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Opened 4 months ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#4553 new defect

301 redirect https://archive.wordpress.org/ to https://archive.wordpress.org/interviews/

Reported by: jonoaldersonwp Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: lowest
Component: General Keywords: seo


There's a dead page at the root, and, the only content which exists is in /interviews/.
We should 301 the homepage to /interviews/.

Change History (6)

#1 @dd32
4 months ago

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I believe the intention is that it'll have other content in the future, and it's deliberately not linked at present.

IMHO this is a wontfix.

#2 @jonoaldersonwp
4 months ago

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We can remove the 301 if/when is has content.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #meta by dd32. View the logs.

4 months ago

#4 @coffee2code
3 months ago

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I agree with Dion that this should be a wontfix.

I'm not sure if reverting a 301 redirect is worth the hassle in the future, especially as at least some sources suggest it isn't quick or necessarily easy.

No one is going to the site expecting the interviews section, that just happens to be the only thing on it at present. If anything, I could get behind giving the root page some simple styling and a link to its available resources (i.e. the interviews).

#5 @jonoaldersonwp
3 months ago

Happy with anything other than the current dead homepage.
If it's realistic that we can replace that with something nicer in the short-term (i.e., several weeks), then that'd be super. If there are vagaries about if/when this might (if ever) happen, we should proceed with the 301 and undo it later.

#6 @jonoaldersonwp
3 months ago

  • Keywords close removed
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