Moving projects out of Redmine 2.x
The Project Removal plugin 0.1.0 now allows to move and/or redirect projects or remove projects with a note under Redmine 2.x (up to 2.3.x). The plugin also tries to use the SEO-friendly 301 HTTP status for redirection.
The Project Removal plugin has been finally ported to Redmine 2.x, i.e., version 0.1.0 of this plugin will now run fine on Redmine 2.0.x, 2.1.x, 2.2.x and 2.3.x. This version also supports Redmine 1.0.x and 1.4.x.
This plugin is intended for projects, which were moved to another location and/or for which you would like to specify the reason for being removed. To achieve needed results the plugin integrates into the Redmine project archiving functionality. Thus archiving a project you gain the possibility to redirect users, requesting pages of the project, to another URL (even to URL of another Redmine) and/or to show some message to them.
Fortunately the new release is not only about supporting recent Redmine versions but also comes with some important improvements:
The main improvement is the switch to the 301 HTTP status code (Moved Permanently) in cases, when the redirection delay is equal to zero. This is recommended by search engines for SEO purposes. Unfortunately in this case the redirection message will be ignored (but it would not be seen anyway).
Other improvements include the redirection settings being removed, when the project gets unarchived.
P.S. I clearly understand, that not being updated for this long period the plugin probably have lost its users (and this new release means gaining new users mostly). Sorry for not updating it so long!
With this release and accordingly to earlier announced plans the identifier of the project has been changed (from
project-removal). In most cases this means nothing for end users (as for renaming I used the Project Alias plugin). But in the case you used the project SVN you need to update the repository URL of your local copy using the following command:
$ svn switch --relocate http://svn.s-andy.com/redmine-removal http://svn.s-andy.com/project-removal