I picked up this great article on “10 Things You Need to Know About WordPress 2.3â€ from technosailor and has dugged it. Like all WordPress lovers, I read through every words and went through the sentences several times.
But out of the 10 things, I only understand ONE.
This has long been a bane of every webmasters existence. Canonical URLs are treated differently by Google and the search engines meaning the www. version of a site is considered to be a different page than the non-www version. Search engines see two different pages and penalize one as duplicate content.
To fix this, many webmasters and bloggers, including myself, have taken steps to redirect one version to another. In my case, I redirect www versions of my URLs to non-www versions. Now, WordPress handles this internally based on the value you set as your website site URL under the Options > General page. In essence, this means instant SEO benefits to WordPress 2.3 users.
This is what I have been trying to do. I have done it for this blog. But I dare not touch my personal blog http://chanlilian.net because I have PR5/10 on without www and PR4/10 on www. If I change, I will need to use the without www. But I am not sure if it wise.
Anyway…..I was hoping WordPress 2.3 will give us something to solve the CPU overload problems that I faced. But I don’t think there is anything that can be done? I am running on VPS and still get overloading sometimes. I think I am going to play with the WP 2.3 RC1 on a few more blogs of mine with less plugins.
Remember to digg the article for technosailor. Meantime, I am going to read for the 100th time and hope I finally understand the other nine points about WP 2.3.