The .htaccess and Robots.txt files provide website operators, in particular the experienced ones, with many options for enhanced managing and controlling of a website.

In order to make it easier for our users to access both files, we have developed a special section within BAVOKO SEO Tools. You can edit and save the documents in an easy-to-use .htaccess and robots.txt editor within our WordPress plugin.

ATTENTION: If you make a mistake using this editor, your website might no longer be accessible. Therefore we recommend the editing of theses files only for advanced users!

Before you can start editing, the .htaccess and robots.txt editor must first be enabled in the settings of BAVOKO SEO Tools.

  • Navigate to the “Settings” of BAVOKO SEO Tools and open the tab “Advanced”.
  • Depending on what you want to enable for editing, check “Unlock .htaccess Editor” or “Unlock robots.txt Editor”.

.htaccess

With the .htaccess file you can influence the configuration of the Apache web server without having to directly access the main configuration file (httpd.conf) of the web server.

In addition to file and directory protection, .htaccess lets you specify your own HTTP error messages, set up your own redirects, block access to specific IP addresses, ranges, or hostnames, and much more.

  • Navigate to “Onpage” > “.htaccess & robots.txt”.
  • Now you can expand the code in the text window with your own commands (provided that you have enabled the editing of your .htaccess file!).
  • By clicking “SAVE” BAVOKO SEO Tools saves your changes.

Robots.txt

The robots.txt (Robots Exlusion Standard Protocol) is a text file that specifies which directories are allowed to be read and which are not. Crawlers first look for robots.txt when they visit a site, and use it as a guideline for indexing and analyzing the site.

  • Navigate to “Onpage” > “.htaccess & robots.txt”.
  • Open the “robots.txt” tab. Now you can expand the code in the text window with your own commands (provided that you have enabled the editing of your robot .txt file!).
  • By clicking “SAVE” BAVOKO SEO Tools saves your changes.

ATTENTION: Excluding pages from indexing via robots.txt does not mean that your files are protected from access. Although most bots comply with the standard, but since there is no obligation, there are always exceptions. For sensitive data, we recommend you to use an additional password.

Backup System for .htaccess & Robots.txt

Because a faulty change, in particular within the .htacces file, can cause serious errors on your website, BAVOKO SEO Tools also contains its own backup system for these files.

If there are any errors occuring on your website after a change in the .htaccess or the robots.txt, you can use the following folder to find automatically generated backups of both files via FTP access from BAVOKO SEO Tools, which you then can simply add to the main directory of your WordPress installation:
/wp-content/plugins/wp-seo-keyword-optimizer/backups/

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