157 Coordinating Complex Site Migrations

January 18, 2017 01:28:37
157 Coordinating Complex Site Migrations
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157 Coordinating Complex Site Migrations

Jan 18 2017 | 01:28:37

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Show Notes

Our WordPress panel discusses the planning, coordination, and execution of a complex site migration from one hosting environment to another. We'll also cover what type of content planning you'll need to put together when moving from one platform to another (like from an external CMS to WordPress.)

Our panel this week:

Sallie Goetsch: https://www.wpfangirl.com/

Jackie D'Elia: https://jackiedelia.com/

Robert Abela: https://www.wpwhitesecurity.com/

Jonathan Denwood: https://www.wp-tonic.com/

John Locke: https://www.lockedownseo.com/

Table of Contents for Episode 157

0:00 Podcast Intros

3:15 WordPress Story #1: Tom McFarlin to Launch Marketplace for Blogging Plugins, Finds New Maintainer for WordPress.org Plugins

https://wptavern.com/tom-mcfarlin-to-launch-marketplace-for-blogging-plugins-finds-new-maintainer-for-wordpress-org-plugins

10:42 WordPress Story #2: What makes a great editor?

https://make.wordpress.org/design/2017/01/11/what-makes-a-great-editor/

27:39 WordPress Story #3: WordPress Hosting Review 2017: The Results

https://wpshout.com/wordpress-hosting-review-2017-results/

39:32 Main Topic: Coordinating Complex Site Migrations

39:42 Why would someone want to migrate their site to a new host or platform?

41:41 Some things that should be on your migration checklist. Some things to look out for when setting up your website.

47:16 Separation of DNS concerns, and a debate on A Records vs CNAME Records for DNS.

49:20 Moving email from CPanel or Plesk requires some planning. How do you move email archives from your hosting server to another service?

53:50 A great definition of site migration.

55:00 Sallie describes a complex migration, and how to migrate comments, and moving categories into different custom posts types (starting from just Posts).

58:43 Why you should plan 301 redirects and site mapping far in advance of the site migration.< /p>

1:00:53 Making a strong case for doing a content audit before the site migration.

1:03:20 Be sure to change the TTL (Time to Live) in your DNS days before the migration.

1:07:38 Is migrating a website on a Friday a bad idea?

1:15:07 Our recommendations for tools to make tricky site migrations a bit easier.

1:24:13 Closing thoughts and podcast outros.

 

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LInks mentioned during the show:

CMS 2 CMS

https://cms2cms.com/

Zoho Email

https://www.zoho.com/mail/

GSuite

https://gsuite.google.com/

Migrate Email Between Servers Using IMAP

https://mediatemple.net/community/products/dv/204405444/how-do-i-migrate-email-between-servers-using-imap

Moving Email

http://www.how2lab.com/internet/email/moving-emails.php

Migratng Comments in WordPress with Disqus

http://rockt.tech/migrating-comments-wordpress-disqus/

Post Type Switcherhttps://wordpress.org/plugins/post-type-switcher/

HTML Import 2 Plugin

http://stephanieleary.com/code/wordpress/html-import/

Term Management Tools

https://wordpress.org/plugins/term-management-tools/

WP All Import

http://www.wpallimport.com/

BigDump

http://www.ozerov.de/bigdump/

WP Migrate DB Pro

https://deliciousbrains.com/wp-migrate-db-pro/

Better Search Replace

https://wordpress.org/plugins/better-search-replace/

BackupBuddy

https://ithemes.com/purchase/backupbuddy/

Duplicator

https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/

BlogVault

https://blogvault.net/

Updraft Plus Premium

https://updraftplus.com/shop/updraftplus-premium/

WP Engine Automated Migration

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-site-migrate/

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Thanks to our sponsor for this episode:, WP Security Audit Log

https://www.wpsecurityauditlog.com/

 

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Find bonus content for this episode on the WP-Tonic website:

https://www.wp-tonic.com/podcast/157-complex-site-migrations/

 

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