[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #5067: Noindex (or kill?) theme search feeds

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#5067: Noindex (or kill?) theme search feeds
 Reporter:  jonoaldersonwp   |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect           |     Status:  new
 Priority:  low              |  Milestone:
Component:  Theme Directory  |   Keywords:  seo
 Theme search URLs generate dedicated RSS feeds. E.g, for a themes search
 for the word 'hotel', the following examples also exist:


 If there's perceived value in these, we should keep them but add an
 x-robots HTTP header with a value of 'noindex, follow'.

 If these are trash, we should 301 requests to these structures to the
 search URL in question (e.g,
 https://wordpress.org/themes/search/hotel/feed/rss2/ to

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5067>
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