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  1. Hi.

    When I click "health" on my drop down category widget the page that loads is:
    http://echopen.wordpress.com/?cat=337.

    When clicking "Health" on the navagator the proper page loads
    http://echopen.wordpress.com/category/health/

    How can I correct the "Health" category on my drop down menu?
    And how can make sure I don't have duplicate information on different pages?
    (I don't if categories are newly generated each time someone clicks on a link)

    Thanks,
    Dlager
    http://echopen.wordpress.com/

    The blog I need help with is echopen.wordpress.com.

  2. Now that I get a chance to look I have duplicate pages for categories:

    http://echopen.wordpress.com/?cat=337
    http://echopen.wordpress.com/category/meditation/

    http://echopen.wordpress.com/?cat=3379
    http://echopen.wordpress.com/category/zen/

    http://echopen.wordpress.com/?cat=5004
    http://echopen.wordpress.com/category/mental-health/

    http://echopen.wordpress.com/?cat=8668
    http://echopen.wordpress.com/category/emotions/

    and I do get hits on named category pages that come from search engines.

    I shall use the contact page,

    but I am unsure if I have to anything with Webmaster tools.

  3. After sending a support e-mail, the happiness engineer looked into it:

    "The URL ending in ?cat=## will only happen with parent categories when the [category] widget is set to a dropdown."

    And he said he let the developers know about the bug.

  4. Bookmarking!

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