How to Prevent Duplicate Post Titles in WordPress

How to Prevent Duplicate Post Titles in WordPress
Katrina Maldonado

Your blog post title and URL play an important role in SEO. Having a duplicate post title can negatively the affect SEO performance of your site. WordPress deals with duplicate post titles by adding a number at the end of URL slug. However these titles are still duplicate, and you should try to avoid them. In this article, we will show you how to prevent duplicate post titles in WordPress.

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URL plays a big role in SEO and duplicate post titles can negatively affect SEO performance of your website. If you are a WordPress admin then you must know that when you create a duplicate post titles then it adds a number at the end of URL slug. However, in SEO terms, it still counted as duplicate posts, and one should must avoid using of them.

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Along with directly affecting the traffic of your site, duplicate post titles are also confusing to visitors. Just think how confusing it is to see two different posts titled “The Best Web Hosts” and ask yourself, why would anyone do this? There are multiple possibilities why this can happen.  The author could be unaware another author on the site has also used the same post title. Another reason is it could be an annual post. There are many solutions to these type of problems. For example, if it is an annual post, perhaps it should be titled as “The Best Web Hosts of 2017” to make it less confusing for visitors.

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Post titles and urls are important for the SEO of your site and having duplicates can have a negative effect. We have helped many users and will tell you how we would prevent duplicate post titles.

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Summary of this tutorial:

Start by going under Plugins, Add New and add the Unique Title Checker plugin:

There are no settings to configure in this and it will prevent duplicate titles out of the box.

When you add a new post that has the same name as another on your site a warning will pop up saying that another post has the same title.

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