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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#5224 closed defect (bug) (worksforme)

Duplicate content when appending a digit to URLs

Reported by: henrywright's profile henrywright Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Forums Keywords:


I've noticed something strange when appending a digit to the end of a URL such as


When I visit each of the URLs above I see the exact same content displayed each time. Should each of these pages result in a 404 page being displayed? Would search engines see this a duplicate content?

Note that when I visit a page such as I do in fact get an expected 404 page.

Change History (4)

#1 @r-a-y
11 years ago

  • Component changed from Core to Forums
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to
  • Version 1.8.1 deleted

This is a bbPress issue and not a BuddyPress one.

To duplicate, add a bbPress shortcode to a WP page (like [bbp-topic-index]). Next, navigate to the WP page and append a number to the URL similar to what henrywright mentioned.

I'm moving this ticket over to the milestone, feel free to create a ticket over on bbPress Trac as well, henrywright.

#2 @henrywright
11 years ago

Thanks r-a-y for pointing that out. I think this could actually be a WordPress issue too. I am seeing the problem when viewing pages such as

and on posts (my permalinks are set to post_id):

Interestingly I don't see the problem when accessing tag pages (my tag base is set to tags):

Is it worth me raising this issue at WordPress Trac too?

#3 @henrywright
11 years ago

Raised issue over at WP Trac as it seems to be WordPress related too.

#4 @slaFFik
8 years ago

  • Milestone Sites deleted
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

As this issue was fixed in WordPress and deployed in 4.4 and as it's not replicating anymore on - I'm closing the issue as worksforme.
Now bbPress returns nothing and the page itself is blank on

Version 0, edited 8 years ago by slaFFik (next)
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