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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 I disable tags and categories on my blog to prevent thin content and duplicate content?

I've recently heard SEO advice that says that tags and categories are bad for my blog. They produce pages with thin content because some tags and categories don't have a lot of posts in them. They ...
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What are the best image sizes for the Google Chrome mobile website audit?

What are the best image sizes for the Google Chrome mobile website audit? I'm making a WordPress website and want to get the best score possible. There will be an image with 100% width on the top ...
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Will redesigning my site hurt my SEO if my URLs and content stay the same but the DOM structure of pages changes radically?

I have a great working WordPress site that I make money from because the SEO has been perfect for ages now. I really want to redesign the site (the design is 12 years old now) and I want to use ...
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Is it safe to share wordpress staging website with 3rd party developer [closed]

I am developing a website with Wordpress and facing some issue with update of 3rd party plugin. They asked me to accessing dev site. I will build dev site by cPanel whereas I am curious about is ...
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Website appears in chinese when I search on google

My WordPress site got hacked recently and I removed the hacked files and did everything what Google requires to do to recover it, but still, when I search my website, it appears with some chinses ...
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Wordpress won't allow for updates to plugins or Wordpress Core [migrated]

It's been approximately a month since i can no longer update any plugins or wordpress core on my website. When I attempt to update the website it get's knocked off line. Jetpack then reactivates the ...
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Duplicate h1 on single post page, blog page and category pages in WordPress

I am working on SEO for a website - the site is built with Divi which uses h2 for the post titles on the single post page; I have changed the h2 to h1 by creating a child theme and editing the index....
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Moving away from Wordpress to something bigger [closed]

I've tried to search on the web for answers but got unlucky. My online business is growing and the audinece is too. We are using Wordpress as our engine for 4 years and Cloudflare as DNS hosting but ...
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What does this code do? [closed]

I've been looking at ways to make websites more secure and in particular WordPress site and found a blog post with a few suggestions. Most of them I was already using but found this one with no ...
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How do I point a subdomain to a different nameserver use Google Domains?

I discovered this question: Can I use different nameservers for different subdomains? And I tried it out using Google domains. I currently have a site hosted with AWS. However, I'd like to use ...
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Finding what is causing my site to issue 301 redirects

I have an URL which is 301 redirecting but I cannot find where or how it is happening and wanted some checks to perform if possible? I've checked .htaccess - it's not there I've checked cPanel in ...
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Someone is 301 redirecting penalized websites to my website

Some is doing a negative seo attack on my site 301 redirecting toxic sites to my site, I have done research and noone online seems to have an answer, would disavowing the domain doing the 301 work or ...
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How to have 2 sitemaps - 1 for main site the other for wordpress in subfolder

Background My site runs on a dedicated server and and has Wordpress in a subfolder. I have my mainsite which is not wordpress and that has a sitemap - for example example.com/sitemap.xml ... that ...
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Apache Video Play Statistics

I have an Apache web server that is currently serving MP4 video files to a WordPress.com website. On the WP site - I am direct embedding the MP4 video files that are hosted on the Apache web server. ...
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Multilanguage site - best link scheme for SEO [duplicate]

Using Wordpress, Yoast and WPML. Which method of URL scheme is the best for SEO purposes? siteurl.com/de or siteurl.com/?lang=de? And why?
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Why is it recommended to combine WordPress and Godaddy for hosting?

I am learning how to build and maintain a website, but I'm coming across a lot of suggestions that sound redundant without explanation. For example, if I already have a website on WordPress but want ...
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How do I migrate my Blogger blog to WordPress without losing my present search engine rank?

I presently own a Blogger blog which is already ranking on Google for some keywords. I want to migrate to WordPress because of low SEO quality of Blogger but I have some few concerns about the best ...
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How do I recover WordPress page content from MySQL database?

I have a WordPress site and the database has become corrupted (long story), and it's not backed up. My plan is to create a new WordPress site from scratch and copy all the theme files, images, etc......
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Will deleting unused images in WordPress effect SEO?

How would it effect SEO, if I were to delete unused images from the website? (WordPress)
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How do I redirect Pages to the Subdomain with same URL Format?

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 ...
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Can Wordpress Multisite use a nested subdirectory hierarchy?

I have a WordPress subdirectory multisite installed. I have to achieve a 3-tier structure and multisite is based on a 2-tier structure but I though I could try the following: Main domain: example.com ...
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WordPress website has SSL certificate but some HTTP elements (images)

My website is secure (HTTPS) but has some images that are HTTP. I have two questions: Is it an issue? I checked on HubSpot SSL checker and it says that my website is secure. How do I find and change ...
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How do I redirect thousands of WordPress URLs to a subdirectory?

I have a WordPress website and it has almost 22,000 blog posts. It has been running with good SEO for the past 6 years. The contents are scattered in almost all social media and backlinked in a lot ...
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Link from a Wordpress page to a password protected non-Wordpress page on a subdirectory

I have a Wordpress site which contains a link to a non-WordPress (i.e. pure Html) page sitting on a subdirectory of the same domain. It all works fine at the moment but now I wish to password protect ...
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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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Would two factor authentication on my web hosting account protect against email phishing targeting my site?

I was recently attacked on my Bluehost account after clicking on an email that looked like it was from Bluehost (never going to click on another Bluehost email again). While talking to the support ...
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Use .htaccess to remove a directory and .php extension from the URL

I am running a Wordpress website, but I have some folders not related to the wordpress CMS, but in the same directory where all Wordpress folders are. The .htaccess in root WP folder has its standard ...
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Google's “More results from domain” don't include subdomain which causes rewritten titles

Okay so, Google has this thing where when you search for a company it comes up with the result, a few categories from the result and then a link that reads, "More results from domain.com". My domain ...
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Configure a Google Analytics filter for blog posts when URLs are mixed with other content

I have a WordPress site with a blog section but also a lot of other content, that is not directly related to the blog. Now I want to use Google Analytics and only see the blog traffic, meaning users ...
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How redirect directly to the final domain URL rather than a chain through variations of `www` and `https`?

When I type example.com in the URL it first redirects to http://example.com then to https://example.com and finally to the https://www.example.com (the original address). Why doesn't it straight away ...
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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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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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Google Console Live Test shows me spammy html with Japanese characters

I believe my website was hacked. When I run a page through the google data structured testing tool, I get a spammy version of my page. The first thing I did was to restore the site from a backup from ...
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WordPress Polylang plugin - how to properly setup Internal Links

I am using Polylang plugin for the WordPress Website. Primary language is English. Secondary language is Deutch. Home page, other pages and posts contains images and text links - which are ...
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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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Do wordpress tags urls affect SEO? [duplicate]

Wordpress generates url for each tag. I read a discussion where someone says these urls are "not important" and they negatively affect SEO. Is this true?
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Podcast RSS feed on blog homepage?

I've had a self-hosted Wordpress blog for three years, with two feeds coming from the homepage, RSS content, and RSS comments. Last month I launched a podcast, hosted by Pippa which provides a website ...
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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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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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Wordpress with Ecommerce Software on Subdomain

I've just finished building a wordpress site for the company I work for. The original plan was to build out the store with woocommerce. However we have over 11,000 products and orders need to work ...
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Is CloudFlare full SSL less secure than Cloudflace full (strict) SSL?

I have a Linux shared hosting on Hostgator, and am using a Full SSL from Cloudflare which Encrypts end-to-end, using a self-signed certificate on the server. How secure is it? What are different ...
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Wordpress database (backup) .sql file got a Trojan category malware treat. Says ESET Internet Security when i try to download the file. What to do?

This is the first time this has happened to me. I'm attaching the screenshot of the message I got about the threat. Also here is the link that ESET software shows me for more info about this. I ran ...
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Adding domain name to a Vultr managed Wordpress website

I have a managed Wordpress instance on Vultr. I was able to access the website fine with its ip address. Now after adding the domain, I can't access the website, "this site can't be reached, server IP ...
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Switching domain from HTTPS to HTTP

I recently launched a new site on an existing domain, using new hosting. The previous site utilized HTTPS, the new site does not (just HTTP). The problem I ran into is that Google currently has the ...
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Recover from an SEO report with lots of issues or start over with a site that hasn't yet been found by search engines?

I am hosting an unhealthy WP site from which I was only supposed to receive the theme. Instead it includes content that I foolishly corrected rather than restructuring the site for SEO and friendly UI....
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Is there a way to use js templating with wordpress without impacting seo or ux?

I have one JSON file that contains the text content for my hundreds of Wordpress posts. I am using templating, mustache.js, to insert the text content and render the posts. This saves me a lot of time,...
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Weird /'http URL pattern leading to many 404s

I got very weird 404s from the Google Search Console. It shows me some kind of URL mix up and I cannot pinpoint where this pattern comes from. It is a WordPress installation. https://example.com/...
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WP Apache .htaccess redirect .com traffic to .co.uk Issue

I have a website I am looking to redirect .com traffic to .co.uk. For the moment, when I navigate to https://example.com, it redirects to https://www.example.co.uk and displays as such in the address ...
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Can I prevent my website from being loaded as AMP?

For some unknown reason, Facebook has decided that it wants to load my blog website as an AMP website, which only shows an excerpt and there's no way for the user to see the entire article. The ...
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Google search console reports indexing my pages with pagination parameters even though they redirect

I recently saw in search console that Google is indexing some of my WordPress posts with pagination. For example example.com/post/page/2. The coverage report says "indexed but not submitted." It ...