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Opened 18 months ago

Last modified 16 months ago

#5324 reopened defect

Plugin URLs should 301 to lowercase

Reported by: jonoaldersonwp Owned by: dd32
Milestone: Priority: low
Component: Plugin Directory Keywords: seo
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Description

Plugin URLs like https://wordpress.org/plugins/Documentation/ should 301 to lowercase.

Change History (8)

#1 @dd32
16 months ago

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

In 10267:

Plugin Directory: Redirect plugins to their canonical location, avoiding mixed case urls.

Fixes #5324.

#2 @jonoaldersonwp
16 months ago

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Could this preserve URL parameters, please?

#3 @dd32
16 months ago

Which URL parameters?

#4 @jonoaldersonwp
16 months ago

Any/all. I.e., we should redirect the path to lowercase, rather than redirecting the whole request to the canonical.

#5 @dd32
16 months ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

Okay, there aren't any URL parameters that need keeping here then.

#6 @jonoaldersonwp
16 months ago

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

We rely on various UTM parameters for Google Analytics.

#7 @dd32
16 months ago

Thank you for answering my question.

I don't think we care for keeping the query vars anywhere else, I don't think I'm going to add them here. We don't use UTM links anywhere on WordPress.org, although some plugins and 3rd parties might be setting them.

Version 0, edited 16 months ago by dd32 (next)

#8 @jonoaldersonwp
16 months ago

We don't need to add them in, we need to not remove them. That's not best practice, and it'll cause us headaches in the future if/when we start to mature our analytics ecosystem.

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