[wp-hackers] pulling a massive HTML site into Wordpress

Alex Andrews awgandrews at gmail.com
Mon Jun 6 13:15:25 UTC 2011

It's a good point that if the site is well indexed on Google, you
should try and have consistency over the migration. But this can be
done by having a decent permalink structure to prevent 404s.


On 6 June 2011 14:11, Michael Clark
<dc153464a11bcf5aeb18180db28017fb.wp-hackers at planetmike.com> wrote:
> At 3:01 PM +0300 6/6/11, John Black wrote:
>> As for what else to help this organisation; if there was another way
>> apparent I'd have done it. They need to get up to speed with contemporary
>> web possibilities, including building readership and making their content
>> better accessible, as well as integrated into social networking loops.
>> Wordpress has come on in leaps and bounds in this direction since I first
>> looked at it back in 2005. I just want to help them make the move so they
>> can take advantage of some of that.
> Is this organization still producing content of some sort regularly? If so,
> you might better help them by getting them started today with posting new
> articles in a WordPress-based site. That will help them get into the search
> engines. Are they using other new media distribution paths, such as Twitter,
> Facebook, Flickr? Is the site showing up at all in Google? Maybe creating a
> sitemap for the old site, and ensuring that old articles are linked to when
> appropriate from the new site, would be a more useful use of your time and
> effort. Mike
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