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    Googlebot cannot access CSS and JS files on

    Anyone else getting an email notification from Google Webmaster Tools I mean Search Console that states

    "Googlebot cannot access CSS and JS files on" my website.

    I checked the robots.txt file and it only blocks the wp-admin folder.

    Is this a legit notification or is this a mixup?
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    Re: Googlebot cannot access CSS and JS files on

    Hi Chris,

    Looks legit. Info from Search Engine Land:
    Google Search Console Warnings Issued For Blocking JavaScript & CSS

    And Search Engine Roundtable:
    Google Warning: Googlebot Cannot Access CSS & JS (JavaScript)
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    Re: Googlebot cannot access CSS and JS files on

    I don't see a solution anywhere.

    I guess I can manually add the following...

    Allow: /wp-content/plugins
    Allow: /wp-content/cache
    Allow: /wp-content/themes

    ---------- Post Merged at 01:01 PM ---------- Previous Post was at 12:57 PM ----------

    Well, I added it to the robots.txt file and Fetch/Rendered and it gave me an error.

    I guess someone will come up with a fix.... hopefully Yoast.
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    Re: Googlebot cannot access CSS and JS files on

    Here are a couple links Chris. Hope that helps. We did get a few and just changed the robots to allow

    Updating our technical Webmaster Guidelines
    Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Updating our technical Webmaster Guidelines

    How to allow js and css files and images in the robots.txt if I have disallowed parent folders
    javascript - How to allow js and css files and images in the robots.txt if I have disallowed parent folders - Stack Overflow

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    Re: Googlebot cannot access CSS and JS files on

    It feels like too often WMT sends false alerts. I feel like ignoring them most of the time but of course, you can't.

    Chris, let us know if you find a solution.
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