change external links to "real" external links in menu
Currently when i insert an external link and show it in a menu, the link will still be an internal link and will then redirect to the external url.
i know this is the case since casper started TYPO3 but since plenty of users are using google analytics or piwik or whatever, it is much easier to track external links like that.
there are typoscripts in the web to change that but it is my wish to integrate that into the core and since typo3 6 changes "everything" it is a good point to change that as well :D
#4 Updated by Ernesto Baschny about 7 years ago
- Status changed from Under Review to Closed
Imagine the old page URL (the one which redirects externally) having relevant keywords in it's URL. It will never be reachable or linked anymore in TYPO3, thus disappear from search engine indexes after a while. This might annoy people that worked hard to make that page URL known in the wild (SEO).
Please continue in #34863, also I suggest to open a new review request with the correct topic. Thanks!