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Opened 4 months ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#4650 new defect

Summit author pages should be disabled

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

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 (2)

#1 in reply to: ↑ description @dd32
4 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
4 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.

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