Remove Ideas rewrite rules (& files)

As of r16852-dotorg & r16853-dotorg the ideas forum external has been removed from The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization.

Can these rules be altered in wporg-web’s ?

  • Remove the location /ideas/ {} blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience.
  • Remove rewrite ^/ideas/.*$ from @404-extend.
  • Remove rewrite ^/extend/ideas(/.*)?$ ...
    (That should remove all references to /ideas from server configs)
  • Verify that public_html/ideas/ no longer exists on disk on web nodes (it shouldn’t, due to the double-deployDeploy Launching code from a local development environment to the production web server, so that it's available to visitors.)
  • Remove public_html/ideas/ on sandboxes (svn up not needed, svn will gracefully update with that folder removed, but will not remove it, although it won’t error out, optional)

/ideas/ and /extend/ideas/ will be handled by a redirect in PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. (r10567-meta) and is temporarily also being handled by r16851-dotorg until these rewrite rules are removed.
If wanted, a server-level redirect for /ideas/ and /extend/ideas/ to can be added, but I don’t think it’s warranted.