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How to efficiently 301 redirect & migrate urls for e-commerce site

     
6:59 pm on Jul 22, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I am about to move my site to another host. I own the domain name that is on my old host and will be moving it to the new host once I am finished adding products.

The urls will be different due to the way their architecture is different on each of these hosts.

I am moving to Shopify (if that's ok to say, if not, I'm sorry). They have an Url Redirect one can do but when you have over a thousand products, you are spending hours and days and weeks trying to copy and paste the urls from the old url to the new url.

There has to be an easier way. I've seen apps that want you to upload a CSV file, but it's still you having to copy and paste over a thousand urls from the old site and the new site.

Is there anything I'm missing and is there an easier way to go about this? It really should not be that difficult. I am not on an apache server where I can do an .htaccess file either.

Hope I made my question clear, if not, please let me know and thanks in advance to anyone who is able to help me.
11:04 pm on July 22, 2017 (gmt 0)

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You left out one crucial detail. You did say the URLs will be different--but will they be each individually different, or will they follow some kind of pattern? If you can explain the pattern in words, it is almost always possible to put it in a form a server can understand.

I am not on an apache server where I can do an .htaccess file either.
Even if everything is called by a different name, you'll always have some equivalent. That is, you're not deliberately moving to a new server where you'll have less control than before. (Er, that was an assumption on my part.)

Didn't a very similar question come up in another subforum just recently? Server change and URL change, either together or separately.
5:22 am on July 23, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Didn't a very similar question come up in another subforum just recently?
Dontcha hate it when déjà vu keeps happening again and again?