coachm - 9:41 pm on Dec 1, 2012 (gmt 0)
Coachm, there are "private wordpress" plugins that will make it so you can't see a Wordpress blog unless you're logged in.
Certainly an option, but I wonder what the headers would be for those not logged in? And whether doing this way would tell Google -- there is no site here any more, and how this would affect SEO on my remaining sites.
In terms of the database, etc, I could simply install it on my own computer and the private server I use for testing.
But, in case Google DOES look at the total webmaster profile, I'd like to make sure there's no additional damage. I'm pretty sure I'll do a custom 410 - gotta dig out the code to apply this to all possible wordpress urls on the domain.
Should be interesting. Once I do the 410 - I'm on the road so probably not until later monday. I will report back if anything interesting happens re: other sites.