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  • I installed Windows Mobile Pack this weekend. Today Google Webmaster Tools is showing over 100 crawl errors (404s), with all the URLs listed ending in “?wpmp_switcher=desktop”. I like the plugin and don’t want to remove it, but I know these errors can damage my website’s search ranking if they continue (I had a similar Crawl Errors problem on a different site a few months ago, and the site has never recovered). I’m worried that these 100 crawl errors will have ballooned to a much higher number when I check in tomorrow.

    I’m not a techie. I’m comfortable with the dashboards for WordPress, Webmaster Tools, and my host, but I always end up doing more harm than good when I try to get into advanced stuff. Is there a simple way for me to fix this Crawl Errors issue?

    Thank you.

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  • Update: As I feared, the number of crawl errors kept growing in subsequent days. What a disaster. Since no one answered, I’ll just get rid of the plugin and find a better one.

    If anyone reading this is on the fence about installing the Windows Mobile Pack plugin, don’t do it. It gave my site hundreds of crawl errors.

    I feel like I’m just talking to my self here, but I’ll try one more question before giving up. Two weeks after I removed this plugin, the crawl errors in my Webmaster Tools are still growing, and many of the pages created by the Mobile Pack–all ending in “?wpmp_switcher=desktop”–are still showing up in search results (and perhaps creating duplicate content?). Anyone have any suggestions for how to remove all these useless “?wpmp_switcher=desktop” pages now that I’ve gotten rid of the plugin?

    Ugh, and I just found out that the “?wpmp_switcher=desktop” copies are even being created for new posts that I’ve made long after the plugin has been gone. How do i stop it? Anyone? I’m getting pretty desperate here.

    I removed this plugin three weeks ago, and it’s still creating “?wpmp_switcher=desktop” and “?wpmp_switcher=mobile” versions of every page on my site. Nobody has any suggestions for how to make it stop? Are the people behind this plugin reachable?

    The good news is I was able to use robots.txt to stop Google from crawling the ?wpmp_switcher=desktop/?wpmp_switcher=mobile pages, but that doesn’t change the fact that I have thousands of these unremovable pages taking up space.

    hi stiggram

    I have a similar issue with another plugin
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/proplayer/
    After installing and creating a playlist, it’s created a large list of URL’s which luckily I have blocked with robots.txt file.
    The URL’s look like
    /wp​-co​nte​nt/​plu​gin​s/p​rop​lay​er/​pla​yli​st-​con​tro​lle​r.p​hp?​pp_​pla​yli​st_​id=abcdefghijk etc

    hundreds of them.
    I did have a super cache running on my WordPress, which I have since stopped and cleared. But it’s still creating these URL’s.
    Also I found some tables in sql which contained these strings. Have a look and see if you database has some tables left with it. Some plugins just don’t remove very well I guess.

    Hey Stiggram, could you share the change you made to Robots.txt to get rid of the wpmp_switcher=desktop/?wpmp_switcher=mobile pages?

    These are the robots.txt lines I added:

    Disallow: /*?wpmp_switcher=desktop
    Disallow: /*?wpmp_switcher=mobile

    Still trying to figure out how to stop my site from creating these pages every time I make a new post. Completely uninstalling and reinstalling WP Super Cache seemed to clear some relevant junk out of my .htaccess file, but the wpmp_switcher=desktop/mobile pages are still being created. I’m now exploring whether there’s anything in my SQL database that may be creating these pages.

    pdeschen

    (@pdeschen)

    @stiggram

    You can’t use regexp within Disallow rules. Hence having * such as in

    Disallow: /*?wpmp_switcher=mobile

    won’t work.

    I’m looking for an alternative as well…

    popac

    (@popac)

    stiggram and other guys here is solution

    Your wordpress website have options.php and there are all settings for website

    http://www.website.com/wp-admin/options.php

    There you can find all…. and also wpmp_ (mobile s*hit)

    Suggest you install clean options plugin

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/clean-options/other_notes/

    find all fields which starts with “wpmp” and delete.

    Clean options plugin is simple for use.

    Popac. If your suggestion works. One thousand thanks to you! 😉

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