I have noticed recently that a couple of people installed the nightly version, I guess by accident. I wondered why and noticed myself that a few times I have been on the nightly docs when I was browsing.
One way I get there if I am in a manual like the installation manual for katello 2.5
https://docs.theforeman.org/2.5/Installing_Server_on_Red_Hat/index-katello.html and what to go to the upgrade manual. Thus, lazy as I am, I just cut the URL to
https://docs.theforeman.org/2.5/ thinking, that must be the 2.5 page. It also gives me the selection of guides. If you are just in transition you don’t really look at the three head lines:
Page not found!
We are sorry, but this page does not exist.
Available guides for the latest nightly build:
So if I continue there I am in nightly docs. The correct URL for the list of 2.5 guides is
May I suggest to move the version page 2.5.html to 2.5/index.html aka 2.5/ ?
As all guides are under the 2.5/ location the guides index is, well, the index for that location. Add a redirect from 2.5.html there to keep old bookmarks working.
Also the general 404 error page should not be the nightly guides index. Any URL which doesn’t exist, e.g.
https://docs.theforeman.org/lksdjhflskjfh takes me to the list of nightly guides. From that it’s not really clear that you are on a 404 error page. IMHO that error page should contain the top page
https://docs.theforeman.org/ if you want to keep it that way.
May I also suggest to make the nightly docs more obviously “nightly”? I guess that would help people to identify those pages as “beta version” and keep them from accidentally following them. I thought about something around a big watermark with “nightly” or “for development” or “beta” and maybe also a static, floating element at the top of each page explaining this is nightly docs and briefly mentioned the indented audience.