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Best practices for using WP as the home page only for another site (SEO, etc.)?

  • We have a site which runs on a completely separate server. That site is dynamic and has forums and things, but it does not use Apache or SQL or PHP. It uses a special object-oriented database.

    At the same time, we would like to use WordPress for the home page itself for various reasons, including the fact it looks so nice. 🙂

    So what we are thinking of is installing our WordPress instance at a place like wpengine.com and doing a redirect of some kind so people headed for the main site (e.g. http://www.oursite.net) end up at the WordPress site (e.g. http://home.oursite.net).

    Is there any advice of the best way to do this redirect, taking into account we don’t want to lose search index traffic, etc.?

    Thanks,

    doug

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