[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #7173: Improve SEO by redirecting "index.php"

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Tue Jun 24 08:56:54 GMT 2008

#7173: Improve SEO by redirecting "index.php"
 Reporter:  Viper007Bond  |       Owner:  anonymous  
     Type:  defect        |      Status:  new        
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  2.7        
Component:  General       |     Version:  2.6        
 Severity:  normal        |    Keywords:  needs-patch
 If pretty permalinks are enabled, it can be assumed that
 `http://site.com/index.php` isn't needed. Therefore we should redirect all
 `index.php` requests to the home URL to avoid duplicate content issues.
 Plus it just looks better.

 This should of course have an internal filter or something for those
 running crazy setups.

 I've stuck this in my `wp-config.php`, but it'd nice to have it in the
 core. :)

 if( $_SERVER[ 'REQUEST_URI' ] == '/index.php' ) {
         header( 'Location: http://www.mysite.com/', 301 );

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/7173>
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