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In WordPress, should I “Allow search engines to index this site” during development?

I am going to create a web page, and I will do it online. Should I choose the option: "Allow search engines to index this site." during development, or should this be opened after development ends?
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Content vote system with IP verification and dynamic IP adresses

Description: I have two types of vote system on my site. First of them is for all users and store IP adress to prevent more than one vote. Second is for authenticated users only, which also store ...
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Openfire and Imagick alternative for a shared hosting [closed]

I've just finished a social network, and went for a shared hosting... (because that's what I can afford for now). I used Openfire(for XMPP private messages) and Imagick (for image resizing), but I ...
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Tracking state of a one time event on a big website

Assume a website with 250 million active users. I add a new feature to the website. Once a user visits I want to use a short tutorial to teach them how to use said feature. I only want them to ...
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URL is generating a /#!/splash-page

My site for some reason is generating a shebang - /#!/splash-page on the URL. For example when I type www.modernvintage1005.com, the browser returns www.modernvintage1005.com/#!/splash-page and every ...
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Adding tags for SEO in clothing website [duplicate]

I am building a site for a women's accessories brand. The site has a Homepage, a Store page (where all accessories are displayed), a page for each of the accessories description, an about page and a ...
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Adding query string to url already indexed, will cause problem with SEO?

I have to change the urls of my site, from something like: www.site.com/page.html to www.site.com/page.html?value=randomvalue This will cause problems with SEO?
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Website not loading completely

I have a client on Fiverr and had ordered me a job to design a website and upload it. I completed the site using wordpress and uploaded to his godaddy server. The problem is that, He says the website ...
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Ajax results page for outbound links - Should I make it SEO?

I run a movie review site. I have two main directories: /movies - AJAX only This page links to movie reviews, where 99% are to original content on external sites and 1% is to my own reviews in the ...
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Google Maps links: deprecated attributes

When I validate this page, I'm getting kind of these errors: Error Line 161, Column 438: The scrolling attribute on the iframe element is obsolete. Use CSS instead. ...
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What does it mean to infect people with silent java drive?

I've got a weird contact message through my website, claiming they have found a security vulnerability and wonder if I have a bug bounty program. The details they shared: Only what I can say is ...
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Which way is better for SEO on “part-launched” site?

I have launched part of my site that it can work separately of main site (site.com/current). The main section of site (including root www.example.com address), likely to be launched on next months. ...
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Creating a backdoor in (your own) PHP website [closed]

I've just built a website for a client and I'm a bit worried he won't pay me once it actually goes live. I've heard there are ways to create a back-door so I could access the website whenever I want. ...
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Parallax Websites & SEO

I am getting a parallax website made for my e-commerce website. I have the option of giving each section an individual link or anchor tagging each page. Which of the two options are better for SEO? I ...
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Why is Google Analytics saying that I got 5 clicks for each query?

I have two websites, which I have been tracking with GA for 3-4 months now. In either of the site's reports, I have lots of queries shown in Traffic Sources -> Search Engine Optimization -> ...
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Is it a good idea to make “safety copy” of articles from referring sites?

My wife has a small business with a website, of which I am the maintainer. (I am not a trained web developer, but know the basics of HTML and CSS.) There are already a few articles / blogs / news ...
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Best web environment for running python powered website [closed]

I am new into python programming. 1st is was a php developer. Learnt php by poking around the internet. now in my collage course most of the course are based on python or java. So i thought to Get ...
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Best ways to collect transaction fee for sales transaction

I'm having trouble finding a solution to what seems like a simple requirement. If I were to list items for sale on my website, is there any easy, seamless way to asses something like a 2.5% ...
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Does every hosting company provide a redirect to their site at mysql.xyz.com?

If xyz be the name of the website, does mysql.xyz.com always redirect to the webhost?
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Web applications vs. Websites [closed]

Hello all I'm an android developer just into web development. This Discussion here has me pretty confused. Here are some questions For a social network say, should it be a web application or a ...
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Good practice for watermarking/trademarking a website [closed]

When developing a website for a client, is it considered normal/proper etiquette to include an inconspicuous link to the developer's own website at the bottom of the client's website? In case that ...
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When is it worthwhile to host your own website instead of using shared hosting? [closed]

I'm not new to web development, but I have always used shared hosting to suit my needs. However, I see some people choose to serve their websites from their own servers. In considering moving to ...
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How to implement an unspammable email address

Providing info email or contact email in plain text helps spammer (robots) to extract the email using regex or any technique, currently I provided an image like this: But this method has usability ...
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2 developers working on the same site, avoid overwriting each other [closed]

Recently my company took on another developer to work alongside me. We both use Coda 2 and there's times where we're both working on the same sites. It recently happened that we both wrote over each ...
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Where do you develop client Wordpress sites? [closed]

I am currently in the process of setting up my own little Web Development business. I have created a handful of WordPress sites and people who see them keep asking me to make them one. My question is ...
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What to do on a bogus/scammer site?

We just found out that one of our client's website has a bogus site. The domain name is somewhat similar to our client's name, only matter of word is the difference. What alarms us is this bogus site ...
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How to make a website from .pdf / .ai / .svg files?

I have designed an infographic for a client using Illustrator and now they asked me to make a website for them based on the infographic. I use Adobe Dreamweaver occasionally, but I'm not good with ...
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How to add a holding page in front of a domain

I have set up a holding page to announce a new version of a website coming soon. I wanted people to still be able to access the original site, so my approach was to place the holding page in the root ...
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Browser compatibility issues [duplicate]

I am fairly new to website design. I am currently coding a new site. I have a local server setup (localhost) using Apache and testing using Firefox Ver 21 and IE Ver 9. I am getting display ...
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Knowledge required to build a book rental website

My friend and I are considering building a book rental website like http://www.campusbookrentals.com/. My question is what are the required knowledges to build such a website? I've learned HTML and ...
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Show Facebook likes on the website

I have just added the Facebook likes indicator in a website: www.canalonesbastimar.com. Since I have created a profile with that URL in Facebook, and I have 13 likes, I expected it would be shown ...
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Setting up a LAMP VM server for Development and Testing?

Info: I would like to set up a VM server on my local computer which will serve pages in the exact same way as my current hosting (but only to me on my local computer). I currently pay a big web ...
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Adobe Edge Reflow - how to get the code? [closed]

I am building a project using Reflow. It allows to play with the layout, set the breakpoints and so on. How can I get the code (HTML and CSS) for the finished page? There is an option Preview in ...
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Managing Xampp on USB for Mac and Windows machines

I am working on some PHP projects (Wordpress mostly) with MySQL databases and primarily use my Windows Desktop to do the work on whilst running Xampp. This all works great until I need to take my ...
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Chrome Extension or online tool to access and edit files on server via FTP/other protocols

I recently got a Chromebook Pixel, and find it to be a great alternative laptop to my Macbook Pro, especially for non coding tasks like email etc. I was wondering if there was any IDE style extension ...
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Measurable goals for a new web team/department?

I'm part of a new web team (the area is new) and we have to define goals. I need to define this goals so they can be measurable maybe monthly and yearly. So my questions is if these goals should be ...
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The layout page “~/Views/Shared/_Layout.cshtml” could not be found

I got this error and I can't figure out what is going on. I am positive the _layout.cshtml resides in the shared folder and for the sake of trying things out, I moved to the Home folder and it then ...
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How does this website work? [closed]

By the looks of it this website is just a feed of articles from other sites. How does it import the whole articles like this? and how is the site ranking at all with the lack on original content? I ...
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Getting started with a website [duplicate]

So I know HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, PHP. But I'm not sure how to put it all together to begin making an actual website. I'm not looking at something too big here since I'm just a beginner, but I ...
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How to deal with a client who redesigned their own site badly?

I am a freelance designer/developer. I am starting a registered business and will be offering other services soon and I am in the process of expanding the portfolio section of my existing website but ...
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Good security practice for writing a php/mysql web app [closed]

I'm about to create a web app that is php/mysql based. It should contain multiple users and two levels of admin accounts. It will most likely not be very likely to be attacked in any way. Still I am ...
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How to determine which files are used by website

I recently became responsible for a PHP / HTML / MySQL website. The document structure is full of duplicate files and folders making the site appear more complex than it is. Is there any tool I can ...
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Content blocks on dedicated pages rather than listed on one page

I am doing a web site for a client. The descriptions for all his services are rather short and precise so I decided to put them all (about 10 of them) on one page and have a sticky menu in the sidebar ...
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Impact on social interactions after URL change [duplicate]

Every article URL on a website I work on will soon be changed. 301 redirects will be set up to ensure inbound links still arrive at the correct destination. However, social interactions (Likes and ...
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Files not caching

We store our images on S3 and our performance has been incredibly slow. This morning we turned on CloudFront in hopes that our performance would increase. When I analyze our performance with ...
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SEO for Main Navigations

My question is simple... To what extent does your primary navigation [and secondary navigations] have on SEO for your website? My particular case is this: I have "two" primary navigations. One ...
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Is there a program to prevent downloading a whole site [closed]

I want to avoid reinventing the wheel, so I am wondering if there is an (open source) program that you can use to protect a web server that has paid content by preventing a user from downloading all ...
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Web gallery system

is there a gallery app or code that will show image that has been uploaded in an certain directory and it will be shown normally but when people download it , it will put a watermark in it Any ...
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My webpage works using HTTP, but not using www

I'm sorry to repeat this question as I saw it was previously asked. I would just like the answer in something that a complete idiot and newbie web developer (me) can understand. I actually hired a ...
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Adding 'jump to' link to specific section in the page inside search result description

I've noticed Wikipedia has many direct links to specific sections in their pages in search results descriptions. For example when searching for 'stackoverflow history wikipedia' the first result that ...