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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 /wp-...
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Why am I ranking in wrong countries in google and failing to even be in the top 100 on target region? [on hold]

I have a website which is a woocommerce based online shop and I aim to rank number 1 for certain Persian keywords in Iran. I was doing fine. But suddenly a week ago, I got dropped into rank 98 in Iran ...
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Will unlinked pages on a WordPress site get indexed by Google?

When you add a page to WordPress but you don't create a menu item for it and you don't have any link on your website to the page, will the page still be indexed by Google?
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Visitors on the site [closed]

On my website I noticed that on many occasions I have a boom in visitors (from 10 to 50 / day) but as far as I can see from the pages, they do not come from search engines. I can't explain the ...
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Would two factor authentication on my web hosting account protect against email phishing targeting my site?

I was recently attacked on my Bluehost account after clicking on an email that looked like it was from Bluehost (never going to click on another Bluehost email again). While talking to the support ...
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Google Console Live Test shows me spammy html with Japanese characters

I believe my website was hacked. When I run a page through the google data structured testing tool, I get a spammy version of my page. The first thing I did was to restore the site from a backup from ...
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WordPress Polylang plugin - how to properly setup Internal Links

I am using Polylang plugin for the WordPress Website. Primary language is English. Secondary language is Deutch. Home page, other pages and posts contains images and text links - which are ...
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How to decrease HTTPs redirect wait time?

I use a wordpress plugin to redirect my website to HTTPs however I have noticed a redirect time of 500 ms Which takes the time to first byte to 800 ms. How can I reduce the redirect time?
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Do wordpress tags urls affect SEO? [duplicate]

Wordpress generates url for each tag. I read a discussion where someone says these urls are "not important" and they negatively affect SEO. Is this true?
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Podcast RSS feed on blog homepage?

I've had a self-hosted Wordpress blog for three years, with two feeds coming from the homepage, RSS content, and RSS comments. Last month I launched a podcast, hosted by Pippa which provides a website ...
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Apache not working on AWS Linux after reboot - 301 Response code

I have setup an EC2 instance with the Amazon Linux image and installed LAMP and Wordpress as per the Amazon docs. It works fine, serves the default Wordpress page, but as soon as the instance is ...
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Ask Google to remove thousands of pages from its index after cleaning up from hacked site

I've had my website hacked. I have cleaned it and searched google site:example.com and made a list of all the results. Removed the actual links that are OK and made a list of the ones in the format of ...
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Wordpress with Ecommerce Software on Subdomain

I've just finished building a wordpress site for the company I work for. The original plan was to build out the store with woocommerce. However we have over 11,000 products and orders need to work ...
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Is CloudFlare full SSL less secure than Cloudflace full (strict) SSL?

I have a Linux shared hosting on Hostgator, and am using a Full SSL from Cloudflare which Encrypts end-to-end, using a self-signed certificate on the server. How secure is it? What are different ...
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Wordpress database (backup) .sql file got a Trojan category malware treat. Says ESET Internet Security when i try to download the file. What to do?

This is the first time this has happened to me. I'm attaching the screenshot of the message I got about the threat. Also here is the link that ESET software shows me for more info about this. I ran ...
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Adding domain name to a Vultr managed Wordpress website

I have a managed Wordpress instance on Vultr. I was able to access the website fine with its ip address. Now after adding the domain, I can't access the website, "this site can't be reached, server IP ...
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Switching domain from HTTPS to HTTP

I recently launched a new site on an existing domain, using new hosting. The previous site utilized HTTPS, the new site does not (just HTTP). The problem I ran into is that Google currently has the ...
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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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Is there a way to use js templating with wordpress without impacting seo or ux?

I have one JSON file that contains the text content for my hundreds of Wordpress posts. I am using templating, mustache.js, to insert the text content and render the posts. This saves me a lot of time,...
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Weird /'http URL pattern leading to many 404s

I got very weird 404s from the Google Search Console. It shows me some kind of URL mix up and I cannot pinpoint where this pattern comes from. It is a WordPress installation. https://example.com/...
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WP Apache .htaccess redirect .com traffic to .co.uk Issue

I have a website I am looking to redirect .com traffic to .co.uk. For the moment, when I navigate to https://example.com, it redirects to https://www.example.co.uk and displays as such in the address ...
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Can I prevent my website from being loaded as AMP?

For some unknown reason, Facebook has decided that it wants to load my blog website as an AMP website, which only shows an excerpt and there's no way for the user to see the entire article. The ...
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Google search console reports indexing my pages with pagination parameters even though they redirect

I recently saw in search console that Google is indexing some of my WordPress posts with pagination. For example example.com/post/page/2. The coverage report says "indexed but not submitted." It ...
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Connecting Wix domain with Vultr Managed Wordpress website

I'm having a hard time getting a Wix domain to work with Vultr managed Wordpress website. Currently I have both IPv4 and IPv6 from Vultr. I made sure that the domain is not assigned to a Wix website....
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Is it possible to have a site that uses WordPress with some pages that don't

I am redoing an old static html site in WordPress and that's all fine, but there is a section of the site that is in a subdirectory that would be fine to keep the static html. I am building the ...
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How to fix “Missing a temporary folder” error in Wordpress?

Today I pushed to live (using Softaculous) a staged version of my WordPress website which was working perfectly. Afterwards, the only thing that doesn't work properly is uploading files/media. The ...
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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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Proper way to avoid Google from indexing wordpress attachment pages

I recently noticed that the attachment pages of my friend's website appears in Google search. I applied the Yoast plugin solution to redirect those pages to post itself but I want to guarantee that ...
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“Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available..” only in Google Search Results [duplicate]

Why am I getting this search description in Google search (on any browser): "Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently ...
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Fastest way to redirect dead URLs to home page

A client of mine scrapped his entire wordpress site of many years for a custom CMS. The URL structures both use the /<post_title> format, so a pattern based .htaccess rule is out of the picture ...
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Display only the Post title by avoiding site name?

I am using wordpress. How i can remove the site name from search result. I want to show just the title of my post. Below is an example.
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AMP pages in Google search results on desktop

I have a WordPress-based website with the "AMP for WP" plugin installed. It seems to be configured properly so that AMP pages point to respective non-AMP pages with "rel canonical", but I noticed some ...
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Does changing wordpress settings general language affect seo?

When I did an SEO check on my website, it was recommended that... The given language en does not conform with the detected language de. I know I can change the language under Settings>General&...
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Why doesn't my .htaccess file redirect my old WordPress permalink structure?

About 9 months ago i changed my permalink structure in WordPress from the domain.com/year/month/article-name format to the domain.com/article-name one. I hired someone to do the rewrite rules for ...
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Similarweb, alexa dont recognize my site

I have my wordpress website added to google search console. Here is a snapshot showing the same: Google analytics works fine too. Sitemap has also been submitted and I can clearly see my daily ...
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Google initially ranks new pages for a keyword, but then reverts to ranking our home page

I have a WordPress site and every page we build under a specific keyword keeps getting exchanged for the homepage. We manually add every page to Google Search Console and a couple of minutes later it'...
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Will my site disappear if I stop paying for “Basic Managed WordPress” (Wordpress Managment), but continue paying my GoDaddy hosting subscription?

I have a site that I made using WordPress, and hosted with GoDaddy a couple years ago. It's mostly a blog/journal of a long trip I took, which is interesting for me and my family, but mostly useless ...
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check if Url contains special character like #

I have site setup in wordpress as root folder like /wordpress and one angular site setup in sub folder /wordpress/angular. Currently if user visits url like mydomain.com/wordpress/sample-page, it ...
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Forcing all requests to HTTPS vs not forcing all requests

I'm not new to cleaning up mixed content errors after switching from http to https and I'm not new to working with the htaccess file but I am new to actually implementing the rules for http to https ...
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How to Install Free Lets Encrypt SSL Certificate on GoDaddy Managed WordPress Hosting?

I'm posting this question here along with an answer for reference in case anyone else is wondering how to install free SSL certificates from Let's Encrypt on GoDaddy Managed WordPress plans. The ...
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Wordpress Permalink Structure in the Scheme of a Content Clustering Strategy?

We're in the early stages of planning an information architecture rework with the goal of implementing a content clustering approach and a better internal linking strategy. What it looks like now: ...
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http password protection causing 'too many redirects'

I have a Wordpress site on a VPS which keeps getting attached on xmlrpc and wp logins. As part of combatting this I password protected the wp-admin directory (via Cpanel 'Directory Privacy') - but ...
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How do some subdomains have the same domain authority as their main site?

I was wondering how can some sub domains have the same domain authority with main site? for exampleaws.amazon.com have the same domain authority with amazon.com but a blog made by wordpress.com like ...
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Will my SEO rankings be penalized for duplicate content on my subdomain?

I have a site called www.xyz.com and it has a bunch of WordPress Blog posts on it ranking pretty well in google. The only issue is they want to move the blogs over to news.xyz.com (also a WP site). My ...
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Does using LiteSpeed instead of Apache speed up WordPress?

I've read that Litespeed is a lot faster than Apache. I use mostly WordPress and Joomla sites and am looking for a new server. Will I see a significant increase in speed of WordPress being on a ...
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Wordpress Multisite with own domain, Webmin/Virtualmin

I am using CentOS 7.6, Webmin 1.930, Virtualmin 6.07 Pro. and Wordpress Multisite (5.2.3) and have it all working but can't work out how to setup a domain for each Multisite. I think I need to ...
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all my website links is lables as Indexed, not submitted in sitemap in google search console [duplicate]

I have a weird problem with my WordPress website and I am using Yoast plugin with my SEO .. after submitting my sitemap inside my google search console and the status of the sitemap is Success .. I ...
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Reorder parts of URL path to put date together using .htaccess redirects

old permalink: https://www.example.com/2019/cat/subcat/10/25/post-name/amp/ new permalink: https://www.example.com/2019/10/25/cat/subcat/post-name/amp/ How can I redirectmatch the old format to ...
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How to deal with a mobile usability issue for a single page in the WordPress uploads directory?

I have just had an email from google console to say “New Mobile Usability issue detected for site https://unusualplaces.org/“ and below that it says Viewport not set Text too small to read ...
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Setting up site links for a one-page scrolling site: Can anchored links be used?

I redesigned a website as a one-page scrolling site but now the sitelinks that appeared in Google search results are no longer there (ie- "About" "Contact Us") The site is set up with anchored links ...