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  • A developer is in the process of converting my site from Frontpage to WordPress. We’re about 90% complete. It’s important for me to keep the same directory structure and URL names for many reasons, but mostly because of Google News naming requirements and to maintain current links to my site and the Google pageranking I’ve earned over the years. My site is:

    I’m told by the developer that “The URLS cannot be done like on your site. There is no CMS where this can be done with.”

    I don’t believe this is true. Can someone let me know if WordPress is capable of using the same URLs?

    Thanks for your help.

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  • It’s true. Because a CSM has its ways, and your old website, used a different organization philosophy.
    I had the same issue last year. My only solution: .htaccess redirect. I redirect all my old links to new ones. People don’t see the difference. They click on the old links in external websites, and the reader is redirected to the right page. 2 examples:

    Redirect permanent /about.html http://www.domain.tld/about/
    RedirectMatch permanent ^/about[0-9a-z]{0,2}\.html$ http://www.domain.tld/about/news/

    I didn’t loose my pagerank a year later.

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