This involves another problem I had in this thread: 4970482
I redesigned a site that used to have everything in a WP blog (static pages and blog posts were in the root or redirected to the root). I took the static pages out of the blog and set up a separate WP blog for the posts and am currently 301ing the old blog posts to the new blog.
I had a discussion going in the Wordpress forum a few months back re how to download the database when the previous owner wouldn't give us access to the server - I managed to get the images but not the posts off the old server. However, I got some of the posts off Google, archive org, etc., and we are rewriting the others. I'm reposting the articles and trying to redirect the old URLs to the new ones.
To clarify the old website was set up in Wordpress including all static pages with the home page URL like this:
blog pages were like this:
the blog took up so much download time (due to code bloat) that I separated the static pages from the blog so now the website and blog home page and other pages look like this:
I'm able to redirect the old blog articles to the new location, however, how do I tell search engines that the old blog home page is in a new place without messing up the new home page, or is this even possible?