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  1. Having two admin.php files is a sign that an upgrade hasnt been done correctly and you need to very carefully check because this usually leaves you with files from mixed versions. There are a few threads in the forums where there is a detailed checklist of steps to take
  2. Yes it was, meta keywords have not been used by any search engines for ten years and so are a complete waste of time
  3. A unique and carefully crafted meta title for each and every page in your site is massively important (if you want to get good SERPS and get visitors to your site anyway) as is meta description. Dont bother with meta keywords not used and being removed in the next release
  4. Not at all - the "art" of a good hack is that it isnt discovered or obvious that it has happened. 99% of the hacking attempts we deal with on a daily (make that every minute) basis are pretty basic but even these sometimes get by with some websites / hosting companies who dont care about security ! There is a 4th 4) People that feel the need to show others that they can and have hacked a website for no other reason that they can - these tend to either be high end hackers that do it for the challenge or very low end script kiddies doing it to show off to their friends and feel big ab
  5. There are multiple reasons for people wanting to gain access to websites, and especially those that take payments : 1) Install keyloggers or other software to capture credit card transaction information 2) Redirect payments, either full or partial away from the store owner to another source 3) Redirect traffic to other websites
  6. If you have any problems open up a support ticket and as always, happy to help Ian
  7. The enhancements that you had written for you are good and help to make up for the failings in the standard search (adding something like Solr as a search engine option would do this) but really shouldn't have used a field that was supposed to be used for SEO - utilising fields for different purposes makes the coding a bit easier to do but can then cause these types of problems. It isn't a big job to create a new database column equivalent to the keywords field, add that to the admin product source and change the custom search code to use the new field instead of the meta keywords.
  8. Not just “not good” - it ruins SEO for a store which is hard enough anyway. Easy and no disruption to change the recommendation. As they aren’t used for SEO, they won’t be missed from that point of view. I do know at least one person that uses these for a custom search solution but that could easily be reworked - a custom solution shouldn’t be a reason to keep something misleading and useless in core
  9. Save yourself a lot of time and hassle - meta keywords are a complete waste of time - no search engine uses this any longer so don’t bother filling them in. A unique Meta title is extremely important and you also need a good unique meta description. Also NEVER use the “recommended” setting to merge global SEO entries Ian
  10. There are no default snippets installed and that one definitely looks malicious. You will need to fully delete this plus clean the whole site as it could have been used to install other back doors into your hosting account Ian
  11. The only way to do this currently if you have multiple files, is to zip them up into one file and then attach that
  12. Facebook will love you and make a LOT of money out of you - your main content should be on your domain so you benefit from that traffic - easy to do
  13. What I can say is that pretty much every single really successful store (Thousands to many tens of thousands turnover per month) that we host has a very active blog on the same domain. Google needs new, regular and interesting (from their customer's, ie Google searchers, point of view) content and so will rank sites that provide that. E-Commerce sites with products that don't change very often and, for the most part, list products that can be obtained at multiple other stores, struggle to get good rankings and therefore generally much less visitors
  14. Yes that is correct - as you are moving from one domain to another domain but otherwise keeping the url structure then same, it shouldnt be too complex WordPress installation is at the domain root and you are moving a store from a sub-directory to the same sub-directory so should have no effect on the WP installation at all For more specific help, please open up a support ticket and as always, happy to help !
  15. Yes, from the given github issue url, follow the couple of links to the submits
  16. Issue was reported and fixed here : https://github.com/cubecart/v6/issues/2320
  17. Google is good Have a look at https://htaccessbook.com/block-ip-address/ which is one of many good explanations
  18. There is no reason why you should be getting a new admin url after cloning a site - this only happens if you incorrectly upgrade a site (unless it is the first time switching from admin.php to admin_abcdef.php). Need to check you only have one admin directory and one admin file and they are the ones set in the config file
  19. Without knowing what the urls are for your sites, it is impossible to say what is going on but it will likely be a problem with your specific sites or maybe with the hosting company
  20. Very easy to create one and it is usually the only way that changes are made to core
  21. The joy of the language system - you can change it to whatever you want, whether English or in your translation. They are interchangeable and for example Google Merchant Centre feed specification uses length, width and height and the Schema.org (for Microdata) uses width, height and depth.
  22. You would be much better adding an "issue" to https://github.com/cubecart/v6/issues
  23. Check the PHP error_log which will probably show the cause but it is likely that the process is reaching a php limit such as memory or more likely process time
  24. The wordpress.org website has fantastic documentation and it is extremely easy to install - can put it in the same database but I personally always use a separate database. Make sure you install a good security plugin as well
  25. Install WordPress in blog mode in a sub-directory and add a link to it is the best way
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