Block bad bots in WIndows Server IIS using web.config. Learn to protect your WordPress website with this web.config file!
Do you host your WordPress website on Windows Server IIS? And are you having trouble with your web.config? I often receive questions about how to use a web.config file in WordPress on Windows Server, and which settings are important for a WordPress site. Maybe it's because I'm a WordPress on Windows Server IIS enthusiast, so here is my web.config for your convenience (really, it's not that special).
WordPress 3.5 on IIS 8.0 is unable to save a web.config file because of a hard IIS version check in wp-includes/vars.php. Quick fix available here.
This post describes some of the IIS URL Rewrite Module web.config equivalents of commonly used Apache .htaccess settings. This is useful when you convert your Apache .htaccess to IIS web.config. The second part of this post outlines how to use Internet Information Services Manager to import and convert .htaccess rules to web.config.