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
10:42 WordPress Story #2: What makes a great editor?
27:39 WordPress Story #3: WordPress Hosting Review 2017: The 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.
LInks mentioned during the show:
CMS 2 CMS
Migrate Email Between Servers Using IMAP
Migratng Comments in WordPress with Disqus
Post Type Switcherhttps://wordpress.org/plugins/post-type-switcher/
HTML Import 2 Plugin
Term Management Tools
WP All Import
WP Migrate DB Pro
Better Search Replace
Updraft Plus Premium
WP Engine Automated Migration
Thanks to our sponsor for this episode:, WP Security Audit Log
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