How do I remove duplicate content pages from the blog section of my WordPress site?

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Wordpress causes a lot of duplicate content issues because of its tags and categories features.

Let’s say you have three posts on your site. All three are tagged “A”, “B”, and “C”, but then each have a unique tag, so “D”, “E”, and “F” respectively.

The “A” tag page (which you would get to by clicking on that tag in any of the posts that have that tag) would show all three posts. The “B” tag page would show the exact same, as would the “C” tag page. All three therefore have identical content – they show the exact same posts as the others.

The easiest way around this is to remove tag and category pages from inclusion in your XML sitemap (in the Taxonomies section of the XML Sitemaps section of the Yoast SEO plugin) and set them to “noindex, follow” (in the Taxonomies section of the Titles & Metas section of the Yoast SEO plugin).


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