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Opened 8 months ago

Closed 8 months ago

#4151 closed defect (fixed)

Non existing plugin tags should return 404

Reported by: joostdevalk Owned by: Otto42
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Plugin Directory Keywords: seo
Cc:

Description

Non existing tags in the plugin directory return a 200 status code, instead of a 404. Examples that Google is trying to index:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/buddypress-directory/
https://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/active-plugins/
https://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/digg-it/
https://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/free-carousel/

etc.

Presumably these all have existed at some point, and were removed from a plugin, causing them not to exist anymore. Please make sure they return a 404.

Change History (2)

#1 @Otto42
8 months ago

Makes sense.

#2 @Otto42
8 months ago

  • Owner set to Otto42
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 8204:

Plugins: Send a 404 when there is nothing to be displayed in an archive, like a tags listing that isn't being used anymore. Fixes #4151.

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