Prevent Malicious Bots/Spiders From Accessing Your Site Using .htaccess

There are various types of bots and spiders that transverse sites for different reasons. Among them activities such as email harvesting and other malicious activity. By using a .htaccess file, you can block the majority of well know malicious bots.

Bad bots typically ignore the wishes of your robots.txt file, so you’ll want to ban them using means such as .htaccess. The trick is to identify a bad bot. Below is a useful code block you can insert into .htaccess file for blocking a lot of the known bad bots and site rippers currently out there. Learn More

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How to Remove Notifications Link from Scrollable Header Box in Clip-Bucket v2


As you may have noticed already, notifications have literally no use in Clip-Bucket. The main developer, Arslan Hassan, even said once in a post at the Clip-Bucket forum, that the notifications system was a feature he wanted to implement, yet never had the time to finish it. So let’s free some space up there in the header box by removing the link to them. This article applies for those who use the default cbv2new template. These instructions may be exact for the whole v2 branch. Learn More

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Disappearing Articles in MODX

It’s time to create new post in your MODX Articles Blog. You right-click on your blog container in the tree and select “Write New Article.” The form to create a new blog post comes up, you spend an hour or two writing your blog post, set it as published, and click on the “Save” button. Now, you go to the front end and look at your blog. The new article is not there. You go to back to the Manager and navigate to the Manage Articles panel. It’s not there either, nor is it in the Resources tree at the left. Is all your work lost forever? What happened? Learn More

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