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How can I remove soft 404 errors in wordpress website? [on hold]

How do I fix soft 404 errors in my Wordpress website? I am removing deleted pages in Google Search Console (webmaster tools), but it is still showing soft 404 errors.
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Duplicate content penalty for adding event information to sidebar widgets?

I have an entertainment-based WordPress site. If I place my upcoming events on the sidebar via widgets that will contain links and event information, they will appear both on my home page and internal ...
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Google displaying wrong title / Adds “First -” before the title

I have a website (wordpess) and the most important page of my website is displayed with a wrong title on Google search results. The title of the page is in this format: "Category name | Website ...
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Blogger for a high trafic code blog [closed]

I have a code blog on a self hosted wordpress site and recently it's getting some high amounts of traffic (YAYYY!!). As the traffic is increasing i could opt for a bigger hosting plan which is an ...
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Best CMS for Software distribution, documentation, etc.? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a CMS that helps to make websites for software projects. What I mean is websites like nodejs.org or python.org. These websites have very similar design, they have a downloads section, ...
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How to setup CloudFlare Origin CA with a wordpress server hosted on Amazon AWS?

Many might know that recently CloudFlare introduced something really amazing for everyone with a domain: CloudFlare Origin CA. I have a WordPress website hosted on Amazon AWS, and what I initially ...
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Where are these spammy posts generated from?

While doing a a random Google search, I realized that my WordPress blog is populated with several spammy posts. Ex: (intentionally delinked) ...
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WooCommerce Product Pictures opens twice

I am working on a WordPress Site which is using for the shop WooCommerce. When I want to enlarge the product picture it will be enlarged twice. One is overleaping the other. One of them is in the ...
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SEO: how to make articles more relevant? Or how to make overview pages less relevant?

I did a lot of Googling, but I did not seem to find something on the topic. According to this thread this question needs to be asked here. I'm using a WordPress installation with a theme that renders ...
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What happens with WHO IS privacy protection when the domain is not active?

I'm running small Wordpress site (about 15k visitors per month) and I want to buy a custom domain and monetize it. During the registration I'm asked for personal info, I know I have to provide it. I ...
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WordPress creating URLs which are not found

For each post or page I create, WordPress creates URLLs like this: about-us/timcoetzee about-us/thesportingfreak@gmail.com contact-us/@sportingfreak ...
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WordPress subcategories and SEO

I have questions about categories. Is it okay to have child (nested categories)? For example: Software Development -- Web ---- Java Script ---- PHP ---- HTML 5 -- Low level ---- C ---- Assembly ...
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Will altering my HOSTS file allow me to access sites that can't be directly accessed via IP?

I'm moving hosts over to a shared host (HostGator) and trying to access my site before DNS propagation has completed, so I can access my WP-ADMIN (which can't be done w/ temporary URLs). I'm told ...
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Importance of order of robots meta tag in head

I'm using add_action( 'wp_head', 'my_noindex_follow' ); to call a function that inserts a noindex,follow robots meta tag into the head of my search results page. Does the order in which the robots ...
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Google shows every page of my WordPress site but I only want the home page indexed

So to start with, I have Google crawl my (WordPress) website with the search console, now I can see my pages in the search engine. But it shows every page separately. Like my /contact, /services and ...
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How can I check if my hosting provider blocked outbound traffic to some IP's?

I have a website powered by WordPress and I am using MailChimp with the official WP plugin. I know this plugin works as its very popular and it works on my other hosting account but not on this site. ...
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.htaccess rule fails when including $ at end

The Basic Situation We have a server. It has some static files, some simple, "flat" .php and .html pages, but it also has a WordPress install at the document root, meaning that visiting / takes the ...
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What is the right value in robots.txt for wordpress blog ?

I migrated my wordpress site from godaddy to AWS and converted to a php site with wordpress into a sub directory, blog. My main site has few pages. When I look at content keywords after few weeks in ...
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Wordpress Category Tracking Analytics

I have a Wordpress blog with Google Analytics enabled globally. I want to know how many page views or users I'm getting for specific categories. Is there a way to filter analytics by urls like ...
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Homepage not being crawled by search engines [duplicate]

My website is using WordPress with the following robots.txt User-agent: * Disallow: /cgi-bin Disallow: /wp-admin Disallow: /wp-includes Disallow: /wp-content/cache Disallow: /trackback Disallow: ...
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Does it matter if a site lives in a subdirectory instead of the root folder?

We built a (wordpress) site at the root directory of www.website.com, and then another company built a new version of the site at www.website.com/dev . While they were building it they accidentally ...
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Google crawl some pages, but not exist on website

Google Webmaster Tools is reporting a crawling error. 403 Access Denied for an ".html" such as "vy81TYYP/lraynb-20151123-dkd04-2290.html" page which has never existed on a my developed website. This ...
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How can I export Wordpress site's data (specially users and comments) to a CMS/board built from scratch?

I'm going to create a personal CMS/board for a website. Currently the site is using Wordpress so, more specifically, how can I export all the users and comments from Wordpress to a self-build website? ...
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Setting up Wordpress site for APM - SEO implications

This is fairly new and I have been reading up on AMP implantation. There is a plugin that sets up AMP pages for WordPress. My concern is duplicate content since there will be a new set of pages with ...
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Strange HTTP:Accept-Language behavior instead of Browser Language Detect [closed]

My qTranslate-X (v3.4.6.4) WordPress (v4.4.2) plugin can't "Detect the language of the browser and redirect accordingly.", so i needed to do a hack by .htaccess. Following solution found in Drupal's ...
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Wrong URL showing up in Google search results resulting in 404 error after migrating from blogger to WordPress

I have ported a blogger blog to a WordPress blog. I have switched the DNS to point to the new WordPress blog. The WordPress blog is up and running fine. I have created sitemaps for the pages on this ...
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What are the pros/cons of ecommerce store as subdomain vs integrated into main domain?

I have a website www.example.com which is currently not an ecommerce site. Now I want to sell some stuff. What are the pros/cons of setting up the store on a separate subdomain integrated with the ...
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Please clarify me about admin-ajax.php? [closed]

Someone know What is "admin-ajax.php" and its function and how it works. Please explain me if any one have fine description about it.
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Redirecting from Wordpress.com site to Wordpress.org with SSL

I am in the process of transferring a Wordpress.com site to Wordpress.org. The old site domain: https://oldsite.wordpress.com. The new site domain: https://newsite.com. I am facing a dilemma on the ...
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My new setup website Directs to /cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi [duplicate]

I have many domains set up in cPanel. I just added a new website and it keeps directing me to /cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi. Why?? Please can you explain why this is happening and how to solve it?
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Are there any benefits to having unique meta descriptions and meta keywords per article/post/page on blog?

My company's website is running on WordPress. I've been asked to find an easy way to add custom meta description & keywords to the site. Of course, found an extension that easily allows this on ...
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HTML5 banner not showing correctly in Revive Adserver

I want to insert an HTML5 banner on our Reviver Adserver (version 3.2.2). Here's what I did : Created a new banner; Selected 'Generic HTML banner' from the dropdown menu; Copied the ad's HTML code; ...
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Do I need to use Google cloud platform for my Google Analytics WordPress plugin?

I had developed my own custom Google Analytics plugin before some months, now I have got an email from them that . Hello, Your Google Cloud Platform project(s): 1)project1 2)project2 ...
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How to change my wp-admin URL?

This is the wrong URL: http://www.example.com/wp-login.php?redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2Fexample2.com%2Fwp-admin%2F&reauth=1 This is the URL that I want to change: http://example2.com/wp-admin
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Query string variable “do” with value “ninja” appearing in search results

I did a generic Google search to see if my site shows up somewhere on the first page and it did, however I am seeing a strange query string in the place where you would normally see a plain url to the ...
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Why is my httpd so busy? [closed]

I have a simple Wordpress site on a VPS that isn't performing well. AWStats says: ~ 500k page views per month: ~ 50-80k unique visitors per month ~ 500-800 GB bandwidth per month ...
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htaccess rewrite incoming links to new one

I'm having a problem with site migration and old links. Now, its not just a server migration, it was also a CMS migration. Site went from umbraco (asp.net) to wordpress. Problem is that google indexed ...
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Wordpress premium package - How do you create a sitemap? Does it have to be the business package?

Wordpress premium package - How do you create a sitemap? Does it have to be the business package? I can't seem to do anything to the back on the premium package
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Dead URLs from old CMS showing up in SERP. Wordpress not serving 404 when old links are accessed = old URLs won't die

Dead URLs from the previous CMS on this domain is displayed in SERP, most likely due to people still trying to access them through bookmarks or browser history. This traffic is picked up by Google ...
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Making entire site to HTTPS from HTTP - issues to be aware of

I am thinking of moving a website (built on Wordpress) to be run entirely over HTTPS so it is more secure and follows Google's "HTTPS Everywhere" mantra. Can anyone provide some advice on this & ...
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New page: properly manage old page URLs to keep SEO score intact

I built a new page (Wordpress) whereas current page (custom CMS) is already ranked pretty high in Google's search. What would be some approaches to keep that SEO rank intact, such as handling 301 ...
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How to find out the strength of the Wordpress (already stored) password?

I am responsible for security of lots of shared hosting server. Most of them are having WordPress websites. Each server is having at least 500 WordPress websites. In my expereince, the issue with ...
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wordpress attack?

I have 404 errors on Search Console when queries are being added to my regular URL, such as : &sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwj56v3E9__KAhULbRQKHR3BDggQwW4IHDAD&usg=AFQjCNGDzpx5QNDQ5Kk8NJkIqs048na_tg ...
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Redirect all pages within subdirectory to new page

After redoing my webshop, I need to redirect every URL within a certain directoy to a new page. All URLs beginning ith example.com/shop/... should be redirected to the page located at ...
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Can a blog and forum exist under the same domain for SEO and would a site map help?

I have a blog site example.com (WordPress) and have 10,000 (Alexa 30,000) visitors daily. We've decided to start a forum under example.com/forum/ (vBulletin) Is this a wise idea for SEO? Should I ...
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exporting a blog from a blogging platform to a website

I want to create a blog with my own domain and considere both the following alternatives: (a) purchasing a domain, a host service and creating a website from scratch ; (b) run a blogger platform ...
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What are the advantages or disadvantages of using blogging platforms?

I want to create a blog and I want my own domain. It will be a blog mainly, but I don't exclude to add some sections for contacts and purchasing items from a store later. Since some weblog ...
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Are indexed Wordpress admin pages a security threat?

Because it was blocking Googlebot from accessing important files, I recently updated our /robots.txt file and removed most of it, including wp-admin. Now, the people on charge of hosting and SEO ...
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Visiting website without nameservers

Context I am migrating a WordPress website from a Plesk server to a cPanel server. Before I change the nameservers to point to the new website, I would like to test that everything is ok (e.g., ...
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301 Redirect to Wordpress site. Will this negatively affect SEO?

I am a content writer. I work for an eCommerce site. The server help desk wants an extortionate amount of money for integrating a WordPress site into our existing website and I do not have the ...