My aim is to take my static html .com site and convert it into WordPress. Due to the terrible code, I am unable to do an easy conversion; I must manually reconstruct the site in WordPress (I've consulted several coding experts and they concur).
To achieve this, I bought a .info domain so I could setup the new WordPress site there. Currently, I am in the process of reconstructing all the pages (over 300)of my static site into the new WordPress site at the new domain.
When I migrate the new .info WP site over to the old domain name, will I be able to convert and keep the urls & file names the same? The old domain has aged 6 years, and traffic is growing nicely.
Is this a logical way of doing this? The reconstruction will take 1-2 months; so I need a way to develop and test the new site discreetly on the side before converting it to the old, target domain name.
I'd appreciate any input/suggestions.