Questions tagged [wordpress]

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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Screaming Frog reports “Mailto” link create 404 errors

A site I've built gets too many 404 errors with Screaming Frog All the 404 originate from the "mailto:" links on the site - for some reason the scan identifies non-exist pages which looks like this: ...
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Passing page/post title as parameter in Gravity Forms

I'm looking for way I can pass the page/post title as a parameter from Gravity Form 1 to another Gravity form. I'm able to pass parameters fine, but I'm looking to be able to pass the &post={post ...
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I can't get my WordPress site speed any better [closed]

I am trying to improve my load speed on GT Metrix and Pingdom but I can't seem to increase my scores. I tried WP Fastest Cache and WP Rocket but neither of them make a difference (I tried enabling all ...
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Embedding Google Analytics/Tag Manager and gtag.js correctly (in WordPress): Is it o.k. in the head or does it have to be after the body tag?

The Google devguide says the following: To install the global tracking snippet, copy the following code and paste it immediately after the tag on every page of your site. Replace ...
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Wordpress or Apache or Nginx matching partial URL to full URI

I have a weird issue where either Nginx or Apache (I can't tell which - but I'm 90% sure it's Apache - Nginx is reverse proxying) is matching a partial URL to a full, random URL. For example: https://...
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Why would a 301 redirected RSS feed be appearing as an external link in Google Search Console?

We redirected our website over a year ago to a new domain. 301 is confirmed in place etc. All works fine. However a couple of RSS feed URLs using the old domain have appeared in the external link ...
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Google Webmaster tool complains about blocked URL, but it isn't

We have recently integrated with google webmaster tools. Now, on one of the pages, google complains: Indexed, though blocked by robots.txt Our robots.txt looks like this: User-agent: * Disallow: /...
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.htaccess clean url to GET variable with WordPress

I'm struggling to get a .htaccess rule to work. I'm trying to cleanup a URL for a WordPress site. Instead of /illustration?rid=123, I'd like /illustration/123. I've tried solutions from many of the ...
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Default Featured Image versus Custom Featured Image, which one is better for the SEO purposes?

I have a WordPress website. The 99% of mine content is texts, so I'm not uploading any images or videos to the post. I know that having the "featured image" on a post is crucial for SEO purposes(...
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Will linking new Google Analytics account to old Search Console remove all historical data?

I'm doing SEO work on an existing WordPress site for a client and I'm wondering if by linking a brand new Google Analytics tracking ID to their Google Search Console data if it will erase/destroy all ...
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SEO Impact of moving the subfolder of a website to the root folder

I have a website example.com/blog/a-random-post. It's already indexed on Google Search and Bing Search. I'm working to change the host provider to Google Cloud but am worried about the impact it ...
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Hacked site created foreign language tags pages, can we block them in robots.txt to remove them from Google?

Our WordPress website was hacked which is now revamped and updated to the WP v5.0.3 but still Tags and 35fc4a-50164960-421910 or 6d285b-31601402-365308 type URLs are indexed in Google. Can we block ...
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Can the AdSense snippet by optimized by loading it once for the page rather than for each ad slot?

I have four AdSense widgets on my website. I added the script below to each of the widgets on my theme panel: <script async src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></...
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how to redirect lower case to upercase

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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Wordpress Site Loading Speed to Slow: 8.13s [closed]

My wordpress website is extremely slow on loading the page. It's takin 8.3 seconds from Frankfurt sometimes more. I am using Bluehost and I have heard it's slower but this seems too much... You can ...
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E-commerce tracking in wordpress using woo commerce

I work on a small business and they asked me to "set up e-commerce tracking on Google Analytics". First things first, some information on the webstie: It's on Wordpress I have already successfully ...
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How do I make dynamic pages powered by WordPress Search filter pro SEO friendly?

I have a website which offers different services in different places. So I have a search page that filters services and places. I use wordpress CMS and Search filter pro plugin. My urls are something ...
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Wordpress + Cloudflare SSL redirects to apache root?

We recently deployed our new website and when trying to use it over SSL with cloudflare, it redirects to the Apache root dir? I generated origin TLS certificates and downloaded those from cloudflare ...
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Search site by two possible abbreviation combinations - with space and without

I have a case where company name is registered as abbrevation, lets call it KUBER. But first two letters represent names of two founders so the client wishes that website will be found on search ...
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WordPress Multisite - how to import ALL admins' emails into MailChimp?

The setup is pretty straightforward: WordPress Multisite Network 100+ sub-blogs already running on the network New sub-blogs being created, even more expected on a daily basis I have yet to figure ...
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How to set canonical tags using Yoast [closed]

I am stuck on fixing canonical issue. I found Yoast's .htaccess file, but not understanding what to put in there. How do I code it into my website?
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Google search displays the English version of a webpage for a Romanian keyword search

We have a multilanguage Wordpress website with the following subdirectories. https://mca.electricmura.ro/en/ https://mca.electricmura.ro/de/ https://mca.electricmura.ro/ro/ We use the Polylang plugin ...
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How to add blog in URL (Blog page, Taxonomy page and Single page ) with pagination using WordPress

I want to this structure in default post type. Archive Page (Blog page) - example.com/blog/ pagination link - example.com/blog/page/2/ Taxonomy page - example.com/blog/taxonomy-slug/ pagination link -...
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Yoast purge plugin caused crawl errors, getting more even after removing it

I'm using the Yoast SEO plugin on my WordPress site, and when you upload media to WordPress media library, it makes a copy of the image or file and creates a file path (this is normal). However, all ...
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My WP site was hacked. How do i find cloaked content and redirects?

Right before christmas i noticed that my website suddenly had a steep drop off in users. Once I got to the bottom of things it turned out that google delisted me because my website had been hacked via ...
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Prevent Google from indexing any page on my WordPress site other than the home page

For months now, I have been removing old URLs that used to exist on my website going back years, using the Google Webmaster removal tool. When I think I've removed all of the existing URLs/slugs that ...
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Is it okay to cross-post my own posts on multiple separate WordPress.org sites? Is it good or bad for SEO? [duplicate]

I write blog posts for multiple WordPress.org blogs and where content overlaps, I wonder if I should post it separately on multiple blogs or not. Often this happens with posts I write to my personal ...
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Do follow link redirection

I am new to SEO and using WordPress. I got a do-follow back link from a website. The link's structure was /2018/03/03/abc/. After that I changed the permalink structure. So the link became /abc and ...
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Long tail physical product marketing: is Wordpress suitable? [closed]

A small-medium size company selling to business, government and wholesalers manufactures 10,000 products. Company has a skilled graphic designer and a couple of programmers (including php) but none ...
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How to add robots.txt to my WordPress site?

How to add robots.txt to my wordpress.com site?
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All In One WordPress SEO plugin creates a meta description from the post and joins lines without using any spaces

I have a question regarding Worpress All in One SEO pack. It creates description without space to new lines. Here is an example: <meta name="description" content="Welcome to my websiteHere is ...
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How to deal with a mobile usability issue for a single page in the WordPress uploads directory?

I have just had an email from google console to say “New Mobile Usability issue detected for site https://unusualplaces.org/“ and below that it says Viewport not set Text too small to read ...
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“prev. next.” text in Google search results meta description

Strange things happend when I check my website in Google search results. I'm using Wordpress and Yoast SEO plugin. Meta description of site was typed in Yoast SEO plugin so everything is fine but at ...
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Datalayer pushed 'topic' leaking on incorrect pages?

We push in the pages topic into the data-layer, this is autopopulated based on the category being selected when editing the page/post in the back-end (Wordpress). <script> window....
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Wordpress site showing up with IP address rather than domain name after transfer to Google cloud

Domain name is changed to the IP address. Website URL is working fine, new posts are working fine. Old posts images are breaking as it's changed to the IP address instead of the domain name. I've ...
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ERROR: The request could not be satisfied - Amazon CloudFront CDN

Amazon's Cloudfront CDN requires correct connection to your origin in order to work properly without any 502 bad gateway error. I did setup everything alright. For example: Cloudfront URL: https://...
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Wordpress regular expression redirect with redirect plugin

I need to redirect all traffic for a suspended site and what I have tried so far is installing the redirect plugin and adding a redirect (tools->redirection->add new source: ^/(?!.*login.*|...
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Pages uploaded to WordPress as media are causing mobile usability errors in Google Search Console [duplicate]

the new search console is pointing out usability errors on mobile devices on WordPress upload pages, that is, pages where I can not change font size, viewport window and things like that, how do I ...
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How to randomize pagination results without hurting SEO?

I ve an tshirt e-commmerce page (wordpress/woocommerce) and I want to shuffle my shop page, which is listing all my products with a pagination. (30 pages total each has 50 products) I want to shuffle ...
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Hourly connections to my WordPress site via XMLRPC block my IP on BlueHost because they see many email logins

I currently own a WordPress site in a hosting (BlueHost). On the other hand, I have an application in our offices in .Net. This application, updates WordPress via XMLRPC every 1 hour. The problem is ...
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Show content from a back end server on another host in a Wordpress sub directory without changing the URL

We currently have a bunch of ASP.NET applications which are all accessible through one domain. So www.example.com connects to the main website. www.example.com/documents is a separate application ...
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Installing WordPress with /wp path leads to redirect loop when index.html redirects to a shopping cart

So on my site, my shopping cart is located at example.com/zc2 I use this .htaccess file RewriteEngine On Redirect /index.html example.com/zc2/ So that anyone that lands on example.com will be ...
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Can I move a WordPress blog on its own domain to Medium without a custom domain and not hurt SEO

I'm planning to move my blog from WordPress to Medium. I'm hosting the blog on AWS EC2 currently and the domain name is sqlgossip.com I just want to move to Medium publication without any domain like ...
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How to identify the source of 301 redirect loop on a WordPress site when server side caching plugin is enabled? [closed]

Our WordPress site has developed a 301 redirect loop error when web-server caching is enabled. With server caching disabled and caching plugin installed and active the issue doesn't occur, but the ...
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What will happen to SEO if a blog has 100K attachment page redirects with 20k published articles?

Consider that there is an old blog, which has almost 10 or more images in every post they published. As everyone knows, WordPress creates an attachment link for every image we upload in a blog. For ...
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Rewriting URL of WordPress in a Subdirectory

I am renting some webspace and a domain from BlueHost.com on which I run a WordPress site. Let's call it example.com. WordPress is installed in the root folder. As I can run multiple sites on this ...
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Can the simple 301 redirect plugin for WordPress cause a redirect Loop when trying to redirect to the same path, but on HTTPS?

I want to redirect http://example.com/folder1/page1/ to https://example.com/folder1/page1/. In simple 301 redirect plugin in the request part I should write: /folder1/page1/. In the destination I may ...
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wp_remote_post and theme update problems using Azure App Service

My business' Wordpress website has gone live in the last week, and I've been using Azure's App Service offering to run it. It's worked like a charm for the most part, but a couple of odd things have ...
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How to remove trailing slash from my root URL in htaccess?

I've tried several ways to remove the trailing slash from my URL in .htaccess and nothing worked but now even my URL can't be found because now it has a slash. Here is what my .htaccess looks like. I ...
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Change max_input_time when you don't have access to php.ini file

I am using freehosting website to host my wordpress blog. However, while trying to use duplicator plugin to migrate my blog it asks me to change the max_input_time value to 0 I don't see php.ini file ...

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