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  1. I see, thanks, but will Google see them as duplicate content do you think if I leave them in the sitemap?
  2. I used an external sitemap generator because cubecarts sitemap gives all files such as tellafriend, review etc. So what can I do about these duplicate cat_ files do you think?
  3. Okay sorted. host company say this "We have found that the wordpress default redirection code was added in ".htaccess" at /home/thehono/public_html and because of this, it was redirection all request after website to that page. We have commented the code. Please check, the link "http://thehonourablecompany.com/authentic-ancient-jewelry-and-antique-jewelry" is now showing "404 page not found" error." Phew. Thanks for your help all. Another thing I noticed though was my sitemap is still showing pages with the old cat_9.html or whatever number. I thought the seo_urls redirect in the .htaccess file were supposed to redirect these to the new search engine friendly urls. Could you tell me please if it is correct to have these in the sitemap, as again I would have thought this was duplicate content. This is the code in the .htaccess file produced by cubecart. I am no expert on htaccess but it seems to me that this is saying to redirect cat_ to the seo friendly url, but is there an error in this as it does not seem to be doing so. ######## START v4 SEO URL BACKWARD COMPATIBILITY ######## RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (.*)$ RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteRule cat_([0-9]+)(.[a-z]{3,4})?(.*)$ index.php?_a=category&cat_id=$1&%1 [NC] RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (.*)$ RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteRule prod_([0-9]+)(.[a-z]{3,4})?$ index.php?_a=product&product_id=$1&%1 [NC] RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (.*)$ RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteRule info_([0-9]+)(.[a-z]{3,4})?$ index.php?_a=document&doc_id=$1&%1 [NC] RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (.*)$ RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteRule tell_([0-9]+)(.[a-z]{3,4})?$ index.php?_a=product&product_id=$1&%1 [NC] RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (.*)$ RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteRule _saleItems(.[a-z]+)?(?.*)?$ index.php?_a=saleitems&%1 [NC,L] ######## END v4 SEO URL BACKWARD COMPATIBILITY ######## RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !=/favicon.ico RewriteRule ^(.*).html?$ index.php?seo_path=$1 [L,QSA]
  4. Thanks Dirty Butter, yes I checked those. Bsmither I have discovered something else. I can put anything I want after the domain name and it produces a duplicate of the home page. Eg I put margarine, spaceman, even just random letters and never got a 404 error. It seems like cubecart is producing these pages on the fly. So either there is a problem with the host company which I don't think because I get 404 errors with my other sites. Or it is because I modified cubecart (possible or not?) Or its the .htaccess file as you suggest. Or it is an issue with cubecart 5 (unlikely). I am going to raise a ticket with host support. Also I will check .htaccess.
  5. There aren't any site documents in admin. Also I cant see a folder authentic-ancient-jewelry-and-antique-jewelry anywhere in the site.
  6. Okay I uploaded stock homepage, cleared cache using ftp, cleared cache in Admin but file still exists. Although I dont have any mods, I had previously in addition to changing the homepage, moved the latest products to the left column and moved the left column menu to the right hand column. I don't think this will cause these problems will it? I guess you are going to say restore the site to its original state and try again? or not.
  7. http://www.thehonourablecompany.com/authentic-ancient-jewelry-and-antique-jewelry Yes I did this, logged out of ftp and logged back in again and most of them had returned. I opened the page in question in my browser and then it re-appeared in the cache again. Yes, I had checked that and it is empty. Its not in there. I have completed my signature and I am just going to upload stock homepage file. Will let you know what happens. Thank you.
  8. Thanks. I did option 1 first but page was still viewable. So I did option 2 just to clear the cache. Page is still live. I have customised the home page so I didn't really want to revert it back to its stock coding, but if you think this is the only way then I will do it. Please confirm. Just one additional question, when I set up my homepage in Documents I have the option to give it an url. What url do I give it because it also then gives me an seo url based on the title which immediately causes duplicate content, which I suspect is what happened in the first place. Am I doing something wrong. One other thing, is there a way of manually clearing the cache?
  9. No there are no documents. For my home page, I just edit content.homepage.php with the content I want on the homepage. but each time I edit this homepage content it changes this other page. I had opened a ticket with the host company to check any cache and this is their reply which I am hoping you will understand, because I don't. "During investigation, I have found the references of main page contents under following file : /home/thehono/public_html/cache/skin/051f06e6373ced38e7360f759b465d7913448555.file.content.homepage.php.php , so please check the same and consult the cubecart admins to take a look at the caching, as we have tried to stop it but it again starts creating the above file on every access, so I guess Cubecart admins might shed light on the issue."
  10. version 5.2.1 . I think when I first set it up on the general tab I entered the url as index.php but I am not sure. It was a bit confusing because the software enters an seo url on the third tab which is based on the title. when I discovered the page I deleted the document and didn't really look at the url on the general tab. In any event it is a duplicate of the home page, so I am assuming it has some link to the home page. Thanks.
  11. I had a document page which I created in cubecart5. It created an seo url based on the title. I deleted the page because somehow I had linked it to the home page so I was getting duplicate content. But I can still see the page in my browser, it even updates when I update the home page. I have cleared cache, cleared browser cache. It does not show in the sitemap.xml. How can I get rid of it please. I cant see it in the database.
  12. Hi I have the code to integrate wordpress into a normal website. Where do I put the code to get it to work in cubecart. There is a piece of code that has to go at the top of each page on which you want to integrate your blog posts, and a separate piece of code goes where you want the post to appear on that page. I want to show my blog posts on my home page. The skin I am using is Mican. If anyone can tell me I would appreciate it please. does it go in main.php or what. Many thanks
  13. I have a similar issue. I have Search form and language enabled in this area (not currency). In place of currency (e.g. the third box) I would like to put social buttons. I have the code from Addme for these buttons. How can I enter them. If I delete {CURRENCY} and add the code for the buttons I get a blank page. I guessed it wouldnt be that simple but thought I would give it a try.
  14. It is not a link to anything but it was picked up by some software I was using which analyses the pages on your site. I checked the database as you suggested but cant see anything out of the ordinary. There are some files with an id of 0 but these are sales items, gift certificates, search, login and register. I will try turning off seo setting and see if software still picks it up.
  15. I have cubecart 5.1.5. When I go to my url in my browser or when I click a link to any page on my site I get redirected to my log in page. I click on my homepage link and again I get redirected to the login page (e.g. www.mydomain.com/index.php?_a=login. At the third attempt I eventually get to my home page (or whatever page I am trying to get to) Does anyone know why this is happening. It happens in all browsers. I have cleared my cache and still the same thing happens.
  16. aha thanks for that explanation. how can I stop it?
  17. since my upgrade to cubecart 5.1.5 I have a page www.mydomain.com//info_0.html. The content is blank but it has the menus header etc. Can anyone tell me what this page is and how do I get rid of it. Thanks
  18. Hi, thanks. Didnt realise you could do this. Anyhow i sorted out the problem and got the images resized.
  19. that is exactly the same as my .htaccess file, thanks. so I guess I am back to my original questions Surely everyone who upgrades cubecart and subsequently has their urls changed would like to know the answer! Why does no-one seem to be concerned about this.
  20. I have upgraded from version 4 to 5.1.5. Every seo friendly category url has changed. Cubecart support say that this is intentional and provides more friendly seo urls. What they cant answer is my concern about my old seo urls which I spent hours building back links to and which have a PR . e.g. the old url is www.mydomain.com/category/cat_9.html the new url is www.mydomain.com/category.html Cubecart support say "The two urls (old and new) both include the proper rel="canonical" reference in the meta tags so that all search engines will properly update their listings and NOT penalize you for duplicate content." My question is - (OKay this is fair enough for duplicate content - but what about PR and backlinks???) I then asked cubecart support the following question "Why are all the new urls shown as not being indexed by Google instead of showing the PR of the old url" . Surely the canonical reference is instant. It certainly is when you use it for www. and non-www. Their reply is "Google doesn't update instantly. Unless you are a huge system like twitter. With time your links will all update correctly." I need to know whether this is true or not. I thought a canonical reference was instant and had nothing to do with indexing from Google. Can anyone please advise on this matter as I need to know that my old seo friendly urls will be preserved along with their PR and backlinks.
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