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XF 1.5 Where are redirects stored when renaming Titles?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by XenBurger, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. XenBurger

    XenBurger Active Member

    Three-part question:

    Users often abbreviate product names, and important keywords that would otherwise help us rank better for our important search phrases. So we have begun an experiment where we fine-tune Title tags immediately after a user creates a new thread. It's something I've never done in 17 years running the site, but I have a sneaking suspicion that once enough of them are indexed in Google, we are going to see a significant spike in traffic compared to before, when we had mostly terrible, short, unclear title tags full of abbreviations.

    I have alerts set up so I am able to get in there usually within 15 minutes to make any adjustments if they are needed. But this changes the URL of the thread.

    1) Does this mean we are going to ultimately have a massive, complex redirect list running?
    2) Where is this information stored?
    3) Do you see any issues with having a massive redirect list like this after some time? I think on average we have about 30 new threads a day, so 30x365= 11,000 redirects after a year.

    Thank you.
  2. Jeremy P

    Jeremy P Well-Known Member

    There's no such list. The ID (number after the dot) of the thread is used to look up the correct title in the database, and then the request is redirected to the canonical URL.

    As such, anything (old titles, purposefully wrong titles) gets redirected using the ID only. See this link to this thread for an example: https://xenforo.com/community/threads/i-can-edit-this-however-i-want.119099/

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