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How to map a blog to path

I would like to create a blog, and I want to have it in a custom URL. Moreover, I would like to host this blog in a subdirectory of my domain, i.e. www.myurl.com/blog, instead of a subdomain (e.g. ...
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replace direct link to amazon s3

I moved my downloadable files to amazon s3 and used that link from my wordpress site. I realized that if I use amazon link, google analytics wont be able to track all the files. correct? whats the ...
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WP Network — Planning Long Term SEO (one large site versus microsites)

The Main Question is This (details follow below): Is it better to go with individual domain names for the various niches of a company's focus, or is it better to put it all under one domain? I'm ...
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How to prevent common spam on a WordPress blog [duplicate]

Right from the day I installed WordPress on my site, I started getting spam comments/trackbacks. I have also prevented anonymous comments. I get the following email whenever a new spam is posted: ...
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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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Combine redirect to naked domain and point existing content to /blog

I think the .htaccess setup for this ought to be fairly straightforward, but I'm having a hard time with it for some reason. I've just completed the migration of a WordPress single site installation ...
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Wordpress redirects to IP instead of domain

Following this blog post I set up Wordpress on an EC2 instance. I've pointed A records to my Amazon EC Elastic IP Address. After propagation, when I open my website with the domain name, it works. ...
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Analyzing logs: how to get page views broken down by page?

I have a WordPress site where we didn't enable "pretty" permalinks, and thus, all pages in it have URLs in the form ?p=3921. Now, when I log into the statistics page in my hosting provider, I see that ...
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site appears in Google Webmaster Tools but no site: search results [duplicate]

My site is geocology.ca. About a year ago I attempted to add geocology.ca to Google's search index by following the steps for 'Moving Your Site' in Google's Webmaster Tools, transferring from my old ...
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Server won't respond to customer - Wordpress site / Hostgator - high volume

I've got a customer using WordPress. They have been using it for years. It's a school where the kids get on each day and hit the site A LOT. Suddenly, in the last 3 days they get NOTHING back from ...
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Google Webmaster Tools Index Status is 0 [duplicate]

Statistics show all entries of my wordpress blog have been tracked, but none have been indexed. I thought it would be just a matter of indexing delay, but it has been 3 weeks already, and I can find ...
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Wordpress Category/Tag Pages As Indexed Actually Help In Traffic?

I several days ago somewhere read that category and tag pages should be noindexed. But later on somewhere else, I read that, they only increase rank for search term, but overall traffic decreases- ...
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wordpress migration and testing on Amazon EC2

I will need to migrate a wordpress site to Amazon EC2. I've never done this before and it's not my area of expertise, so I'm following this guide. I am getting close to making the actual move (EC2 ...
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Showing index.htm and index.php both

I have a static HTML based site. Server automatically pulls the index.htm as the default page. Fine. I just installed WordPress in the root: But .com/index.php is redirecting automatically to ...
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How to appears in Google Blog Search

I have a wordpress.org blog configured with pingomatic.com. I verify my site on Google webmaster tools, all my post are indexed on the "normal" google search but no one on Google BlogSearch. I ...
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Slow Migration is it possible with a PHP/SQL Driven site

I have a Joomla site that is operating on www.mysite.com, I want to migrate to WordPress but heres the thing, I have hundreds of pages and simply moving migrating them to a test site isn't ideal since ...
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Capitals in URL subdirectory not changed by htaccess

Within my WordPress website I am redirecting sub directories to internal and external links. Now, when you place a CAPITAL letter in the sub dir it does not work anymore and the website does not show ...
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SEO Joomla URL to WordPress URL's

I am trying to migrate from Joomla 1.5 SEF URL's to WordPress SEF URL's. The old links use this formatting: /site/sectionname/categoryname/id-titlename.html I want to migrate it to ...
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Does WordPress tag page lead to duplicate content?

Let's say I am having a tag page at WordPress like http://www.mysite.com/tag/tag_name/ having 2 blog posts A & B and a category page like http://www.mysite.com/category/category_name/ having blog ...
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Mac Mini Colocation Usage Case [duplicate]

I'm looking at purchasing colocation services for a Mac Mini with A specialist colocation company - but as of yet I have no experience with OSX Server for hosting websites. I'm looking for a less ...
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How necessary is it to use HTML5 now on websites?

I have been working upon a wordpress theme and almost done with it, but recently I got to learn some of the new HTML5 tags such as <header>, <footer>, <article> etc etc. I have a ...
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Duplicate meta descriptions after Permalink change

I recently changed my permalink structure on Wordpress to remove the year and month from the URL. Old structure - ...
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Keyword meta tags to work with Google

I'm trying to optimize my website for better search results, I currently have a meta tag created for keywords like so: <meta name="keywords" content="key1, key2, key3" /> I have waited 30 ...
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The SEO Impact of Migrating from Free Hosting on WordPress.com to Own Hosting

I have a blog (which serves as a commercial site) hosted on free wordpress.com. Since I now want to customise and get ownership of the whole thing I am thinking of either self hosting or upgrading ...
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Do too many redirects hurt the SEO structure of Wordpress blog?

I have a website http://www.voiceable.org/ and just moved a category posts to the subdomain http://tech-fun.voiceable.org/ Now, i am using redirection plugin for 301 redirection from that category to ...
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Should I block Wordpress archive pages from search engines?

I use WordPress and /sample-post/ URLs for my posts and /yyyy/mm/ for the archives. Google has indexed the site fully. Since the archives currently display full posts I've thought that I shouldn't ...
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Create single HTML file from many HTML files by keeping header, sidebar & footer section common

I don't know whether I am missing a trick in HTML. I have one simple HTML website which has over 100 HTML pages. For each page the header, sidebar & footer section are the same but the content is ...
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wordpress installation issues [closed]

I Installed Wordpress under (UBUNTU)/var/www/wordpress. wp-config.php is modified as recommended. When trying to access http://x.y.z.a/wordpress/wp-admin/wp-install.php it doesn't open the page but ...
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How to store images of WordPress on Picasa or other image hosting sites?

What is the best way to start a photo blog with WordPress, so that images are stored in Picasa, by image I mean image in all sizes, thumbnails, featured images and so on. The problem is that there is ...
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Choosing the best URLs for a Picture Blog site on Wordpress

I would like to select the best SEO friendly URL format for my WordPress based picture site. But I am not sure about the impact of SEO in the following formats. In other words I want a better format ...
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Accessing website from within the LAN via web address

I run a small website at my house; just started it up the other day running Wordpress. The problem I'm facing is fairly obvious: I need to access my website, but I can't use the URL due my hosting on ...
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SEO implications of moving a section of site to a subdomain - Drupal to Jekyll/Wordpress migration

We are strongly considering moving significant, relatively static, portions of our existing Drupal site (yinyanghouse.com) out of Drupal and into a subdomain built up with a static site generator like ...
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Custom short URLs

I'm creating a WordPress site for a client and he mentioned that he would like his own custom URL shortening when sharing to Twitter. How do I go about setting up one of these? If I had to guess, I ...
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Wordpress Multisite- How to restrict a non-wordpress page only to one domain

I am running three blogs from a wordpress multisite. Currently, I am developing a separate, non wordpress application. I want to link this application with blog1. I put the application in the subfoler ...
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Search Rankings and new website [duplicate]

I want to switch from HTML to Wordpress. How will completely new pages and site structure affect my Google ranking? [I'm not sure what other clarifications or details to give - please tell me if ...
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Does Google penalize for H1 & H2 that are not human readable?

I was curious how a competitor's Web site was ranking so high for many of my keywords, especially since the company is located in another city. Looking through their source code I noticed at the top ...
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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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Subdomain 000Webhost [closed]

I'm currently learning to create a blog using wordpress.org. My site is hosted free on 000webhost. I have trouble creating a Subdomain for my website. This is what I have done so far. Somebody please ...
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Wordpress Ecommerce plugin for handling multiple option groups & prices [closed]

I've been searching for a couple of hours for a wordpress ecommerce plugin that will handle products with multiple option groups but am yet to find anything that fits the bill. Basically, a product ...
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What VPS spec would I require to run WordPress [closed]

I am looking to move an existing WordPress website to a virtual private server (VPS). It will be a Debian (minimal install) running ISPConfig3, Squirrel Mail, and Apache2. The WordPress site ...
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Noone else can access my website

i recently changed my website to use Word Press and it was working fine before, i was getting traffic and stuff like that, but since i recently switched, it seems my site is not accessible by others. ...
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Random fail to load wordpress multisite on Chrome & Firefox browser

I have a wp 3.5 multisite and sometimes the page fail to load.. I got this msg on chrome Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to domain.x Error 7 (net::ERR_TIMED_OUT): The operation timed out. ...
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WordPress - SEO - does turning off comments matter on a non comment template?

I have a custom WordPress themed website. None of my page/post/category/tag/etc. template pages have any code that has anything to do with comments (as far as I know). I am wondering if there is ...
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Wordpress and local business SEO [closed]

Which Wordpress plugins and themes have been verified by the online community to be best at maintaining good SEO for a Wordpress site representing local business? Is there a site that is specfically ...
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Wordpress alternative, modern code base, OOP, MVC [closed]

I'm looking for a simple blog (not a huge CMS) application that is similiar to wordpress, just categories, pages and a gallery. Nothing fancy that I need. I really dislike Wordpress, it's code just ...
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How can I use this freely available WordPress theme?

The theme is located at here. I see that there is no option to use it (I am using free version of WordPress). I also have premium WordPress theme, but do not know how to use them. Is there anything ...
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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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How can I setup second Wordpress for an AddOn domain?

I already have a blog which is installed in a sub folder and with its .htaccess and index.php in the root of my host. My host allows me to run multiple websites with my single host account and I added ...
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Localhost vs 127.0.0.1 - Error when referring to own IP address for an application running on IIS

I have an ASP.net application which I've been playing around with on my Windows 2008 server. I have WordPress installed so that when I visit the server by it's IP address I can visit my hosted ...
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How do I professionally manage a website?

My wife has started a business, and the website is an important way to reach potential customers. I'm a software developer, so 'of course' I'm taking care of the technical stuff. I arranged a webhost ...