I am looking for some guidance on redirecting an old site to a new Wordpress site. We have good page placement for our niche market and would like to retain that if at all possible
I am a recent convert to Wordpress at a small business and have created a new WP site to replace my original company HTML site. I modeled the site after a different product site we had built for us. The original company site is small with less than 20 pages of information only.
Our original company site was made with MS-Publisher. Please donít laugh too hard. We were bootstrapping and we quickly got the site up and running without having any web development skills. It has worked for us for 5 years but we have outgrown it. The site is hosted on GoDaddy using shared Windows, so we donít have a dedicated server. While GoDaddy may not be perfect, it has been reliable for us.
Task at hand:
- The original company site to be replaced, Index.html, is at the root level of the directory, with Ö/Index Files, /PR, /Files, etc. used for subdirectories.
- We have another Wordpress site for a different product in a subdirectory /DD.
- The new site could go in at the root level, but it seems like it should be in a subdirectory for best practice and future maintenance.
- The new site was built in Wordpress and currently sits in a subdirectory/company.
I would like 301 redirect the pages of the old company site to the new Wordpress pages being careful not to impact our other Wordpress site mentioned above.
Iíve done some initial testing with updates to web.config but havenít had any success. I put a web.config file in the root directory and was able to httpredirect a single page, but it causes a 500 error.
Does anyone have any suggestions about next steps, places to find a solution, or areas that I should research?
I appreciate any guidance you can offer.