Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#4766 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Different redirect behaviour when logged in/out

Reported by: jonoaldersonwp's profile jonoaldersonwp Owned by: otto42's profile Otto42
Milestone: Priority: high
Component: Support Forums Keywords: seo analytics


It appears that the thread at was renamed from "real bulsit" to "really bad".

When I'm logged in, there's a 301 redirect from that URL to the new one (

When I'm logged out, I get a 404 page.

Assuming that this is a general pattern across all renamed posts, it's vitally important that the 301 should also trigger for logged-out users.

Change History (2)

#1 @Otto42
5 years ago

Problem exists in the disable_wp_old_slug_redirect redirect code, which is supposed to stop redirection or spam and hidden topics and such, but appears to be overreaching here.

#2 @Otto42
5 years ago

  • Owner set to Otto42
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 9201:

Support Forums: Limit disabling of old slug redirects to hidden topics, as the function says it does. This overreach prevented proper topic redirections for non-logged in users, such as googlebot. Fixes #4766

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