WordPress Plugin to Help Migrate Domain to New Domain

by Elaine on March 16, 2011

Welcome to CSMmind.com formerly Enzolina.com.

In my last post I mentioned that I migrated my website from one domain hosted on an old webhosting to a new domain name on another webhosting provider.  Since my website has been around for about 6 years and has many links on Google and other websites I was hesitant to make the transition because I could potentially lose all the pages that got indexed into Google and all the other links that other pages linked to my site.

1.  I didn’t want to lose all the traffic from my pages indexed by Google.

2.  I didn’t want to just use a cold redirect of my website to the new one.

3.  I wanted linked pages to link directly to the new page.

4.  I wanted the links and redirects to be seamless to the user.

So I must rant and rave about this plugin that I found that helped me with all the above.  I installed the WordPress pluginRedirection‘ on my old Wordpress blog and created 301 redirects for all my posts.  So far it has helped with:

1.  People who find my old website link in Google search, click on it and are redirected here – to my new website – seamlessly.

2.  Users who are on my old website and click on any links on the old website are redirected here -to my new website – seamlessly.

3.  I can monitor how many times each old link was used and had to redirect users to my new website.

4.  404 error monitoring – captures a log of 404 errors and allows you to easily map these to 301 redirects.

Find the WordPress plugin in the Wordpress plugin extend directory.

 Wordpress Plugin to Help Migrate Domain to New Domain

Elaine

Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and Wordpress tutorials. Elaine lives in Toronto and when she is not online, she is either Marathon and Triathlon training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: Save Money, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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