301 redirect vs. replacing pages (4 posts)

  1. increaseyoursatscore
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have a dozen pages on my static website and just installed wordpress.

    I'm wondering if it makes more sense to
    a.) create my dozen new wordpress pages then 301 redirect the old to the new? Or
    b.) simply replace my old pages with wordpress pages named the same?

    Pro's/con's? Thank you!

  2. moshu
    Posted 7 years ago #

    b) won't work because you cannot add extensions (.html, .php etc) to your WordPress Pages.

  3. increaseyoursatscore
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thank you, moshu.

    Can I add extensions to posts (not pages)? If so, pros/cons to 301 redirect vs. replace old static pages with new wordpress posts?

  4. Ivovic
    Posted 7 years ago #

    you can add extensions to posts, but you "can't" (using the term loosely) have posts appear directly off the root folder.

    so, basically, I'll take what's behind door number 1 please.

    the end result is better anyway... eventually the 301 redirects won't even get used anymore, and you'll end up with more correctly formed permalinks for the future.

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