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Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 12 months ago

#1314 assigned enhancement

when changing group name, the slug is not changed

Reported by: k0rp0rate Owned by: boonebgorges
Milestone: Future Release Priority: minor
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Component - Groups Keywords: needs-patch
Cc: MrMaz, r-a-y, azin@…, vivek@…


If you create a group, and after that you want to rename the group... There is no problem to do it, you can change, but the group slug will be not changed.

So all users can see FOREVER the old name of the group in the group slug.

I think this is a important and basic defect that must would be solved soon.

Change History (14)

#1 @MrMaz
6 years ago

  • Cc MrMaz added
  • Keywords group slug rename support added
  • Milestone 1.1.3 deleted
  • Priority changed from major to minor
  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

This is the intended behavior. If the slug is changed then all of the external links to that group will be broken. I think this would be an enhancement to create the ability to support the renaming of a slug while still routing from "old" slugs.

#2 @k0rp0rate
6 years ago

Ok, in that case, I think that the way WordPress gives the user a field below the post/page title to edit the slug when you're in the post/page edit screen, must be the way to use in BuddyPress to change (if you want) group slug easy and fast ;)

#3 @apeatling
6 years ago

  • Milestone set to Future Release

#4 @r-a-y
6 years ago

  • Cc r-a-y added

#5 @cnorris23
5 years ago

  • Component set to Groups

#6 follow-up: @DJPaul
5 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 1.4

This will come "for free" when we use custom post types

#7 @DJPaul
4 years ago

  • Keywords group slug rename support removed
  • Milestone changed from 1.6 to Future Release
  • Severity set to normal

#9 @DJPaul
3 years ago

Still valid, we should probably store the old slug as meta, and do a 301 redirect; just like how WP handles changes to page slugs.

#10 @boonebgorges
18 months ago

  • Owner set to boonebgorges
  • Status changed from new to assigned

Marked #2142 as duplicate

#11 @Azinfiro
17 months ago

  • Cc azin@… added

What happens if a new group takes over the old name? Do they get a number appended to their slug?

Last edited 17 months ago by Azinfiro (previous) (diff)

#12 in reply to: ↑ 6 @sooskriszta
13 months ago

Replying to DJPaul:

This will come "for free" when we use custom post types

Do we plan to use CPTs?

#13 @boonebgorges
13 months ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added

Do we plan to use CPTs?

No, but we should still do something like what DJPaul suggests

#14 @sooskriszta
12 months ago

  • Cc vivek@… added
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