Questions tagged [web-development]

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Is it possible to host a website on a domain which is not owned by a registrar? [on hold]

If a URL is not owned/managed by a registrar, can I still purchase that domain and host my own website using it? If a URL is not owned by a registrar, how can I host my website using it, if possible? ...
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How does the base URL of a website show the contents of home.php?

My server only contains some files like home.php, this.php, that.php, etc. But when I type my website (example.com), how does it show the contents of example.com/home.php?
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Why choose .NET Core over NodeJS? [closed]

I am about to rewrite a web app in a new language/framework and want to use NodeJS/Express or Asp.Net Core 3.0 Even though .Net Core has Razor and Blazor it seems that web apps will still need ...
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Need help setting canonical within PHP

First, I want to preface that I am not very good with php so I am looking for some guidance. I'm working on a website using Dreamweaver that is being accessed through .davaccess each php page has ...
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Recover from an SEO report with lots of issues or start over with a site that hasn't yet been found by search engines?

I am hosting an unhealthy WP site from which I was only supposed to receive the theme. Instead it includes content that I foolishly corrected rather than restructuring the site for SEO and friendly UI....
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Phone number on wordpress website magically being changed to different number

I have a very strange problem on the website of a client of mine. It's a wordpress website I have designed with a child theme of the Leisure theme. I have coded a couple of simple plugins to suit ...
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Inserting a shortcode to render a form in a custom built website

I'm putting together a specification to built a custom site, it will incorporate amongst other things a form and number of pages. However when built there should be little need to create further pages ...
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Can I run multiple sites with customized look and feel from a single code base and database?

I want to create a main website say, www.myweb.example which has the main functionality such as admin panels, db's etc. Then I want to offer clients a customised front-end (change of css and logo) ...
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who defines SOAP protocol?

A further follow up of my earlier question: Are SOAP based web services meant to be used only with non-browser based applications? so I understand that SOAP is an application layer messaging ...
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Are SOAP based web services meant to be used only with non-browser based applications?

From what I have understood from browsing internet, SOAP is an application level protocol. If this is the case, then can I safely assume that all that happens thru/over browser (which uses HTTP ...
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How does browser know which HTTP method like GET,POST etc to use?

I had asked a related below question and from answers, I got a sense of why is there a notion of methods like GET,POST etc in http protocol: What is the need of methods like GET and POST in the HTTP ...
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What is the need of methods like GET and POST in the HTTP protocol?

Can we not implement the HTTP protocol using just a request body and a response body? For example, the URL will contain request, which will be mapped to a function depending on programming language ...
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SEO developer relations and Site speed [closed]

I am putting a presentation together on how SEO consultants and developers can work well together. I would really appreciate it if any developers that work regularly with SEO consultants especially on ...
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How should one include the license notice of a frontend framework?

Angular and VueJS are both under the MIT license, which contains the following declaration: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial ...
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Tool to test geographical functions [closed]

I am currently working on a private web project using HTML, CSS and JS. One of the main functions in my app is to display the current time, date and weather conditions. I am using navigator....
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Adsense on website that scrapes data from Instagram

I have written some python scripts that scrape data from a given Instagram account. The scripts then run some basic but useful analytics on these scraped data. I have now wrapped these Python scripts ...
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Dynamic page loading frpm php and search engines

My web site includes many topics and has multiple depth level menus with multiple pages attached to each menu. To keep track of everything every link is sent to an index.php It has 2 get arguments ...
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How do I keep a raw HTML version of my website alongside one with CSS styles and classes applied [closed]

I am in the process of making a simple website with informational content and I am interested in keeping a raw html version of my website (that is without any divs or other things that are used to ...
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Selecting a forms “select” option based on referring URL [closed]

I have a seemingly simple question that I can’t find an answer for. Scenario: I am developing a ”single-page” website based on a HTML5 UP! template that shows/hides content after clicking a button ...
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Is storing common static pages in a database bad practice?

I am wondering whether it is bad practice to store commonly used standard static webpages such as the home page, 'contact us' page, login page, etc. in a database instead of as static files saved on ...
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How I can removie html extensions [duplicate]

I'm new at web development, I have a question, Thank you all for your answers. I made a website with HTML5 and CSS, I Published my website on my website host using FTP (FileZilla Client), But when I ...
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Lean maintenance of a website written in static html [closed]

This is a question looking for advice. My/our non-profit website distributing a free pdf physics textbook was started over 20 years ago. The site consists of about 80 static html pages that are coded ...
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How to use a git repository to version control a whole website including databases that are made with phpmyadmin? [closed]

In the past I didn't use git and just created my web-projects local on my computer using XAMPP. By that I could create databases via phpmyadmin and simply save my other website files in the htdocs-...
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How to ensure your website displays and functions consistently across all devices? [duplicate]

Previously, I had thought Google Chrome emulation (for tablet/mobile) was fairly accurate... but the other day, I picked up a new Android device and found that it displayed much differently than the ...
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Is it acceptable to sell a website+domain without including hosting? [closed]

I recently purchased a new domain for a project that never went ahead, and I've decided I'd like to use it to build a blog site, which I plan to build up and eventually sell. I was planning on ...
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Options to deal with abandoned business website?

My client's company bought their (restaurant) business from the previous owners after it shut down over two years ago, and recently hired us for some 'light' marketing help. They never got ownership ...
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how to make a xkcd style comic website [closed]

I am new to web development and I would like to know how to make an xkcd style comic website specifically the structure. xkcd.com has a separate folder for each comic with an index.html inside, but it ...
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Mobile Web: Sliding whole page over to reveal navigation underneath

I'm making an all new mobile version of one of my sites. And I've decided that the way I want to do navigation is to have the 'hamburger' button cause the entire page to slide to the right, revealing ...
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How often should an ecommerce site break?

I've been working with some ecommerce sites for 3 years+ and throughout they have required between 10 and 40 hours developer work per month to stay running, each. They are 10+ years old, run on ...
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Dynamic data from database on google side [duplicate]

I am quite new in programming. I am here today to ask a question about dynamic data on the website. I want to create a website whose content will be managed by CMS which I will create. In the CMS ...
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Test website without domain name

I've a VPS with on IP address. WHM/cPanel installed. I want to test a website, without pointing the DNS to the new server in this test period. I can change the host file on windows, but I won't be ...
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Does replacing ad units in AdSense affect earnings due to history with the specific placements?

I created a website using blogger.com and I have AdSense ads in that website. Sometimes I remove Adsense Ads from the blogger template and create new Adsense ads to replace them. Then I noticed that ...
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Do most websites not use HTTP authentication header but something else for authentication?

https://curl.haxx.se/docs/httpscripting.html says It is worth noting that while this is how HTTP Authentication works, very many web sites will not use this concept when they provide logins etc. ...
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What should we do with URLs that are desktop only from our separate mobile site?

We have a couple of desktop pages that don't have a corresponding mobile version (while the rest of the website does). How do I handle these desktop only pages for mobile devices? Which of the ...
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Troubleshooting Google reCaptcha v.3 > Why no stats, even though icon appears on form?

I've just installed (well, a PHP programmer did it for me) Google reCaptcha (v. 3, Invisible) on a form page. The page's PHP code performs a sendmail and populates an external database upon submission....
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Browsers load actual website from external server and keep in cache [closed]

So, currently, I'm using 000webhost to host my website, but they only allow 1000 MB to store all the files for my website, which IMO is a little small. So, what I want to accomplish is something like ...
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Punycode and similar characters

How does Punycode solve (or plan to solve) the issue with identical characters? In most browsers now Punycode is disabled unless you enable it in language preferences. This works great except many ...
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How to identify the source of 301 redirect loop on a WordPress site when server side caching plugin is enabled? [closed]

Our WordPress site has developed a 301 redirect loop error when web-server caching is enabled. With server caching disabled and caching plugin installed and active the issue doesn't occur, but the ...
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How to take control of a website you own?

I have a fiend who had some one else build his website for his store. He had lost his contact with the person who made it and doesn't know who is the web host. What are his options? There is nothing ...
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Can web push be implemented, with only having control of a subdirectory of the domain? [closed]

Our website is part of a bigger enterprise website and is located in a directory, eg.: domain.com/ourdir/. We would like to implement web push notifications, using one of the many available software ...
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How to make 2 websites speak to each other

The company I work for has two websites. Website-1 is the public website with a product catalogue and Website-2 is a secure website (requires login) where our customers can buy products. The problem ...
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how do i search for certain word in a website? [closed]

Is there any way to search within a website without manually checking out every link? Suppose there is some website www.somewebsite.com and I want to search for a word in all of the pages www....
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Google Analytics is showing no visitors to website after website has been redesigned

We have recently had a website redesign, still with the same web address and host. Since launching the redesign Google Analytics has shown a huge drop in visitors, first to half and in the last three ...
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How to find out website protocol change date?

Is it any way that I can find out the date my client changed the website protocol?
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Designing a site with ads (adsense) for 4K monitors

I am in the planning stages of my new website. With the rise of 4K monitors I want to make my site appealing to people who use these larger resolutions. My site design is based on the responsive 12 ...
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Google Mobile Usability says “Content wider than screen” even though I can't reproduce that locally and X overflow is set to hidden

Unable to fix error Google Mobile Usability > Content wider than screen in Google Search Console. I have try chrome mobile layout emulator from DevTools, set width to 320px but no horizontal scroll ...
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Is it illegal/discrimination to build website without screen reader accessibility?

If I build a website and don't add screen reader tags to any of the content is that discrimination or illegal in anyway? Is it possible someone with assistive needs could potentially sue the developer ...
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How can I protect my users' privacy when social share buttons may be pre-fetched?

I am making a site with privacy as one of its main topics. Subsequently, we want to make privacy a concern, by minimizing privacy violations for visitors of my site. (In this crazy world that is the ...
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Single-Page vs Multi-Page and Server-Side vs Client-Side

I am currently researching the benefits and disadvantages of SPA (Single-Page Applications) vs MPA (Multi-Page Applications). Having established that MPA is more suitable for my project, I proceeded ...
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SEO on moving to subdomains because of franchise

So I own a VR arcade in one location and had www.vr-world.se and had good SEO with it. Now I'm opening a new store I've changed to gbg.vr-world.se and sodra.vr-world.se I'm just worried this might ...