Fantastico Installer and WordPress Privacy. Watch it

When you install WordPress using the Fantastico Installer, the privacy settings block search Engines by default. I like this feature because it won’t allow Google to index your blog, which is good before your blog is ready.

It has come to my notice that, some people including, but not limited to Todd, forgets to change their privacy setting and hence, their blog seldom gets indexed, no matter how they try.

I wonder why some don’t even check all the settings pages on their blog at least once.

Once your blog is ready to go live, make sure you change the Privacy Settings under Settings on the left side bar > Privacy to: “I would like my blog to be visible to everyone, including search engines (like Google, Bing, Technorati) and archivers”

Update Privacy Settings when you are ready

Get a good spot on Google.

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I am a WordPress product developer and creator of Image Attributes Pro. I am passionate about solving problems and travelling the world.

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  1. TheAnand says:

    most hosting companies now do not support fantastico because its hackable…i think these days something called “simple scripts” is what most companies use.

  2. Navjot Singh says:

    WordPress 3.0 will come with a option which will keep you notified on Dashboard that your privacy settings are off, so that you can know whether your blog’s indexing is off or on.

  3. Thanks for letting me know. I am going to check my privacy settings on a couple of my niche blogs now!

  4. Pubudu Kodikara says:

    Thanks for pointing this out bro! it will help lots of bloggers out there! but i alsways install wordpress manually! 😀

  5. NavaPavan says:

    Nice catch. Every one should keep this in mind.

  6. Latief@AnotherBlogge says:

    Wow! I have to check this one bro, thanks!

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