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  • vantuykomn

    (@vantuykomn)


    Hi,

    I need to migrate a drupal site to wordpress. This has to be on the same url whitout losing my SEO.
    I have a plugin that does the migrating and SEO stuff (fg-drupal-to-wordpress), but the problem is that I cannot use this on the same domain. I would have to install wordpress in a subfolder or something in order to do the migration.

    Does anybody know how I can easily migrate the site to wordpress without losing my seo?

    kind regards

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  • JNashHawkins

    (@jnashhawkins)

    This may sound a little complicated but…

    I’d grab an old PC or laptop that I could install HTTrack on and let that thing crawl the whole Drupal site. Spend some time surfing the site via the HTTrack copy just to make sure you didn’t miss anything.

    I’d then do a subdirectory install of WordPress and migrate my Drupal content to there.

    Now backup the Drupal just in case you missed something and then follow these directions to make your subdirectory install run as if it was installed in webroot.

    Go back to the PC with the HTTrack and surf that site again watching for any problems. If that migrator took care of your SEO by creating 301 redirects or ‘one
    to one’ page, post, and link migrations you’ll be fine at this point else you’ll need to create 301 redirects to correct any 404 errors.

    This site will help make creating the 301s pretty easy if you even need to do that. https://www.rapidtables.com/web/tools/redirect-generator.html

    Another tip is you’ll probably want the Classic Editor plugin to make your WordPress editor look close to what I suspect Drupal used. You can later enable the new Block Editor in the settings pages to run as an optional editor if you wish.

    Hope this helps… this is the way I’d proceed with this as it almost completely guarantees a safe migration.

    you will lose your seo anyway, whatever anybody will tell you. Trust me, I have migrated more drupal shops to woocommerce than anybody will ever do in his life…

    In order to migrate a site hosted on the same domain, you can migrate it to the subfolder under the same domain. To reflect that – the source site (you want to migrate from) is http://www.example.com and the target site (you want to migrate to) – http://www.example.com/new_site.

    Talking about SEO, 301 Redirects can help to preserve SEO links when migrating to WordPress. Plugins like Redirection or Simple 301 Redirects will help you to do that.

    The option of “301 Redirects” is available at CMS2CMS migration service, which supports Drupal to WordPress migration. Simply tick this option before starting a Free Demo migration.

    Hope it helps!

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