Feature #39938

change external links to "real" external links in menu

Added by Simon Schaufelberger about 7 years ago. Updated about 7 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Should have
Assignee:
-
Category:
TypoScript
Target version:
-
Start date:
2012-08-18
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Description

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

see http://www.typo3wizard.com/de/snippets/menus/externe-links-und-shortcuts-direkt-im-menue.html


Related issues

Related to TYPO3 Core - Bug #34584: External url in TMENU Rejected 2012-03-06
Duplicates TYPO3 Core - Feature #34863: External URL configurable Closed 2012-03-14

History

#1 Updated by Ernesto Baschny about 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

Feature has been requested before (#34863), in that case to make the behaviour configurable, which seems to me a nice compromise. So I'll close this one, please continue discussions there. Thanks!

#2 Updated by Gerrit Code Review about 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Closed to Under Review

Patch set 1 for branch master has been pushed to the review server.
It is available at http://review.typo3.org/13922

#3 Updated by Simon Schaufelberger about 7 years ago

Ernesto Baschny wrote:

Feature has been requested before (#34863)

ok sorry, didnt find that one.

make the behaviour configurable, which seems to me a nice compromise.

well i don't think many clients really depend on the old behavior...

#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!

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