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Migration to WordPress caused a big bounce rate jump in Google Analytics

We migrated our website (dbsquaredinc.com) from Kentico to WordPress in Nov. 2015 - identical content - and had an overnight bounce rate increase from 30 to 90%. Google tag assistant isn't seeing a ...
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How to clean outdated/duplicated OpenGraph descriptions generated by Yoast? [on hold]

I use Yoast SEO for OpenGraph, yet I see a code when pasting my site on Facebook. I did a debug and I got this info: <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1" /> <...
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Bug on wordpress TwentyFifteen theme? Sidebar won't scroll [on hold]

Having problems with the sidebar on my site. It won't scroll. (in Mac Chrome and Mac Firefox -- and maybe in other browsers) I've had it fixed a couple of times. But it keeps breaking. The last ...
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How to get Google to display a list of posts in the SERPs for a self hosted WordPress blog?

My website is javatechig.com and is around 6 months old. I have used All-in-One SEO WordPress plugin for SEO tricks. Definitely after using SEO plugin, my website page view is increased, but still it ...
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Google crawls some pages which do not exist on the website

Google Webmaster Tools is reporting a crawling error. 403 Access Denied for an ".html" such as vy81TYYP/lraynb-20151123-dkd04-2290.html. It has never existed on a my developed website. This is not ...
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Need Help to Change The Header Color Of My Blog [closed]

I have a website. And I am using Schema theme on it. Everything looks superb except the header. Can anyone guide me to change the color of the header.
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Investor Relations Website Standards/Laws [closed]

I am working with a client who is listed and traded on NASDAQ. They are looking to have their investor relations (IR) portal rebuilt so that it is managed within their new website (WordPress). Their ...
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Google sitemap hasn't been indexed after a few months

A few months ago I created a WordPress blog, installed the SEO by Yoast plugin, and submitted a sitemap to Google's Webmaster Tools. However, my sitemap hasn't been indexed. I've sent an e-mail to ...
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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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WordPress and PHP memory limits

I'm running a WordPress plan on bluehost servers! It's 1 Core with 2GB of RAM. PHP Memory Limit is set to 512MB and WordPress has: define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M') Is this proportion OK? I'm ...
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Redirecting a domain to another that hosts a wordpress site, getting database errors

Originally I had mydomain.com.au, but then I let it expire as I cancelled my abn (Austalian Business Number). After that I started using mydomain.info instead to host my wordpress site. Recently I had ...
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Wix Causing Redirect Issues for WP-Admin

My company's first site was on wix.com. We're now switching to WordPress, and it's caused issues. So basically how we have it, is we bought our domain, and we were redirecting it to our wix site. ...
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What is difference between WordPress installed on shared hosting and WordPress hosting

Just wanted to learn about shared hosting environment configuration. There are many Hosting services providing WordPress hosting (example: http://www.hostgator.in/apps/wordpress-hosting and https://...
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What are the advantages or disadvantages of using blogging platforms?

I want to create a blog and I want my own domain. It will be a blog mainly, but I don't exclude to add some sections for contacts and purchasing items from a store later. Since some weblog ...
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YoastSEO: sitemap last modified date does not update

I've been updating some content on our product categories like descriptions, headers, titles and yoast seo settings, but I noticed that in our xml sitemap the last modified date doesn't update. Do I ...
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Can multiple websites/domains be hosted by the same Platform as a Service [PAAS]?

Sorry if this is trivial, but I am still learning the basics of PAAS, so I appreciate your patience... Can separate websites both be hosted by a single PAAS (used via single account with a given ...
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CNAME record at AWS Route 53 DNS is landing on defaultwebpage.cgi

I have been trying to get this to work for hours. I have a WordPress multisite hosted on a shared server - but with a dedicated IP address for my WP installation, and my client sites are set up as ...
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How to return error 404 on non existent page on WordPress?

My site got hacked last month and a lot of PDFs were added in Google ending in /index.php?voxter.pdf&gpvoq=1&static=1866. I have cleaned the site but now these pages are redirecting to home ...
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Do I need to use Google cloud platform for my Google Analytics WordPress plugin?

I had developed my own custom Google Analytics plugin before some months, now I have got an email from them that . Hello, Your Google Cloud Platform project(s): 1)project1 2)project2 has/...
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Hosting a Wordpress blog subdomain on another server

I wish to add a blog to my online store, but due to security issues with Wordpress and just for peace of mind to keep it away from my ecommerce site data, we want the blog hosted on another server/...
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Spamdexing with reviews? How to stop Google from looking at my reviews?

I recently did a move to a propagate a set of reviews across the entire site (Planting the set of reviews under every product page so that people can see the reviews no matter what product they were ...
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Do you need to put your product category pages link in the nav menu bar for better SEO?

Our current product category pages are not in our nav menu and can only be reached via filters on our product page. Does having direct links from the nav menu to the product category pages improve ...
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How can I Change the Domain for URLs with Dynamic Hostname & Proxy Forwarding?

We use a plugin called "Dynamic Hostname" & run a Wordpress Blog (newest version). To This Wordpress Blog we point 2 Domains: https://blog.domain1.com https://blog.domain2.com The problem is, ...
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What happens with WHO IS privacy protection when the domain is not active?

I'm running small Wordpress site (about 15k visitors per month) and I want to buy a custom domain and monetize it. During the registration I'm asked for personal info, I know I have to provide it. I ...
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Can I have my Wordpress blog's subdomain hosted on Blogger.com?

I want my wordpress blog's subdomain to be hosted on Blogger. My current host is bluehost and I bought domain from Godaddy. Will it work? Why would I like to do this? Because I having something ...
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Site showing up in an iframe, how to get rid of it?

I have a client I installed a WordPress site. I went to try to log in and install a new security plugin, and the site is being displayed in an iframe. When I navigate to sub pages, the page URL no ...
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Google indexes a completely DIFFERENT title for my web site. What can I do?

I have a strange problem. I have read about this problem in other questions but mine is different in a strange way. After a back up at my web hosting company, Google indexes my website with tags such ...
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Disable directory indexing for all directories using root htaccess

How to disable directory indexing for all directories using root htaccess? Using this line Options -Indexes only disable listing on directory where the htaccess put. I'm sure there's a lot of ...
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Should I remove rel next/prev from a single WordPress article?

First of all, this is not a question of 'how to remove', it's a question of 'should I remove'. I've just noticed rel next and prev links on our single WordPress blogs. I'm not sure if they are new ...
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.htaccess IP whitelist is being ignored

I have the following in my .htaccess file to only allow access from a block of IP's and everyone else is being redirected: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On Options +FollowSymlinks ...
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Customizing pagation in wordpress [closed]

I want to set something where pagation won't show up on the first page, but instead, say "Start Gallery". Then the 2nd,3rd, etc pages will be as normal. How can I acomplish this?
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Wordpress site constantly bruted forced even though there is no wp-login.php page

After being attacked many times and compromised I installed Sucuri for monitoring. Seeing how many times a day I was being brute forced, I decided to turn off the wp login page, but I still get ...
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Map both wildcard subdomains and root TLD at registar with CNAME only - possible?

WordPress multisite newbie; trying to understand client domain mapping best practices. Example: client owns domain foosite.com, registered at GoDaddy. I need to get any/all incarnations to map to ...
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Using Xenu's Link Sleuth to remove bad 301's / broken page-local links

I'm trying to fix 2 issues based on the report from Xenu's Link Sleuth. I have numerous 301 Redirects from Wordpress SQL based URLs despite using post name URLs. Despite using post name based URLs ...
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Dead URLs from old CMS showing up in SERP. Wordpress not serving 404 when old links are accessed = old URLs won't die

Dead URLs from the previous CMS on this domain is displayed in SERP, most likely due to people still trying to access them through bookmarks or browser history. This traffic is picked up by Google ...
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How to correctly deal with corporate customers that have outdated browsers

Many of our customers are on corporate networks where they have no control over their browser versions, etc. We have a Wordpress site that doesn't play well with IE8. We cannot inform the customers ...
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wordpress 301 redirect tag to main page

I have posted previously about wordpress tags and archives and whether it can lead to duplicate content problems, the overwhelming response was NO google is smart enough to realise the difference. ...
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Using Easy Google Fonts to override theme header: How can I find the right selector?

I'm using the theme "Healing Touch" for WordPress and I cannot find the selector to use with Google fonts that will let me change the font face for the title in the header section. I've looked at ...
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Redirecting all child pages from subdomain

I can't get this redirect working... Can someone point me in the right direction please? On a WordPress site I want to prevent access to all pages that sit beneath a given parent page. All I want ...
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creating an archive/snapshot of a wordpress site — how?

I help to run a 15 year old site which is powered by wordpress (along with various kinds of legacy static content). The site has probably 20,000 wordpress posts. The main site administrator wants to ...
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Is subscription worth it to keep theme updated? [closed]

Besides making improvements to a theme, is there anything else that would justify paying an annual subscription fee such as security updates? How often are WordPress themes hacked? Would I be better ...
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Does breadcrumbs and url inconsistency affect SEO? [closed]

If a website has inconsistency between URL structure and Breadcrumbs structure is it good, neutral or bad for SEO? For example on Yoast site "Wordpress Plugins" page https://yoast.com/wordpress/...
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Sending mail to a different domain

I have a wordpress website set up for a company on domain.com, with a contact form. The company already has mail set up on gmail, info@companyname.com. I want the contact form to send mail to the ...
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Removing Forum & Forum Pages From Site

I added a forum on my website which I had high hopes for, however, it is clear that those hopes are unfortunately not going to develop. I received 100'000+ visitors last month (humblebrag) with only ...
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How can I verify both www and non-www version of a website in WordPress using Webmaster Tools

How can I verify both www and non-www version of a website in WordPress if I'm using Yoast SEO and there is only one verification file upload? I do not have access to the site's GA.
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Is it a wise move to turnoff Wordpress tags and categories

I originally wanted to ask whether wordpress tags & categories can lead to duplicate issues, but I found an answer on this post However opinion seems to be divided, the accepted answer from a ...
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What's the best way to secure wordpress site? [closed]

What steps have you taken? Would love to get some useful insight.
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Google indexing the home page multiple times with spammy and trademarked parameters

I am helping a client figure out some weird URL issue and I am stumped! Google Webmaster tools shows a couple of hundred "pages" that essentially don't exist and look pretty spammy, also using wording ...
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Completely cached by Cloudflare Wordpress redirect to HTTPS

I have a WordPress (WP) install that is located on a shared hosting package that uses Apache in the root of the domain (not a subfolder or subdomain) with no SSL certificate (not even self-signed). I'...
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Does Google really care if your WordPress site has a “blog page” or not?

I'm developing a WP site with a blog. I want to show the blog posts by assigning "blog" as a parent category to all posts and using that category archive page to show the blog posts. I would not use ...