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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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Should search engines be allowed to index wp-includes and wp-content in WordPress?

Should the wp-includes and wp-content directories in WordPress be indexed by search engines or not? Should we prevent indexing using noindex in X-Robots tag?
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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 looks like this: Redirect 301 /store/index.html https://www.example.com/store-home/ At the moment they are at the bottom of my ....
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Wordpress - Ignore a server directory containing index.html if being viewed in preview mode

I have wordpress installed on a root directory. Wordpress was often so slow, I created a node script which will look at all pages on the website, and a create a static directory for each one with an ...
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How long until Google correctly indexes a site that had been hacked?

A couple of weeks ago my WordPress site suffered a conditional redirection hack: While I can browse my website without any problem, my Home appears in the Google Search results with spam data, the ...
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Lazy loading or pagination for wordpress comments

i have many Wordpress posts with over 200 comments, so i need to improve the speed of these posts. In particolar, i want to improve PageSpeed Insights score, because now it reports "Avoid an ...
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Renaming "product", "price" and "quantity" in cart page of WordPress WooCommerce website

How do I rename the text that shows up in the cart page on the WordPress WooCommerce platform? Specifically I want to rename "product", "price", and "quantity". I want to ...
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Should I make the homepage the parent page of each category on a WordPress site for SEO?

I want to implement good structuring practices for my website to optimize it for search engines. My site is WordPress based. If I have some category pages - should I make the homepage the parent page ...
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Do i need hreflang or rel for translations in different domains?

I have a page in russian and I've decided to translate it using a completely different domain, so that it can be easier to remember. However, I'm using a page builder (elementor) which makes it really ...
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Disabling hotlinking images hinders Facebook from showing images

I disabled hotlinking via CPanel, and added my own website, plus my CDN, www.facebook.com, facebook.com to the exceptions list for both https and http protocols. However, when I use the Facebook ...
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Is There A Benefit Or Harm To Submitting Multiple/Individual Sitemaps?

I use WordPress for most of my projects and I typically submit the "mysite.com/sitemap_index.xml" to Google Search Console but noticed that Posts on a couple of sites weren't being noticed ...
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Vendor lock-in when trying to migrate an EC2 wordpress website that serves via cloudfront and stores on an S3 bucket

I was wondering if I have a wordpress website on EC2 instance and it is saving everything on an S3 bucket and serves via cloudfront.. If I want to move my website one day to some other hosting, will I ...
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CDN Relative Path Appearing as Canonical URL (Rank Math SEO)

I have 1300+ pages that have 'non-canonical pages in sitemap' issue based on Ahrefs. All of the canonical URLs are DNS URL like this. I would like to set the canonical URL to be the same as the URL's ...
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Why are URLs auto-generated for my blogs on main domain in place of sub-domain?

I discovered a new problem in my website's organic search analytics. On our website, we've set up blogs with the subdomain "blog.website.co." However, I discovered that some blog URLs are ...
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Wordpress pages have canonical entry to another website caused by Yoast

I originally posted this question on the main stackoverflow site, but was advised to delete it there and repost it here. If this is still not the right place, please let me know. We have a Wordpress ...
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CSS & Image Files Are Blocked by Googlebot after Rendering

When rendering my website in Mobile-Friendly Test, I saw that my sites' CSS + Images are blocked. See This Screenshot See This Screenshot The site is built on Elementor, there isn't a cache plugin. I ...
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Suggestions for tracking a MediaWiki wiki with Git version control?

In my research I found that there seems to be no "single source of truth" for where to post MediaWiki questions. MediaWiki questions have been posted on these many Stack Exchange network ...
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Page cannot be crawled by Google at all

I am trying to index a page which was set to "discourage search engines to index" until 2021-10-31. Now it's 2021-11-06 and Google does not even try to access the page. If I use the search ...
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Woocommerce multisite seo and duplicate content

I have a client who runs a renting business. Actualy he's got an old wordpress where clients fills a form containing name, adress, the product they want to rent plus other optional infos. When he ...
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Should I change all relative links on my WordPress site to start with a slash like they used to on Joomla?

I have migrated from Joomla to WordPress and after migration I understood my relative URLs like /abc has changed to abc (the / is omitted.) So if I am on page example.com/efg, my relative link seems ...
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I am having an issue with structured data from one blog post showing up on other unrelated blog posts

I have a WordPress website with How-To tutorials so I have been putting "How To" schema markup at the top of each post. I am not using any 3rd-party plugins to handle the schema, I'm ...
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Domain indexed by Google when using WPGraphQL to fetch content from our WordPress installation

I have a WordPress blog at https://example.blog domain. My main website domain is https://example.in. I am using WPGraphQL to fetch posts from the WordPress blog to my main website developed in React ...
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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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How does wordpress submit new sites to search engines?

Google says wordpress automatically submits new domains to them. I'd love to use the same technique in another system, but cannot find any documentation on how to do this.
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Will changing the theme of a new WordPress website affect SEO?

I created a new WordPress website and while I was updating a theme there will always be some issues in all the themes I used I am not good at coding and all, I just wanted to know that will change the ...
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Google Adsense is not accepting my Website with www

I have a local eCommerce site built in Wordpress/Woocommerce. If you visit HTTP://example.com it redirects to HTTP://www.example.com. I even tried to perm redirect www. to HTTP://example.com but did ...
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How to redirect lowercase to uppercase

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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Yoast installation asks me for my SFTP/FTP details

I am a WordPress user and I made a website using WordPress and I got the paid hosting and paid domain from godaddy. I wanted to do the SEO for my website. After seeing many tutorials most of them ...
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Do "add to cart" links with nofollow in woocommerce hurt SEO?

In WooCommerce, add to cart URLs are like example.com/?add-to-cart=3061. These URLs are set to nofollow, which IMO, means they shouldn't cause any SEO related issues. I went on a little WooShop hunt ...
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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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Should I set up subcategories on my website from start?

Currently, I'm setting up my website and I'm wondering if it would make sense to directly set up subcategories (i.e. Real Estate Investments, Stock market investments, Crypto Investments) or go with ...
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One of the client says that is virus in my page and send me this picture [duplicate]

Try to scan with several URL scanners no virus found, please advice
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Google is Indexing Some Pages With IP Instead Of My Domain [duplicate]

I have a Wordpress website and for some reason Google is indexing 50% of my pages with the servers IP address instead of the domain. For Example: https://3.333.33.333/products instead of mysite.com/...
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Custom Meta Description Design For serach results [duplicate]

I am using WordPress and I am comfortable with coding. Question: how to make a meta description that looks like Stack Overflow's and Netflix's ones? the way they added the main title with description ...
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How to add line numbers for code in a WordPress.com web page?

I am placing a small code snippet in a WordPress.com web page. WordPress.com provides a "Code Block" option for formatting code. Is there a way to add line numbers to the code in this code ...
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Migration from Jetpack Image CDN to Cloudflare

Like most of the Wordpress site owners, I have been using Jetpack's Image CDN for delivering images across the world on my site. Lately, I came across this article stating that there is no harm in ...
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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 fix 5xx errors for wp-content URLs in Google Search Console? [closed]

For example, the following wp-content URL returns an HTTP 500 status code, and Google shows a 5xx error for it in Search Console: https://businezvalue.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/custom-css/...
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Track conversions from blog article to checkout (Wordpress, GA, GTM)

This is on a Wordpress/WooCommerce site, utilising Google Tag Manager (via a plugin called GTM4WP). Is there a way to track when someone lands on the site via a blog article, and then they end up ...
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Suspicious php links found on cPanel visitors

I am facing a problem with my WordPress site. Number of visitors try to access a page that doesn't even exist on my site. It keeps generating every minute with different random php links from ...
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Site gets spammed through internal search

I used to use only search console and Google analytics for website data. But recently I decided to try out Bing webmaster tools when I heard about Microsoft Clarity. In the Site explorer, I noticed ...
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How to wrap H1 and H2 tags with a podcast

I'm making a website for my podcast and I'm using text to display the title of the show and wondering how should I wrap the title of the show and links for individual shows. Which practice is best? ...
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On "staging.example.com" list "example.com" in the href for rel=canonical

On my staging subdomain I want to make the canonical URL for each page the URL of the page on my main site. My CMS is WordPress. I want to do this so that if Google crawls my staging site I won't risk ...
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How to include URLs generated from the WordPress API in my XML sitemap?

I have a website build in Angular 8, which among other things has a blog section. I have a sitemap.xml file that contains all the pages except the blog. The blog is created on WordPress so in order to ...
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Does the Contents Section in Wordpress have any effect on SEO?

Some websites in Wordpress have Table of Contents in their articles. In this table of contents, there are H2 and H3 titles of the article. When you click on these titles, it goes to that title in the ...
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litespeed cache works but after some time site gets to redirect into redirect loop

I have a WP one page website on which i enabled light speed cache plugin which improved site performance but on the other side side goes into redirect loop which crashes the site. I was not able to ...
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Image thumbnails blury on mobile search results

I am having an issue with an image appearing extremely blurry on google search results. The original image is not small and is not blurry yet it is hardly recognizable in the search. Please does ...
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Having Trouble indexing a free Wordpress Site for Google Search [duplicate]

I'm having trouble indexing a free wordpress site I made. It won't come up in google search. I followed this guide (https://wordpress.com/support/webmaster-tools/) but to no avail. Most guides involve ...
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Structured Data tool Error - There was an error validating your markup

Using WordPress with Avada Theme. After a recent update googles Structured Data Testing tool is returning an error upon validating which was perfect before the update. I have checked Google console ...
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How do I redirect all 404 URLs to a subdomain with same URL format using WordPress?

How do I redirect Pages from the main site with 404 Status to the Subdomain with same URL Structure? This for example: https://www.example.com/rent this returns a 404 Error and must be redirected to: ...
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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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