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Using WordPress account on a domain?

I just got my own domain from SiteGround (first time doing anything like this.) and installed WordPress on it. Is it possible I could use that as my main WordPress account? I'm not seeing any option ...
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How do I “bind” social networks account to my blog?

My girlfriend has a WordPress blog for a while now, but when we check tools like websiteworth or woorank, it tells us that she has no twitter or G+ account, which is false. Is there a way to "bind" ...
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SEO: how to organize a multiple, etherogeneous topics website?

I happen to have a decent knowledge about a ton of very different topics. I'd like to start a large blog website talking about them, but while some of those topics are more or less close, others are ...
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SEO AJAX Calls for Google

I have a working WordPress site that contains a custom navigation and retrieves a page based on title. So what it looks like is, lets say I have a page called test and the user selects test on the ...
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Link to Youtube video via middleman website - SEO perspective

It would be great to hear some opinions on my issue. I have WordPress website and YouTube channel. I would like to put links to my YouTube videos on some other websites. I am wondering if it is good ...
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Silo structure on magazine site

I will have to code magazine theme using silo structure. Requirements of the design is to display most recent posts of each category on the home page, popular/last commented posts in the sidebar etc ...
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Does Google penalize you for using an outdated version of Wordpress?

If you are using an outdated version of Wordpress , do you get penalized for this ? In other words, does it matter for seo ? I know that from a security point of view it is always recommend to keep ...
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Unexplained long Time To First Byte

My wordpress blog is getting a grade F for TTFB on webpagetest.org: http://www.webpagetest.org/result/140905_20_PRX/ with a TTFB of over 800ms. I cannot explain it. Indeed, I use a CloudFlare CDN, ...
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Can Joomla and Wordpress use same MySQL database?

I have a Joomla site installed at domain.com/fresh. Now, I want to install WordPress. I am planning to install WordPress under subdirectory "information"; so my url will be domain.com/information. ...
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Does editing a Wordpress Theme from scratch affect SEO?

I'm a web designer and I'd like to make a custom wordpress theme for my upcoming blog. The template is already made in photoshop but I need a good starting point. I don't have too much experience with ...
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Do I get penalized for hosting a blog in a subfolder? [duplicate]

First of all, I know this is an ongoing debate, I’ve read forums and seen different opinions but I’m still confused. Here’s my problem. I’ve started my website from scratch (design and code) and now ...
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Server flooded with Wordpress login requests. Need advice [closed]

Recently I was looking at the nginx access logs and found on 2 ocassions a large ammount of requests pointed towards my WP login page. There were over 50.000 requests coming from 2 different IP ...
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SEO and parent menu item placeholders

In wordpress I have several empty parent menu items which simply serve as something to click to access a dropdown sub items menu showing actual pages. I can't have these parent menu items link to a ...
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Godaddy one page hosting

Disclaimer: not sure this is the right place for this kind of question, sorry in advance, just point me to the right place and I'll move it. In godaddy when paying only for domain, without hosting, ...
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My WordPress site is not tracked by Google Analytics anymore

I have changed my WordPress theme. Suddenly I could see that Google Analytics is not tracking anymore for the past two days. How to re-verify that? Also I have enable tracking code in All in one SEO ...
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Preventing Cache for Text Content but not for CSS files and Images

I have Wordpress blog that I write blog posts about javascript. I update the same post by generally 12-13 days or so. But sometimes I push updates daily. After I update my article and publish to ...
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Does lazy loading work on externally hosted images?

I will be using picasa or flickr for hosting images on my wordpress blog . And I have installed a image lazy loading plugin . Will lazy loading work for images hosted on picasa/flickr ?
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Image not appearing when publicizing to facebook

I'm using WordPress and the problem I have is that I don't see any associated images being used when I paste a link into Facebook. Below is my Facebook OG:Data. <meta property="og:type" ...
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PHP installation missing while opening website [closed]

All was working fine but then suddenly Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress came when I try to my site. Hosting:Godaddy PHP version:5.4.26 ...
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Really slow wordpress website admin panel with a total query time 1664ms for the home page [duplicate]

I have a problem with my WordPress website being too slow, I installed a debug bar to check queries in the home page, it reports 202 queries, and a total query time equal to 1665ms. The cpu and the ...
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How can I remove the .html extension for static webpages that are indexed so they'll still work in a WordPress site?

I have a static HTML website with less than 100 pages and 99 of them are indexed in Google's search engine. I want to convert it into a WordPress website, but there are some problems I'm worried ...
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AdSense ads are not being displayed on my homepage [closed]

I have a relatively new site that has AdSense installed in the same location across each page. Ads however are not (and have never been) displaying on my homepage. I have checked that I have enough ...
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A good way to use RDFa in a WordPress post

I'm using the RDFa on the breadcrumbs, and this is the scheme of my code in a post: <div class="path" vocab="http://rdfa.data-vocabulary.org/#"> <span id="breadex">You are here: ...
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Would my SEO be impacted if I migrated posts from Tumblr to a hosted WordPress solution?

I'm curious about both the positive and negative benefits of migrating old posts that were written on a Tumblr blog with a custom domain to a self-hosted WordPress solution. I've seen many people ...
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Any negative consequences of linking from a wordpress site to another site that uses ASP pages

A client of mine had a blog that utilized ASP pages for some content. Recently they moved their site to a Linux-based server and installed Wordpress. They did not want to have all the ASP pages ...
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Facebook share in Hebrew messed up

I have a WordPress website in Hebrew. Using Yoast for SEO and AddThis for sharing. Recently a lot of problems with Facebook sharing: Some posts share in "Gibbrish" - no image, no title and messed up ...
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Should I use a subdomain provided by WordPress or a custom domain in Google Webmaster Tools?

I have a blog at domain.wordpress.com and I'm buying the custom domain domain.com. Which domain (domain.wordpress.com or domain.com) should I register in Google Webmaster Tools?
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Will a missing <head> tag prevent Google from indexing a WordPress site?

I was recently trying to configure a Google Webmasters Tools account for a client. I spent almost an hour wondering why I couldn't get the site to validate, when I found that the opening tag was ...
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Is using URL parameters bad for SEO? [duplicate]

I recently noticed that my web page have problems with Google and good search results. Many of the existing SEO tools suggests that my website uses bad URLs for SEO. I'm using a single PHP file that ...
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Wordpress or not? [closed]

What is / are the practical differences between creating a Wordpress based website and a normal html5 based site - from a siteowners perspective? I know a wee bit of html and css and would like to ...
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What steps do I take to transfer a WordPress site from one host to another?

I have a self-hosted WordPress site at a hosting provider but I need to move it to a new hosting company. How do I transfer my WordPress installation from one host to the other, and then how do I ...
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Unable to update social meta description for home page with WordPress SEO by Yoast [closed]

I am using WordPress SEO plugin. It is working fine except an issue with home page. I am unable to give social description for it. I have tried at least 10 times, but after hitting "update", it ...
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Can I restart my WordPress site without using a different domain name?

I'm getting problems with crawling my site in Google Webmasters Tools. I'm seeing weird URLs that end with my domain, like: /tag/sugar/www.k2ost.com /tag/melody-day/www.k2ost.com and also like ...
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Implementing mobile-only (non-responsive) ads into a responsive theme

I've just finished setting up a website for someone - it's a responsive design under WordPress. Some of the advertising on the page is responsive ad units from AdSense, but unfortunately other ad ...
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Google sometimes (erratically) shows my blog instead of my website in its results

When I go to Google and search on my domain, most of the time I see my website (i.e., mydomain.com) in the first page. But sometimes, instead of displaying a link to my website, Google shows a link to ...
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How do I add a widget to the header area of the 'Twenty Fourteen' WP theme? [closed]

I would like to add a widget to the header area (above the main menu) of the WordPress Twenty Fourteen theme. Ideally this would cut down the size of the header image from the full width to half, with ...
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Can linking to random related posts have SEO consequences?

I am using WordPress and by default my related posts system works by gathering posts and shows them based on the tags they have. This is OK when you have few posts but with a lot of posts only the ...
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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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What to do in Google Webmaster Tools when 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 example.com to www.example.com so that I can use CloudFlare. I did the ...
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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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Setup WordPress multi-site installation to handle both subdomain.example.com and www.subdomain.example.com

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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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 ...