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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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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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Setting up site links for a one-page scrolling site: Can anchored links be used?

I redesigned a website as a one-page scrolling site but now the sitelinks that appeared in Google search results are no longer there (ie- "About" "Contact Us") The site is set up with anchored links ...
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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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Should I make the homepage the parent page of each category on a WordPress site for SEO?

I want to implement good structuring practices for my website to optimize it for search engines. My site is WordPress based. If I have some category pages - should I make the homepage the parent page ...
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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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301 redirects for /blog to blog subdomain not working

I just created a new subdomain for my blog so blog.example.com - it used to be www.example.com/blog so I am now trying to write 301 redirects from all my old /blog posts to the new blog.example.com ...
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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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Is switching WordPress frameworks later on bad?

I just read that if you get a site established in Google with one WordPress framework, lets say "Thesis", and then change to another one, lets say "Genesis", that you could lose all your traffic from ...
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Will using HTTPS hurt my site's SEO or other statistics?

I've set up a WordPress blog. Since I have to log into it from many different locations/machines, I've also got an SSL certificate, and set up Apache to redirect HTTP to HTTPS. It all works, but I'm ...
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WordPress - SEO - does turning off comments matter on a non comment template?

I have a custom WordPress themed website. None of my page/post/category/tag/etc. template pages have any code that has anything to do with comments (as far as I know). I am wondering if there is ...
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.htaccess and gzip compression

i have question about GZIP compression, actualy my wordpress website doesn't have .htaccess to be able to use that feature, so can i create .htaccess file only for gzip, it won't change anything on ...
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Apache not working on AWS Linux after reboot - 301 Response code

I have setup an EC2 instance with the Amazon Linux image and installed LAMP and Wordpress as per the Amazon docs. It works fine, serves the default Wordpress page, but as soon as the instance is ...
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Do I need to re-index my site in Google Search Console when migrating from Wix to WordPress with new hosting?

My client was running on Wix, so I moved his website over to WordPress with Godaddy. Same domain name. Do I need to delete and re add the website properties in Google search console? I resubmitted ...
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Should I remove rel next/prev from a single WordPress article?

First of all, this is not a question of 'how to remove', it's a question of 'should I remove'. I've just noticed rel next and prev links on our single WordPress blogs. I'm not sure if they are new ...
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WordPress subcategories and SEO

I have questions about categories. Is it okay to have child (nested categories)? For example: Software Development -- Web ---- Java Script ---- PHP ---- HTML 5 -- Low level ---- C ---- Assembly ...
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Move a well-indexed website from one framework to another

My company decided to get a new website, while retaining the same domain (e.g., mycompany.com). We are currently using Joomla (still active), and the new website will be a self-hosted WordPress. ...
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Choosing the best URLs for a Picture Blog site on Wordpress

I would like to select the best SEO friendly URL format for my WordPress based picture site. But I am not sure about the impact of SEO in the following formats. In other words I want a better format ...
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How do you get Google product rich snippets working on WooCommerce

I have just set up a WooCommerce site and I am trying to get the reviews on it to show up in the Google rich snippets. How can i do this? Is there any out-the-box plugins to make it work? Currently ...
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Confirm if trailing slash is acceptable for a file, rather than a directory

I have been reading on here and Google results for a few hours now including this question and the links therein and many others. Including a URI building styleguide from the w3c and others. I have ...
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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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wordpress.com vs wordpress.org SEO

I keep reading that the SEO will be much better if you have a self-hosted wordpress.org blog versus a wordpress.com blog. The main concepts that I know of in SEO are: Relevant keywords in the text ...
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Reorder parts of URL path to put date together using .htaccess redirects

old permalink: https://www.example.com/2019/cat/subcat/10/25/post-name/amp/ new permalink: https://www.example.com/2019/10/25/cat/subcat/post-name/amp/ How can I redirectmatch the old format to ...
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How can I redirect all PDF files with file names that don't start with "public" to the home page?

I would like to disable direct access to all PDF files except those with a public- prefix on the beginning on the file name (e.g., public-samplepdf.pdf) so they can be viewed in public. I'd like to ...
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Does changing categories levels (hierarchy) in WordPress affect SEO?

I have a website with WordPress and have about 60 categories with 3 or 4 levels. Now I want to change many category's levels and maybe some slugs. for example a category such as "wordpress" is ...
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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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How do I disable Facebook Instant Articles for my website's Facebook page?

I have enabled Facebook Instant Articles and have connected my WordPress site with my Facebook page. Is there a way to disable this connection to post articles like before completely or can this be ...
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WordPress creating URLs which are not found

For each post or page I create, WordPress creates URLLs like this: about-us/timcoetzee about-us/thesportingfreak@gmail.com contact-us/@sportingfreak sa-might-never-host-major-sports-tournament/...
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How can I check if my hosting provider blocked outbound traffic to some IP's?

I have a website powered by WordPress and I am using MailChimp with the official WP plugin. I know this plugin works as its very popular and it works on my other hosting account but not on this site. ...
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.htaccess rule fails when including $ at end

The Basic Situation We have a server. It has some static files, some simple, "flat" .php and .html pages, but it also has a WordPress install at the document root, meaning that visiting / takes the ...
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Will a missing <head> tag prevent Google from indexing a WordPress site?

I was recently trying to configure a Google Webmasters Tools account for a client. I spent almost an hour wondering why I couldn't get the site to validate, when I found that the opening tag was ...
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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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Content from a domain I used to own is appearing in my twitter feed

I had an old domain with a WordPress setup hosted by GoDaddy. I changed the business name and moved everything over to a new site, new domain, and new host a couple of years ago. I let the old domain ...
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Attach a Wordpress.org blog to my BigCommerce Store as a sub-domain

I am stuck in a peculiar situation. I have a store on BigCommerce configured with a domain from GoDaddy (mystore.com). I recently created a custom wordpress blog and hosted it on 1and1 hosting (...
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Developing a new site over an existing site. How do I do this with WordPress?

Let's say I have an ecommerce site that is already up and functioning, www.widgets.com but I don't like the shopping cart that I got with the host and instead want to use Wordpress and a Wordpress ...
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Nginx subdirectory wordpress wp-login redirects to 404 not found

server { location / { try_files $uri $uri/ @extensionless-php; } location /shop { try_files $uri $uri/ /shop/index.php?q=$uri&$args /shop/index.php?q=$uri&$args; ...
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Getting a "Potentially unsafe content" error on my WordPress site in MS Edge Browser

Some users have reported this error generated by Windows Defender SmartScreen in the MS Edge browser. No problems in the other browsers. Here's a screenshot of the error: It's been reported by ...
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How to display non-SSL images on HTTPS connection?

Is it possible to embed external non-ssl webcam images (i.e.; http://www.goes.noaa.gov/GIFS/WCI8.JPG) into a site using SSL? I have a lot of clients located in a tourist town and they want to show ...
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How to have 2 sitemaps - 1 for main site the other for wordpress in subfolder

Background My site runs on a dedicated server and and has Wordpress in a subfolder. I have my mainsite which is not wordpress and that has a sitemap - for example example.com/sitemap.xml ... that ...
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Google shows every page of my WordPress site but I only want the home page indexed

So to start with, I have Google crawl my (WordPress) website with the search console, now I can see my pages in the search engine. But it shows every page separately. Like my /contact, /services and /...
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What are the advantages or disadvantages of using blogging platforms?

I want to create a blog and I want my own domain. It will be a blog mainly, but I don't exclude to add some sections for contacts and purchasing items from a store later. Since some weblog publishing ...
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Google Webmaster Tool : duplicate title with wordpress media

I've noticed that when I attach an image to a post, two URLs are generated, not just one: http://www.example.com/?attachment_id=1782 http://www.example.com/blog/2014/09/26/some-article/attachment/...
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How do I manage multilingual versions of my website with WordPress?

We are currently publishing about 2 articles a week on English site which we would be translating in-house and publishing through Wordpress CMS to our new international sites in France and Brazil. We ...
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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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Why is Google saying that the rich snippet will not display

I am trying to have Google display my author name and picture on my new Wordpress blog. https://search.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool I am submitting my page to the snippet checker and it ...
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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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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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WordPress multisite and Google Analytics in subfolders with mapped domains

I have a WordPress multisite with sub folders. The site's subfolders are mapped to domains, which are set to primary. I'm using the Google Analytics Multisite Async' code to track things. From ...
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Is 'noindex, follow' a good idea for blog's index page?

I am new to SEO for blogs (to be more precise WordPress). I wanted to only page with a single article to be indexed. This is not because I am afraid of duplicate content, but because I am afraid a ...
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Will redesigning my site hurt my SEO if my URLs and content stay the same but the DOM structure of pages changes radically?

I have a great working WordPress site that I make money from because the SEO has been perfect for ages now. I really want to redesign the site (the design is 12 years old now) and I want to use ...

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