I have a set of websites which are HTML and I want to move them over to WORDPRESS. I have a Godaddy dedicated server. Though I am new to WordPress I have been running an active blog using SERENDIPITY for a few years so I am not total Newbie. I use Win 7.
I don't want to lose the websites while I am working on this. They generate some beer money. And with all the content it could take some months to get it all in the can.
I assume I use DESKTOP SERVER? My question is once I get it done on my computer, is the process to move it to the server messy? I hate messes at the server level doan ya know. :) And should I use the real domain names, db names and directories I will use at the server?
Also if anyone is interested in helping, I need some ideas for navigation and theme or layout. Is there such a thing as a two column DB theme?
I think my biggest concern before I begin is how best to navigate in regards to SEO.
Make each year a category and each present category (movies, tv ect) an article? Maybe paged for the heavy content ones?
Thanks for your help