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Google indexes a completely DIFFERENT title for my web site. What can I do?

I have a strange problem. I have read about this problem in other questions but mine is different in a strange way. After a back up at my web hosting company, Google indexes my website with tags such ...
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Should I remove rel next/prev from a single WordPress article?

First of all, this is not a question of 'how to remove', it's a question of 'should I remove'. I've just noticed rel next and prev links on our single WordPress blogs. I'm not sure if they are new ...
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Customizing pagation in wordpress [on hold]

I want to set something where pagation won't show up on the first page, but instead, say "Start Gallery". Then the 2nd,3rd, etc pages will be as normal. How can I acomplish this?
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Wordpress site constantly bruted forced even though there is no wp-login.php page

After being attacked many times and compromised I installed Sucuri for monitoring. Seeing how many times a day I was being brute forced, I decided to turn off the wp login page, but I still get ...
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Github gist or Wordpress plugin for syntax highlighting? [closed]

Which one do you recommend for syntax highlighting in web pages if your Site/Blog is all about programming and have some codes in every posts? Github gist or Wordpress plugin?
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Using Xenu's Link Sleuth to remove bad 301's / broken page-local links

I'm trying to fix 2 issues based on the report from Xenu's Link Sleuth. I have numerous 301 Redirects from Wordpress SQL based URLs despite using post name URLs. Despite using post name based URLs ...
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CNAME record at AWS Route 53 DNS is landing on defaultwebpage.cgi

I have been trying to get this to work for hours. I have a WordPress multisite hosted on a shared server - but with a dedicated IP address for my WP installation, and my client sites are set up as ...
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Map both wildcard subdomains and root TLD at registar with CNAME only - possible?

WordPress multisite newbie; trying to understand client domain mapping best practices. Example: client owns domain foosite.com, registered at GoDaddy. I need to get any/all incarnations to map to ...
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Plugin to test other sites onpage SEO [closed]

Does anyone know a plugin or extension to integrate in my wordpress site to test other sites onpage-seo? On my site the user should enter his website-url and get information about his title, robots....
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wordpress 301 redirect tag to main page

I have posted previously about wordpress tags and archives and whether it can lead to duplicate content problems, the overwhelming response was NO google is smart enough to realise the difference. ...
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Site showing up in an iframe, how to get rid of it?

I have a client I installed a WordPress site. I went to try to log in and install a new security plugin, and the site is being displayed in an iframe. When I navigate to sub pages, the page URL no ...
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Using Easy Google Fonts to override theme header: How can I find the right selector?

I'm using the theme "Healing Touch" for WordPress and I cannot find the selector to use with Google fonts that will let me change the font face for the title in the header section. I've looked at ...
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Redirecting all child pages from subdomain

I can't get this redirect working... Can someone point me in the right direction please? On a WordPress site I want to prevent access to all pages that sit beneath a given parent page. All I want ...
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Why is my WP homepage not in Google first position when searching by domain name [duplicate]

2 month ago, I published a web app (work in progress) https://my.kendozone.com and his front site : https://kendozone.com Basically, https://my.kendozone.com still has no front end ( everything ...
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Is subscription worth it to keep theme updated? [closed]

Besides making improvements to a theme, is there anything else that would justify paying an annual subscription fee such as security updates? How often are WordPress themes hacked? Would I be better ...
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Does breadcrumbs and url inconsistency affect SEO? [closed]

If a website has inconsistency between URL structure and Breadcrumbs structure is it good, neutral or bad for SEO? For example on Yoast site "Wordpress Plugins" page https://yoast.com/wordpress/...
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Removing Forum & Forum Pages From Site

I added a forum on my website which I had high hopes for, however, it is clear that those hopes are unfortunately not going to develop. I received 100'000+ visitors last month (humblebrag) with only ...
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creating an archive/snapshot of a wordpress site — how?

I help to run a 15 year old site which is powered by wordpress (along with various kinds of legacy static content). The site has probably 20,000 wordpress posts. The main site administrator wants to ...
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.htaccess IP whitelist is being ignored

I have the following in my .htaccess file to only allow access from a block of IP's and everyone else is being redirected: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On Options +FollowSymlinks ...
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Is it a wise move to turnoff Wordpress tags and categories

I originally wanted to ask whether wordpress tags & categories can lead to duplicate issues, but I found an answer on this post However opinion seems to be divided, the accepted answer from a ...
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What's the best way to secure wordpress site? [closed]

What steps have you taken? Would love to get some useful insight.
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Completely cached by Cloudflare Wordpress redirect to HTTPS

I have a WordPress (WP) install that is located on a shared hosting package that uses Apache in the root of the domain (not a subfolder or subdomain) with no SSL certificate (not even self-signed). I'...
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Sending mail to a different domain

I have a wordpress website set up for a company on domain.com, with a contact form. The company already has mail set up on gmail, info@companyname.com. I want the contact form to send mail to the ...
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close ads after clicking it? [migrated]

currently i'm using Elegance modal box plugin for wordpress,which shows up POPUP window,and this is currently used "ads" script div style=>iframe src="hidden.com/embed/index.php?zone=234" scrolling="...
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Wix Causing Redirect Issues for WP-Admin

My company's first site was on wix.com. We're now switching to WordPress, and it's caused issues. So basically how we have it, is we bought our domain, and we were redirecting it to our wix site. ...
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Does Google really care if your WordPress site has a “blog page” or not?

I'm developing a WP site with a blog. I want to show the blog posts by assigning "blog" as a parent category to all posts and using that category archive page to show the blog posts. I would not use ...
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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 name"....
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Googlebot is unable to access my site's robots.txt

I am having this issue: "Google couldn't crawl your site because we were unable to access your site's robots.txt file." I have already tried all the suggestions provided in the related problems but ...
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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) http://example.com/2016/02/06/free-download-wallpaper-...
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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 sa-might-never-host-major-sports-tournament/...
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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 mysite....
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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 ...