Actually it's not tough, just time consuming. A flat html
Dreamweaver site is exactly what I moved from. I don't know about the
redirect plugin. I never even looked for one.
You think the redirect is the hard part-- not even close! It's moving
the files that's tedious-- especially if they have a lot of contextual
Here's how I did it. You already have the first 3 areas down-pat.
Here's the final step.
Set up your game plan on paper. Layout the structure for the WP site in advance so you'll know what goes where.
[old folder names | old articles] --> [new categories | new articles]
Layout a calendar to schedule the tasks (10 articles/pages a day x 30
days = 300 articles). Ten articles = 30 minutes-- tops!
Now... Your WP site isn't live. You're building it page by page. Open
two browser tabs so you can copy the old article to the WP article "shell" like this:
Open a DW html article in a browser just like it would be on the web.
Select all the text and copy it into a text file-- the html tags
will be removed. Then copy it from the text file and paste it into the
WP editor. There's your new un-formatted article. (You could really do
it w/out a text file-- that's just the way I did it.)
If you had inner site links in the text, make a note of what article
they are supposed to link to. Just set an empty link. You have to wait
until the final destination is determined. (I just kept my notes in a
text file, but if I did it again, I'd use a spreadsheet).
When WP site is finished, and while the new site root is being propagated, just go into Dreamweaver and open every file in the site, one-by-one or, in batches of tabs.
Insert the 301 redirect code using either the HTTP method (which I
What do you think?