[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #4150: canonical on homepage

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Tue Feb 5 20:29:42 UTC 2019

#4150: canonical on homepage
 Reporter:  joostdevalk      |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect           |      Status:  new
 Priority:  highest omg bbq  |   Milestone:
Component:  General          |  Resolution:
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Comment (by Otto42):

 The homepage, when retrieved with just https://wordpress.org, is actually
 a static page. The canonical there is hardcoded.

 When URL parameters are passed to it, the static version is bypassed and
 the underlying WordPress instance is run, so what you're getting there is
 actually the homepage as generated by WordPress, using the wporg-main
 theme. It's largely the same, as you can see, except it's translatable,
 for rosetta sites which use it.

 WordPress itself doesn't do canonical for front-page's, so, there's no
 code in there to do that. We could add that to the theme, but we would
 also need to make it aware of when the theme is running on other domains.
 We probably don't want nl.wordpress.org to have a canonical pointing back
 at wordpress.org, I expect.

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