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Canonical Issue (5 posts)

  1. spencerpad
    Posted 3 years ago #

    In wordpress SEO, all of my paginated pages are canonical back to the root page.
    For example: http://www.michaelpadway.com/blog/page/2/
    is canoncial to : http://www.michaelpadway.com/blog/

    I want to add pagination to my site, but then the canonical will go to the wrong place. Is there a way to canonical to the page it's on automatically?
    So http://www.michaelpadway.com/blog/page/2/ canonicals to http://www.michaelpadway.com/blog/page/2/ ?

    I don't see any settings for the canonicals in WordPress SEO


  2. rrhobbs
    Posted 3 years ago #

    it just sounds like you have Titles & Metas Tab / Sitewide Meta Settings / Noindex subpages of archives (checked).

  3. spencerpad
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I thought that could be it too, but I have that unchecked and my paginated pages still point to the root.

  4. spencerpad
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've checked my other sites, including ones with older installs. It seems that all wordpress SEO Canonicalizes pagination to the root. Google specifically warns against this though and says to use the rel next and rel prev tags for pagination =\

  5. spencerpad
    Posted 3 years ago #

    So after doing a fresh install and installing it works correctly. I was looking at the developer page, does anyone know of any documentation on getting the canonical to work correctly in non standard themes?

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