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Opened 7 weeks ago

Last modified 7 weeks ago

#4560 new defect

Delete + redirect empty handbook pages

Reported by: jonoaldersonwp Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: high
Component: Handbooks Keywords: seo

Description (last modified by jonoaldersonwp)

The handbook contains tons of empty pages, and, tons of deleted pages without redirects.

This needs better care; we need to make sure that pages which are moved/removed always get redirected. Separately to this cleanup, I'd be keen to understand how we prevent this from happening again - it's extremely damaging.

The following are examples of URLs I've found which are either empty docs pages, or, pages which have been removed but not redirected.

There are almost certainly more; all of them need removing (if they haven't already been) and redirecting to suitable equivalents.

Empty pages:

Moved/removed pages:

Change History (4)

#1 @jonoaldersonwp
7 weeks ago

  • Description modified (diff)

#2 @dd32
7 weeks ago

FWIW these are all handbook pages from the Docs Team Handbook on how to contribute to OTHER handbooks. Most of these pages were published as stubs and have never had content.

I'll ping the #docs team to clean it up.

#3 @jonoaldersonwp
7 weeks ago

Ahhh, interesting! Nice one :)

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

7 weeks ago

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