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Hi,

my test with the Ascent template fails on the Google mobile friendly test.
Is an update in the making?

Thanks!

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Hi BC

What issue does it flag up?

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Hi,

I just figured out that commenting /template in robots.txt fixes everything;

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Ah thanks for the update

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How did you do this? My Ascent site is also not mobile-friendly:

"Page appears not mobile-friendly

1) Content wider than screen
2) Links too close together
3) This page may appear not mobile-friendly because the robots.txt file may block Googlebot from loading some of the page's resources.
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Hi

His issue refers to your point 3

You need to edit the robots text file

Check out this thread -
forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=710&t=874627
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Open the robots.txt file in the root of your Joomla install. Comment the line that mentions "templates". This will allow Google bots to read the template as well, which is necessary to get the correct representation of the mobile version of the site.

Rgds,

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Thanks BC :)
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Thanks, I'll check that.
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Thanks... that did help and the site is now showing up as mobile-friendly. Appreciate it.
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Cool thanks for the update :)

Thanks again Ian :)

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Same question as outlined by others. Could you just tell me what - "Comment the line that mentions templates" - means in practical terms. Do I simply delete this: Disallow: /templates/ or change it to: Allow: /templates/ tks. Philip
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I just remove the line myself
together with the images and media

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If you use a plugin like jch optimise then you will need to allow plugins, remove the line or allow the jch specifically
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Allow: /plugins/system/jch_optimize/assets2/
Allow: /plugins/system/jch_optimize/assets/

something like that

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It worked. Amazing. I did actually update with the standard Joomla robots.txt to replace an older version
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I see Siteground have all sorts of tricks for optmization/page speed etc. But jch gets rave reviews. tks for the tip.
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With jch test and retest - it is an incremental tool but it is easy to trip up

I've used it myself a few times and it can take a little time to get right
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If using JCH I'd also install cache cleaner from Regular Labs as its much quicker to clear the cache this way

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