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Oh! Thank you. 🙂
Brilliant! Carasmo. Thank you very much.
Before I mark this issue as resolved, I wanted to share that I found another acceptable way of doing it with a new WPML Multilingual CMS functionality. See it at work here: http://www.mrcpontiac.qc.ca/le-pontiac-procede-au-regroupement-de-ses-omh/
I'm not displaying it because I don't like how it displays. But I 'turned it on' for a few minutes so you can see.
DanielleDecember 19, 2016 at 3:09 pm in reply to: Why won't my site's homepage index in search engines? #197835
TRJ, robots.txt? Is this a file that should exist on my server? If so, can you point me to it? I checked, but couldn't find it.
I did a free online SEO check and it came back pretty good except that apparently my URL is not search engine friendly... could it be the .qc.ca extension?
My homepage consists of a static page with widget areas feeding links to latest posts and other static pages. Could the lack of actual content with H1 tags on the front page be the reason why search engines aren't picking it up? I can't think of anything else since the site is extremely relevant, gets good traffic (mostly through advertising or referrals from Facebook and Twitter and other local media), and gets updated often (at least once a week).
I'm getting loads of comments or complains from my colleagues and clients about the fact that the link to the homepage doesn't come up in searches Since the static homepage with widgets is typical of Genesis, I didn't expect mine to be an isolated case.
I'm looking for a fix or workaround solution.
DanielleDecember 5, 2016 at 12:29 pm in reply to: Why won't my site's homepage index in search engines? #197076
Forget my 'solution'. It didn't work. I did check all my theme settings and everything appears to be as it should. There doesn't seem to be an obvious solution. I did a lot of research on line, but have still to figure out what the problem is.
If anyone can help, it will be appreciated.
DanielleNovember 30, 2016 at 9:24 am in reply to: Why won't my site's homepage index in search engines? #196823
I think I may have found the solution, but of course, can't be sure until search engines crawl my site again.
I checked my theme's reading settings and found that it was set to display the latest post, when in fact, my site's homepage is a static page. I changed that, then went to the page in question to find that the title doesn't mention the site's name, which gave it a bogus URL, and the SEO wasn't done on the page, no description, etc.
I figure this could explain why the homepage URL never comes up in search engines. Or, not.
DanielleNovember 30, 2016 at 7:45 am in reply to: CSS question – Horizontal menu width doesn't go full width of container #196816
Thank you Victor. I can't share the problem site since I'm developing locally.
I did locate the suggested code in the Functions file and disabled it, but it didn't change anything. I suspected a bad line of code or typo in the CSS file. I copied in the original CSS and it worked!
DanielleAugust 29, 2016 at 4:48 pm in reply to: Switching theme – Any advice for a smooth transition? #192283
I used DesktopServer software to create the site off-line to begin with. After importing the live site, installing the new theme and customizing it in DesktopServer, will I be able to simply install the new theme in the live site and upload the style sheet and function file, or will I have to upload the entire site, database and all?
DanielleAugust 29, 2016 at 10:24 am in reply to: Switching theme – Any advice for a smooth transition? #192246
Great idea. Thanks Brad.
Thanks Susan. I'll check that out.
I tried to add html5 support to my theme, but it did wacky things to it; I will eventually (if I ever have time) update to a responsive theme, so for now I'll turn off comments on individual posts and I created a Communications Department author account for those posts I don't want to attribute to any one writer.
Thanks again brad...
Thanks braddalton. I see that this only works with themes that support html5. I use the older Corporate theme. Is there a way of doing it without html5?
I didn't upload the site to the server myself. I use the Serverpress service. I'm a little confused by all this and wouldn't know how to create a clean wp-config file. I think I'll put Serverpress and my hosting company in touch and let them figure it out.
Many thanks for your help.
Do I ever feel like an idiot! Thank you Christoph.
Thank you for your response Porter. The site is hosted at sherweb.com (multi-domain, web hosting) which uses Plesk panel. I checked the permissions on the server and they are ok. I need to change the permissions to 777 on the functions.php and style files (not folders) in order to update them using the WP editor.
I contacted Sherweb. They don't think that the problem is at their end, and since this is the first time this problem occurs and I have other WP sites hosted there, I suspect they are right. I went through all the other tests: deactivating all the plugins, switching to the WP 2014 theme, but none of it made a difference.
DanielleNovember 16, 2015 at 1:20 pm in reply to: Genesis Corporate Theme – Is it Responsive? Where is it? #171289
Thank you both for your responses. I decided to switch to another theme, and am testing it out locally, but yikes! is there an easy way to do it without having to redesign from scratch? I assume it's not as simple as importing the stylesheet??? Any tips / tricks to save me hours and hours of work will be most welcome.
Wow, nice tutorial and easily executed. However, it didn't work for me. It ended up moving my navigation bar of the site to the top of the page (viewed on PC), and didn't change anything on the mobile display. ???