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wiki.blender.org links are redirecting to Blender Manual
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Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) triaged this task as Normal priority.

This should really be moved to a new location since it is an addon, though @Brendon Murphy (meta-androcto) should do this

Thank you for your response,
while I appreciate the willingness to move the net render documentation (and was what prompted me to investigate the issue).
The reason I opened this task was to point out that the navigation on https://wiki.blender.org is not working.

Here are some examples to demonstrate the issue:
Goto:
https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.4/Manual/Render/Display
Change the Blender version to 2.6 (top centre). That links to:
https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.6/Manual/Render/Display
which redirects to:
https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev/render/index.html
But this should link to:
https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc%3A2.6/Manual/Render/Display

Another example:
Goto:
https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc%3A2.6/Manual/Render#Performance
If you click on "Performance". That links to:
https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.6/Manual/Render/Performance
witch redirects to:
https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev/render/index.html
But it should link to:
https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc%3A2.6/Manual/Render/Performance

When I say "But it should link to:" I mean that this is what works (currently).

And just to reiterate the reason why I added project: Infrastructure: Websites was, as the second example shows, when clicking something that doesn't exist* in the new manual: https://docs.blender.org there is no 404 page or information on what the user just clicked.

I hope this is clear, as to the navigation I'll let the people that know how the links and redirects should work chime in.

P.S. If the wiki manual is no longer being supported that's fine. I just think that people who are browsing the wiki shouldn't get link off to the new manual when changing Blender versions (first new example).

*There is a Performance tab, but this is for Blender Cycles and not for Blender Internal.

These redirects were set up a while ago and I do not find it reasonable to take the time to re-update to the exact locations in the new manual. I think other like @Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) would agree.

Totally agree, I'm just wondering if the wiki manual can be fixed to work on it's own.

Here are some examples to demonstrate the issue:
Goto:
https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.4/Manual/Render/Display
Change the Blender version to 2.6 (top centre). That links to:
https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.6/Manual/Render/Display
which redirects to:
https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev/render/index.html
But this should link to:
https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc%3A2.6/Manual/Render/Display

P.S. If the wiki manual is no longer being supported that's fine. I just think that people who are browsing the wiki shouldn't get link off to the new manual when changing Blender versions (first new example).

P.S. If the wiki manual is no longer being supported that's fine. I just think that people who are browsing the wiki shouldn't get link off to the new manual when changing Blender versions (first new example).

Yes the wiki manual is archived which is why we redirect from it.

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed this task as Resolved.Feb 18 2018, 2:11 AM

The page now lives in the new location.