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Opened 8 months ago

Closed 9 days ago

#4650 closed defect (fixed)

Summit author pages should be disabled

Reported by: jonoaldersonwp Owned by: dd32
Milestone: Priority: lowest
Component: Make (Get Involved) / P2 Keywords: seo analytics
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Description

Pages like https://make.wordpress.org/summit/author/rianrietveld/ serve little purpose, and should (be disabled/deleted, and) 301 redirect to https://make.wordpress.org/summit/.

If that's politically sensitive, they should instead have a meta robots tag (with a value of 'noindex, follow'), in addition to a canonical URL tag.

Change History (3)

#1 in reply to: ↑ description @dd32
8 months ago

Replying to jonoaldersonwp:

Pages like https://make.wordpress.org/summit/author/rianrietveld/ serve little purpose

Given recent tickets, are there any sites where you do believe the /author/{user} archives are useful?

#2 @jonoaldersonwp
8 months ago

They can be useful when they have descriptive bios, and on multi-author sites where they're distinctly useful / different to other existing taxonomy archives.

#3 @dd32
9 days ago

  • Owner set to dd32
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 9624:

Make: No-index the Author archives.

Fixes #4650.

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