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  • Beth


    Hi! I have one of those problems where I’m not actually sure what the question is!

    I currently have a blog and online shop on one site. I want to move the blog to a separate site, and keep the shop where it is. Two separate sites: blog + shop.

    I want to:

    1) Update all the URLs within the blog for BLOG post types only (links to products/shop pages need to stay the same)

    2) Redirect all blog post URLs on the existing site to point to the posts on the NEW blog site.

    3) Redirect all blog post URLs that are out there in the ether to point to the posts on the new blog.

    There are about a thousand posts, all very inter-linked and many promoting products.

    I’m hoping someone will tell me there is an easy solution, a plugin or functions snippet to help me!

    Any advice?

    Thank you!

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  • The way I’d do it would be to install another WordPress on a subdirectory of your main domain… call the new directory blog if you want.

    Just handle the new install as a move of everything to make the ‘move’ easy but keep your original site completely intact for now.

    Once you’ve copied over the database, plugins, theme files and media to the new ‘blog’ you can go in there and fix any problems like the permalinks and see if your blog posts all work properly… on the new blog!

    From there you can delete the store pieces from the new blog and anything else you don’t want there.

    The next blog post to be added or updated will need to be added to the new blog then linked back to the main menu. You might need to deal with a whole category at that time. You’ll also need to create links back to the main page in your blog menu and such once you start using the new blog pages at all.

    This can be a pain for a time but once you’ve corrected and redirected all your blog links things will start to settle down.

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