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Can WordPress version update affect SEO?

As long as the upgrade goes smoothly, things should be fine. WordPress is good about keeping your content between upgrades. I've occasionally seen plugins break during upgrades. This can have some ...
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WordPress refusing FTP connection when using correct details

If it were a folder permission error you would connect but get an error about permissions. First enable WP_DEBUG in wp-config If you have root access, check your php error log, and syslog in /var/...
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WordPress refusing FTP connection when using correct details

I had the same problem, I found a number of solutions in various forums, none of which helped. My credentials were OK but they were being rejected; they worked in Filezilla. Somewhere I found a ...
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Identify what CSS rule is adding arrows next to list elements

Try right-clicking (or command-click on a Mac) over the element with Firefox and selecting 'Inspect element' from the menu. This reveals that it is an unordered list with a background image styling ...
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Could Google penalize randomized, owner-generated content or is it good for SEO?

I understand your concern. Presumably the automated refresh is intended to exploit the "freshness algorithm", so the plugin goes against the spirit and the letter of Google Webmaster ...
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Why adding facebook pixel code reduces the score on gtmetrix?

To answer your questions: Why adding facebook pixel code reduces the score on gtmetrix? The reason the Facebook pixel reduces your GTMetrix score is because it is an additional script with a short ...
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How to make this old WordPress plugin work?

.htaccess contains the rules that tell your server how to resolve the human readable urls so that they display the correct entry (internally wordpress still uses urls with query parameters, the ...
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Why is there a DNS lookup from Bootstrap CDN that is no longer installed on my site?

In this situations, this is what I will do, login to the server using ssh, and goto wordpress installation directory, and use the following command to find out in which file the cnd link is used, ...
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Why would the Better Wordpress Minify plugin cause alignment issues when activated?

The alignment issues is caused by white-space removal. This would cause small alignment issues in most browsers because a carriage return will fill in a non-block elements. If one were to remove the ...
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Identify what CSS rule is adding arrows next to list elements

I assume you are referring to the smudge-like arrows in the bottom-left corners of the list-items, rather than the arrows between the list items. Using Chrome's object inspector, there appears to be ...
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Identify what CSS rule is adding arrows next to list elements

When looking for CSS rules that put things between, before, or after, it is important to look for :before and :after nodes and rules. Those are typically shown in the inspector inside the element. ...
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Using Google Analytics with WordPress plugin VS without - which is better?

Hard coding edits into core theme files goes against WordPress best practices. Each time the theme receives an update, you are going to need to re-add the tracking code. Also if the theme were to be ...
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Should I submit sitemaps manually or via a plugin when using WorldPress?

In terms of index, it does not matter. Both will index your content in same way. It's just XML file, Google doesn't favor one over others. Google also treat XML sitemap,atom,text and rss file in same ...
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Google Search Console shows "incompatible plugins" in the mobile usability report despite not using Flash, how do I diagnose the cause?

This appears be a known issue with the BrightCove video player that you are using. They have a workaround in their API documentaton: suppressNotSupportedError Type: boolean If set to true, then the ...
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How to Remove wpmp_switcher strings from Blog URLs

You could put in a rewrite rule that redirects to remove the query string when it contains that parameter: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} wpmp_switcher RewriteRule (.*) $1 [R=301,L] ...
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Why adding facebook pixel code reduces the score on gtmetrix?

Have you checked the loading time of your site with and without Facebook pixel? Isnt't that the problem? If you check this WP Rocket article, it also mentions that such tracking methods can have ...
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In Wordpress how to remove title of post in new Yoast plugin breadcrumbs setup?

In this case, you don't need to change the code for it to work in new upgrades of Yoast SEO. But, there may be a change of code in other major future upgrades of the plugin. In that case, you need to ...
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Google doing Neilo AB testing of my site?

To me, the entry in your server log looks like Nielo's servers trying to contact your WordPress install to synchronize data. The reason it says "AppEngine-Google" is that Nielo happened to choose ...
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Will linking new Google Analytics account to old Search Console remove all historical data?

Google analytics wont show any historical data for general site visitor traffic prior to the date the the GA Property's tracking code snippet is correctly installed on the site. It will then track/...
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How do I measure whether the Facebook like box widget is effective on my site?

If you not use javascript and div section you can track the clicks. About iframe i am not sure. In video here you can see it all setting up. You can use something like this for the tracking: ...
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How can I see heatmap in Piwik?

The Plugin you are using is a third-party plugin and therefore not supported by the piwik team. According to this github issue the plugin isn't compatible with Piwik 3. As it seems like the plugin ...
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Cancel Google Analytics Loading bar

No, there is no way to direct way to specifically close or cancel the "loading" operation. Either you reload the page (which doesn't mean you go through the "loading" bar again), or you navigate ...
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Best practice, to link to sitemap index or sitemap post+page list from WMT?

I think what you mean to say is a sitemap index file and individual sitemap files instead of main and child sitemap. The details are here: http://www.sitemaps.org/protocol.html#index Submitting just ...
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Embed Facebook Page Plugin

Simple placement error, you have your javascript within the <body> tags whereas they should be outside of it. Just move your first seven lines of code so that they are after your tags. See ...
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Embed Facebook Page Plugin

Turns out the solution was quite simple: I just added the script section INSIDE body tag, right AFTER the plugin and it started working. Thanks!
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Can WordPress version update affect SEO?

A WordPress version defines the core files updated. A different version of WordPress will have different bug improvements. A later version means a more stable and more secure version of WordPress. ...
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How to implement HTML "Plugins" for Weebly Website Builder

Weebly is self-contained. You can only add their components. To "maximize customization" you need standard web hosting.
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URL RewriteRule doesn't work when using WP Database Participants in my WordPress website

I think the problem is the order of your rewrite rules. RewriteRule . index.php [L] needs to be the last rewrite rule. It rewrites all URLs and is marked as last. No rewrite rule that comes ...
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In WooCommerce, can I add a checkbox for adding related products to the purchase?

Here are the instructions for how to setup up related products, up-sells, and cross-sells: http://docs.woothemes.com/document/related-products-up-sells-and-cross-sells/ However, if you want to allow ...
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Why do sitemaps generated by different plugins look so different from each other?

The dashes in front of the <urlset and <url> does not look right and should throw an error. As well, while the xsi: may be correct, I cannot tell you that Google will recognize it. You can ...
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