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How to Remove Redundant "Discussions" Page?

edited June 2011 in Questions
I'd like my homepage http://website.com/ to be the "Discussions" page, check.

But, now how do I remove the redundant http://website.com/discussions page?

Thanks, Bryan

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  • ToddTodd Chief Product Officer Vanilla Staff
    What do you mean remove it?
  • I mean I could simply redirect http://website.com/discussions to http://website.com/ and try to manually remove any reference to it, but that seems disastrous especially when it's time to upgrade.

    I'll try to reiterate. In my settings, by default the homepage is set to /discussions/ yes? That's good I like that. So, since http://website.com/ IS the "Discussions" page now I don't need the extra http://website.com/discussions page - it's just a redundant, duplicate content page at this point.

    Again, I could remove the reference to it from the nav, however it being set as the homepage automated a lot of functions to want to land and canonicalize etc as http://website.com/discussions

    Hope this makes sense at this point, I don't know if I could possibly explain it any better. This can't be the first time someone has brought this to your attention?

    Thanks, Bryan
  • Vanilla it works already on a programmed structure, yes you can change this, but you must absolutely change the bases of the structure, and your Vanilla will become another thing... not called Vanilla, howhever at level strategy Web I do not recommend it for anything because, thanks a Vanilla if you maintain the "discussions" system... your Web in the search engine will be ordinate and clean.
    regards bryan.
  • I was hoping to get an official word on this issue.

    Thanks, Bryan
  • ToddTodd Chief Product Officer Vanilla Staff
    It's going to be tough to remove that page. If you want the discussions link on your menu to just go to your root then you can do that in your master view.

    The current 2.0.18b2 will also make the /discussions a canonical link for your root if you've set it to your homepage.

    I am working through adding some reverse routing in urls for our next version so that all /discussions urls will go to your homepage if you've set up a route.

    In general, @luchesse is essentially correct. Vanilla is an mvc application rather than a page based application. You can always reference a page by its [application/]controller/method and you use routes to change that.

    PS: I've been talking about routes here even though you've just been setting your homepage. Routes are another setting in your dashboard to switch urls around. The homepage is just a special version of that.
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