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  • I have recently had a WordPress blog added to my website. Since the blog went live it has creted over 400 404 errors on my business website. (Information from Google webmaster tools).

    Any ideas why, and what I can do. P.S. I am not the person involved in the development of the site or blog. Just the business owner.

    Thank you.

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  • Any ideas why, and what I can do.

    Nothing definitive without more information.

    Are you saying that the 404 errors are for URLs that do not belong to WordPress? WordPress is causing errors for pages that do exist and used to work?

    What is your URL?

    Can you post a screenshot somewhere of your Google Webmaster tools crawl error page showing the 404 URLs, or just copy and paste representative sample of them?

    Is it possible to get the person involved who is responsible for developing the website?

    Thank you.
    Yes, I will be able to work with my web person after the holidays. I just wondered whether it was something I could myself from WordPress.org.

    Is there some way I can send the URL or screen shot without making it public?

    Thank you.

    Whether or not someone here can walk you through a fix depends on how much information you provide, which means answering questions as accurately as you can. My questions above are mostly unanswered.

    Is there some way I can send the URL or screen shot without making it public?

    No, but what would be sensitive in a screen shot of broken URLs? All I need is a representative sample. You can copy and paste ten or so if you want.

    What is your URL?

    Thank you.

    Hi, the url is :

    Your anchor tag is malformed. Looks like only created the first part of it. You can paste raw URLs or you can use the ‘link’ button above the edit screen.

    Hope it works this time.

    Ok. The URL is only part of the information I asked for, and it is insufficient. If you can’t answer my questions you are wasting my time and you will need to wait until your web person gets from the holidays to solve this. Your choice.

    Hi there,

    Sorry about this. But I didn’t want to put links on the web which can be picked up in Google searches. That may seem mad, but I have no idea how this works.
    Here’s some examples from the list of errors.
    Is it any good?
    Thanks

    blog/tag/international-house-teacher-training/about.php
    404
    blog/2012/07/22/great-opportunity-to-win-a-free-teacher-training-course/about.php
    404
    blog/category/tefl-courses/about.php
    404
    blog/2012/08/about.php
    404
    blog/tag/learn-a-language/about.php
    404
    blog/category/tefl-lesson/about.php
    404
    blog/2012/08/01/the-2012-olympics-learning-and-teaching-olympic-language/about.php
    404
    blog/category/language-learning/about.php

    But I didn’t want to put links on the web which can be picked up in Google searches.

    Google won’t read text inside an image. (That is why you should always use your “alt” attribute 🙂 )

    Ok. That tells me what I wanted to know. Those are WordPress URLs, and all of them end with ‘about.php’. ???

    Tell me what you have at wp-admin->Settings->Permalinks for “Common Settings”

    http://www.crossroadslanguages.com/blog/2012/08/05/sample-post

    The only setting selected is ‘day and name’ See link.

    Not all the errors end in ‘about php’. there are now about 550 errors linked to the blog …

    Hope that’s what you needed.

    Thank you.

    It is starting to seem like your server does not have mod_rewrite installed and enabled. Your web person may know, or you may need to check with your host.

    mod_rewrite is an Apache (your site is on an Apache2 server) module that allows urls like sitename.com/index.php?p=123 to be rewritten into a human friendly version like sitename.com/2012/01/01/howdy-ho. You must have mod_rewrite for those URLs to work.

    Many thanks for all your help. I will pass everything on to the site designer/developer when he’s back. He looks after the hosting too.

    Can he get back to you if he has questions, as obviously he’ll be better on all this than I am?

    Again, thank you for everything.

    Can he get back to you if he has questions, as obviously he’ll be better on all this than I am?

    Yes, of course, right here on the forums.

    OK. Thanks a lot.

    Hi, I have spent some time looking at ‘permalinks’ etc. and the URLs on the web site.
    The web site is bilingual and all the URLs, except the home, end in php?lang=en. The list of crawl errors all (most) end in php

    None have the language added. Is it possible that this is what is causing the problems ?

    Thanks.

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