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Google CSS/JS Robots.txt Warning Email

You may have recently received an email from Google stating that Google cannot access your CSS/JS files. Don’t worry, you aren’t the only person that received this email! Thousands of other website owners also received this warning as of late.

Here’s a brief explanation of what this warning from Google means. Basically, Google wants websites to be responsive and mobile-friendly. The way Google checks this is by scanning your files and checking that your website is working properly. Having restrictions in the robots.txt file that prevents Google from accessing certain CSS and JavaScript files results in Google not being able to fully review your website. In response, this could lead to your website having lower rankings than it would otherwise have.

Thankfully, fixing this issue is very easy! Google provides tools such as the Fetch and Render Tool or the Mobile-Friendly Test to check your website for these issues. If Google is being blocked from accessing resources it needs these tools will tell you what’s wrong and provide steps on how to fix it. And if these tools tell you nothing is wrong then your problem should be resolved!

If you have any questions or are unsure what to do, please contact us! We are always happy to help!

Magento Security Patch SUPEE-6482

Magento has released a security patch, SUPEE-6482, for Magento CE 1.4+ installations. Please implement this security patch on your website immediately as it addresses XSS and API security vulnerabilities. These SUPEE-6482 patch files can be obtained directly on Magento’s website at https://www.magentocommerce.com/download or by upgrading your installation to Magento CE Please make sure you create complete file and database backups prior to making any changes to your website. It is also recommended that you don’t implement Magento upgrades on live sites as downtime can occur. Please contact us with any questions!

Upgrade to Magento via SSH

This Magento upgrade tutorial will help guide you through the process of updating / upgrading your Magento installation from 1.4+ to which was released on August 04, 2015. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will assume you have access to SSH on your hosting account. You should always create a backup of your entire website/database before proceeding with an upgrade and never perform these steps on a live store. Please be sure to obtain updated files from the authors of any Magento extensions you have installed on your website.

  1. Change to your Magento installation directory:
    (swap “username” below for your account’s username, or change the entire path to match your absolute URL)

    cd /home/username/public_html
  2. Download Magento from MagentoCommerce.com:
    wget http://www.magentocommerce.com/downloads/assets/
    The download link above doesn’t seem to be working, so until we update that you can download the files here: https://www.webcitz.com/magento-
  3. Extract the archive:
    tar -zxvf magento-
  4. Change to the directory created during extraction:
    cd magento
  5. Turn off file replacement prompts:
    unalias cp
  6. Copy the Magento files over your existing files:
    cp -rf * /home/username/public_html
  7. Change back to your Magento installation directory:
    cd ../
  8. Remove the empty folder
    rm -rf magento
  9. Optional: CHMOD all files to 644:
    find -type f -name ‘*.*’ -exec chmod 644 {} \;
    Optional: CHMOD all folders to 755:
    find -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;
    Optional: CHOWN all files/folders:
    chown -R username:username *