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    (@dorothy1508)


    I’ve been checking the 404 errors on Google Webmaster Tools and found that some of them were linked to by my sitemap. For instance, a link to a forum page (which was created by a forum plugin I no longer use), and links to unpublished posts and empty tags.

    I checked, and the sitemap showing on Webmaster Tools is current, and I don’t have any old sitemaps listed. So I assume these links must exist somewhere, even though I can’t find them anywhere on my dashboard (even in the Trash).

    I’ve checked on cPanel and I can’t find any old folders or files left behind by the old plugin.

    Can someone give me some clues where else I could look?

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