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The Perfect Migration to Wordpress: Why and How by Jerome Paradis and Kim Vallee

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This is a case study with two sides: branding and technical issues. Our talk addressed the how, the why and the benefits of carrying out the migration of At Home with Kim Vallee blog from subText to …

This is a case study with two sides: branding and technical issues. Our talk addressed the how, the why and the benefits of carrying out the migration of At Home with Kim Vallee blog from subText to WordPress. We told you why you would move to Wordpress, demystified the good and the bad of changing all our URLs, reviewed the migration tools and techniques we used plus a migration checklist.

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  • 1. The Perfect Migration to Wordpress: Why and How by Jérôme Paradis and Kim Vallée
  • 2. Two viewpoints Branding Toolset
  • 3. My Needs Redesign New Features
  • 4. BEFORE Subtext 3-column layout
  • 5. AFTER 2-column layout Advertising
  • 6. AFTER Flexibility
  • 7. 1 brand, 2 blogs and a community
  • 8. Saving Time
  • 9. Designing a WP Theme What loads first Bookmarks How it looks like in FB
  • 10. Migration Methods WordPress Database to Import database
  • 11. Changing the URL blog.kimvallee.com -> athome.kimvallee.com Branding Impacts Structure
  • 12. New URL Structure /about.aspx -> /about/ Categories /category/100.aspx -> category/dining/dishing-tips Tags /tags/anniversary/default.aspx -> /tag/anniversary/ Posts /archive/2008/10/27/asparagus-risotto.aspx -> /2008/10/asparagus-risotto/
  • 13. Migrating Images
  • 14. Other Migration Details Tags Categories Comments
  • 15. Open Source Converter Developed in .Net, C# subText to Wordpress DB needs modifications to support other source databases Plugins support Comes with Live Writer tags stripper Features Moves posts, comments, tags and categories Generates .htaccess 301 redirects Updates URL and image links Can merge and/or rename categories Can extract first image file as a variable Contributors interested?
  • 16. External Tools Must Advertising Statistics
  • 17. Our Favorite Plugins
  • 18. WordPress Related Post Images Customization of WordPress Related Posts
  • 19. Top 10
  • 20. WP Twitip ID
  • 21. Add to Any: Share/ Save/Bookmark
  • 22. Add to Any: Share/ Save/Bookmark
  • 23. Flexo Archives
  • 24. Other Plugins Search Unleashed Customize search results Google XML Sitemap Tiny Contact Form WP-Cache Needed adaptations for Akismet
  • 25. Results Increased Page Views More Engagement More Flexibility
  • 26. Future of KimVallee.com Mash-up Homepage Facebook Connect Lifestream Curator BackType Connect Video reports
  • 27. Thank You!!! Jérôme Paradis @jeromeparadis facebook.com/jeromeparadis http://paradivision.com Kim Vallée http://kimvallee.com facebook.com/kimvallee @kimvallee