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Opened 3 months ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#4606 reopened defect

Permalink redirect to other page

Reported by: fahimmurshed Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Support Forums Keywords:
Cc:

Description

Hi,
Check this link: https://wordpress.org/support/users/
This link redirects to Contact from DB plugin support page https://wordpress.org/support/topic/users-28/

I think it should be fixed.

Please change the component to the right category.

Thanks :)

Change History (4)

#1 @Otto42
3 months ago

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

https://wordpress.org/support/* redirects to the nearest matching support topic for that phrase. That support topic can be in any forum, including the plugin and theme support forums.

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
3 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Support Forums
  • Keywords needs-testing removed

#3 @dd32
3 months ago

  • Resolution wontfix deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

I'm reopening this, as I'd like to tighten up these redirects a bit more to be useful to the average user.

/support/users/ has no need to redirect to a /support/topic/users*/ page (Certainly not one from 3 years ago), a better redirect would be to a search of the documentation.

A partial uri for a /support/topic/something-or-other can continue to do a topic lookup though.

#4 @Otto42
3 months ago

It's not like we're linking to that anywhere. A better redirect would be to /support without anything, honestly.

This isn't exactly an intentionally designed redirect, it's more of a default one from WordPress from redirect_guess_404_permalink().

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