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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 301 redirct all incoming requests to a domain to another domain?

I have a WordPress blog running on an Apache2 server currently that I need to completely move to a new domain name. http://www.somesite.com/ to http://www.someothersite.com I need all requests to ...
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WordPress .htaccess preventing subfolder access

This is sort of a goofy setup, but it's not in my power to reconfigure it at this time. I'm running in a shared hosting environment. The domain is example.com. This is an add-on domain on the host ...
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301 Redirects in a WordPress site: What will Google Analytics report?

Scenario: user goes to Google and performs a search - one of my old pages shows in the results (a page I have just created a 301 quick redirect for using an app within WordPress) - they click on my ...
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WP Yoast SEO's focus search term; is it necessary?

On Yoast's SEO plugin @ Wordpress, I can provide one search term per post, which is the key term, the focus term (don't know the English word for it). I am wondering what this keyword does... I don't ...
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Should my blog be directly on my website?

I have my newly launched website at www.slicify.com (redirects to a secure subdomain). I currently have a separate blog on WordPress: slicify.wordpress.com for a couple of reasons: I don't really ...
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Would this type of rich anchor text hurt my SEO?

I have a site structure and it kind of looks like this: Home Fruit Flavors Apple Flavors Banana Flavors Pear Flavors Plum Flavors Grape Flavors ...
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WP Network — Planning Long Term SEO (one large site versus microsites)

The Main Question is This (details follow below): Is it better to go with individual domain names for the various niches of a company's focus, or is it better to put it all under one domain? I'm ...
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How to detect and track broken pages using Google Analytics or some other tool?

On my blog (WordPress), I am using a caching plugin, and somehow it happens that on my popular posts, the page broke, which means the generated HTML never reached the ending HTML tag and broke in ...
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Safely backup and migrate a hacked and infected WordPress site

I have an old WordPress site that was on really bad shared hosting and has been hacked into smithereens. It's been compromised by multiple (different) people, as far as I can tell. It's pretty bad! ...
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Migrating content (posts) from a sister site. Would it be beneficial adding them as pages or post?

I have to migrate the content (about 150 posts) from a sister website (that client had raised in order to increase SEO on advice from an SEO company) to the main website. My client has got a ...
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How to store images of WordPress on Picasa or other image hosting sites?

What is the best way to start a photo blog with WordPress, so that images are stored in Picasa, by image I mean image in all sizes, thumbnails, featured images and so on. The problem is that there is ...
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Does changing the picture folder path of older website affect SEO?

I have a 2 years old WordPress based picture website. Now I am planning to use CDN for my website. But the problem is I have to move my picture folder to a subdomain. For instance my current path is ...
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Is Plone really without security holes as Wiki article suggests?

According to this wiki article (chapter): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plone_(software)#Focus_on_Security From 2010 there has not been a single vulnerability. Is this true and Plone is the most ...
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How can I use this freely available WordPress theme?

The theme is located at here. I see that there is no option to use it (I am using free version of WordPress). I also have premium WordPress theme, but do not know how to use them. Is there anything ...
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SEO advise for WordPress WooCommerce

I'm using WooCommerce and have selected "shop" page as homepage in WordPress settings. Therefore http://www.example.com and http://www.example.com/shop are one and the same page. In this case what I ...
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Non hyperlinked URLs impact on SEO

I am assisting a friend with a blog on WordPress. In his blog articles he is putting in URL's but since he is writing the blog in the visual portion of the editor it is not automatically adding anchor ...
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Is Movable Type among the most secure PHP blogs? How secure are the various PHP blog applications?

Basically I'm trying to find a blog for a website, and security is the highest priority in our case. We don't need any features that I would imagine are special. Wordpress was our first idea, but its ...
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Problem with Google crawler and cached results

I have a client that has 3 domain names. For the sake of this argument I will call them www.website1.com, www.website2.com and www.website3.com. He used to have a website package with VistaPrint and ...
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Google Adsense before/above article in Wordpress: SEO problem?

I have set a banner before my article / content in Wordpress on my single.php. Will this be a problem if we look at it in SEO terms? So that Google can't crawl my article or crawl it less good because ...
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Putting (WordPress) tags in <footer> tag, good for SEO or not?

I am using tags for my posts on my WordPress site. The content of my post is set in <article> tags, which is fine and now, I want to put the author link and tags in a <footer> tag, but I ...
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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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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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