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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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Multiple H1 tags in blog, category, tag page?

Now I'm aware that having multiple H1 tags on a page isn't best for SEO. Unfortunately, this is how my theme is built. What is the best way to fix? I'm having this problem mainly in my categories, ...
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Permalinks only work from home page

I am trying to get pretty permalinks working on my wordpress site. From the home page, every product is redirected to the pretty permalink just fine. However: If I try to directly go to a permalink (...
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How can I speed up my wordpress website? [closed]

My website is based on a Wordpress and I want to know why its loading metrics are so bad. What can I do practically? I've already tried to use: Cloudflare W3 Total Cache Autoptimize EWWW Image ...
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Cannot add to cart, logout, or write to .htaccess after changing site address WordPress

I recently just changed my Site Address from the admin panel on my WordPress website. After doing so, I got an error from my caching plugin WP Rocket saying it couldn't complete configuration because ...
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Getting a redirect to ugly beanstalk URL rather than seeing my domain name on my WordPress site, despite setting Route53 alias record

I have a bunch of hosted zones set up for some GoDaddy domains. Also, my website is a WordPress website hosted on an Elastic Beanstalk environment. I've imported the record sets from the GoDaddy ...
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Wordpress blog subdomain redirects to main site after switching to HTTPS

While there are a number of online instructions to change Wordpress from HTTP to HTTPS, they are not working for me, probably because my installation is in a subdomain. Here is the starting situation:...
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How can I stop this PHP Notice or fix the problem that clutters up the debug.log after switching to PHP 7? [closed]

EDIT: I am the administrator of several websites and when I turn debug on to track down a problem on one of the sites, the debug.log is cluttered with hundreds of lines of PHP notices each day about a ...
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How to fix two PHP errors I cannot get the plugin author to answer [closed]

I am the administrator of my website and when I turn debug on to track down a problem on the site, the debug.log is cluttered with hundreds of lines of PHP notices each day about two PHP problems in a ...
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Woocommerce filter options showing in SEO Spider Crawl

I have crawlwed my site with a few different SEO tools - Screaming frog and WildShark SEO spider. Everything seems good apart from some results which are being returned. I have built an ecommerce ...
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Static page which uses Ajax to fetch “Latest posts” on homepage from Wordpress

I am making a website which has a blog as well as a "normal" website. Would there be any negative consequences of installing Wordpress on a separate blog.domain.com and using AJAX to fetch ...
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SSL Caching prevends https requests

I use the W3 Total Cache Plugin for Wordpress. If I enabled "Cache SSL (https) requests" in W3 Total Cache and testing my site at https://securityheaders.io for security reports, then I get only one ...
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Google indexing my site with https So I Want to Redirect it over https but Giving 404

I don't know why Google is indexing my wordpress website with https even I have not installed any SSL certificate, it causes matched content etc. Also, I have tried to redirect whole domain to https ...
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How to migrate site from Drupal to WordPress without loosing SEO juice? [duplicate]

I'm looking best way to move website from Drupal 7 to WP and get better opportunities for ranking at the same time.
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Install WordPress but don't use it yet

I'm looking into redoing a website for a friend, as the main site is currently using Flash with a hastily built mobile version that uses a subdomain. I'm looking into WordPress, but I don't want it ...
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Why am I getting bot hits from compute-1.amazonaws.com?

I have a WordPress website with AWS on use, namely the Cloudfront service, to serve CSS, images and JS from the cloud. Lately, I noticed a lot of hits from bots coming from : IP: 54.236.71.87 ...
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Google Search is displaying empty pages but those pages are non-existent

My WordPress site in Google Search is showing non-existent navigation pages, like 10 of 730 when I search site:example.com. However I only have 3670 posts. When I click on the pages it leads to empty ...
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Is is OK to back up a WordPress installation while it is serving content?

Running a LEMP stack on Ubuntu 16.04. Found plenty of great documentation for backing up WordPress: Export your database: mysqldump --add-drop-table -h mysql_hostserver -u mysql_username -p ...
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My Android users are getting phishing ads on my site

For the last 3 months quite a few of my users, who are using Android mobile phones(And one Motorala user), are reporting that the ads on my site often open as phishing popups saying their phone has ...
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Bing Webmaster Tools finds my Wordpress RSS feed and uses it as a sitemap

I have submitted my Wordpress XML sitemap to Bing Master Tools. It is properly crawled and working as expected. Bing also automatically finds my WordPress category listing pages RSS feeds and ...
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WordPress cache are there even after uninstall the WordPress

a week ago on my shared host server, i install WordPress only in my blog directory. and created few blog posts. (other parts of the website is just HTML, js and CSS no WordPress ) there after I ...
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How will using the Wordpress API affect SEO ranking for company blog?

We are currently discussing various options for implementing a blog engine or Content Managing System. We have a Ruby on Rails application, which gives us the option of using an existing gem, creating ...
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make an offline copy of wordpress website with correct permalink

I need to make an offline copy of a wordpress website that is still alive since WordFence cache was turned on, database has been deleted and is not possible to restore it. Looking into files I found ...
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Is Google smart enough to understand article and comment separately on WordPress blog?

One of my client's site totally depends on the comments. It is something like a Q/A site. Users ask questions, answers are given using WordPress default comment system. So the most important content ...
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How to correctly update a Wordpress URL?

I have a WordPress website which has a lot of very well position URL but unfortunately, they all have the id on the URL instead of a friendly URL. I am working on a new website but I will like to ...
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Facebook thumbnail of my wordpress website disappear after a while. Any idea why?

I have a page with OpenGraph meta tags and when I first published the page it worked like a charm: https://stargazerrock.com/stargazer-definition/ Now, after a few weeks, somehow my post does not ...
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My WordPress site redirects `/?p=###` URLs, is that an SEO problem?

After running a report on using SEOprofiler, I receive notices (not warnings or errors) for every page on my website that a 301 re-direct exists. For example: /?p=3460 301 redirects. The URL ...
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Under WordPress, where do duplicate URLs come from that append “French%20Together%20Course_files/” to the end of the correct URL many times?

I created a sales page (https://example.com/course/). But now, I see lots of duplicate pages that look like the (very long) link below. Any idea what causes this and how I can stop it? https://...
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In WordPress how do you redirect all posts to main URL in an SEO friendly way?

I'm working on a affiliate site that has a bunch of products on it. User clicks the product, and goes to the site the product is located on. Here's my dilemma. All products on my site are each under ...
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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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Can redirecting away from WordPress.com with a “Poor Man's Redirect” preserve SEO?

My situation is the following: I have a WordPress free blog that I want to migrate to a static HTML site. However, I cannot execute PHP on this WordPress domain*, therefore, the solution proposed here:...
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Verify your WordPress sub domain with Google Webmaster Tools

My question is similar to The SEO Impact of Migrating from Free Hosting on WordPress.com to Own Hosting but it was answered in 2013 and I am afraid things have changed. Basically I have a Wordpress ...
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Google Search Console Error - Sitemap appears to be an HTML page

I recently started getting this error in Google Search Console when submitting our sitemap. Errors Sitemap is HTML Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported sitemap format ...
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After removing all URLs and resubmitting to google search engine. Iv'e not been indexed! [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to websites, earlier this year I started with a static website just submitting .html files to learn seo well. Eventually, I decided to get into wordpress and start fresh with the same ...
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What is the best practice for redirecting the IP address of a web server when it hosts multiple domain names?

I plan to have 2 separate domain names pointing to the same Apache installation with WordPress multi-site. I can set virtual hosts correctly for each domain, no problems. I can have both domains ...
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Getting F on PageSpeed because not resized to 0x0

I suddenly started getting an F for scaled images on PageSpeed Insights, and reading the details it said: ....jpg is resized in HTML or CSS from 1024x680 to 0x0. Serving a scaled image could save ...
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What's the difference between WordPress hosting and other hosting plans?

I aim to use WordPress to build an e-commerce website, however it's not clear if the hosting plans offer genuine difference or it's just marketing to make a plan seem more advantageous. For example: ...
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Will using REST API from my site hosted on wordpress.com result in duplicate content?

I have a blog on wordpress.com to store content. I want to access that content using the REST API for a non-wordpress website. My question is, will this result in duplicate content (on wordpress.com ...
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How do you do 301 redirects when you've changed platforms?

A client is having problems with 301 redirects producing 404 Error messages. They previously had a WP site, but decided to change it to an HTML one. They are using the same domain name, and hosting is ...
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HTTP to HTTPS redirect: How not to create an infinite loop

I have a WordPress install on a subdomain: https://blog.example.com To enforce SSL I have the following redirects in my .htaccess: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On # BEGIN FORCE ...
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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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Migrating from Wordpress.com to Ghost - What SEO considerations do I need to make?

This question here already answers a lot of questions: Migrating from a wordpress.com to wordpress.org blog without harming SEO However - I guess I'm asking the same question for a generic 'other' ...
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Should the “admin-ajax.php ” file in my WordPress site be allow or disallowed in robots.txt?

My WordPress site in cPanel is serving the admin-ajax.php file which is wasting CPU resources. How can I solve this problem? Should I use this in my robots.txt file or not? User-agent: * Disallow: /...
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Wordpress - All-in-one-seo-pack 2.4.2 broke my site

I have updated my all-in-one-seo-pack to version 2.4.2 and a specific template page breaks. <!-- /all in one seo pack --> <link rel='dns-prefetch' href='//localhost' /> <link rel='dns-...
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CSS parallax issue within Twenty Seventeen WordPress Theme

I hope this is the right place for this. I tried WP Developers but question was considered off topic. I’m using the Twenty Seventeen theme in WordPress (4.8.2) with a static front page with 4 ...
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Nginx rewrite for wp-includes works but not the one for content/uploads

I want to perform a few rewrites: this actually works: rewrite ^/includes/(.*) /wordpress/wp-includes/$1?putyo_happybits=administrator last; and I get this: http://everhide.wordpress.dev/includes/...
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Google Analytics combine statistics from different URLs

I am working as a student assistent for a University on a Wordpress website that contains courses. They want for each course a overview of pageviews. The problem I am facing is that the course ...
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Problem with HostGator addon domain

I installed WordPress on an addon domain in my HostGator account. When I go to the wp-admin url and sign in I see this. Does anyone know what's up with this? Thanks
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Can WordPress accept HTTP and HTTPS connections on the same blog?

While working on the transition from HTTP to HTTPS, I have configured all websites to accept both HTTP and HTTPS connections. This worked for everything except WordPress. There is an option in the ...
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How to restore deleted images from a WordPress backup without overwriting new content?

Our WordPress site has thousands of images and most of them are not used for any content anyomore. The images take about 90% of our total storage so I wanted to get rid of them. I used a plugin ...
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Temporarily redirect WordPress url with query string from root directory to new url

This post seems to have my answer: How can I redirect old WordPress URL (with a query string) to new URL using .htaccess? However, this does not seem to play nicely with WordPress' previous rewrite ...