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Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#2092 closed defect (duplicate)

Many Google search results for wordpress questions are bringing up dead forum posts (404 Page not found)

Reported by: TecBrat Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Support Forums Keywords:
Cc:

Description

When double checking, I'm not certain it's sending the 404 header, but it's certainly a missing page error message.

I asked about this at WordPress Stackexchange and one other person commented "...search results for topics on WordPress.org have been 404ing like crazy lately." This might be normal page attrition, but it might also be an actual defect.

Example of broken page

Today, I can't get that link to show up in a Google search.

Change History (2)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
3 years ago

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hi @TecBrat, welcome to Meta Trac!

Thanks for the report, we're already tracking this issue in #1954.

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
3 years ago

To clarify a bit more, WordPress.org support forums were upgraded to bbPress 2.x a few weeks ago (see #1544), and eventually there should be a redirect from old topic URLs, but it hasn't been set up yet, since there are some other issues that have a higher priority: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/forum-bugs-and-broken-things/.

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