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  • Hey everyone – I have a new (June 3) site that has about 30 posts and three pages. When I do a site:mysite.com search, it returns 60 results. Some of the posts are duplicated under different categories and some have been moved to an archive, but I didn’t set up an archive. Is this a theme-specific thing? How do I set it up to just show one version of the post? (There were eight posts in the trash so I emptied them today and I realize they probably won’t get removed until Google recrawls the site.)

    Also – where are the actual posts? I thought they’d be in wp-content, but there’s nothing there.

    Thanks for your time.

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  • Christine Rondeau

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    Volunteer Forum Moderator


    Your content is in the database.
    I really don’t think that there’s anything wrong with the Google search.
    Your posts will appear on the category page, single posts and also the main blog which is normal.

    Thanks – I appreciate your help and don’t want to seem dense, but I’m not sure what you mean by the content is in the database. Where is the database? I see the images I’ve uploaded, but not the actual post pages.

    Christine Rondeau

    (@crondeau)


    Volunteer Forum Moderator


    Your WordPress site uses a database to store options ( content from settings ), user info, password and all the content.

    When you installed WordPress, you had to set up a database or the hosting provider gave you a one click-install and it installed a database for you.
    This is what makes WordPress a content management system and creates a site that’s dynamic. When you go to a page, WordPress gets that page id and then makes a call to the database to see what content is associated with that page id and then display it for you.

    There’s lots of info online explaining how WordPress works. This video may be a good place to start – http://www.lynda.com/WordPress-tutorials/Understanding-how-WordPress-works/154417/161044-4.html?famodalonplay=1&vid=6&fatoc=1

    Duh! I didn’t think of the MySQL database I created when I did the manual install. Thanks for the explanation and will go watch that vid right now. Thanks again!!

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