In a previous post on WordPress Plugins I use while developing a WordPress website I mentioned WP Maintenance Mode which blocks public access to the website and returns an HTTP status code of 503 for search engines. But did you know you can change the returned HTTP status code?
Chrome’s Network tab alerted that a client’s website was downloading Roboto from Google Fonts. The problem was that we weren’t using Roboto for this project. After some troubleshooting we discovered Roboto was being downloaded on pages displaying an embedded Google Map. Why, Google?
Thankfully, Stack Overflow has a pretty simple solution.