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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 ...
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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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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: ...