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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Switching domain from HTTPS to HTTP

I recently launched a new site on an existing domain, using new hosting. The previous site utilized HTTPS, the new site does not (just HTTP). The problem I ran into is that Google currently has the ...
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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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what to do when your WordPress database is too large?

My WordPress site's database is nealy reaching 1GB which is the limitation of my host (GoDaddY), what should I do? I can't purchase a dedicated solution for it? There must be a way out to split this ...
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Yoast SEO plugin creates XML Sitemap with http. Is this correct for a https site?

I have recently upgraded my Wordpress site to https and i have noticed that the Yoast SEO plugin generates sitemaps that have URLS defined as http. Is this incorrect for a https site and if so is ...
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How can I remove a hidden link at the bottom of my WordPress theme?

I recently downloaded a WP Theme and started building a page. However, if I scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page, I notice a hidden link for an adult toy store. I have searched all of the ...
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How much to charge for Wordpress installation? [closed]

I know this isn't properly a technical question but I hope this is ok here. The question is simple: how much should I charge a customer for a Wordpress installation & configuration? Configuration ...
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May I use custom images in a wordpress theme (not mine)?

My blog is powered by Altervista on the ComicPress theme. I may customize my website for I purchased the second level domain (.com). I'm trying to post bigger images by following the tutorial below-...
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Is Someone Hijacking My Site?

I'm quite baffled by this issue and I have absolutely no idea what could be causing it. I have a Wordpress website that has been working fine, until for some reason, the admin panel started to screw ...
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Is the top entry and exit page in Webalizer reports the most popular page on my site?

According to Webalizer, the top entry and exit page to my website is "/blog/". This is where my Wordpress blog is situated. (There are static non-Wordpress pages on my site as well.) Does that mean ...
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Can't find the IP address of regular visitor which creates %100 Bounce Rate on my site!

Everyday :(, the following user creates one hit on my google analytics which has 3-5 sessions and %100 bounce rate. ISP: Digital Ocean Operating System: Linux City: san francisco I ...
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Should an IP be automatically blacklisted for a given timeframe after so many bad requests within a minute?

This seemed like the best site to ask this question based on the tour so here goes. I have a WordPress blog site that I've developed a custom theme for and when someone lands on the 404.php file from ...
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wordpress installation issues [closed]

I Installed Wordpress under (UBUNTU)/var/www/wordpress. wp-config.php is modified as recommended. When trying to access http://x.y.z.a/wordpress/wp-admin/wp-install.php it doesn't open the page but ...
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Developing from scratch vs. Wordpress

I am facing a dilemma, over the past six months I have been building my website from scratch and I put plenty of hours into it using standard html/css/php/mysql/javascript and jquery... My website ...
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Can Amazon Cloudfront files be served GZIP'd?

If i'm running a WordPress website with the W3TC plugin installed, and have my static CSS/JS minified files hosted on Amazon's CDN, is there a way to serve them GZIP'd? I have the basic understanding ...
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Will moving to Facebook/Disqus Commenting lighten the load on my server any?

I manage a site that gets about 50 million hits a month. It's a Wordpress site, load balanced over 6 servers, and has a varnish caching system setup. Right now, 95 - 97% of the time, page views hit ...
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Sharing Google Analytics between a Drupal and a Wordpress installation

Given the needs of a client, he uses wordpress as a publishing platform; The news section of the website and drupal as the community/classifieds section of his website. Each CMS is on its own folder/...
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WordPress MySQL Performance

I have a website (www.americanbankingnews.com) that gets 40,000-50,000 page views today. It's currently sitting on a dedicated quad-core Xeon server with 8GB of ram. The site is powered by WordPress ...
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Weird /'http URL pattern leading to many 404s

I got very weird 404s from the Google Search Console. It shows me some kind of URL mix up and I cannot pinpoint where this pattern comes from. It is a WordPress installation. https://example.com/...
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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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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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Procedure for transfer of WordPress site

I've read some tutorials on transferring a WordPress site to another host, but I'm still confused about some of the steps for doing that in my situation. I'm transferring my WP site from DreamHost to ...
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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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Disqus 2012 comments NOT being indexed by Google

We run a high-traffic website at http://www.onedirection.net and we've been using Disqus throughout this year, initially to great effect. We accepted the upgrade to Disqus 2012 back in June, loving ...
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SEO blog Indexing: wordpress.com subdomain vs a registered domain?

I've used WordPress for a few of my client's sites, mostly small businesses and eCommerce sites. I have found through Google Analytics as well as the All in One Webmaster plugin that when it comes to ...
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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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OpenID, Gmail, Facebook, Yahoo login for Wordpress

Is there somethink like this for free for wordpress?
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Why are there requests for non-existent WordPress URLs on my vb.net website?

I have a vb.net website and in the website I've also a WordPress blog website. I'm getting unknown URL in my log file which do not exist in the website. I logged in to Google Webmaster Tools and there ...
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Moving website images to remote server vs moving database to remote server

I have a wordpress website that has gotten too big for a single server. I need to decide whether I should host the database externally i.e. purchase another server for the DB or if i should host the ...
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How to verify all https, www and no-www versions with Google Webmaster Tools

I recently started a WordPress blog with HTTPS and want some advice. I prefer to use HTTPS + www for my blog. In order to do that will I have to add all these 4 types of addresses to Webmaster Tools? ...
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When will my new sitemap be indexed by Google?

I generated a new sitemap for my (WordPress) website with the Yoast SEO plugin. However, Google shows the old sitemap in search results, so how long do I need to wait to see the new sitemap indexed?
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NOINDEX large number of pages to fix Google thin content manual action?

I've just been hit with a site wide manual spam action on Google due to a significant percentage of 'Thin content with little or no added value'. I have a large number of posts that are affiliate ...
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Does Using WordPress MultiSite for Similar Sites on Same IP Hurt SEO?

We are attempting to determine why most of sites we do SEO work for are not ranking well or at all. We have a WordPress MultiSite network with several hundred sites, and about 60 of them are SEO ...
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How to make a WP site read only

I have a WP site that was hacked, I have an old copy that I used and the site hacked again on another server, I suspect this copy have a trojan horse in it which created new folder for phishing. What ...
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Receiving error 500 for WordPress when using CloudFlare as a CDN

My WordPress site is using CloudFlare as a CDN, and if I use the site's IP address to access wordpress/wp-admin/install.php directly, it works fine. However, when I try to call wordpress/wp-admin/...
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How can I force my site to serve just HTTPS and non-www?

I have a WordPress install where all the links are https://example.com. So, users that try to access the site via https://www.example.com will see the site, but none of the images and resources will ...
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Can Joomla and Wordpress use same MySQL database?

I have a Joomla site installed at example.com/fresh. Now, I want to install WordPress. I am planning to install WordPress under subdirectory information; so my URL will be example.com/information. ...
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Image not appearing when publicizing to facebook

I'm using WordPress and the problem I have is that I don't see any associated images being used when I paste a link into Facebook. Below is my Facebook OG:Data. <meta property="og:type" content="...
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Implementing mobile-only (non-responsive) ads into a responsive theme

I've just finished setting up a website for someone - it's a responsive design under WordPress. Some of the advertising on the page is responsive ad units from AdSense, but unfortunately other ad ...
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Fastest way to redirect dead URLs to home page

A client of mine scrapped his entire wordpress site of many years for a custom CMS. The URL structures both use the /<post_title> format, so a pattern based .htaccess rule is out of the picture ...
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Can't load Wordpress static files on home network

I've just installed Wordpress 3.5 on my laptop (LAMP on Ubuntu 12.10) and when I'm trying to access the site from my phone but it doesn't load static files (css and images). I tried with Opera Mobile ...
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Custom or Open Source CMS?

I am in the process of having our corporate site redeveloped. My problem is do I choose a bespoke CMS or open source solution? We have used a bespoke CMS in the past and it can be very limiting in ...
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Wordpress, Joomla, on amazon S3 only? or do I need EC2 instance

for services like wordpress and joomla, I remember kind of just dropping project files on an FTP when I was doing static websites. Now Amazon S3 buckets reminds me of that, and it can be used for ...
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Joomla or Wordpress for Classified Ads Website?

I am looking to build a classified ads website but confused whether to go with joomla or wordpress. I know only a little about joomla and nothing about wordpress. Also if in the future, I want to ...
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Joomla 1.5 to Wordpress 3.1 migration: how to redirect Joomla's permalinks

I'm migrating a Joomla 1.5 site to a WordPress 3.1 site (I will later update to WP 3.2.x) and I've found the right tool to do it, a plugin called Joomla 1.5 Importer. There is another plugin called ...
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Using Excerpts as Meta Descriptions?

I have been blogging from the past three years. And one thing that I didn't care about was to add Meta Description for every page. I was, unfortunately, fallen for the "Google doesn't care about Meta ...
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Block images on Russian domain .ru via htaccess?

I have a WordPress website which accepts anonymous comments and images. We are receiving spam in the form of Russian porn, with images hotlinked from websites on the Russian domain .ru As we are ...
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Question about mod_rewrite rule for redirecting failing pages

I'm setting up a mod_rewrite rule that redirects failing pages to a custom "Page Not Found" page. This is with WordPress. I've used an online tutorial from the Apache site and so far my rules look ...
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What is the best and cheapest CMS for an E-Commerce site?

My client needs a site customers can use to pay the membership fees and join. It should also track when old members need to pay again. There are some members that will not want to pay online and they ...
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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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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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