AyudaWP and the trademark "WordPress"

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I have never understood correctly why can not use the name "WordPress" in the domains especially when this blog was already called " ayudawordpress " before that rule, which introduced Automattic to avoid fraudulent uses which is not and has never been my case. [19659004] According to " standard "

For various reasons related to our WordPress brand, we ask that if you are going to start a WordPress site or related to it, do not use " WordPress "in the domain name. Try using "wp" instead, or another variation. We are not lawyers, but we have some very good ones who tell us that we have to do this to preserve our brand. Many users have also told us that they find it confusing.

If you already have a domain with "WordPress" in it, redirecting it to the equivalent "wp" is fine, as long as the main one that users see and your promotions do not contain "WordPress", and later you might consider transferring the old one to the Foundation.

"WordPress" in subdomains is fine, like wordpress.example.com, we're only concerned about top-level domains.

We've said this to everyone who has asked us, we just want to make it public so that more people are aware of this policy.

There are other domains that use WordPress in the name!
If they are not WordPress.com, WordPress. net, WordPress.org, WordPress.tv or WordPressFoundation.org are not allowed and you should contact the owner by pointing this page. We note that most of these are often spam sites and they distribute plugins and issues with malware, so you probably do not want to be associated with them.

But the reality is that if you use the wordpress name in your domain, not only you can find a request from Automattic's lawyers but, directly, you can not send material to WordPress.tv, mount a WordCamp and many other things, since you violate " the norm " . I gave up preparing a WordCamp a year ago for these things, so as not to argue. That's the thing.

In addition there is the foolishness of mounting campaigns to besiege sites that use the name in the domain suggested by " the standard ", which I have suffered on more than one occasion by people who did not even know what WordPress was, its philosophy, not even its license, let alone what it means to belong and participate in the WordPress community.

In the end is a company commercial, Automattic, who brand – not the project and the community – WordPress, and they can use the name, but if you create a site like this, ayudawordpress.com or amigosdewordpress.es or megustawordpress.org or whatever you can not use the name, when you are not making commercial use but just the opposite: creating community and spreading WordPress ]

I have to say that I have never had problems but on the part of Automattic about it, on the contrary, they have always been sympathetic and have even advised and supported me, but that is not the issue.

The question is that, even knowing that I was never going Automattic to spend time and money to get a lawsuit for using the name WordPress in the domain to share information and help on WordPress, make community and spread this wonderful CMS actually if I generated problems, also on the part of their products , for example: not being able to send my blog to the showcase, not being able to use the official mobile application correctly, and several more hassles that I have been supporting, in addition to the heavy users who, from time to time, sent me emails, rebuking me for to remove the word WordPress from my domain as if it were killing someone or something similar .

Anyway, it's already done, I had a hard time making the change for various problems with the host ting but at least I will not be anyone touching the noses with the stupid this, which for me is still.

I hope I have not broken anything, that the migration has had seafaring fabric, and I'm still managing things, which are many associated projects , publications, applications, etc, etc, etc, and not everything is as easy as doing a redirect and pushing.

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NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say that we have not warned you.

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If you use W3 Total Cache beware of duplicate content • WordPress Help

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Cache plugins are a must, almost required, for high traffic websites and fortunately in WordPress there are several and very good, to be able to manage points of visits or even the usual traffic to our site … but beware of configurations .

Regarding W3 Total Cache the most popular and currently used with enormous difference, Daniel Scocco warned days ago that he had detected a duplication of URLs and that the only possible culprit was precisely this plugin, the only one that managed redirections in some way .

In particular, it detected that it could open an address of a site so much http://mysite.com/my-entry as well http://misitio.es/ my-entry / and the content showed the same Without changing the URL, despite the fact that one era with the final bar and the other not.

Technically, for the search engines, this means that in the same website you have two identical contents with different URLs ] I translate: duplicate content = possible penalty .

To make it clearer, it is not like what WordPress does, that if you type without the final bar it shows you the same input, a redirect, that is correct but you shows the content but with two different URLs, without any redirection, that is the danger of a wrong configuration of W3 Total Cache for the positioning of your website , because that situation is repeated for each and every one of your publications.

Fortunately – like everything in WordPress – it has an easy solution, since that erroneous configuration is related to a plugin adjustment. In particular, you can define the page caching method to " Disk enhanced " or " Disk basic ", and the tendency of any administrator aware of the loading speed of your website is use the method " advanced " ( enhanced ), well, that's where the failure comes from.
 w3 total cache disk enhanced disk basic

It turns out that method " enhanced " makes changes to the rules of " rewrite " in fact it adds a series of lines to the file .htaccess to achieve it, while the basic mode ( basic ) serves the pages directly with PHP, which in theory should be less fast.

The reality is that the difference in speed is not sufficiently noticeable but if the changes caused by the method enhanced in the URLs s, causing the redirections to stop working and, incidentally, causing this side effect – and unwanted – duplicate content .


If you use the W3 Total Cache plugin, try access one of your pages without the final bar. If you are redirected to the same URL but with the final bar everything works correctly but if it shows you the page without changing the URL and the final bar is added, check the plugin configuration in the section that we have seen and change the page cache mode to " Disk basic ".

You're welcome 🙂

NOTICE : This post is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Redirect 404 errors to your homepage

SEO is an annoyance, I do not know if you agree with me, it turns out that it is not always enough to write a lot and write good original articles, there are imponderables that can damage your web in the face of search engines ]and page errors not found, or 404 are one of those imponderables.

Okay WordPress themes usually offer a 404 page so that it is not an error pure and hard, and incidentally offer a search engine or whatever, but sometimes it is more convenient that all 404 error is directed to the cover of your website where there is content.

If it is the case, and you want to do this redirect you just have to add these lines to the file .htaccess :

What it does is redirect the 404 in searches, tags or categories to the main page . Just change the sample URL for yours and save the changes.

Domain redirection by country • WordPress Help

 mundo wordpress Lately I'm in luck, because I'm finding developments that until recently required exclusive programming. For example, performing domain redirects according to the country of the visitor until now happened to use scripts, and sometimes linked to lists – sometimes paid – of IPs per country.

Come on, Nothing like installing a WordPress plugin and you're ready .

And that is if you use several different domains depending on the language or country of the visitor of your web it is Paleolithic to offer links for each one, yours es that WordPress identifies the visitor by its IP and redirects it automatically to the domain where you have the information oriented to your country or language.

Well with WP Domain redirect is said and done . Its use is simple, because once you install it, you only have to go through its settings page and create the redirections that you are going to offer.

You simply associate country by domain and the plugin takes care of doing the redirect as of simple and free .

Permanent redirect 301 on WordPress.com

The problem of redirect 302

Until now, when you opened a site in WordPress.com even if you updated the account to use your domain, if you later migrated to your own accommodation, when someone linked to a post on your old site from search engines, for example, it offered a redirect 302 a temporary redirect that warned of the new site that where it used to be ' misitio.wordpress.com 'now it was' misitio.com ', but that could make you lose positioning since the bot receives the indication that the content is' misitio.com ' but it's still indexing ' misitio.wordpress.com '.

Now it's not like that since the permanent redirects 301 have been introduced for these cases, so the SEO of your site will not be harmed if you migrate from WordPress.com to WordPre ss.org. All a success and an incentive for anyone to be encouraged to try the freedom and complete control of using WordPress hosted on your own server even when you have started in the WordPress.com community.

Redirect by language

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<p> Every time, in this globalized world, it is more frequent to find sites created in several languages, aimed at users of In my case I offer this functionality through a plugin, which generates the content of <a href= WordPress Help in various languages ​​in a structure of subfolders of type 'https://ayudawp.com/idioma/ 'where ' language ' is the language code (eg: in for English, pt for Portuguese, and so on.

Well what would you think to redirect your readers directly to the version in your language of your website? . Well it is very simple, you do not have to install any plugin or modify your template, just have a folder structure for the different languages ​​in which your site is displayed. It is not even an exclusive WordPress trick

How do you get it with the redirection by language that you can add to your file '. Htaccess' and it's very easy. And this works because the browser of your readers always sends information to the server that visits, and one of these information is the language.

Just add a few lines like the following to your file '. Htaccess' ]:

In this example, in line 3 we say which language of the reader is redirected ( (en) ), and in the line 4 we note the route to which it will be redirected. You just have to adapt it to your needs.

Of course, you can add as many RewriteCond and RewriteRule as you need.

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say that we have not warned you.

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Redirect via htaccess while updating

There are many plugins (well, just a couple of them) that allow you to create a temporary redirect page while making changes to your WordPress or you're just updating. The harsh reality ?, work inconsistently and there are already many cases in the WordPress forum that show problems when reloading the blog after an update.

Fortunately, with a bit of bravery and the file .htaccess we can do a temporary redirect to a special warning page while we update our site. It's as simple as using a code like this:

Taking a look at the code, what we do is say where the temporary page is, then we exclude an IP (the one you see is invented) so we can enter and check the status of our site, to finish we indicate the temporary redirection.

Of course, we have to create a temporary page, that is shown to our readers. Mine is no wonder but it works perfectly.

Point to 301 redirects

We talked several times about how do redirects but it is somewhat complicated, more if we use a redirection 301 (permanent) . If you wish to change your domain without losing PageRank and visits you can read this manual and this other (a bit more advanced).

The entry ] Note about redirects 301 first published Alejandro in WordPress Help . Do not copy content, do not say anything good about you to your readers.