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Google Search Console Coverage Issue - BreezingForms urls Blocked By Robots.txt 4 days 16 hours ago #249686

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Hello, I've done some On-Page SEO for a friend, and after a few weeks, Google Search Console is throwing a warning that three urls pose an issue because they are blocked by robots.txt. The urls are as follows:
/components/com_breezingforms/images/

/component/breezingforms/raw/true/bfReCaptcha/true/form/1/tmpl/component?raw=true&bfReCaptcha=true&form=1&Itemid=0&tmpl=component

/components/com_breezingforms/images/captcha/securimage_show.php?bfMathRandom=

Our Robots.txt file contains:

Disallow: /administrator/
Disallow: /bin/
Disallow: /cache/
Disallow: /cli/
Disallow: /components/
Disallow: /includes/
Disallow: /installation/
Disallow: /language/
Disallow: /layouts/
Disallow: /libraries/
Disallow: /logs/
Disallow: /modules/
Disallow: /plugins/
Disallow: /tmp/
Disallow: /*?*

As you can see, all settings are default except for, "Disallow: /*?*" which I did to block Joomla's multitudinous generation of canonical url's which is a detriment to SEO. The three urls in question should not, by looking be affected by this line anyway. Probably coming from, "Disallow: /components/".

So, question is, do you see any reason it would be unsafe, or a security issue, to specifically "Allow: /" the three cited urls in Robots.txt and have GSC recrawl them? Will allowing indexing of these urls lead to information hackers could use to hack this site? Thanks for any guidance or thoughts.

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Google Search Console Coverage Issue - BreezingForms urls Blocked By Robots.txt 1 day 23 hours ago #249731

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Hi,

you can make this files writable and readable.
Then everything should be ok :)

Regards,
Tihana

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