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Opened 3 months ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#5323 new defect

Plugin searches should force to lowercase

Reported by: jonoaldersonwp Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: high
Component: Plugin Directory Keywords: seo
Cc:

Description

Plugin searches like https://wordpress.org/plugins/search/Cats/ support mixed-case URLs.

The search form submission/handling process should return a lowercase URL, and, direct requests to mixed-cased URLs here should be forced to lowercase via a 301 redirect.

Change History (2)

#1 @dd32
3 months ago

Changing this would be of detriment to end-users, and complicated for non-ascii languages

#2 @jonoaldersonwp
3 months ago

If you're concerned about the input box and H1 contents, then we could add some additional complexity to the ticket to address - we could de-couple the search query and how it's (re)presented to the user from the slug; maintaining the former, and forcing the latter to lowercase.

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