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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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Getting custom Wordpress pages with url parameters indexed by google [duplicate]

I have a Wordpress site set up that connects to a third party db to display data (widgets). I have one template set up that will display a list of widgets: https://mywebsite.com/widgets Clicking ...
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Wordpress Launcher on Google Cloud Platform - 404 Error

I'm testing out the Google Cloud Platform - normally I use dedicated servers and handle everything manually. So it's a bit different for me to press a button and have a utility set up all the settings....
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When migrating a website from Joomla to WordPress, Google is not updating some metadata, description, and snippets of URLs where the content changed

After migrating/updating/redesign a site from Joomla to WordPress I am facing a problem that affect my SEO. I noticed in my Webmaster Tools, Google is crawling old site urls. Some (pretty) permalinks ...
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Could it improve search engine rankings to point custom domain names for targeted folders in WordPress?

I'm wondering if it may be a more effective SEO technique to have keyword-specific domain names point to a keyword-specific folder in WordPress than just have a file using the keyword. Assume all ...
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Reduce amount of site script executions

I use SiteGround as a hosting service and I received a notice that we are reaching our monthly executions. We also use Wordpress as a CMS. Our site is popular and often has several users on it at once,...
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Cloud Hosting - Choice of host [duplicate]

I am amateur when it comes to the choice of the web server. I need to host 3 low-to-medium traffic Wordpress websites and I'm looking at budget cloud server options. There are many recommendation &...
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Google Analytics vs. Wordpress Statistics

I am currently working on a WordPress website, having installed Google Analytics. GA is running well, but especially with regard Facebook traffic, it shows completely other figures. After publishing a ...
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In my WordPress sitemap, should I submit all posts or only category pages?

I am using Google XML Sitemap plugin for my WordPress website. I have the option to submit only posts, only categories, or both which update weekly, daily, or monthly. Which combination is healthier ...
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Best free CMS for website with a forum? [duplicate]

EDIT: This is NOT a duplicate to the question linked above. I went through many of the CMS listed there and they didn't work for me (see explanation below). I'm currently looking for a good free CMS ...
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Why does my website appear in higher up in Google Search but then decrease? [duplicate]

I am managing a WordPress website which offers tutorials on different concepts. Some of the keywords are coming between 3-4th page of Google search but some of them are above 10th pages. Sometimes ...
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Replace website with newly redesigned and developed site without effecting SEO [duplicate]

We are currently finishing off a development site dev.example.com for a business who currently have a website that needs updating www.example.com. We want to display all the content from the dev ...
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To move a BlogSpot blog to a custom domain with new hosting, can I first enable the custom doman on BlogSpot and then change the CNAME? [duplicate]

I need to move my blog say example.blogspot.com to example.com and custom service provider say Hostgator. I want to do this migration without impacting the SEO. What I am thinking of 1. Using the ...
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After “unlocking” our not provided keywords, we aren't seeing the actual keywords in Google Analytics

We are trying to improve our SEO Ranking but we notice a problem or maybe a discrepancy in what the Google Analytics data is showing us. We use this step by step for not provided: https://blog....
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How to remove malware that is always coming back? [closed]

From past few days, I am facing malware issue on my 3 blogs. This is happening because of this script: <script src='https://blue.traffictrade.life/main.js' type='text/javascript'></script>...
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Three Year Old Website with no traffic versus a fresh wordpress website [closed]

I made a price comparison engine about 3-4 years ago in asp.net mvc. Kept making changes now and then. Added a "news" and "apps" section where daily tech news and app updates are posted. At once there ...
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Uploading images for Wordpress in AWS Elastic Beanstalk application

How do I go about uploading images in an AWS Elastic Beanstalk Wordpress Application? I am using the high-availability method from this tutorial. It's a large WooCommerce website and I have 2gigs ...
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When mass redirecting URLs from the old site, can I redirect everything to the home page of the new site for SEO?

I need to redirect thousands of URLs to my new site (its the same domain, but now is on Wordpress), I don't want to lose all the SEO from the old posts, but I don't know how to redirect each old link ...
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Wordpress site deployed on Elastic Beanstalk randomly reset to install page setup-config.php

I put up a wordpress website on Elastic Beanstalk, and the other day when I went to my website, it redirected me to the wordpress install page (/wp-admin/setup-config.php). What happened to my website?...
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Google is including a wrong & misleading URL in search results for my WordPress site

WordPress apparently will resolve partial URLs to the "correct" page when entered at the parent level. Google is including this partial URL in its search results. For example, years ago I wrote a blog ...
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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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How to implement WordPress in a subdirectory, hosted on a different server?

I am working with a client who already has a custom e-commerce website set up at their own domain e.g. example.com We want to host their WordPress blog at a subdirectory of their domain e.g. example....
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For creation of an appropriate SPF record, how can I find the IP address of the mail server used by a WordPress website on cPanel?

I have a WordPress website that is sending emails to me through a contact form. The From address in the emails uses the same domain name of the website. Currently the emails are being treated as spam,...
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When converting a WordPress site from HTTP to HTTPS, do all hard-coded HTTP references need to be updated?

We have a Wordpress HTTP site which we wish to convert to HTTPS or SSL. Do we have to find all mentions of hard coded HTTP resources or can we simply do a 301 redirect in .htaccess, and how do we do ...
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How to distinguish different subdomains in Google Analytics with Wordpress multisite?

My current setup of Wordpress is multisite. (main site and a subdomain) www.example.com/ blog.example.com/ I have also set up Google Analytics (same tracking code) for both of these sites. The ...
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Can't find the IP address of regular visitor which creates %100 Bounce Rate on my site!

Everyday :(, the following user creates one hit on my google analytics which has 3-5 sessions and %100 bounce rate. ISP: Digital Ocean Operating System: Linux City: san francisco I ...
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Why has Google indexed the same page twice for my site?

Google has indexed the same page twice For my website. I am not able to figure out the solution for this issue. Can anybody help me to solve this problem? I am attaching screenshots below for the ...
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How can I use pagination in Woocommerce with a list of known product IDs? [closed]

when I click to a product tag in woocommerce (example: cats), it goes to the landing page (mysite.com/product-tag/cats/) which uses template (product-archieve.php), and that template creates a ...
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Will a US, Asia, and Europe CDN improve page load time for Central American visitors to a US hosted site?

The CDN's location servers are on US, Europe, and Asia. The web page is hosted in US. Visitors to your website are only from Central America. Will the website page load time be benefit if that CDN ...
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Why are there requests for non-existent WordPress URLs on my vb.net website?

I have a vb.net website and in the website I've also a WordPress blog website. I'm getting unknown URL in my log file which do not exist in the website. I logged in to Google Webmaster Tools and there ...
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'Sitemap contains urls which are blocked by robots.txt.' Warning - However robots.txt file doesn't appear to be blocking anything

Our site is built on WordPress. Whilst in the development stage, we had the option to Discourage search engines from indexing this site checked (Settings Reading). We have now made the site live and ...
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Does Yoast support regular expression redirects to remove the date from post URLs?

I have to setup as redirect from "Date and Name" Format to "Post Name" Format. For example: /2010/10/post-url/ it must be redirected to /post-url/ I am using Yoast for redirect. I don't know what ...
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Using the Salient WordPress theme cuts the header logo cut in half [closed]

Problem: Logo appearing cut in half, and menu items chopped off - Theme: Salient 8.0.15 I have no custom CSS yet.
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Moving website images to remote server vs moving database to remote server

I have a wordpress website that has gotten too big for a single server. I need to decide whether I should host the database externally i.e. purchase another server for the DB or if i should host the ...
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Mask URL to make the host URL invisible and use the main domain as WordPress permalinks?

I use one hosting for all of my domains (approx. 15 of them) and I have a WordPress installed for one of them. Let's say, my main hosting domain is: hosting.example.net And I have installed ...
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How to link a signup with a utm source across multiple steps with google analytics and mixpanel?

Currently I am running an ad champaign to get users to click on a link to my wordpress site. The link uses utm_source code google-ads. Once the user is on the wordpress landing pages, they can click ...
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After changing Google Analytics Custom Dimensions from user id to user name, some ids are still showing up in reports

I have a WordPress website and I setup a custom dimension in Google Analytics to log, as a custom dimension, the blog post authors user ID. This worked fine. I have since changed this to now log the ...
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Email sending to only one of two form addresses

I'm trying to find possible places to look for an issue that I'm struggling with on my website. Scenario: Ubuntu server uses sendmail and configured mail relay to go through our O365 servers. This ...
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Is it bad for SEO to have a URL with nothing on it? [duplicate]

I have a WordPress site and for a very complicated reason I have to set some post type's template to empty file. Nothing. Which means I have a URL on my site (let's say: example.com/postype/the-best-...
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Should I separate Google Analytics for website & webshop?

I am setting up a website with in addition a webshop, driven by Wordpress. Both are hosted on same server and domain. Except the webshop will also be reachable through mainsiteshop.com which will ...
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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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Serve a subdirectory out of a parallel server side directory

I have an apache server running with two folders in a subdirectory (/var/www/html/example), a virtual host config in httpd.conf serves URLs from /var/www/html/example/website and /var/html/example/...
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Remote document root being overwritten with local

Today an interesting problem has arisen. A piece of code that relies on the Server Document Root suddenly stopped working on only my browsers. My machine is where I develop locally using xampp, and ...
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When the layout of my page gets jumbled after browsing the site, is the problem with WordPress or hosting?

I've had problems with the loading view of my site. Initially everything looks OK but after clicking on other pages and coming back to the Home page the slider and other elements are not showing as ...
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Wordpress permalink structure with mutliple categories [duplicate]

I am trying to find out whether the permalink structure affects ranking and which of these two permalinks is better to use. I have nested categories on my blog, now my link looks as follows https://...
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What is a rewrite rule to add a prefix directory for a specific set of pages (dozens)

I have some pages on a Wordrpress site as www.example.com/title-of-the-page For my SEO activities I would like to add a prefix to those pages. They will be www.example.com/name-of-the-prefix/title-of-...
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How important is writing unique text for each image when bulk uploading images of a subject to my website for image SEO?

Tom Cruise, for example, who is an American and Hollywood actor. I have 500+ photographs of him that I wish to upload on my WordPress blog here. The problem is not in bulk uploading, but How can we ...
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Should the name attribute of the meta tag be “description” or “meta-description”?

Can anyone tell me what the difference between description and meta-description? I've just read on the WordPress blog to mainly use "meta-description" as it's strongly recommended. I'm confused. &...
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Redirecting my WordPress site from wordpress.com [duplicate]

I need to redirect my WordPress site hosted on wordpress.com to my new domain hosted on another provider. How does that redirection function on this type of site and hosting? I know how to do that ...
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Everytime I install Xampp on my computer installation ends with this message. [duplicate]

C:\xampp\apache\bin\httpd.exe is not a valid win32 application; Please tell me how to fix it please help me buddies
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How do I disable Facebook Instant Articles for my website's Facebook page?

I have enabled Facebook Instant Articles and have connected my WordPress site with my Facebook page. Is there a way to disable this connection to post articles like before completely or can this be ...