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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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Backend method to changing base wordpress domain to prevent redirect

My friend has come to me today to tell me he wants his wordpress site moved from example.com to example2.com. I have full access to the same server managing both those URLs, I copied the entire file ...
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How long to recover Google traffic after period of out of stock in webstore?

I have a webstore and recently went on holiday so just placed all of the products out of stock and left the website open. In this time my traffic, which is almost entirely from google, dropped from 5k ...
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Silo structure advice for Wordpress/Woocommerce

I'm doing a woocommerce project with cars, so at woo shop page I will be selling cars. On the other hand I would like to create a parent page with all child car brands. If you click on the child page ...
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My WordPress site is slow when I'm not using a VPN

I host a WordPress site which isn't behaving as I'd expect. Its taking an age to load, sometimes timing out before its finished. However, if I have my VPN (PIA) enabled, it loads immediately and is ...
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Wordpress Buddypress, Show user role next to Displayed Name [closed]

I have a litle question. I want to see the primary role of the user next to the displayed name in activity, profile, and more. Did enyone know how I can do this? Thanks for awnser.
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Will Google penalize my site for having duplicate categories between WordPress and Woo Commerce? [duplicate]

Any experience with same categories within posts and products (WP + Woocommerce)? I would like to have a dedicated page for each category within posts, where I'll show couple of pictures and long ...
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How do I remove a large number of “Excluded” links in Google Search Console?

As you can see in the screenshot below, my site has a lot of "excluded" links, more than 34K, which is unusual: However I don't have that many links in my website: I'm worried about my SEO and ...
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Using Google Analytics with WordPress plugin VS without - which is better?

I read that the more plugins you have, the more bloat that needs to be loaded. Therefore I am prudent in adding plugins to my site. What are the pros and cons of using google analytics with a plugin (...
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Does GoogleMaps plugin/widget create Google My Business listing?

I do NOT want a Google My Business listing. I know it's good for local SEO but I don't want to manage reviews. If I use the GoogleMaps widget on my WordPress website, will that automatically create a ...
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How do I access the wp-admin interface of a site that lives inside a joomla folder, using IP address / siteground server URL?

For historical reasons, we have several sites that live inside the public_html folder of a different site (all hosted on sitegrounds). To complicate things up, the root domain has a name that is the ...
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Wordpres and Nginx redirection

I have a Wordpress site with nginx webserver i have a certain requirement. So Wordpress used to be main website, with a blog permalink which opens a page with all the blog list there,But now we have ...
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Google Show colon in place separator (Title Search) [duplicate]

I have a problem with google search, i have multi sites with the same problem the problem : when search my website on google, Google automatically replace my separator with (:) example My website ...
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How to set up a reverse proxy on an SSL subdirectory from another server?

Setup is as follows: Our agency's client's domain is https://www.example.com (with SSL certificate from Amazon) They have NGINX severs, and manage their own hosting They want us to build a few simple ...
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Google is showing thumbnail image with page URL on mobile version

Google is showing thumbnail image on the right with page url on mobile version. Yoast SEO plugin using for SEO Optimization purpose. How to remove this image so google will not show the image with ...
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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 ...
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Best SEO URL Structure : Filter product list by multiple tags

Which url is better for SEO (google)? separate tags like sub folders with slash "/": 1) shop.com/product-category-1/tags/product-tag-1/product-tag-2 separate with characters plus "+" underscore "_" ...
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Should a page with adsense be viewed at least once for adsense crawler to crawl?

I use plugins to insert Adsense codes on my WordPress website. The plugin has an option to disable ads for the admin user. Hence, I will not be seeing ads when creating and publishing/reviewing posts. ...
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Putting an ampersand (&) in a webpage's path (via WordPress Yoast) can be problematic?

I consider putting an ampersand (&) in a webpage's path (via WordPress Yoast). I have a webpage with the h1 of "Questions and answers" and I'd like the webpage path to be just q&a (like ...
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How to change from worpdress to joomla application [closed]

I recently bought a website and took the WordPress hosting plan. Now I like to move for Joomla application. Is it possible?
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Site restore options after go Daddy deletion: have some con fig files not sure if they contain all info [duplicate]

I ran a pretty promising newspaper for three years. Not a blog: a small indy newspaper with occassionally v large hits. The intention was always to return to it with some capital and go head to head ...
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SEO impact of setting job listing post publish date to always be the current date?

A client wants to keep one of their permanent job listing posts (on a WordPress-based site) in good SEO standing and is afraid that a post date going back to 2015 will negatively impact the SEO of ...
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Changing post's published date every time it's modified a good idea? [duplicate]

I am using All In One Schema Rich Snippets plugin to show review for different online tools. It adds published date on its box. So even though I use the modified date on my posts, on all the posts ...
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What is domain mapping and how can I do it using cPanel?

I am trying to use the full domain instead of subdomains for a multi-network WordPress site. When I check the WordPress documentation, I find the following: Make sure all the domains you want to ...
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Spike in direct traffic - how to prevent bots

I am managing two Wordpress sites and have noticed significant spikes in direct traffic that cannot be attributed to any marketing campaign or expected increase in activity. The pattern is also ...
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Is original review box necessary on post when using All In One Schema Rich Snippets?

I want to add reviews to my posts and wish to use All In One Schema Rich Snippets plugin. Using the plugin shows a review box at the end of the post. I am using Thrive architect and will add a ...
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Google indexing Wordpress wp-content directories and all internal files

Recently I noticed that the total number of crawl pages have been increased. So I searched on google using site: and got several pages with a directory wp-content. I also checked Google Search Console,...
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Google Search Console Crawl 404 linked Error from strange Website [duplicate]

Image: The error is displayed because the URL has added the symbol ; at the end. /wp-content/uploads/2018/06/iuiuiuiuiuiui.pdf; (incorrect) If we remove the symbol ; the URL it works normally. /...
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Broken links in wordpress due to .htaccess

I was playing around with the .htaccess file on my site, and though the homepage works. All links are broken, showing 404 error. I also cannot click on anything but the homepage. If it matters here ...
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How to migrate from the old domain to the new domain?

I just got finished with moving my site from one domain name to another. All old links on social media and search engines are broken. If I click on a link from reddit or Facebook it still points to ...
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Google Search Console Crawl 404 Error for some wp-content directories even when those directories contain files

Here is a picture of my Google Search Console: When I try to click at the url for example error 18: wp-content/uploads/2016/01/ Appear File not found. Of course inside the path (wp-content/uploads/...
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Proper transfer of atom feeds from Shopify to Wordpress

I recently change my site from Shopify to Wordpress. I notice that some URLs got this ".atom" on the end. I keep thing what generates this URL... I recently found the Shopify generates this page: ...
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Is an .htaccess edit necessary when enabling Cloudflare SSL?

I have recently changed 3-4 of my sites to Cloudflare SSL. After that, I went to General Settings on WordPress and changed URLs from HTTP to HTTPS. And it redirects from HTTP to HTTPS without any ...
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How do I serve webp images from my WordPress site but exclude the WP backend/admin

For some reason that I cannot fathom, my Chrome installation does not show me webp images from my website. I can see webp images on other sites (I think - how can you tell if you are being served a ...
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Configure Wordpress to listen on a port other than 80

Looking to set up remote ssh access to a Linux box running Wordpress. That part should be straight forward enough -- just reserve an IP address for the MAC address to that NIC. Once that's ...
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Arabic or Persian language in url for SEO [duplicate]

I need some SEO advice about how to make an SEO friendly URL structure when the site is in Arabic or Persian. Should I use translated English; or Arabic or Persian in the URL path? I ask because ...
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Does changing categories levels (hierarchy) in WordPress affect SEO?

I have a website with WordPress and have about 60 categories with 3 or 4 levels. Now I want to change many category's levels and maybe some slugs. for example a category such as "wordpress" is ...
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How do I stop showing Adsense to someone if they reject cookies?

I have a Wordpress site and have just installed a cookie banner to get consent. I have a few questions about this though, what do I do if somebody clicks "reject"? How do I stop showing them the ...
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What is the ideal WordPress robots.txt for the best results? [closed]

Until now I've had my robots.txt file configured as follows: User-agent: * Disallow: /wp-admin/ Allow: /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php As this has been some time now since I last touched it, I've been ...
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Heroku free tier for hosting of wordpress site [duplicate]

I have been doing a research for days to find a good hosting site for my new wordpress site. So far most of the people have recommended bluehost, sure it's good, but I'm still looking for cheaper ...
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What could cause occasional continued 404 errors that were originally triggered by high website traffic?

I have a website where one page received huge traffic in one moment, causing errors 404. Next day, traffic returned to normal but some percent of this page visitors still receive this error (5-10%). ...
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What's the best time to install SSL certificate on a WordPress blog?

I have created a new WordPress blog and just added a post on it. I want to install SSL certificate on this blog. What's the best practice to install SSL certificate? Is it before WordPress ...
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Spam referrals to my website [duplicate]

I noticed a spike in referral traffic to my website, the link showed up in a very odd format, see attached. Does anyone know what this is and what can I do to stop it happening again? Can anyone ...
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How to redirect multiple URL's to the same URL. [closed]

I have been searching for a solution to this but can't find a good answer. I am trying to achieve the following through Wordpress with the Yoast SEO plugin. Here is what I am trying to do: I need to ...
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Google sees links that are not encoded

I'm working on an already existing project from a new client, so I am not very aware of the websites history. Also I barely ever touch SEO topics so I do lack knowlegde in this area. There are couple ...
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Why won't Google index any further image URLs? [duplicate]

on my fairly new website, I am noticing that Google is not indexing images from my sitemap. Already above 2000 images submitted and Google hasn't indexed any images. Al tough there is more images ...
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Validation error from htmlvalidator.com using wp_enqueue_script that text/javascript is obsolete

This code was being flagged on my Wordpress website: <script type='text/javascript' src='http://www.publictalksoftware.co.uk/wp-content/plugins/simple-download-monitor/js/sdm_g_recaptcha.js?ver=1'&...
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404 errors on Wordpress site

I have run a link checker on my site and it came up with this link: <link rel='dns-prefetch' href='//fonts.googleapis.com' /> I confirm this URL is not valid. How do I isolate why did bad link ...
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How can I redirect all WordPress post URLs that don't contain a subcategory to prevent duplicate content?

On my WordPress site, I have this URL format: /%category%/%postname%/ When I create a new post and select a parent category and a sub-category and select sub-category to default then WordPress ...
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404 Crawl Error to almost all pdf files

The website is built in wordpress. I do not have than much experience, so I need your help. Once I entered at “Search Console” at “Crawl Errors” tab I saw that all “404 errors” are in “wp-content/...
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Is the top entry and exit page in Webalizer reports the most popular page on my site?

According to Webalizer, the top entry and exit page to my website is "/blog/". This is where my Wordpress blog is situated. (There are static non-Wordpress pages on my site as well.) Does that mean ...