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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#20203 closed enhancement (duplicate)

To return 404 page when user request not existing category and existing at once (in URL)

Reported by: egorpromo's profile egorpromo Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.3.1
Component: Taxonomy Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


I have category 'category1' with posts in it. I want to get posts from 'caegory1' and not existing category 'not_existing'.
if I use URL like '' I get normal archive page but this is a page without post because there are no posts in 'category1' and 'not_exists' at once.
But maybe it is better to return 404 page? Because it produces additional duplicate pages for search engines like google.

Change History (4)

#1 @egorpromo
12 years ago

Not duplicate page but dummy page whitout meaning. This page must not be in index of search engines if it have been found miraculously there

Last edited 12 years ago by egorpromo (previous) (diff)

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
12 years ago

Related/duplicate: #11348

#3 @nacin
11 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Taxonomy

#4 @boonebgorges
9 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

If the issue being reported here is that queries for posts that match *both* terms (rather than neither term), then it's not a bug, but expected behavior.

If the issue being reported is that an archive with no posts returns 200 rather than 404, then this is indeed a duplicate of #11348.

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