WordPress Makes Duplicate Content Even Easier!

    October 8, 2007

WordPress 2.3 has tags built in, as it was one of the most requested features by users. The default kubrick theme and a lot of others now have a link underneath each post to the category the post was placed in and the tags appointed to the post. Like this:

Dupe content by WP

Combine that with WordPress’s default date based archive, and you’ve got a problem… Mostly because most users will use tags that are similar to their categories, and will post like once a day, creating a post and a date based archive page for each post as well… It’s easy to prevent that, but most people won’t bother, creating dupe content hell. So today’s wise lesson:

Pick one form of archives, and stick with it!