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#4553 closed defect (fixed)

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

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


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 (9)

#1 @dd32
20 months ago

  • Keywords close added

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
20 months ago

  • Keywords close removed

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

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

20 months ago

#4 @coffee2code
20 months ago

  • Keywords close added

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
20 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
20 months ago

  • Keywords close removed

#7 @dd32
17 months ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added

301 isn't happening.

Lets just add a styled index (I don't have access to).

Styled index suggestions welcome.

#8 @jonoaldersonwp
17 months ago

What do you mean by "styled index"?
I'd still prefer a 301. What's preventing that?

#9 @coffee2code
16 months ago

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

The domain now has a styled index page that links to the archived resources (that currently being the interviews).

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