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RE: Google SEO 1.6.2 - Arka - 02-04-2012

(02-04-2012, 07:47 PM)Xenos Wrote: @Arka. Add those to your .htaccess as those are the rewritten URLs made by the plugin. Add them right after RewriteEngine On, I believe.

Hem... "those" what?
Also, how do I access the file .htaccess?

Apologies again for the questions, but I have always stayed clear off all this stuff.


RE: Google SEO 1.6.2 - Xenos - 02-04-2012

(02-04-2012, 08:09 PM)Arka Wrote:
(02-04-2012, 07:47 PM)Xenos Wrote: @Arka. Add those to your .htaccess as those are the rewritten URLs made by the plugin. Add them right after RewriteEngine On, I believe.

Hem... "those" what?
Also, how do I access the file .htaccess?

Apologies again for the questions, but I have always stayed clear off all this stuff.

Those as in the lines presented in the warning area. Sorry for the confusion.

As for adding them, open your FTP application (or however you upload your files and such) and you'll probably see a file called "htaccess.txt"; this is your .htaccess file. Open it up and find "RewriteEngine On" then paste the Google SEO lines underneath that. Then save it and rename to '.htaccess' if you haven't done so already.

Hope that cleared up everything. Smile


RE: Google SEO 1.6.2 - Arka - 02-04-2012

I see, thanks for that.

Got
RewriteEngine On
But I am still not clear what to add... under thatSad I don't recognise the syntax of the error message when compared to what is in htaccess.

Thanks



RE: Google SEO 1.6.2 - frostschutz - 02-04-2012

If you remove/rename your .htaccess temporarily, the plugin status will show you what's the entire thing is supposed to look like (at least the part relevant to Google SEO's interests). Or you could look at the example htaccess.txt file that comes with Google SEO.


RE: Google SEO 1.6.2 - Arka - 02-04-2012

I am terribly sorry, but I have no idea what you are talking about. I have read the notes, but I have to confess they make little or no sense to me.
For example, what does it mean what I read in my error message, "google SEO 404:"? I find no reference to it in the notes.
I do find "rewriteBase" mentioned, but not explained, so I am still none the wiser.

One thing that I have just noticed, in google analytics I used to be able the name of the threads that were being read (as the address was the thread); now this has changed to numbers. Also when I access a thread, the address that appears is again cryptic.
I suppose that you can see it for yourself accessing a random page.

Any ideas? I don't really want to start tinkering with the settings...

Forgot to say...
I searched the notes to clarify:
"URL is passive. Apply changes to core files to activate."
(which I believe was causing the problem I am seeing with the web addresses), but found no mention of this "passivity" anywhereSad
Then on this forum I found that I had to click on "Apply" where the plugin box is and that seems to have managed to make the threads go back almost to normal. Now I get the thread name AND some number, but I see that you have the same things here, so perhaps it is right... is it? Perhaps it could say somewhere in the notes to go and click there (but maybe it is me...)


RE: Google SEO 1.6.2 - frostschutz - 02-05-2012

Google SEO adds numbers to a name when the name is not unique by itself.

E.g. there's http://www.autosvezzamento.it/forum/Thread-presentiamoci and http://www.autosvezzamento.it/forum/Thread-presentiamoci--2409 which is two threads with the same subject so the number is there to give each thread its own URL.

This should be a rare case, as long as members choose meaningful thread subjects.


RE: Google SEO 1.6.2 - Arka - 02-05-2012

OK, some progress here... I actually cut and paste the warning message in the .htaccess and that seems to have done the trick... I am now left with this:
Quote: 404, Meta, Redirect, Sitemap and URL are enabled. (Configure)
Click to Revert changes to core files.
which means taht everything is OK.
Sorry for all the pestering, but it wasn't clear at all to me tat I had to do just that... Yes, I was told, but still...

One thing, the htaccess.txt I had in my root directory was much bigger than the .htaccess. When I tried to alter the txt version and then rename it, it didn't work. So I instead worked on .htaccess itself, and that did work.

Gosh, after all this work I hope it is going to be worth itSmile

thanks.
(02-05-2012, 12:59 AM)frostschutz Wrote: Google SEO adds numbers to a name when the name is not unique by itself.

E.g. there's http://www.autosvezzamento.it/forum/Thread-presentiamoci and http://www.autosvezzamento.it/forum/Thread-presentiamoci--2409 which is two threads with the same subject so the number is there to give each thread its own URL.

This should be a rare case, as long as members choose meaningful thread subjects.

I see what you mean. Yes, you are quite right.
The section you mention is the "tell about yourself" bit, so there are indeed repeating thread titles.

GREAT!!!


RE: Google SEO 1.6.2 - Arka - 02-06-2012

One more question...

In my forum the sitemap comes up with an error message at the top. It reads something like (translating from Italian) "The specified XML file doesn't have an associated style sheet. The tree is shown below".

Is that something I should be worried about? Do I need to take some action?

TIA


RE: Google SEO 1.6.2 - ranjani - 02-06-2012

^ No , it is not supposed to be readable by humans !!


RE: Google SEO 1.6.2 - Arka - 02-06-2012

Ah, alright... It is just that the sitemaps I see are usually "tidier", so I was wondering if I was missing something.