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Opened 5 months ago

Closed 5 months ago

Last modified 5 months ago

#4533 closed defect (fixed)

Update & standardize broken/missing showcase links on homepage templates

Reported by: jonoaldersonwp Owned by: ocean90
Milestone: Priority: high
Component: International Sites (Rosetta) Keywords: seo
Cc:

Description (last modified by jonoaldersonwp)

Dozens of our localised homepages link to invalid/broken/missing showcase pages.

E.g., see the "WordPress Users" section in the bottom right of:

Noteably, from this small sample:

This is more than a little embarrassing (and harmful from an SEO / quality perspective), and I think it calls for a degree of standardization of this component across localized homepages.

Can we pick three prominent showcase entries, and update + manage these centrally?

Change History (6)

#1 @jonoaldersonwp
5 months ago

  • Component changed from General to International Sites (Rosetta)
  • Description modified (diff)

#2 follow-up: @fierevere
5 months ago

some locales still maintain a viable list of localized WordPress sites and therefore can offer a better showcase experience for local visitors.

#3 in reply to: ↑ 2 ; follow-up: @jonoaldersonwp
5 months ago

Replying to fierevere:

some locales still maintain a viable list of localized WordPress sites and therefore can offer a better showcase experience for local visitors.

If they can guarantee that those links will remain valid and up to date, that's fine. But, I'm sure that's what they thought originally, and it clearly wasn't the case. Given how poorly loved and maintained many of these sites/pages are, I'd be keen to err on the side of caution.

#4 @ocean90
5 months ago

  • Owner set to ocean90
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 8995:

WordPress.org Main Theme: Update fallback list for showcase entries.

Fixes #4533.

#5 in reply to: ↑ 3 @SergeyBiryukov
5 months ago

Replying to jonoaldersonwp:

If they can guarantee that those links will remain valid and up to date, that's fine. But, I'm sure that's what they thought originally, and it clearly wasn't the case.

FWIW, the links in question were a small portion of the global Showcase and were only displayed as a fallback if a locale didn't have their own list of notable sites.

#6 @jonoaldersonwp
5 months ago

Ah, interesting! :)

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