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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 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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Why does SEO seem to hinge on using wordpress?

Wordpress is the de facto seo weapon of choice. I get that. What exactly is it about wordpress that is so special? It's blogging software, with some plugins, right? Why can I not use any old ...
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SEO Implications of creating Niche Product Blogs vs Main Company Blog with Categories.

Our company has a dilemma that I am hoping the users of Pro WebMasters can help us with. Right now as it stands we create a seperate website for each product that we sell. We also have our corporate ...
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Do short posts hurt SEO?

I'm interested in making a custom post type in which every post is a single image. My question is, WordPress creates a page for each post, and since it won't have any words, will it hurt the page rank ...
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Wordpress site hacked numerous times

Because of the identity of the website, I don't want to give too much identifying information about the actual organization, but I can try to provide as much server background information as possible. ...
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Wordpress vs Clean html/css

When it comes to designing/coding presentational websites, with static content and few pages.. let's say, between 5 and 20. Would you go with wp, design a custom theme and update with content, or ...
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Godaddy Resourse limit reached for wordpress site

Before jumping into the question let me give details about my site. I have a blog that is a coding blog so I have tutorials and code samples on it. I am running WordPress self-hosted as my platform. ...
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Does Google really care if your WordPress site has a “blog page” or not?

I'm developing a WP site with a blog. I want to show the blog posts by assigning "blog" as a parent category to all posts and using that category archive page to show the blog posts. I would not use ...
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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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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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Temporarily redirect WordPress url with query string from root directory to new url

This post seems to have my answer: How can I redirect old WordPress URL (with a query string) to new URL using .htaccess? However, this does not seem to play nicely with WordPress' previous rewrite ...
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Unwanted hyperlinks containing 'msocom1' inserted into my WordPress content

I have found several unwanted nonsensical hyperlinks inserted into unpublished content on my website (self-hosted WordPress). Four of these are to "#_msocom_1". Googling on "#_msocom_1" returns 519 ...
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Do WordPress websites get indexed quicker by search engines than a regular website?

I registered a couple of domains with the names of categories of products we sell. I then installed WordPress in one of those domains and played around with it for a bit, and left it alone for about a ...
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Can i export a wordpress site to html?

I want to export a wordpress site with themes and images to html format like we can do in blogspot. Is there a plugin or a tool for the same.
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Most used social bookmarking sites for sharing? [closed]

A lot of WordPress sites have a "share this post to xxx" link. I was wondering which "xxx" people click the most? A top 5 or something like that. I know Twitter and Facebook are in the list, but are ...
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Should the “admin-ajax.php ” file in my WordPress site be allow or disallowed in robots.txt?

My WordPress site in cPanel is serving the admin-ajax.php file which is wasting CPU resources. How can I solve this problem? Should I use this in my robots.txt file or not? User-agent: * Disallow: /...
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WordPress HTTP to HTTPS without trailing slash results in double redirect

I have noticed that one of my WordPress powered sites is experiencing double redirects when a user or bot attempts to visit a URL without HTTPS and a trailing slash. In short: http://example.com/...
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creating an archive/snapshot of a wordpress site — how?

I help to run a 15 year old site which is powered by wordpress (along with various kinds of legacy static content). The site has probably 20,000 wordpress posts. The main site administrator wants to ...
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WordPress security checklists on cPanel

I'm installing WordPress on a shared cPanel hosting for blogging. I'm planning to install it in a folder under public_html, that is, public_html/myblog. I am using WordPress application installer ...
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Only .ftpquota and no other file on my ftp

I had a problem logging in my ftp account with old login-password (I don't know why, I have changed it to try again, but there is no positive result). So, I made a new FTP account in my CPanel - and I ...
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Many “429” crawl errors in Google Webmaster Tools with GoDaddy Managed Wordpress Hosting and Cloudflare

Following setup: GoDaddy Managed Wordpress Hosting + SSL Cloudflare as CDN Google Webmaster Tools shows all pages with 429 crawl error. I tested manually and with tools like monitor.us and I couldn'...
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Whats the use of mysql.safe_mode in php.ini file?

I've seen some website on security recommend to enable mysql.safe_mode in php.ini # Enable SQL safe mode sql.safe_mode = On When I searched hard to find info on this, I found this: If the SQL ...
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Clearing cache with CloudFlare?

Is it possible to clear or avoid CloudFlare cache while doing development? I'm developing a site that has caching on several levels - WordPress supercache, the caching done by the browser, and ...
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Multiple Wordpress installs on subdomains affecting SEO?

I am working on a website for a photography business in town and was asked to do something I'd never considered before. The company wants a basic webpage for it's "general" business -- example.com, ...
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How to Migrate wordpress blogs from shared hosting to dedicated server?

I have some clients wordpress blogs on my shared hosting and now i want to migrate all to a new dedicated server. the shared server is on linux and the new dedicated is windows 2008. I know how to ...
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How to implement WordPress in a subdirectory, hosted on a different server?

I am working with a client who already has a custom e-commerce website set up at their own domain e.g. example.com We want to host their WordPress blog at a subdirectory of their domain e.g. example....
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Create single HTML file from many HTML files by keeping header, sidebar & footer section common

I don't know whether I am missing a trick in HTML. I have one simple HTML website which has over 100 HTML pages. For each page the header, sidebar & footer section are the same but the content is ...
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Google is including a wrong & misleading URL in search results for my WordPress site

WordPress apparently will resolve partial URLs to the "correct" page when entered at the parent level. Google is including this partial URL in its search results. For example, years ago I wrote a blog ...
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Can you use an external 301 redirect for a blog post hosted on wordpress.com?

My friend has a WordPress blog and he wants to move some of the posts to another site. I suggested that he install a redirect plugin to do so. He wrote back: I think the plugin you offered ...
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wordpress 301 redirect tag to main page

I have posted previously about wordpress tags and archives and whether it can lead to duplicate content problems, the overwhelming response was NO google is smart enough to realise the difference. ...
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Redirecting all child pages from subdomain

I can't get this redirect working... Can someone point me in the right direction please? On a WordPress site I want to prevent access to all pages that sit beneath a given parent page. All I want ...
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Pros and Cons of Wordpress multiple installations versus networking?

I have several sites and I build most of my clients' websites on Wordpress. It makes sense for most of the sites I build and if I want to give them the reins it is easy to train a client on. I know ...
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How to setup CloudFlare Origin CA with a wordpress server hosted on Amazon AWS?

Many might know that recently CloudFlare introduced something really amazing for everyone with a domain: CloudFlare Origin CA. I have a WordPress website hosted on Amazon AWS, and what I initially ...
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If I need to redirect my WordPress site to a new domain with new hosting, how do I do so?

I have a Wordpress web site but need to change the name (from abc.com to tty.com). I was planning on duplicating the old web site to the new site. I don't want the old url to die, just in case ...
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The SEO Impact of Migrating from Free Hosting on WordPress.com to Own Hosting

I have a blog (which serves as a commercial site) hosted on free wordpress.com. Since I now want to customise and get ownership of the whole thing I am thinking of either self hosting or upgrading ...
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302 Redirect causes garbage at end of Wordpress link in Facebook

When I try to link my Wordpress blog to Facebook, the url doesn't resolve properly. There's garbage appended at the end and Facebook is not able to retrieve information from the site. Happens in ...
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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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Any good reason to noindex /page/2/ in archives?

In the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast, there is an option that could noindex the subpages of archives. From example, it would noindex the following: http://example.com/page/2/ http://example.com/page/...
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WordPress refusing FTP connection when using correct details

I am trying to update some plugins on a WordPress site. To do this directly through WordPress you need to provide: Hostname Username Password Connection yype I am definitely using the correct ...
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Does a bunch of post tags within Wordpress help with SEO?

We run a WordPress blog with almost 94.000 post tags, spread over 5000 posts, and only 20.000 of these post tags are actually attached to more than one post, hence 74.000 of the total number of tags ...
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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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Freelance website development and backups

How to manage backups when developing websites as freelance? I have my clients purchase web hosting space from a provider of their choice. I develop the website and upload it to their hosting space. ...
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What's the difference between WordPress hosting and other hosting plans?

I aim to use WordPress to build an e-commerce website, however it's not clear if the hosting plans offer genuine difference or it's just marketing to make a plan seem more advantageous. For example: ...
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How to remove spam links from google?

My wordpress website got the pharma attack. Now there are lots of spam links on my website indexed by the Google. Is there possiblilty to remove these links from the Google using robots.txt file or ...
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Google shows the wrong title for my website - robots.txt issue

Let's cut to the chase. I have this website all set up and everything, but when I type "lissa mariage" on google it shows this in translation from Romanian it says: "pages_rss_title" I noticed the ...
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What exactly should I backup in a WordPress site?

I just uploaded my multisite WordPress site and I wanted to know what exactly should I backup from my Cpanel? Someone told me just backing up wp-content and your databases should be enough. Is that ...
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Can WordPress version update affect SEO?

I want to update the version of WordPress that I use to a higher one in order to install some new plugins that require a better version. Will this affect my SEO?
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Why did my Feedburner feedcount reset to zero and how can I restore it?

I am using Google Feedburner for feed management of my Wordpress site. I have around 6000 subscribers and have used its widget to display the count. Couple of days back suddenly, the feed count ...
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Does having a lot of 301 redirects noticably impact performance?

I just moved my website to Wordpress from another service. Unfortunately, this means that although I was able to import all of my previous content to Wordpress, the post permalinks are now entirely ...
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Why is AhrefsBot requesting a page that's been removed from my website?

I was reviewing the logs of my website (WordPress), and I saw a line like this : myWebsite:80 5.10.83.28 - - [17/Jan/2014:09:05:53 +0000] "GET myUrl == HTTP/1.1" 404 5716 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible;...

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