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What Causes an Added Domain to Get Duplicated in the Connected Websites dashboard of the Squirrly Cloud App?

In case you have multiple websites on which you use Squirrly SEO, you can easily add them to the list of Connected Websites in the Squirrly Cloud App (shown below) following the steps from this article.

In some instances, a domain that has been connected to the Squirrly Cloud can get duplicated in the Connected Websites dashboard of the Squirrly Cloud App.

Keep reading to learn more about what causes this and what to do in case this happens to you.

What Causes an Added Domain to Get Duplicated inside the Cloud App?

This issue is linked to the fact that the connection of a site to the Squirrly Cloud App is done via token and NOT via URL. Therefore, when a user clones a WordPress site to another domain name, here is what happens:

  • User connects domain1.com to the Cloud App (cloud.squirrly.co)
  • domain1.com – Squirrly token 1
  • User clones the existing WordPress site and moves it to a new domain name.
  • domain2.com – Squirrly token1

When domain1.com gets changed to domain2.com in the Settings > General option in WordPress, the Cloud App will modify the domain based on token, which leads to the same domain name to appear as two separate items in the Connected Websites section of the Cloud App.

domain2.com – Squirrly token1
domain2.com – Squirrly token1

What to Do If an Added Domain Gets Duplicated?

If a site is cloned to another domain name, the new domain name will have the same token as the site it was cloned from (domain1.com), and the token needs to be reset.

To reset the token, go to your Squirrly Cloud account > Connected Websites and use the Edit button to save and refresh the Domain Token.

Another solution is to go on WordPress admin and to deactivate Squirrly SEO with the option to disconnect from Cloud. Reactivate Squirrly SEO and connect the website to Cloud again.

Read more about this solution here: How Can I Change My Squirrly Account? – Squirrly SEO (Peaks)