Disclaimer : I have 24 hours of experience with Discourse.
I just set up a new Discourse (amazing deployment experience by the way, https support was magic), in invite-only mode. I wanted to disallow crawlers and referencement and might have gone too far in this. I set
allow index in robots txt to false but also removed all the bot user agents from the list in a setting that was just under. Sadly, I cannot remember the name of this setting or find it in the api. Since this, it’s impossible to access the admin panel and trying another browser doesn’t work since the login doesn’t work either (there’s no button).
robots.txt looks fine:
I am not 100% confident that my emptying of that user-agent list is the root cause, so I’m open to other interpretations.
I do not have an API key yet, so I suppose I’ll have to fix this by SSH. Any idea on the steps involved to rebuild that list and fix this?