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  • Hi,

    I have a question:

    I was wondering if you are familiar with SEO and PHP. You know how there is an index.php file and it contains meta tags and meta descriptions? Well I have that set-up for my current site ( and we have good google rankings.

    If I were to change the site to ( (CSS), what implications will that make to our SEO?

    Is there a way to copy over the meta tags, meta descriptions, etc so it remains consistent and keep google rankings?


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  • Moderator Kathryn


    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Use a 301 redirect done correctly and you should be OK on the SEO front. You may see a short-term drop, but in the long term you should be OK. 301 redirects tell search engines that a URL (or multiple URLs) have permanently moved to a new location.

    If you are moving everything at the root into a sub-directory, set the 301 redirect syntax in your .htaccess file to point all URLs at the root of your site to that new sub-directory. This will automatically redirect all old URLs to your new. Adjust the syntax depending on how you’re moving things around.

    301 redirect tutorial

    Moderator Kathryn


    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Did you just phone me? If you are contacting me for professional reasons, please use the email address or form on my website. If you feel a call is necessary, please do it during the business hours stated on my contact page. Thanks.

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