Googlebot cannot access CSS and JS files on

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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?
 

Linda Buquet

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Hi Chris,

Looks legit. Info from Search Engine Land:
<a href="http://searchengineland.com/google-search-console-warnings-issued-for-blocking-javascript-css-226227">Google Search Console Warnings Issued For Blocking JavaScript & CSS</a>

And Search Engine Roundtable:
<a href="https://www.seroundtable.com/google-warning-googlebot-css-js-20665.html">Google Warning: Googlebot Cannot Access CSS & JS (JavaScript)</a>
 
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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​

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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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JoshuaMackens

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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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