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WordPress is an open source content management system running on PHP and MySQL often used as a blog engine. There is a WordPress StackExchange at http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/: if your question is related to WordPress but not webmastery, then your should ask it over there.

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Where to place 301 redirects in my Wordpress htaccess file?

I have about 25 301 redirects in my Wordpress htaccess file, that look like this: Redirect 301 /store/index.html https://www.notesinspanish.com/store-home/ At the moment they are at the bottom of my ...
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How to host a wordpress webpage on a host that I don't have admin priviledges on?

I'm not sure how to explain my problem properly. Situation is such: my university offers a free domain to all students, and it basically works by putting website files into the properly named ...
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How to deal with Google “manual spam action” from inbound links?

I recently received from Google a notice that a WordPress site I administer is subject to a "manual spam action" due to "user-generated spam". The content they've flagged does not appear to be on my ...
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How to prime cache on all location of a cdn

I have just started using MaxCDN to serve static resources faster (images, js and css mostly). It works great, as long as the data is cached on the cdn's location that is close to where I live. But ...
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Wordpress or Apache or Nginx matching partial URL to full URI

I have a weird issue where either Nginx or Apache (I can't tell which - but I'm 90% sure it's Apache - Nginx is reverse proxying) is matching a partial URL to a full, random URL. For example: https://...
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Website is pushed away by (porn) advertising

Some website visitors are seeing (porn) advertisement instead of my website. The website is "pushed away" after a few seconds and another website (mostly porn advertising) is taking over. It does not ...
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Is YouTube video fetching by API (WordPress plugin) indexed by Google?

I have a WordPress website. I displayed all videos thumbnail (25 videos) from a YouTube channel by `API (WP plugin). The video is in a popup and start playing when I click on this thumbnail. That ...
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Add Wordpress subdomain sites and mapped domains to Google Search Console [duplicate]

I have a WordPress subdomain network with 14 sites like this: https://mynetwork.example/ https://site1.mynetwork.example/ https://site2.mynetwork.example/ https://site3.mynetwork.example/ ... https://...
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Checking uploaded images on a site to see if they're Copyrighted?

I recently inherited responsibility for a website that received a notification that a user had uploaded a copyrighted image years ago and that it was not licensed. The Wordpress-based website has ...
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Wordpress not connecting [closed]

My Wordpress Website not open except with using VPN. It just keep loading till the browser says :"This site can not be reached." I even checked with other ISP internet but the problem is still ...
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WordPress FTP Error: “Failed to connect to FTP Server” [migrated]

I have an issue i've been trying to fix for two days now. I've searched the web and tried to apply multiple suggestions from other posters. So i have a self hosting web server: CentOS7, Apache, PHP, ...
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How to detect what is causing a redirect?

I am working on a Wordpress website that has been hacked. Let's say that it's http://thewebsite.example. There is no malware that infects people that open this website, but there is a URL http://...
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How to remove the demo pages of our WordPress theme from Google's index?

Google indexed the demo pages of the WordPress theme from our site. How do I remove them from the Google index? I have trashed that pages, but on Google search console I still have 186 pages indexed....
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Getting a “Potentially unsafe content” error on my WordPress site in MS Edge Browser

Some users have reported this error generated by Windows Defender SmartScreen in the MS Edge browser. No problems in the other browsers. Here's a screenshot of the error: It's been reported by ...
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If a blogging platform doesn't allow deletion of users personal data, who is liable under the GDPR?

I am using a company which offers free blogging service wordpress.com. On that service, there are European blogs with post contacts (name, email, telephone) which is not erasable by the users. ...
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rel=author and rel=me in WordPress

I came across rel=me and rel=author from joost's blog. I don't know how much value they're going to be in future for SERPS as they look more of eye candy in search than anything beneficial to surfers. ...
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Yoast SEO plugin creates XML Sitemap with http. Is this correct for a https site?

I have recently upgraded my Wordpress site to https and i have noticed that the Yoast SEO plugin generates sitemaps that have URLS defined as http. Is this incorrect for a https site and if so is ...
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SEO Impact of moving the subfolder of a website to the root folder

I have a website example.com/blog/a-random-post. It's already indexed on Google Search and Bing Search. I'm working to change the host provider to Google Cloud but am worried about the impact it ...
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ERROR: The request could not be satisfied - Amazon CloudFront CDN

Amazon's Cloudfront CDN requires correct connection to your origin in order to work properly without any 502 bad gateway error. I did setup everything alright. For example: Cloudfront URL: https://...
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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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WooCommerce showing different payment methods based on different product property selection

I have a WordPress website which is an online shop based on WooCommerce. I want to have specific payment methods (or gateways) for each product property that the user selects. when the user selects a ...
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Weird 404 URL problem: domain name is being placed at end of URLs in WordPress site according to Google Search Console

In Google Search Console/Webmaster Tools, I found 404 error URLs with this pattern: http://example.com/page-name/example.com This is happening to all pages, posts, and even category type. For ...
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Passing page/post title as parameter in Gravity Forms

I'm looking for way I can pass the page/post title as a parameter from Gravity Form 1 to another Gravity form. I'm able to pass parameters fine, but I'm looking to be able to pass the &post={post ...
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Embedding Google Analytics/Tag Manager and gtag.js correctly (in WordPress): Is it o.k. in the head or does it have to be after the body tag?

The Google devguide says the following: To install the global tracking snippet, copy the following code and paste it immediately after the tag on every page of your site. Replace ...
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Screaming Frog reports “Mailto” link create 404 errors

A site I've built gets too many 404 errors with Screaming Frog All the 404 originate from the "mailto:" links on the site - for some reason the scan identifies non-exist pages which looks like this: ...
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Will linking new Google Analytics account to old Search Console remove all historical data?

I'm doing SEO work on an existing WordPress site for a client and I'm wondering if by linking a brand new Google Analytics tracking ID to their Google Search Console data if it will erase/destroy all ...
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I can't get my WordPress site speed any better [closed]

I am trying to improve my load speed on GT Metrix and Pingdom but I can't seem to increase my scores. I tried WP Fastest Cache and WP Rocket but neither of them make a difference (I tried enabling all ...
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Why would a 301 redirected RSS feed be appearing as an external link in Google Search Console?

We redirected our website over a year ago to a new domain. 301 is confirmed in place etc. All works fine. However a couple of RSS feed URLs using the old domain have appeared in the external link ...
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Google Webmaster tool complains about blocked URL, but it isn't

We have recently integrated with google webmaster tools. Now, on one of the pages, google complains: Indexed, though blocked by robots.txt Our robots.txt looks like this: User-agent: * Disallow: /...
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.htaccess clean url to GET variable with WordPress

I'm struggling to get a .htaccess rule to work. I'm trying to cleanup a URL for a WordPress site. Instead of /illustration?rid=123, I'd like /illustration/123. I've tried solutions from many of the ...
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Would my SEO be impacted if I migrated posts from Tumblr to a hosted WordPress solution?

I'm curious about both the positive and negative benefits of migrating old posts that were written on a Tumblr blog with a custom domain to a self-hosted WordPress solution. I've seen many people ...
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Default Featured Image versus Custom Featured Image, which one is better for the SEO purposes?

I have a WordPress website. The 99% of mine content is texts, so I'm not uploading any images or videos to the post. I know that having the "featured image" on a post is crucial for SEO purposes(...
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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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Pages still showing on Bing despite using Block URLs tool

I have 12 pages which previously hosted PDFs. e.g. (www.site.com/downloads/category/PDFname1) We removed the files and have 301 redirected the URLS to homepage. Content removal was fine via Google ...
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Google search displays the English version of a webpage for a Romanian keyword search

We have a multilanguage Wordpress website with the following subdirectories. https://mca.electricmura.ro/en/ https://mca.electricmura.ro/de/ https://mca.electricmura.ro/ro/ We use the Polylang plugin ...
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Can the AdSense snippet by optimized by loading it once for the page rather than for each ad slot?

I have four AdSense widgets on my website. I added the script below to each of the widgets on my theme panel: <script async src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></...
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How do I make dynamic pages powered by WordPress Search filter pro SEO friendly?

I have a website which offers different services in different places. So I have a search page that filters services and places. I use wordpress CMS and Search filter pro plugin. My urls are something ...
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Hacked site created foreign language tags pages, can we block them in robots.txt to remove them from Google?

Our WordPress website was hacked which is now revamped and updated to the WP v5.0.3 but still Tags and 35fc4a-50164960-421910 or 6d285b-31601402-365308 type URLs are indexed in Google. Can we block ...
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how to redirect lower case to upercase

I have a WordPress blog and I made subfolder like this https://example.com/Tourism but when I open this URL with lowercase "t" it shows me 404 not found error: https://example.com/tourism this ...
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Wordpress + Cloudflare SSL redirects to apache root?

We recently deployed our new website and when trying to use it over SSL with cloudflare, it redirects to the Apache root dir? I generated origin TLS certificates and downloaded those from cloudflare ...
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Wordpress Site Loading Speed to Slow: 8.13s [closed]

My wordpress website is extremely slow on loading the page. It's takin 8.3 seconds from Frankfurt sometimes more. I am using Bluehost and I have heard it's slower but this seems too much... You can ...
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E-commerce tracking in wordpress using woo commerce

I work on a small business and they asked me to "set up e-commerce tracking on Google Analytics". First things first, some information on the webstie: It's on Wordpress I have already successfully ...
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Website URL in YouTube 'about' page redirects to Spammy website

My wordpress website's URL that I added to my YouTube channel's 'About' page often redirects to some random spammy website. Would this be happening only for me or do my channel visitors also face ...
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Search site by two possible abbreviation combinations - with space and without

I have a case where company name is registered as abbrevation, lets call it KUBER. But first two letters represent names of two founders so the client wishes that website will be found on search ...
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What is the best WordPress permalink structure for a website with daily new posts and updates?

I have a WordPress website where users contribute a lot of posts and comments. I am now using /date/post-name as the permalink structure, but I've read and heard that it's better to use just the post-...
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Can Cloudflare redirect a referrer before they hit the site?

History I have a few WordPress sites that I manage and I've coded the 404 and 403 to email a dedicated account with hits to these pages. On a local machine daily the emails are compiled to a CSV and ...
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WordPress Multisite - how to import ALL admins' emails into MailChimp?

The setup is pretty straightforward: WordPress Multisite Network 100+ sub-blogs already running on the network New sub-blogs being created, even more expected on a daily basis I have yet to figure ...
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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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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 Clickable ...
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How to set canonical tags using Yoast [closed]

I am stuck on fixing canonical issue. I found Yoast's .htaccess file, but not understanding what to put in there. How do I code it into my website?