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Should I use WordPress category archives or regular pages when considering SEO?

I've built a WordPress site based on posts and category archives (no pages). The menu redirects to different category archive pages that have a description, an image, and the relevant posts. Now that ...
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How to run WordPress and Java web app running on Tomcat on the same server?

I have to run a WordPress site served via Apache2 & Java-based webapp using Tomcat on the same server. When users come to example.com or example.com/public-pages they need to served from ...
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How does one redirect from one wordpress page to another via htaccess?

I tried making the following change to my wordpress site to permanently redirect a common link to a new page. I could've -sworn- that this used to work. But it simply does not (at least in WP 3.9). I ...
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Ranking drop after using reverse proxy for blog subdirectory and robots.txt for old blog subdomain

We have a 3Dcart store and a WordPress blog hosted on a separate server. Originally, we had a CNAME set up to point the blog to http://blog.example.com/. However, in our attempt to boost link-based ...
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“Publish date” custom variable in Google Analytics, how to search between two dates?

We have the two custom variables on our WordPress site: _gaq.push(['_setCustomVar', 1, 'pubDate', 'June 6, 2014']); _gaq.push(['_setCustomVar', 2, 'author', 'Sam']); The first variable is the date ...
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wordpress woocommerce php variable usage %1$s

I am using wordpress with woocommerce and I am trying to manipulate a copy of myaccount.php The default code uses some variables of some sort that I am not familiar with nor have I been able to find ...
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Moving from root to www

I've read tons of questions but I can't find the answer to this seemingly obvious issue. I'm moving my WordPress site from domain.com to www.domain.com so that I can use CloudFlare. I did the change ...
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Is it possible to transfer Google Authorship?

Is it possible to transfer Google Authorship from one account to another? Scenario: I have user A who is a legitimate Google Author in my WordPress site. When I search the 'keyword' in Google, his ...
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Can 302 redirect on WordPress homepage affect SEO?

I manage a website. In order to lead the visitor to the latest post when entering the website, I set a 302 redirect from the homepage URL to the latest post URL. There's 1 to 2 posts a month so the ...
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How to prevent a 404 Error when creating a subdomain and using www to access it?

I have installed a multi-site installation of WordPress onto my domain. I then added the necessary code to the wp-config.php file and .htaccess as instructed by WordPress. I also installed a plugin ...
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Custom Title Not Used on SERP [duplicate]

I am using Wordpress Yoast plugin, and this is not the first time that I used it. I have used it in four of my sites. Problem: Google is not using my custom defined title on my homepage. The website ...
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Tracking 502 bad gateway error

I moved my Wordpress site to WP Engine and now I constantly get 502 errors. I spoke with support and they said that its because I have a lot of DB queries. I ran some tests and my frontpage only has ...
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WordPress login broken when using WooCommerce and Theme My Login

I am running WordPress with WooCommerce and Theme My Login plugins. When a user registers on my site it sends them a confirmation email and then they can click to activate account. Problem is when the ...
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301 redirecting a blog's RSS feed URL?

I moved my personal blog from Wordpress to Ghost this weekend, which changes the RSS feed URL from /feed/ to /rss/. By default Ghost returns a 301 redirect for /feed/, which I've verified by checking ...
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Wordpress easiest install? [closed]

What is the easiest way to download/install wordpress? I'm having problems getting it. Also does wordpress cost anything to use?
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Is this a good WordPress robots.txt configuration?

I am about to launch a new WordPress site and below is what I came up with for my robots.txt file. Should I combine some of these directives with a wildcard or should I include them both ways? I know ...
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Some website pages not indexed by Google although followed the recommended steps [duplicate]

I have built a website (www.shareall.nl) in wordpress and did some SEO (metadescriptions, headings, links, alt text, microdata, sitemap, robots.txt, etc) using Yoast Wordpress SEO plugin. I did not ...
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Images sent from my site is not being displayed in my gmail account anymore

I use wordpress cms. I have built a simple email system wherein people can select posts. The code pulls the featured image of each selected post. On submit the images are sent to my gmail account with ...
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Homepage redirect and impact on SEO?

My website is basically a gallery of pictures that I display one at the time (as seperate posts). I have no need for a landing page and so I redirect all users who visit the homepage to a random ...
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Unwanted hyperlinks containing 'msocom1' inserted into my WordPress content

I have found several unwanted nonsensical hyperlinks inserted into unpublished content on my website (self-hosted WordPress). Four of these are to "#_msocom_1". Googling on "#_msocom_1" returns 519 ...
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Moving Blogspot to Wordpress, can I reuse the framed redirect domain without losing SEO?

I have a blogger site (let's call it test.blogspot.com.au) and a domain test.com which redirects to that site. We've installed Wordpress in a subdirectory on another site and migrated using blogger’s ...
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Are there any advantages from an SEO perspective to remove the “/category/” base from the permalink?

On an WordPress site, there are ways to remove the /category/ base from permalinks. Is there an advantage or a disadvantage for SEO to doing this?
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I bought a WordPress theme from a person claiming to hold a developer license

I bought a WordPress theme from a person claiming to hold a developer license, but, later I found that he didn't have the developer license. He had purchased it as a basic license. Can this impact ...
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Which domain name is best? [closed]

I am planning to buy a new domain for my blog. My name is Joel. If I choose a domain as joelblog.com or something like that will it be nice? Or should I choose a name like expertthings.com or ...
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Sidebar text widget and duplicate content

Is a text sidebar widget OK with SEO point of view? This widget has a 100 words text and its shown on every page. I am concerned about duplicate content issue. I have a website that lists upcoming ...
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Google Search Results: sub-page description [duplicate]

I have a Wordpress site that successfully has 6 sub-pages listed below the main result in Google. However a page content snippet is showing up or each instead of the sub-page meta descriptions. I ...
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WordPress refusing FTP connection when using correct details

I am trying to update some plugins on a WordPress site. To do this directly through WordPress you need to provide: Hostname Username Password Connection yype I am definitely using the correct ...
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local install of wp site brought down from host - home page is ok but other pages redirect to wamp config page

local install of wp site brought down from host - home page is ok but other pages redirect to wamp config page. I got all local files from host to www dir under local wamp. I got database from host ...
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Physical memory usage issues with WordPress plugins

Occasionally, my website that's hosted with GoDaddy is crashing due to physical memory overload. My host told me that PHP processes are overloading the server, and to try to find out which WordPress ...
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Images on my site contain wp-content/uploads/ in the URL, how do I change this?

When ever you click on an image in my site it displays www.sitename.com/wp-content/uploads/date/image.jpg. How do I change this to something like www.sitename.com/image.jpg or ...
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How to create a seperate blog page on my site with a different theme

My website is currently setup as a blog, where there are categories and post within them. However I want to create a separate page where I can discuss news, ideas, and thoughts, while having a ...
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How do I troubleshoot rewrite and permalink issues for wordpress using IIS 7 W2008?

I know this question is kind of a WP and kind of a webmaster issue. I am really stuck troubleshooting how IIS is handling rewrites and permalinks. Anyone that can offer an explanation or demarcation ...
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Website does not have post previews when viewing on mobile

For some reason when I view my site on mobile devices the homepage just displays the full article one after the other as opposed to thumbnail and text previews. Any idea what the reason behind this ...
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Google Pagespeed not recognizing minify, cache leveraging, etc

Recently, my sites score completely dropped in site optimization/speed in the Google Adsense rating system. When using Google PageSpeed Insights it tells me quite a few things. One being to leverage ...
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Redirect blog archive into certain format

I asked the question in WPSE before, but the answer I got so far is a complicated one. I'm actually looking for a .htaccess way. Here's what the scenario is: My blog archive URLs were like: ...
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Wordpress theme usage rights with GPLv2

I've been searching for a great looking wordpress theme to use on a small magazine website idea that I had and I've just found one that would be ideal, with lots of blank spaces specifically designed ...
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What is better for SEO robots.txt file or dynamically generated robots.txt URL?

I was relying on our custom WordPress package's dynamically generated robots.txt URL for a few sites but it was not being honoured by Google or Bing (plugin URLs were getting indexed despite the rule ...
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Migrating subscribers from Mr Site to WordPress

I'm hoping somebody can provide some thoughts on an issue I'm facing. I've built a new website on wordpress.com for someone whose previous website was built and hosted with Mr. Site. We weren't happy ...
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Adsense code not appearing on certain post

I have my adsense code in an ad widget. There is a header ad, and two ads in the side bar. For some reason the header ad appears on every single page, but the two side bar ads have magically ...
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After cloning WP and deleting all posts and pages, some previous domain links are found by Google

Through the clone function in Softaculous, I cloned a WP installation to a brand new domain. First thing, I deleted all posts, pages, media, etc. then I created a few new pages, generated a sitemap ...
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Archive page of post showing up ahead of actual post in google

Not exactly sure why the main page of my website which shows the latest post is being shown first when searching for post I made. The main page of my website shows up with the seo description showing ...
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Hashbang, pjax, or djax for dynamic pages in WordPress?

I am modifying a current WP theme that uses child pages loaded into tabs via jQuery and hashtags. For example, http://example.com/category would be the parent page with tabs. Clicking on one of those ...
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WordPress keeps redirecting my users to install.php, Is it caused by an injection hack?

I don't really know how to express my problem, so bear with me. This is a bit hard to explain. I have a Wordpress installation, the latest, and often (once a day) my site redirects users to the ...
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?Referer links in WordPress site getting indexed

I have a WordPress site which is more content centric. Today, I found that certain URLs are getting indexed in Google Search results. They look like: ...
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Main domain and subdomain are same contain

One website example.com and second website is subdomain of example.com like example.example.com. Both website are same in terms of both content and functionality but written in different programming ...
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How to add custom php code in Wordpress text widget

I cant make my PHP code work when I add it in WordPress text widget (without plugin). The same code works on main (index.php) , but not in widget. I searched for this question and found the answer - ...
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WordPress migration not showing images

I migrated my WordPress site from host to host, also to different domain, according to the guide at WPExplorer, however the images do not shown. I replaced the database records via "Search Replace DB ...
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Why can I access a website through IP address but not by it's domain name?

I'm using CentOS, LAMP and Wordpress.org I have added and edited a virtual host on the apache server. For servername I put the hostname that is output when I typed the command hostname. Now I'm ...
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Looks like fonts are absent

Hello I get 404 error when I try to reach my font file, Is this OK? I use Gtmetrix.com to find bugs on my site. One of the errors says: The following requests are returning 404/410 responses. Either ...
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How to block user agent from accessing my WordPress site with htaccess?

I have noticed large amount of traffic coming to my site from different IP's with user agent. Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; SiteExplorer/1.0b; +http://siteexplorer.info/) I don't have much experience ...