Kate (kate_nepveu) wrote in suggestions,

Renamed tags: URL redirect

Renamed tags: URL redirect

Short, concise description of the idea
When tags are renamed, set up an automatic redirect from the URL of the old name to the URL of the new name.

Full description of the idea
I'd like to reorganize my tags, but changing tag names will break links to them. (For instance, people have linked to all my posts about a particular TV show by the URL of the tag.)

Therefore, it would be very convenient if a link to renamed tags redirected to the new name.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Keep links from breaking.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Database will have to keep track of another piece of information.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • Needs some way to avoid loops (name a tag A, rename it B, change it back to A; there should be no redirect) and multiple redirects (name a tag A, rename it to B, rename it to C; redirect should go straight from A to C).
  • People might prefer to set up specific redirects, rather than limit the redirects to changes made through Tags Management / Rename, but that may be more complicated.
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