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    So, today Yoast reported that my main page (https://www.phoenixcentre.com/blog/) was unreachable by Google.
    I did some testing; renamed robots.txt in /blog/. same with .htaccess. Neither helped.
    I contacted SiteGround tech support. After a bit of time, they said that they disabled GP Premium, and indexing started working.
    I ran another fetch and render, and now I receive “complete.”
    Curious about what in the plugin might be blocking Google.

    GeneratePress 2.0.2
    GP Premium 1.5.6
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Hi Wayne,

    GP Premium won’t block anything by default.

    Perhaps you have something inside GP Hooks which is blocking robots?


    I reactivated the plugin and disabled hooks, and things are OK, which, again, is weird, as nothing has changed for months in “hooks” — all that’s in there is a line in footer to show copyright as 2009-2018 (or whatever.)
    Thanks for the suggestion

    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    So having hooks activated blocks the spiders? Nothing at all in the wp_head hook?


    I reactivated hooks to have a look. The only line in use is this in the footer:
    <p align=”center”> <?php bloginfo(‘name’); ?> <?php echo my_copyright(); ?> All rights reserved</p>

    HOWEVER, I headed over to Google and retested the main page, and got a “complete” with hooks on. I also turned on one other (page header) that I’d turned off. Tested again, and all is well.

    This is so very weird. The only real changes were:
    1) I removed the normal WP robots.txt in favour of the “blank’ one suggested by Yoast, and
    2) SiteGround turned off your GP Plugin.
    3) Restoring the plugin initially failed, until I disabled “hooks.”
    4) I’ve re-enabled “hooks” and Google can index.



    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Very weird – there definitely isn’t anything inside GP Premium or GP that would block robots, or else we’d have tons of complaints (and this site we’re on wouldn’t be indexed).

    Perhaps you just had some sort of caching issue going on?

    Glad it’s all working now 🙂

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