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How to Find and Fix 404 Errors

If you’ve changed post slugs, taxonomy slugs, or permalink structures, you likely created 404 pages (page-not-found URLs) along the way.

These 404 pages certainly aren’t helpful for visitors who stumble across them and can increase your bounce rate. It can be a particular problem if search engines, pingbacks, and/or internal and external links are sending traffic to the old URLs.

Here’s how to resolve the issue:

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The Difference Between Trackbacks and Pingbacks

Ever wondered what the difference is between a trackback and a pingback? They both let you know when someone else has blogged about one of your posts, and the terms seem to be used interchangeably at times — so what’s the deal?

The WordPress Codex’s Introduction to Blogging article has a good explanation:

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