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    Basic HTML Elements and CMS


    Hi there,
    I just came up with this silly question,
    it will be easy for you PROs I guess. ;)

    I got couple of websites, I use Wordpress only,
    one of them is doing great in its niche (first on first page),
    other one just got to the first page, but I am no pro, I know basic HTML and some SEO basics,
    and that's it. So I just started this online course for HTML+CSS+Java Scrips,
    and the first lesson was about basic HTML elements in a page, how it should be built.

    So as we all know, it goes like this:
    Code:
    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <head>
        <title>Introduction to Web Pages</title>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>Title</h1>
        <h2>Subtitle</h2>
        <h3>Topic</h3>
        <h4>Subtopic</h4>
        <p>
            Beginning of paragraph text
            <br />
            <strong>Remaining</strong> text after the <i>line break</i>
        </p>        
    </body>
    </html>

    And it just crossed my mind that my pages don't have these basic elements,
    I use paid themes of course, so when you create a new page/post it does not have these basic elements, right?
    So should I add them to all of my pages, so the search engines could understand my websites better?!

    Or it is too much trouble and I would not gain too much from it?
    (I got a lot of pages now, 3-4 websites x 7-10 pages x 4 languages, it is not done easily... )
    Last edited by M@x; Nov 26th, 2017 at 06:18 PM.
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    I find it hard to believe that there are no <h1> tags on a WordPress template. Can you post one of the sites? Just don't include the http://
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    It is difficult to say without seeing the website why these tags are not used on the website?
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    Originally Posted by Hikin Mike
    I find it hard to believe that there are no <h1> tags on a WordPress template.
    Actually there is h1 tags, titles are in h1 tag, but what I meant is when I open an editor in WordPress admin page, you cannot see all that code in a page (head/body/etc), you just add content to your page, right?
    But I guess that WordPress has all that code already included in its system, that you don't have to add that basic code <! DOCTYPE html> to your page when you create it in admin panel?
    That code is already there I guess?

    One of the sites is 'taxitransfer.me'
    not finished (just the basics done) but I let it be online.


    So just last night I was verifying this website in Google search console, so I had to add that meta tag code to my homepage, and it was said that that code has to be between the <head> tags, above <body> tags.

    So I opened up my homepage in administration area, and then I realised I don't have all that code, just the content of the page (not in the visual part, but text editor also) But that is normal for CMS I guess, that basic code don't have to be added, is that right??
    Last edited by Hikin Mike; Nov 27th, 2017 at 04:00 PM.
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    Hi Max
    You can add Search Console site verification code to your WordPress website without make any changes in the code section. So, for this, Log in to your WordPress website. Once you logged in to your WordPress website and you will be on your Dashboard so see the left panel and there you will see the SEO option at the bottom of that panel. Click on that SEO menu and you will see the new window there, after clicking on SEO click on Webmasters Tool and there you will see Webmaster Tools Verification. Under this, you can see there are three options named

    Bing Webmaster Tools:
    Google Search Console:
    Yandex Webmaster Tools:

    In the right side of these headings, there are text boxes so you need to copy the code from your search console after adding the property into it (that you already did) and paste that code in the text box along with the heading Google Search Console and then click on Save Changes and also verify it after save the changes on you search console.
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    @sksharma
    Thanks. I didn't notice that,
    is that available from wp 4.9, or is it there from earlier?
    Didn't notice that one :)
    I know that Yoast plugin has the same thing, but I wasn't aware that WP admin page has that now by default.

    Anyway, I verified my website by uploading a file to my server,
    but that is not the point of my topic.
    I was wondering do I need to add that basic HTML code to my pages or not??
    Last edited by M@x; Nov 27th, 2017 at 07:56 AM.
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    @sksharma - There is NO SEO option from WordPress core. You must use a plugin.

    To answer your question, if you go to any page and 'Ctrl+U' you will see the source code. If you are not using a SEO plugin then there is only the <title> element. There is no metadata description. You don't need to "add basic HTML code" to your WordPress site.

    I use Yoast on my sites so I can edit the <title> element, set noindex/follow/nofollow etc.

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    Originally Posted by Hikin Mike
    @sksharma - There is NO SEO option from WordPress core. You must use a plugin.
    Yes, I just logged to my wp and found out the same thing,
    I updated to WP 4.9 just the other night so I thought that I might missed that one out,
    but sksharma was talking about Yoast plugin obviously.




    Originally Posted by Hikin Mike
    To answer your question, if you go to any page and 'Ctrl+U' you will see the source code. If you are not using a SEO plugin then there is only the <title> element. There is no metadata description. You don't need to "add basic HTML code" to your WordPress site.

    I use Yoast on my sites so I can edit the <title> element, set noindex/follow/nofollow etc.
    THANKS!
    Yes, I was thinking about "Ctrl+U" configuration, I though it must be there somewhere, and it is there for sure. :)
    So no need to add that "basic HTML code" for sure.


    But the trick question is how to modify that code?! ;)
    As I said, I tried to verify my website by adding google metadata code to my home page in page editor,
    so I added all that code to my page (head/body tags), but the verification was not successful,
    that code can be modified only by editing the files at the server probably, right?


    P.S
    yes, I use Yoast also, very good plugin, WP would be bad without it... :)
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    If your trying to verify Google Search Console and/or Bing Webmaster Tools, then you need to add those like @sksharma mentioned Basic HTML Elements and CMS
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    My Bad
    Yes, I am talking about the YOAST Plugin, because it is already installed on my site from many times so I forget to mention it in the comment. Thanks, Mike to correct me.

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