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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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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 ...
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Writing mathematical notes in WordPress

I have asked this question in http://tex.stackexchange.com/ but then i got a reply that it is off topic there and webmasters stack exchange site would be useful. This is a continuation from my ...
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Deploying GIT repository via FTPS to a shared hosting [closed]

I would like to start using GIT for version controling. Here are my prerequisites: I'm on Windows Most of the time I would need to work on Wordpress templates I have to deploy on multiple shared ...
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How to setup a fully functional “mirror” of a website? [closed]

PREMISES: I have a wordpress website hosted in a shared-hosting Since it's a shared hosting, I share the same ip with other GoDaddy customers A couple of times, some other customer got malware on ...
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Redirecting a Preview DNS subdomain to a domain with htaccess

I want to redirect all the WordPress urls of the form http://example.com.previewdns.com/my-favorite-post/ to http://example.com/my-favorite-post/ I am trying to do this with the below .htaccess ...
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Website migration from WordPress to a static site and doing 301 redirects without access to existing site?

Currently working on a project that is a hosted on WordPress that is being migrated to a static site. However I presently do not have access to the existing site as it's managed by another developer. ...
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Why I see my page sitemap XML link in Google?

I am using Yoast SEO plugin for my WordPress website. I am also using Yoast's XML Sitemap. Today I checked my pages in Google and found this indexed by Google: Title: http://example.com/ ...
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Adding Disqus to wordpress effect SEO [duplicate]

I am planning to add Disqus to my WordPress site. Now will my comments will be indexed by the Google as earlier or do I have to add any extra plugins or sitemap for comments.
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How to Remove wpmp_switcher strings from Blog URLs

I was using WordPress mobile pack plugin which i have already uninstalled but there are too many URLs are indexed in Google with ?wpmp_switcher=desktop parameter. How can i fixed and no index kind of ...
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How to control or Block attachment URLs?

We are working for a site and almost every post having one extra url from image attachment and webmaster considering duplicate content of my site. Please see attachment and also tell me that's why my ...
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How do I setup origin domain for Google PageSpeed Service?

I have a WordPress site with cPanel (WHM) with VPS. Today I configured Google PageSpeed Service for my WordPress site. After I submitted my WWW domain, PSS automatically added my naked domain (without ...
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Sitemap for WordPress extension

I'm using an extension to integrate a WordPress blog into my eCommerce site. WordPress is installed in its own directory with a link called blog on my home page. I used a free extension to do this. ...
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Redesigned website, transferred content, and now invisible to Google

I recently completely redesigned my website, http://concourstee.fr. We used to have a fairly good ranking in Google, but when redesigning the website I thought I'd try to make things better. ...
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Sudden spike in pageviews in a WordPress site [closed]

A few days go I saw my "Pageviews" jump to an all time high.... I did not add new content. I did not change or meddle with the WordPress plugins or themes I did not add edit or delete my site in ...
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How do I optimize SEO in a multiblog WordPress install?

We are about to launch two product pages plus a corporate website. The goal is to keep a blog in all of the sites, but here it comes the question about how to do it in a way we get everything unified ...
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Why do people (or bots) spam a site with comments when its obvious that they end up being blocked? [closed]

Whenever I visit the Admin page of my WordPress site, I always find about 1000 new spam messages waiting there for me. The question is what is the motivation for people (or bots) to spam a site with ...
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What SEO problem will occur when we install WordPress on PaaS?

Openshift cloud provided by RedHat have told us to "set up a CNAME record with your DNS provider" if we need to use a custom domain in PaaS. What SEO problem will occur when we install WordPress on ...
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Serving WordPress menu links in only HTTPS or HTTP depending on how it's accessed

I have a WordPress site which uses WordPress HTTPS to enable SSL when users access it via that protocol. However, currently the menu links point back to the HTTP version. I want users to be linked ...
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Why is AhrefsBot requesting a page that's been removed from my website?

I was reviewing the logs of my website (WordPress), and I saw a line like this : myWebsite:80 5.10.83.28 - - [17/Jan/2014:09:05:53 +0000] "GET myUrl == HTTP/1.1" 404 5716 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 ...
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Is mixing slugs with numbers & names in WordPress a bad SEO technique?

While trying to get friendly URLs in WordPress, I discovered this WordPress forums post, which states: WordPress has a monumental issue forbidding you to use the same category slug more than ...
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Brand name showing before the title in search results

If we search for our brand name or any keywords that relate to our website, the first words to appear in the title shown in the Google result preview follow this format: Brand Name: Title Here's a ...
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Facebook share does not display large thumbnail

I'm trying to share posts from my WordPress blog on Facebook. I want them to show in the new format with large thumbnails. Here's is what I'm using: <meta property='og:site_name' ...
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WordPress sets the homepage to index.php instead of default.php

I'm using free hosting with 000webhost.com, for that the default page it loads is default.php. But I've installed WordPress and now WordPress generated index.php as its homepage file. As an easy ...
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How to load the WordPress themes correctly in my local host?

I have a new customer that has send me a WordPress project. So to install the project it in my local machine, I have created a virtual host like the one below in my machine. So I can access like this ...
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How to create an RSS feed for my blog on my own hosting?

I just installed a Blubrry plugin in my WordPress to create an RSS feed for my podcasts that I want to upload. But what is the next step after installing and activating that plugin? Does installing ...
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WordPress and MediaWiki sitemap

I'm planning to make a WordPress site and include, also, a wiki, using MediaWiki. I know how to generate WP and MW sitemaps. Anyway, I think I need to merge the two sitemaps in some way. Am I right? ...
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Can WordPress sites be updated with a CVS from local to live?

I regularly use the theme editor or FTP live files onto my local server (and load them into Visual Studio), but this can be time consuming when I need to debug many files. Is there a more efficient ...
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Few small blogposts vs one big blogpost

I have a blog about different Internet and programming topics, and a few posts which have rather good ranking and some traffic. One blog post is about a tool I developed. I make updates to the tool, ...
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Move a well-indexed website from one framework to another

My company decided to get a new website, while retaining the same domain (e.g., mycompany.com). We are currently using Joomla (still active), and the new website will be a self-hosted WordPress. ...
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Inserting WordPress in a site with .htaccess Rewrite Rule

I want to insert a WordPress blog in a website which is programmed in PHP and that uses includes() to select what content to show, and that uses .htaccess Rewrite Rule to get friendly URLs. The ...
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AggregateRating not showing in Google's rich snippet testing tool

I tried using the AggregateRating and used the code below. The values of $aggregate_rating and $total_reviews is not empty, and tried printing its value. Now I added the code inside my WordPress ...
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Should I use HTTPS for my WordPress blog? [duplicate]

In general I am aware of what SSL does and how, but I'm not exactly sure as to what's the accepted custom, i.e. whether I actually am supposed to use it for my blog. There will be no other users than ...
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Rewrite rule not working for redirect in subdomain hosted in a subdirectory of the main site [closed]

I am running a WordPress network. This means there are multiple websites produced by one installation of WordPress. Each website is a subdomain of the parent website. WordPress handles the creation ...
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Will my “template_redirect” in WordPress have a negative effect on SEO?

Currently I'm redirecting all queries for a single post back to index.php but with a GET variable in the URL, indicating which post was queried. JavaScript grabs this ID and shows the corresponding ...
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Google Analytics Status: Tracking Not installed

I set up a website, and below is my main page. As you see I have added the tracking code, but when I login to google analytics, I see Google Analytics Status: Tracking Not installed. If you think ...
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Bots inside chrome v31?

I am currently running a wordpress site with the plugin "Wassup" installed. In the last time I have registered around 30 users per day that call /wp-login.php on my webpage. And all of them always use ...
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In WordPress, should I “Allow search engines to index this site” during development?

I am going to create a web page, and I will do it online. Should I choose the option: "Allow search engines to index this site." during development, or should this be opened after development ends?
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Slow site because of WordPress Evolve theme

I've installed WordPress lastest version in my site. It is using Evolve theme. Demo of this theme is here. The original demo is also slow. Slowing is like that, site is waiting for 9-10 seconds for ...
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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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Is switching WordPress frameworks later on bad?

I just read that if you get a site established in Google with one WordPress framework, lets say "Thesis", and then change to another one, lets say "Genesis", that you could lose all your traffic from ...
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Forum is removed but still being visited by Googlebot

I've removed Simple Machine Forum (SMF) from my blog and from Google's index . I've even removed the sub-directory /forum from my blog techwayz.com and blocked it through robots.txt file. ...
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Will using HTTPS hurt my site's SEO or other statistics?

I've set up a WordPress blog. Since I have to log into it from many different locations/machines, I've also got an SSL certificate, and set up Apache to redirect HTTP to HTTPS. It all works, but I'm ...
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Category to page and blocking category URL via robots.txt - good for SEO?

I am using a template which in the pages it allows me to add sidebars / more content under and above the content I want to pull from a category which is very helpful. If I create pages to display my ...
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Is Google showing ads from other companies or WordPress plugin is injecting ads which are not mine?

I am using WordPress for managing my blog website. I am using an Ad Injection plugin to place my ads where I want in a post. The plugin seems very good, but I saw some ads which were not from ad ...
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How to check if a WordPress SEO plugin is working

I have setup my WordPress site with Yoast. However, it doesn't seem to appear in any of the search engines. In Google Webmaster Tools I don't see a sitemap. Is the plugin supposed to submit the ...
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How to reduce the CPU load on a hosting with WordPress installed as a CMS? [closed]

I have been using hostgators hatchling plan for three months. I got an email from the hosting that my website is creating an over load on CPU. They said that I am eating up their processor and as a ...
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Updating Pages after migration of website

My web site was coded in Coldfusion and over the years has obtained a good ranking. I recently migrated the front-end to a Wordpress site and wanted to know what is ideal way of updating Google and ...
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Finding what is causing my site to issue 301 redirects

I have an URL which is 301 redirecting but I cannot find where or how it is happening and wanted some checks to perform if possible? I've checked .htaccess - it's not there I've checked cPanel in ...
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Way to search for sites using WordPress, Yahoo SiteBuilder, vbulletin?

Is there a method to search the web for website page sources that mentions WordPress, vbulletin, or Yahoo Site builder? Basically websites using WordPress or something like Yahoo Site builder?