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Correct you HTML language declaration in Wordpress

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Correct you HTML language declaration in Wordpress
« on: Feb 24, 2015, 05:54 PM »
So i just found out that the html language declaration is somewhat important for search engines to understand which language the page is displayed in. So, i checked our site and the theme doesn't seem to support that feature. And i went ahead and found a code that does this automatically on WordPress and is pretty simple to implement.

Just open up your "header.php" file on the web editor of through FTP, then find the code
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<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
and replace with

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<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" <?php language_attributes(); ?>>
then your html tag with change from simple xmlns declaration to the language declaration in your wordpress settings.

like:
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<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="en-US" prefix="og: http://ogp.me/ns# fb: http://ogp.me/ns/fb#">
Just a simple trick here though as every single bit helps.

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