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Disqus 2012 comments NOT being indexed by Google

We run a high-traffic website at http://www.onedirection.net and we've been using Disqus throughout this year, initially to great effect. We accepted the upgrade to Disqus 2012 back in June, loving ...
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SEO blog Indexing: wordpress.com subdomain vs a registered domain?

I've used WordPress for a few of my client's sites, mostly small businesses and eCommerce sites. I have found through Google Analytics as well as the All in One Webmaster plugin that when it comes to ...
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Is Movable Type among the most secure PHP blogs? How secure are the various PHP blog applications?

Basically I'm trying to find a blog for a website, and security is the highest priority in our case. We don't need any features that I would imagine are special. Wordpress was our first idea, but its ...
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OpenID, Gmail, Facebook, Yahoo login for Wordpress

Is there somethink like this for free for wordpress?
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NOINDEX large number of pages to fix Google thin content manual action?

I've just been hit with a site wide manual spam action on Google due to a significant percentage of 'Thin content with little or no added value'. I have a large number of posts that are affiliate ...
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Does Using WordPress MultiSite for Similar Sites on Same IP Hurt SEO?

We are attempting to determine why most of sites we do SEO work for are not ranking well or at all. We have a WordPress MultiSite network with several hundred sites, and about 60 of them are SEO ...
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How can I force my site to serve just HTTPS and non-www?

I have a WordPress install where all the links are https://example.com. So, users that try to access the site via https://www.example.com will see the site, but none of the images and resources will ...
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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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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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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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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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How do you get Google product rich snippets working on WooCommerce

I have just set up a WooCommerce site and I am trying to get the reviews on it to show up in the Google rich snippets. How can i do this? Is there any out-the-box plugins to make it work? Currently ...
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Can't load Wordpress static files on home network

I've just installed Wordpress 3.5 on my laptop (LAMP on Ubuntu 12.10) and when I'm trying to access the site from my phone but it doesn't load static files (css and images). I tried with Opera Mobile ...
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Custom or Open Source CMS?

I am in the process of having our corporate site redeveloped. My problem is do I choose a bespoke CMS or open source solution? We have used a bespoke CMS in the past and it can be very limiting in ...
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How to remove spam links from google?

My wordpress website got the pharma attack. Now there are lots of spam links on my website indexed by the Google. Is there possiblilty to remove these links from the Google using robots.txt file or ...
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Joomla or Wordpress for Classified Ads Website?

I am looking to build a classified ads website but confused whether to go with joomla or wordpress. I know only a little about joomla and nothing about wordpress. Also if in the future, I want to ...
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Joomla 1.5 to Wordpress 3.1 migration: how to redirect Joomla's permalinks

I'm migrating a Joomla 1.5 site to a WordPress 3.1 site (I will later update to WP 3.2.x) and I've found the right tool to do it, a plugin called Joomla 1.5 Importer. There is another plugin called ...
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Using Excerpts as Meta Descriptions?

I have been blogging from the past three years. And one thing that I didn't care about was to add Meta Description for every page. I was, unfortunately, fallen for the "Google doesn't care about Meta ...
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Block images on Russian domain .ru via htaccess?

I have a WordPress website which accepts anonymous comments and images. We are receiving spam in the form of Russian porn, with images hotlinked from websites on the Russian domain .ru As we are ...
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Question about mod_rewrite rule for redirecting failing pages

I'm setting up a mod_rewrite rule that redirects failing pages to a custom "Page Not Found" page. This is with WordPress. I've used an online tutorial from the Apache site and so far my rules look ...
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What is the best and cheapest CMS for an E-Commerce site?

My client needs a site customers can use to pay the membership fees and join. It should also track when old members need to pay again. There are some members that will not want to pay online and they ...
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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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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 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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Google adsense application rejected - network website

I'm running a network of websites/subdomains, that are all based on the same samedomain.com, each subdomain having its own subdomainaddress.samedomain.com. On the front page of samedomain.com the ...
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Receiving error 500 for WordPress when using CloudFlare as a CDN

My WordPress site is using CloudFlare as a CDN, and if I use the site's IP address to access wordpress/wp-admin/install.php directly, it works fine. However, when I try to call ...
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Why do some Nginx configurations block download agents using Wget?

I noticed that some Nginx configurations block download agents using Wget like this: if ($http_user_agent ~* LWP::Simple|wget) { return 403; } Why block Wget? If I use the above code in my ...
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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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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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Is is good idea to let google list attachment pages?

I know the majority of people don't let google crawl their WordPress attachment pages. In my opinion the attachment pages aren't duplicate content because they don't show the whole content but just ...
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How to copy Wordpress website within same hosting?

I use bluhost web hosting. I already have mysite1.com. I want to copy this website to different domains within the same hosting, eg. mysite2.com, mysite3.com, and so on. All sites will have the same ...
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.htaccess Redirect 301 in Wordpress – From Post to Page

By default, Wordpress posts are added to RSS feed. For my website, I want to include Wordpress pages to RSS feed. I know that some plugins could help me. Instead, I try to use redirect 301 in ...
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Shared to Dedicated or Amazon CloudFront to improve performances and keep secured?

I have a Wordpress which currently takes about 1.8s to 2.5s for the home page to completely load in my country. The page weight is about 700Ko (static content included). In order to increase ...
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Hosting a website on multiple servers?

Say I have a Wordpress site that is hosted on a linux box and I want to add an entirely new piece of functionality using asp.net. Would it be possible to host the new asp.net portion of the site on a ...
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Static HTML to Wordpress Migration SEO Implications?

Recently, I migrated a client's site to a new server and a new home within WordPress so they could more easily edit their website and start a blog section. The static site was 10 years old a was ...
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New Wordpress posts generate 404 error

I had a working installation of WordPress, and I recently encountered an issue where when I tried to login to the back-end, the browser would redirect to the login URL of the previous domain WordPress ...
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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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Using .htaccess deny returning 302 and not 403 forbidden

I'm in the process of adding yet another layer of security to some of my WordPress installs, since some of my customers sites use shared hosting, and generally they do not ban users for brute force ...
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Huge database-like site: joomla vs wordpress problem

Currently my company is planning to develop a huge, country-wide website that would mailny contain massive database of products (culinary), places (stores, restaurants), recipes... It will also have a ...
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How can I create a WordPress blog in a subdirectory on my GoDaddy Windows shared hosting account?

How can I create a WordPress blog in a subdirectory on my GoDaddy Windows shared hosting account for my domain name? The URL should look like this: www.example.com/blog/sme/abc-wxy-zdg or this: ...
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How do I manage multilingual versions of my website with WordPress?

We are currently publishing about 2 articles a week on English site which we would be translating in-house and publishing through Wordpress CMS to our new international sites in France and Brazil. We ...
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Does WordPress include native mobile support?

I have setup a site on WordPress that doesn't appear to adapt to mobile sites at all. I used to use Joomla which had a responsive mode. Does WordPress have any features or settings to adjust ...
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Moving a WordPress site to a new domain - need help with an Apache htaccess URL rewrite rule

I'm helping to move a WordPress site from one domain to another, which includes a change in permalink structure. I know I can use a .htaccess entry, but I'm not that well-versed (yet) in regular ...
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Sitemap file linked from another Sitemap file

I currently have a site setup that, in addition to regular static pages, also has a WordPress blog. This results in my main site having a sitemap.xml file listing the basic pages and then a sitemap ...
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Unknown file automatically created on root folder

I am not sure if it is the correct place to ask such a question. One of my websites got malware. It is hosted on a 1&1 server and the website is developed in WordPress 3.3.1 (now upgraded to ...
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How to calculate maximum number of request in 128 MB VPS performance?

I am a newbie here, please let me know if I'm using wrong webmaster terms. I am currently setting up a VPS for a multi site WordPress. The VPS uses Debian 6 LNMP setup and the DNS is being taken care ...
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Is it possible to change URL structure and to continue to gather Analytics data to the existing posts?

I'm changing my WordPress permalinks from /%category%/%post_id%/ to /%postname%/ Is is possible to make Google Analytics to continue gathering the posts data correspondingly?
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Is 'noindex, follow' a good idea for blog's index page?

I am new to SEO for blogs (to be more precise WordPress). I wanted to only page with a single article to be indexed. This is not because I am afraid of duplicate content, but because I am afraid a ...
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Is there a blogging platform that allows me to give traffic related bonuses to writers?

I would like to be able to reward writers with bonuses based upon the amount of traffic their individual posts receive, to encourage them to promote their posts on the internet. Is there a platform ...
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Moving a WordPress installation from a subdomain to its own domain without losing PageRank

I'd like to move a WP installation from a subdomain to its own without losing the PageRank achieved by that subdomain. What are the best steps in order to do this properly? Especially how do I set ...