .htaccess will not help you, since that will actively block the rest of the world that is not Google from your forums.

What's your idea behind this all? Why lock it down, while at the same time allowing Google to crawl, cache and publish the contents?

Regardless the idea, allowing for such setup would require modification to the module, to authorize Google from there for accessing the forums. It is not a built-in feature, nor can you fix this from outside the module.

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