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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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how to fix bad seo after being hacked

About a year ago my wordpress website was hacked & some company decided to go nuts and actually do some "SEO" on the various links it created. Some of the pages would show up on google as "payday ...
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Optimize SEO: 2 websites or 1 main website and subdomain? [duplicate]

I'm working on a WordPress website of a little company, let say: www.xxx.com. Now they want a different website for their workshops. What is the most optimal construction thinking of SEO? 1) www....
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How to change Google results

I've made a website for a client. I've used WordPress. The problem is, that when you type the page's name in Google, you get two results: Comments for [pagename] Sample page (the one that WordPress ...
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Which pages should be present in the sitemap

So if I have a WordPress blog for example, then out of the following which should be present in the sitemap and which should not be? posts - these will be obviously. pages - should be. categories - ? ...
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HTML5 tags: how to use them correctly?

I want the best possible SEO for my WordPress site. To do this, I made enhancements and used HTML5. The problem is that I don't know how to use particular tags. For instance, I have an article tag in ...
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Combine redirect to naked domain and point existing content to /blog

I think the .htaccess setup for this ought to be fairly straightforward, but I'm having a hard time with it for some reason. I've just completed the migration of a WordPress single site installation ...
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Canonical created by WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast

On a WordPress website, WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast creates this weird canonical link. Basically the website name is www.test.com and when I inspect the webpage at www.test.com it shows me this link:...
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How to maintain and optimize SEO for multiple store locations with individual websites as subdirectories from a main landing page?

My question is how to maintain and optimize SEO when moving a site from the domain root to a subfolder, creating a second parallel subfolder, and having the domain root be a landing page that allows ...
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Wordpress - Too much information about SEO tags - archives - posts. Which is best?

Point 1: I have a front page which is dynamic because it gets all the latest posts that are rated. The question is: do I have to make these posts an excerpt, because that's better for SEO? Point 2: I ...
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Cannot access area of site using www, without it works

Struggling with this one. I recently bought hosting and domain name. I have put a holding page on the site, plus installed wordpress in the directory /wordpress. Going to http://www.the-creative-...
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Sudden connection problems with Akismet

I've had the Akismet anti-spam plugin installed and working great on two of my non-commercial Wordpress blogs for the past couple of months. Both sites are using my same API key. Today, on one blog ...
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How do I block site to specific users or IP?

I have been running a website with WordPress blog since few time. I have been receiving email reporting that few specific address has been posting un-related comments in my website. I am receiving ...
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Why would my new WordPress site require a 301 redirect?

I just finished moving a site from localhost to its final domain, and the thing is that the SEO guys is saying I need to make a "301 redirect" from the old site to the new one, but there is no such ...
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How to deal with a client who redesigned their own site badly?

I am a freelance designer/developer. I am starting a registered business and will be offering other services soon and I am in the process of expanding the portfolio section of my existing website but ...
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Will 404 errors affect search engine ranking?

I had installed joomla in my domain with the sample data. I now removed it and installed wordpress in my domain. There are a lot of 404 errors in my domain. Will they affect my search engine rankings. ...
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SSL Certificate

I've received the email below from Google about my WordPress site and have no idea how to follow the instructions. Any help out there? Dear Webmaster, The host name of your site, https://www....
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Wordpress and local business SEO [closed]

Which Wordpress plugins and themes have been verified by the online community to be best at maintaining good SEO for a Wordpress site representing local business? Is there a site that is specfically ...
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Wordpress/CMS for small business SEO? [duplicate]

It's oft-heard that Wordpress has top-notch SEO and there are even rumors that Google's algorithms (and other search engines) are designed to specifically favor Wordpress-based sites. If I'm in ...
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Subdomain 000Webhost [closed]

I'm currently learning to create a blog using wordpress.org. My site is hosted free on 000webhost. I have trouble creating a Subdomain for my website. This is what I have done so far. Somebody please ...
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Wordpress install directory, how to change it?

I have my wordpress installation on mywebsite.com/blog I now want to turn my entire mywebsite.com site into a CMS by use of the Wordpress CMS, whilst still maintaining /blog as the blog area. ...
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How to respond to attack on web site

I have wordpress site that is under some kind of bot attack. I checked apache logs and there's get request to a single post on my blog every second (sometimes there's more than one per second). When ...
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What is wrong with the seo of my site? [closed]

My question is related to the seo performance of my website binarytides.com My website has recently seen fall in traffic and I have noted that for some of my best keywords the traffic is falling, and ...
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Cross domain tracking - Wordpress and Google Analytics

Which is the best approach to automatically add the _link GA action to every outbound link that points to a certain domain? e.g. <a href="http://example.com/intro.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_link'...
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Trouble with .htacess redirection

I use this redirect rule to redirect users from www.domain.com/admin to www.domain.com/wp-admin on a WordPress site. RedirectMatch 301 \@admin http://www.domain.com/wp-admin The problem is that ...
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How to map a blog to path

I would like to create a blog, and I want to have it in a custom URL. Moreover, I would like to host this blog in a subdirectory of my domain, i.e. www.myurl.com/blog, instead of a subdomain (e.g. ...
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replace direct link to amazon s3

I moved my downloadable files to amazon s3 and used that link from my wordpress site. I realized that if I use amazon link, google analytics wont be able to track all the files. correct? whats the ...
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Sitemap file linked from another Sitemap file

I currently have a site setup that, in addition to regular static pages, also has a WordPress blog. This results in my main site having a sitemap.xml file listing the basic pages and then a sitemap ...
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Wordpress redirects to IP instead of domain

Following this blog post I set up Wordpress on an EC2 instance. I've pointed A records to my Amazon EC Elastic IP Address. After propagation, when I open my website with the domain name, it works. ...
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Analyzing logs: how to get page views broken down by page?

I have a WordPress site where we didn't enable "pretty" permalinks, and thus, all pages in it have URLs in the form ?p=3921. Now, when I log into the statistics page in my hosting provider, I see that ...
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site appears in Google Webmaster Tools but no site: search results [duplicate]

My site is geocology.ca. About a year ago I attempted to add geocology.ca to Google's search index by following the steps for 'Moving Your Site' in Google's Webmaster Tools, transferring from my old ...
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Google Webmaster Tools Index Status is 0 [duplicate]

Statistics show all entries of my wordpress blog have been tracked, but none have been indexed. I thought it would be just a matter of indexing delay, but it has been 3 weeks already, and I can find ...
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Wordpress Category/Tag Pages As Indexed Actually Help In Traffic?

I several days ago somewhere read that category and tag pages should be noindexed. But later on somewhere else, I read that, they only increase rank for search term, but overall traffic decreases- ...
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wordpress migration and testing on Amazon EC2

I will need to migrate a wordpress site to Amazon EC2. I've never done this before and it's not my area of expertise, so I'm following this guide. I am getting close to making the actual move (EC2 ...
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How to appears in Google Blog Search

I have a wordpress.org blog configured with pingomatic.com. I verify my site on Google webmaster tools, all my post are indexed on the "normal" google search but no one on Google BlogSearch. I ...
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Why are perfectly legitimate pages on my website registering in Google Webmasters as 404?

I have seen this question asked several times here, but never clearly answered. I suspect it has something to do with my .htaccess file: # BEGIN WordPress <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> ...
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Wordpress Mobile Edition, Wordpress Mobile Pack, WPTouch - Which one and how?

First of all, Happy New Year! I am thinking about making my blog accessible and enjoyable on mobile devices (as many handsets as possible). I am using Wordpress 3.0.4. What I've found is couple of ...
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Is Wordpress appropriate for building a website (not a blog)?

I want to start a website, but have no experience in this field. I've heard of Wordpress being a simple way to do things. However, it seems that Wordpress is mostly for blogs, without the ability to ...
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Capitals in URL subdirectory not changed by htaccess

Within my WordPress website I am redirecting sub directories to internal and external links. Now, when you place a CAPITAL letter in the sub dir it does not work anymore and the website does not show ...
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Rewriting URL to get Wordpress “permalink” type URL

I have created an ASP.NET site to replace a WordPress site that creates permalinks in the format: http://example.com/the-name-of-my-post I would like these URLs redirected to: http://example....
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SEO Joomla URL to WordPress URL's

I am trying to migrate from Joomla 1.5 SEF URL's to WordPress SEF URL's. The old links use this formatting: /site/sectionname/categoryname/id-titlename.html I want to migrate it to /wp/index.php?p=id ...
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Mac Mini Colocation Usage Case [duplicate]

I'm looking at purchasing colocation services for a Mac Mini with A specialist colocation company - but as of yet I have no experience with OSX Server for hosting websites. I'm looking for a less ...
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Static HTML to Wordpress Migration SEO Implications?

Recently, I migrated a client's site to a new server and a new home within WordPress so they could more easily edit their website and start a blog section. The static site was 10 years old a was ...
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How to remove Google plus author profile picture from blog search results

I created a company blog and linked it to my Google plus account for the SEO weight, my problem is now the blog has gained popularity and my profile photo is appearing in the search results for the ...
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How necessary is it to use HTML5 now on websites?

I have been working upon a wordpress theme and almost done with it, but recently I got to learn some of the new HTML5 tags such as <header>, <footer>, <article> etc etc. I have a ...
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Duplicate meta descriptions after Permalink change

I recently changed my permalink structure on Wordpress to remove the year and month from the URL. Old structure - http://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/2012/10/mtech-lite-retain-barc-regulars-for-winter-...
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Do too many redirects hurt the SEO structure of Wordpress blog?

I have a website http://www.voiceable.org/ and just moved a category posts to the subdomain http://tech-fun.voiceable.org/ Now, i am using redirection plugin for 301 redirection from that category to ...
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WordPress MySQL Performance

I have a website (www.americanbankingnews.com) that gets 40,000-50,000 page views today. It's currently sitting on a dedicated quad-core Xeon server with 8GB of ram. The site is powered by WordPress ...
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Server Error after trying to update the functions.php [closed]

I recently tried to change the logo on Genesis themed WordPress site using this tutorial: http://anewtab.com/add-logo-genesis-theme I added add_theme_support( 'genesis-custom-header', array( '...
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What to use for “localhost” that includes PHP/SQL functionality?

I really do not want to install Linux at the moment, I would have to borrow a USB key, move files, format it, flash it, format it again, move files back, give it back... What would you recommend that ...
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Localhost vs 127.0.0.1 - Error when referring to own IP address for an application running on IIS

I have an ASP.net application which I've been playing around with on my Windows 2008 server. I have WordPress installed so that when I visit the server by it's IP address I can visit my hosted website....

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