Card validator: ERROR: Fetching the page failed because it's denied by robots.txt


Using wordpress and for some reason lately the card validator shows the following Error:

Fetching the page failed because it’s denied by robots.txt.

URL example:

What could be wrong?


The error message tells you what is wrong.


User-agent: *
Disallow: /wp-admin/
Allow: /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php
Disallow: /kontakt/haftung-copyright-datenschutz/
Disallow: /category/
Disallow: /filter/
Disallow: /page/
Disallow: /tag/
Disallow: /201*


This says, for User-agent: * (i.e. all crawlers) Disallow: /201*
The page URL is /2018/07… etc so all crawlers are blocked.

This is covered in thetroubleshooting documentation on the developer site (search for “robots.txt”), and in the pinned troubleshooting post that you should already have checked before posting.

If you’re having issues with your site you may need to discuss with the webmaster for assistance in configuring the robots file.

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