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URL Duplication - Help! (2 posts)

  1. mefta
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Greetings, all my post URLs appear to generate subdirectories with duplicate content. Here are some examples:

    Original: http://bit.ly/PfUL82
    Duplicate: http://bit.ly/RhUZz5

    Original: http://bit.ly/Ocpplh
    Duplicate: http://bit.ly/PBokE7

    These subdirectories are not referenced in my WordPress post manager or MySQL database. Does anyone know how to remove and prevent them from reoccuring?

    Perhaps my Robots.txt file or a my Yoast SEO plugin is the culprit? WordPress includes canonical link info so I am not sure why this is happening and how Google Webmaster Tools detected these duplicate posts.

    I'd appreciate information on how to resolve this problem. Thank you.

  2. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have you tried:

    - deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    - switching to the Twenty Eleven theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    - resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    - re-uploading all files & folders - except the wp-content folder - from a fresh download of WordPress.

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