Ocean Mist Category Links 404

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  • #184322

    cawoodm
    Member

    There’s something wrong with the ocean mist theme’s handling of category links beneath posts. Instead of linking to http://cawoodm.wordpress.com/tag/my-writing/ it’s linking to a 404 http://wordpress.com/tag/my-writing/

    #184416

    forums12345
    Member

    [Off topic] This is just the same post has this one: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=18567

    #184420

    cawoodm
    Member

    Indeed, I’m not just hoping for maximum reach ;-) but suspected it may be part of that post’s motivation.

    #184421

    forums12345
    Member

    I just felt like saying that

    #184458

    cjwriter
    Member

    You mean that the tags beneath your posts are linking off your blog? It’s not an OceanMist issue, that’s just how the tags and categories work on WordPress blogs.
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2007/09/21/the-difference-between-tags-and-categories/

    The way it works is that the tags listed beneath our posts go out to the WordPress tag pages, which allow people to find us and help our blogs to get picked up by Google. The only way to change that is to block search engines in your privacy options, but then you’d lose the benefits of hosting your blog here.

    To be honest it’s just the way it’s been set up, so generally what we do is to put the categories widget or category cloud widget in our sidebar in Dashboard > Presentation > Widgets; that way we have a list of categories that link to our blog, even if it’s not the ones under our posts. Hope that helps.

    #184633

    cawoodm
    Member

    cjwriter – Are you saying it’s a feature not a bug? I find that hard to sympathise with because clicking on a category on the right of my blog takes me to myblog/category/X whilst clicking on a category below the post takes me to wordpress.com/category/X which is a usability nightmare. I don’t see that this is worth the obscure benefit for search engines.

    #184636

    raincoaster
    Member

    That is exactly how it has been designed, and no, it’s not a very popular feature. It is, however, extremely useful from an SEO point of view. I discovered today that the Fadtastic theme doesn’t display the tags/categories on individual posts, so that’s one workaround.

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