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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 delete an ad unit displaying on categories page in WordPress?

I want to delete an ad unit attached to a post. That ad unit is not present in the post, but it is still appearing on the categories page. This is not a featured image. How do I do that?
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Rewrite wildcard subdomains in .htaccess to corresponding folders on the main domain while preserving the subdomain

I'm trying to rewrite a subdomain to a folder/file like this: name.example.com -> example.com/profile/name foo.example.com -> example.com/profile/foo xyzzy.example.com -> example.com/profile/xyzzy ...
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Install WordPress in a subdirectory of MODX CMS

For a client that need a re-design and a Plugin that exist only for WordPress I would like to install WordPress in a subdirectory of a website that is built with MODX CMS. Is this possible to install ...
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Query parameter for page as normal WordPress “pretty” permalink [closed]

I have a page that is generated dynamically based on a query parameter, which I wish to "mask" as a normal "pretty" permalink. Right now I'm using: https://example.com/dynamic-page/?parameter=xxx ...
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Should I redirect login / admin pages to the home page?

I'm on a security kick right now and my current project is a server with a Wordpress site (that used to be a Joomla site). I sometimes get 50 requests a day to /wp-login.php (the Wordpress default ...
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Use a single global domain with language subdirectories and language specific URL slugs for Wordpress internationalization

We're looking to internationalize a WordPress website, and for multiple reasons have decided to go with the subdirectories with global top level domain option: example.com/de/ example.com/it/ example....
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How do I link to a “bitcoin:” URL from my WordPress.com site? Can I use a redirect?

I'm having a slight problem, Wordpress.com doesn't play nice with bitcoin: URLs (it mangles them into http://{current page url}/{wallet address} ), so I need to do a redirect of some sort. I found ...
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What is the impact on SEO of deleting all content on a site and starting over with a new content management system?

I am thinking of hitting the refresh button on my custom asp.net website by moving to WordPress install. Since the website is a couple of years old, there is a lot of content that is already indexed ...
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How do I make redirection faster to www-ed and slashed variant? [closed]

I have redirection from example.com/blog: --> www.example.com/blog (making site with www prefix, using .htaccess) --> www.example.com/blog/ (to end links with slash /, because of WordPress behaviour. ...
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Wordpress: why is there a copy of wp-includes in my wp-includes?

So I noticed that in the wp-includes folder of one of my sites there are sub-folders named wp-includes and wp-content that i suspect should not be there. These contain the same sub-folders as the ...
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Add page in another directory to the sitemap in root

So I recently added a blog section to our website. The main site is not a wordpress site. I added the blog section by creating a new folder called blog and installing wordpress in it. Added the ...
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Google Analytics reporting that Firefox requesting /logo.png as 404 from the root folder

I have a website receiving unusually high number of Error 404 results, targeting non-existent /logo.png file. It is requested at root (www.example.com/logo.png) while it's real location is elsewhere. ...
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“Invalid command 'php_value'” in .htaccess for WordPress site after switching hosts

I moved my site which was on 00webhost to a new host. I set everything up but a 500 internal error shows up. The error log reports the following: [Sun Feb 11 23:43:59.139864 2018] [core:alert] [...
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What is `wp-cli.yml` for in the public_html folder?

I recently signed up a hosting package, and installed WordPress from the control panel. I noticed there is wp-cli.yml in the web root folder. The file contains: apache_modules: - mod_rewrite Can ...
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Correct way to restyling a wordpress site [closed]

I have a wordpress site that needs a complete restyling (both theme and urls). I'm thinking about do the following steps: 1) Delete the current DB and WP installation on the domain 2) Install clean ...
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How should structured data look for WordPress categories and tags?

Working on rebuilding a WordPress blog with structured data I researched the site and ran across "Using Schema.org for blogging: Article VS BlogPosting" and decided to use the Article schema. ...
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Redirect my old WordPress to a new website outside of WordPress?

I had an old WordPress website (example.fr, paid domain) and a friend made me a better website hosted outside of WordPress (has nothing to do with WordPress) and I would just like to redirect all my ...
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Prevent “Fetch as Google” from creating a wishlist in the database of a Woocommerce site

Can anybody explain why when I 'Fetch as Google' and ask it to index a new page, Google creates a new Wishlist on the back end of the site? Is this normal? The site was built by Yell and we have had ...
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Can I set up two WordPress servers; a Read-Write server on a local Intranet which is then synced to a Read-Only public Internet server?

Background I've got a website set up running WordPress. I have multiple people who need login access to manage the software. They all access the website from the same physical location, and I have ...
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Wordpress Layered Nav pages - Noindex

I have been trying to figure out how to Noindex the pages created by Woocommerce widget - Latered Nav. I use YOAST and have used that to noindex other irrelevant pages but cannot find a way to do it ...
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Should I be returning a 301 or 403 to a bad referrer in my .htaccess?

Getting several amounts of bad requests from a particular URL such as site.foo and I would like to redirect all these requests to a dedicated page. The .htaccess code I've researched and implementing ...
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Can I use my own domain at wordpress.com retaining my DNS outside WP?

I have my own domain (e.g. contoso.com). I also have a (free tier) wordpress.com account, using contoso.wordpress.com. My DNS is hosted with my registrar, and email is using Google Apps/G Suite. ...
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Multiple H1 tags in blog, category, tag page?

Now I'm aware that having multiple H1 tags on a page isn't best for SEO. Unfortunately, this is how my theme is built. What is the best way to fix? I'm having this problem mainly in my categories, ...
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Permalinks only work from home page

I am trying to get pretty permalinks working on my wordpress site. From the home page, every product is redirected to the pretty permalink just fine. However: If I try to directly go to a permalink (...
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How can I speed up my wordpress website? [closed]

My website is based on a Wordpress and I want to know why its loading metrics are so bad. What can I do practically? I've already tried to use: Cloudflare W3 Total Cache Autoptimize EWWW Image ...
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Getting a redirect to ugly beanstalk URL rather than seeing my domain name on my WordPress site, despite setting Route53 alias record

I have a bunch of hosted zones set up for some GoDaddy domains. Also, my website is a WordPress website hosted on an Elastic Beanstalk environment. I've imported the record sets from the GoDaddy ...
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Wordpress blog subdomain redirects to main site after switching to HTTPS

While there are a number of online instructions to change Wordpress from HTTP to HTTPS, they are not working for me, probably because my installation is in a subdomain. Here is the starting situation:...
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How can I stop this PHP Notice or fix the problem that clutters up the debug.log after switching to PHP 7? [closed]

EDIT: I am the administrator of several websites and when I turn debug on to track down a problem on one of the sites, the debug.log is cluttered with hundreds of lines of PHP notices each day about a ...
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How to fix two PHP errors I cannot get the plugin author to answer [closed]

I am the administrator of my website and when I turn debug on to track down a problem on the site, the debug.log is cluttered with hundreds of lines of PHP notices each day about two PHP problems in a ...
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Woocommerce filter options showing in SEO Spider Crawl

I have crawlwed my site with a few different SEO tools - Screaming frog and WildShark SEO spider. Everything seems good apart from some results which are being returned. I have built an ecommerce ...
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Static page which uses Ajax to fetch “Latest posts” on homepage from Wordpress

I am making a website which has a blog as well as a "normal" website. Would there be any negative consequences of installing Wordpress on a separate blog.domain.com and using AJAX to fetch ...
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SSL Caching prevends https requests

I use the W3 Total Cache Plugin for Wordpress. If I enabled "Cache SSL (https) requests" in W3 Total Cache and testing my site at https://securityheaders.io for security reports, then I get only one ...
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Google indexing my site with https So I Want to Redirect it over https but Giving 404

I don't know why Google is indexing my wordpress website with https even I have not installed any SSL certificate, it causes matched content etc. Also, I have tried to redirect whole domain to https ...
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Install WordPress but don't use it yet

I'm looking into redoing a website for a friend, as the main site is currently using Flash with a hastily built mobile version that uses a subdomain. I'm looking into WordPress, but I don't want it ...
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Why am I getting bot hits from compute-1.amazonaws.com?

I have a WordPress website with AWS on use, namely the Cloudfront service, to serve CSS, images and JS from the cloud. Lately, I noticed a lot of hits from bots coming from : IP: 54.236.71.87 ...
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Google Search is displaying empty pages but those pages are non-existent

My WordPress site in Google Search is showing non-existent navigation pages, like 10 of 730 when I search site:example.com. However I only have 3670 posts. When I click on the pages it leads to empty ...
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Is is OK to back up a WordPress installation while it is serving content?

Running a LEMP stack on Ubuntu 16.04. Found plenty of great documentation for backing up WordPress: Export your database: mysqldump --add-drop-table -h mysql_hostserver -u mysql_username -p ...
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Bing Webmaster Tools finds my Wordpress RSS feed and uses it as a sitemap

I have submitted my Wordpress XML sitemap to Bing Master Tools. It is properly crawled and working as expected. Bing also automatically finds my WordPress category listing pages RSS feeds and ...
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How will using the Wordpress API affect SEO ranking for company blog?

We are currently discussing various options for implementing a blog engine or Content Managing System. We have a Ruby on Rails application, which gives us the option of using an existing gem, creating ...
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Is Google smart enough to understand article and comment separately on WordPress blog?

One of my client's site totally depends on the comments. It is something like a Q/A site. Users ask questions, answers are given using WordPress default comment system. So the most important content ...
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How to correctly update a Wordpress URL?

I have a WordPress website which has a lot of very well position URL but unfortunately, they all have the id on the URL instead of a friendly URL. I am working on a new website but I will like to ...
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Facebook thumbnail of my wordpress website disappear after a while. Any idea why?

I have a page with OpenGraph meta tags and when I first published the page it worked like a charm: https://stargazerrock.com/stargazer-definition/ Now, after a few weeks, somehow my post does not ...
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My WordPress site redirects `/?p=###` URLs, is that an SEO problem?

After running a report on using SEOprofiler, I receive notices (not warnings or errors) for every page on my website that a 301 re-direct exists. For example: /?p=3460 301 redirects. The URL ...
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Under WordPress, where do duplicate URLs come from that append “French%20Together%20Course_files/” to the end of the correct URL many times?

I created a sales page (https://example.com/course/). But now, I see lots of duplicate pages that look like the (very long) link below. Any idea what causes this and how I can stop it? https://...
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In WordPress how do you redirect all posts to main URL in an SEO friendly way?

I'm working on a affiliate site that has a bunch of products on it. User clicks the product, and goes to the site the product is located on. Here's my dilemma. All products on my site are each under ...
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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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Can redirecting away from WordPress.com with a “Poor Man's Redirect” preserve SEO?

My situation is the following: I have a WordPress free blog that I want to migrate to a static HTML site. However, I cannot execute PHP on this WordPress domain*, therefore, the solution proposed here:...
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Verify your WordPress sub domain with Google Webmaster Tools

My question is similar to The SEO Impact of Migrating from Free Hosting on WordPress.com to Own Hosting but it was answered in 2013 and I am afraid things have changed. Basically I have a Wordpress ...
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After removing all URLs and resubmitting to google search engine. Iv'e not been indexed! [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to websites, earlier this year I started with a static website just submitting .html files to learn seo well. Eventually, I decided to get into wordpress and start fresh with the same ...
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What is the best practice for redirecting the IP address of a web server when it hosts multiple domain names?

I plan to have 2 separate domain names pointing to the same Apache installation with WordPress multi-site. I can set virtual hosts correctly for each domain, no problems. I can have both domains ...