Redirect GitHub Pages site when transferring repository ownership #492

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ldionne opened this Issue Oct 15, 2015 · 0 comments

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ldionne commented Oct 15, 2015

Right now, GitHub Pages won't be redirected when transferring the ownership of a repository. Hence, all links to <original owner>.github.io/<project> will break instead of pointing to <new owner>.github.io/<project>.

I contacted GitHub's support and here's the reply:

Redirecting pages sites when a repository is transferred is not possible currently, but we might add it in the future. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll add it to the Feature Request List so the team can see it.

In the meantime, you could create a new repository in place of the transferred one that links to the repository's new home. This would eliminate the redirect that we do have on the repository page, but its up to you and your collaborators to decide if removing the automatic redirect on GitHub.com is worth placing manual redirects on GitHub Pages and GitHub.com

Hope this eventually gets resolved.

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