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  1. Again your instructions worked perfectly, thank you John, the robots.txt tester is now working. Hopefully this matter is now resolved. I will get back if I discover any more errors or problems. Shaun
  2. Hello John Thank you for your code, that worked perfectly, you are a star, I can now call my robots.txt file. However in my Google webmaster account when I attempt the robots.txt tester I get an error Fetch Failed! Could this be anything to do with my original problem, or will I need to start a new thread about Google Webmaster? Kind regards Shaun
  3. Hi all. I discovered that my new shop website is not working and it seems I have an .htaccess and robots.txt conflict that I am unable to sort out. First I noticed that Google Sitemap XML was not able to access my robots.txt, after some help from Jack_mce and my host technical support, it was found that the ,htaccess redirect was causing the problem. Obviously I need both of these files for my site to work properly, can anyone suggest a fix for this .htaccess file. My shop is in the public_html folder along with the robots.txt and .htaccess. The .htaccess file is RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\. [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.retro-antiques-curios.co.uk/$1 [R=301,L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php?/$1 [L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/RAC_Shop [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /RAC_Shop/$1 My robots.txt file is # Robots.txt User-agent: * Disallow: /includes/ Disallow: /account.php Disallow: /account_edit.php Disallow: /account_history.php Disallow: /account_history_info.php Disallow: /account_newsletters.php Disallow: /account_notifications.php Disallow: /account_password.php Disallow: /address_book.php Disallow: /address_book_process.php Disallow: /checkout_confirmation.php Disallow: /checkout_payment.php Disallow: /checkout_payment_address.php Disallow: /checkout_process.php Disallow: /checkout_shipping.php Disallow: /checkout_shipping_address.php Disallow: /checkout_success.php Disallow: /cookie_usage.php Disallow: /create_account.php Disallow: /create_account_process.php Disallow: /create_account_success.php Disallow: /login.php Disallow: /logoff.php Disallow: /password_forgotten.php Disallow: /popup_image.php Disallow: /redirect.php Disallow: /shopping_cart.php Disallow: /user.css sitemap: https://www.retro-antiques-curios.co.uk/RAC_Shop/sitemapindex.xml Thanks in advance Shaun Running BS Edge.
  4. Google XML Sitemap SEO

    I have had no joy in trying to get it all to work. If I remove the last 5 lines, the robots.txt is seen, but then the homepage reverts back to the index of / The .htaccess file is RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\. [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.retro-antiques-curios.co.uk/$1 [R=301,L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php?/$1 [L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/RAC_Shop [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /RAC_Shop/$1 Any ideas?
  5. Google XML Sitemap SEO

    Hello Sorry Jack, the reason sitemapindex page was not accessible seems to be due to a problem with my .htaccess file. When the .htaccess is removed https://www.retro-antiques-curios.co.uk/sitemapindex is accessible, however my site is then not redirected, so when I go to www.retro-antiques-curios.co.uk, I get the index of / page. The .htaccess file is also in my public_html folder, along with my shop and the robots.txt, along with a bunch of other files. How do I get around this?
  6. Google XML Sitemap SEO

    I am soooo confused, exactly what properties does google want or need? I know they want http & https, www and non www, but what else? Is it just my main domain url, (retro-antiques-curios.co.uk) or is it the full shop url, (retro-antiques-curios.co.uk/RAC_Shop) or both? The robots.txt file and my shop folder are in my public_html folder, is this correct? No matter what combination of properties I use, I am still getting this error message: robots.txt fetch failed You have a robots.txt file that we are currently unable to fetch. In such cases we stop crawling your site until we get hold of a robots.txt, or fall back to the last known good robots.txt file. Without getting past my robots.txt file google will not crawl my site. I even cut the robots.txt down to just the includes folder : # Robots.txt User-agent: * Disallow: /includes/ But nothing, still the same error, what am I doing wrong? I also have several google-site-verification codes, of two different numbers, how many should there be? do you get one for each property you set up? I have tried following the help and tips on the google webmaster site, but these are too technical, is there an idiots guide? I would rather not drop everything and spend a week trying to decipher the webmaster page, then still end up lost. I have spent more time on this addon than I have all the rest of my addons put together, and am seriously wondering if it has just been a complete waste of time and effort on my part, not to mention wasting your time Jack! Or do I just need a good slap around the face with a large wet slimy cod to bring me to my senses?
  7. Google XML Sitemap SEO

    Hi Jack thanks for that, I have now logged in to my original account. I have now signed up for the Google web master account. I ran the robots.txt checker and get this : robots.txt fetch failed You have a robots.txt file that we are currently unable to fetch. In such cases we stop crawling your site until we get hold of a robots.txt, or fall back to the last known good robots.txt file. I removed the two entries and added a / after the includes entry as you suggested. Is it worth cutting the robots.txt file right down? I also attempt to add the sitemapindex.xml but it does not find it, I have checked and it is there. Regards Shaun
  8. Google XML Sitemap SEO

    Thanks Jack that seems to work now. No doubt I will be back! Regards Shaun
  9. Google XML Sitemap SEO

    Thanks Jack I was able to delete the files stated, however the new sql has an error : #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '. HTTPS_CATALOG_SERVER . '/googlesitemap/index.php" target="new" style="color:bl' at line 2 Regards
  10. Google XML Sitemap SEO

    OK Jack thank you, Sorry to be a pain but how do I do that? Please keep it simple. Shaun
  11. Google XML Sitemap SEO

    Hello @Jack_mcs I have been having problems with the older version of xml so I have replaced all the files with your new version. Do I need to delete the old files from phpMyadmin before I import the new sql? Regards Shaun
  12. KissIT Image Thumnailer

    Hello @raiwa As usual, common sense where common sense is needed! I put (') in to the file name, what a plonker. Thank you Rainer. Thanks @Dan Cole for your input, it was much appreciated. Regards Shaun
  13. KissIT Image Thumnailer

    This has turned into a real pickle! I started a new product and used the offending image, again I had an internal server error. From this I take it that the Image has been corrupted. Therefore how can I change the name of the images so that they do not become corrupted? There must be a superbrain out there that can teach us fools. Shaun
  14. KissIT Image Thumnailer

    Hello @Dan Cole No I didn’t. Do I just change the name in the product_images database using phpmyadmin to the same as the name of the changed file? Is this the best way to change the image filenames? Or am I going to regret changing them? I think I will need to change maybe 100 image names. Kind regards Shaun
  15. KissIT Image Thumnailer

    Sorry I am using bs Edge.
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