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Hi All,

I have just found out about a program called HTTrack which can clone websites. Which got me thinking, what stops a potential client from stripping your entire demo site and not purchasing your theme.

But then I found out a way to block the program from being able to access your site. Add the following entries to your .htaccess

To block httrack; try using:

RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^HTTrack 3.0x.* [NC,OR]


RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^HTTrack.* [NC,OR]

The program does not respond to your robots.txt file.



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Yeah that’s right but ubfortunatelly this is not the only software that can do this. Here is an article that show how to block almost all known bad boots:

Cheers ;)

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Not to mention that anyone with half brains using that software changes the user agent :)

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