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  • Hi i have a question about the duplicate content / link structure within wordpress

    Hi i have the link structure

    /%category%/%postname%.html

    If i create a category (bits) a sub category (bobs) and add a post to that sub category (widgets.html) the url looks like this

    example.com/bits/bobs/widgets.html

    Which is what you would expect. However if you type in any of the following in to the address bar you are served with the content of example.com/bits/bobs/widgets.html even though the url is different.

    example.com/bobs/widgets.html
    example.com/bits/widgets.html

    Each one have the server response code 200 which is not what you would expect as only one truly exists the other 2 should be 404s.

    Why does wordpress do this an how can i prevent it.

    I have added the canonical link/tag to the top of every page so search engines know what the url should be, but its not the best solution.

    Cheers

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