robots.txt and webmatrix

Topics: General, Troubleshooting
Jun 30, 2011 at 8:49 PM

This is a sneaky issue that can bite you if don't know what causes it-

Im running the Robots.txt module on my sites, and just realized that after upgraded to 1.2 it no longer worked. Finally tracked down the fact that webmatrix apparently creates an empty robots.txt in the root of a site when you open it from a folder. This blank file will then block the mechanism used to map the url to the virtual robots.txt path. Delete the robots.txt file from the root of your site and you'll be back in business.

Jan 11, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Thanks, this was just what I needed.

For others who follow this link, once you remove the robots.txt file in webmatrix, refresh your Orchard Admin dashboard and the new menu item will be "Configuration". Mine appeared just above the "Settings" category.