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    Grandma broke her coccyx! Uncle Rico's Avatar
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    Website Starting Clean Slate: Any ToDo's Before Wipe Clean
    So I have had a particular website going for almost 5 years now. It is currently a wordpress blog with 170+ posts. Through some discussions here, I have decided to start from scratch without using wordpress. I have created a dozen or so very client and focused pages using a very simple consistent theme.

    Now, is there anything I should do before I wipeout my current directory and paste in my new pages? Maybe something in webmaster tools? Or maybe it doesn't matter and eventually over time those pages will fall off from the SE's?

    Thanks a bunch....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Rico View Post
    So I have had a particular website going for almost 5 years now. It is currently a wordpress blog with 170+ posts. Through some discussions here, I have decided to start from scratch without using wordpress. I have created a dozen or so very client and focused pages using a very simple consistent theme.

    Now, is there anything I should do before I wipeout my current directory and paste in my new pages? Maybe something in webmaster tools? Or maybe it doesn't matter and eventually over time those pages will fall off from the SE's?

    Thanks a bunch....
    1. Remove any sitemaps from WMT
    2. Make sure your new platform will redirect existing indexed pages to a 404 page on your new site (and show a 404 in the header response).
    3. Fire up the new site.
    4. Put your sitemap(s) in WMT
    5. Wait patiently through the "site redo sandbag period"
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    Like doing some like this in the .htaccess file?

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    IndexIgnore *
    ErrorDocument 401 /error.php
    ErrorDocument 403 /error.php
    ErrorDocument 404 /error.php
    ErrorDocument 500 /error.php
    #

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Rico View Post
    Like doing some like this in the .htaccess file?

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    IndexIgnore *
    ErrorDocument 401 /error.php
    ErrorDocument 403 /error.php
    ErrorDocument 404 /error.php
    ErrorDocument 500 /error.php
    #
    That would work. Prefer to create specific pages for each, ie: 404.php

    This is what we use:

    Code:
    ErrorDocument 404 /404.php
    Then have a custom 404.php page...
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    have you saved all of your content? if you're not going to use it on the new website, might as well put it on some other website or blog.
    The internet is a fad.

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    For some reason, I am unable to delete the wp-content directory. I have tried in ftp and in control panel file manager. It won't go away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Rico View Post
    For some reason, I am unable to delete the wp-content directory. I have tried in ftp and in control panel file manager. It won't go away.
    Make sure the directory is empty, check for any hidden file like .htaccess, etc...

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    1) I was able to delete /wp-content/ after removing the files in each dir first.

    2) I decided to go with this setup on the redirects.

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    IndexIgnore *
    ErrorDocument 401 /errors/authreqd.php
    ErrorDocument 403 /errors/forbid.php
    ErrorDocument 404 /errors/notfound.php
    ErrorDocument 500 /errors/serverr.php
    #

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