The Perfect Migration
    to Wordpress:
    Why and How
 by Jérôme Paradis and Kim Vallée
Two viewpoints

Branding
Toolset
My Needs

Redesign
New Features
BEFORE
Subtext

3-column
layout
AFTER
2-column
layout

Advertising
AFTER
Flexibility
1 brand, 2 blogs and
    a community
Saving Time
Designing a WP Theme
What loads first

Bookmarks

How it looks like in FB
Migration Methods

WordPress    Database to
Import       database
Changing the URL

blog.kimvallee.com
-> athome.kimvallee.com
Branding
Impacts
Structure
New URL Structure
/about.aspx -> /about/

Categories
/category/100.aspx -> category/dining/dishing-tips

Tags
/tags/annive...
Migrating
 Images
Other Migration Details

 Tags
 Categories
 Comments
Open Source Converter
 Developed in .Net, C#
 subText to Wordpress DB
   needs modifications to support other source databa...
External Tools
Must     Advertising    Statistics
Our Favorite Plugins
WordPress Related
  Post Images
Customization of WordPress Related Posts
Top 10
WP
Twitip ID
Add to Any: Share/
  Save/Bookmark
Add to Any: Share/
  Save/Bookmark
Flexo Archives
Other Plugins
Search Unleashed
 Customize search results
Google XML Sitemap
Tiny Contact Form
WP-Cache
 Needed adaptations...
Results
Increased Page Views

More Engagement

More Flexibility
Future of KimVallee.com
 Mash-up Homepage
 Facebook Connect
 Lifestream Curator
 BackType Connect
 Video reports
Thank You!!!
Jérôme Paradis
   @jeromeparadis
   facebook.com/jeromeparadis
   http://paradivision.com

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

  1. 1. The Perfect Migration to Wordpress: Why and How by Jérôme Paradis and Kim Vallée
  2. 2. Two viewpoints Branding Toolset
  3. 3. My Needs Redesign New Features
  4. 4. BEFORE Subtext 3-column layout
  5. 5. AFTER 2-column layout Advertising
  6. 6. AFTER Flexibility
  7. 7. 1 brand, 2 blogs and a community
  8. 8. Saving Time
  9. 9. Designing a WP Theme What loads first Bookmarks How it looks like in FB
  10. 10. Migration Methods WordPress Database to Import database
  11. 11. Changing the URL blog.kimvallee.com -> athome.kimvallee.com Branding Impacts Structure
  12. 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. 13. Migrating Images
  14. 14. Other Migration Details Tags Categories Comments
  15. 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. 16. External Tools Must Advertising Statistics
  17. 17. Our Favorite Plugins
  18. 18. WordPress Related Post Images Customization of WordPress Related Posts
  19. 19. Top 10
  20. 20. WP Twitip ID
  21. 21. Add to Any: Share/ Save/Bookmark
  22. 22. Add to Any: Share/ Save/Bookmark
  23. 23. Flexo Archives
  24. 24. Other Plugins Search Unleashed Customize search results Google XML Sitemap Tiny Contact Form WP-Cache Needed adaptations for Akismet
  25. 25. Results Increased Page Views More Engagement More Flexibility
  26. 26. Future of KimVallee.com Mash-up Homepage Facebook Connect Lifestream Curator BackType Connect Video reports
  27. 27. Thank You!!! Jérôme Paradis @jeromeparadis facebook.com/jeromeparadis http://paradivision.com Kim Vallée http://kimvallee.com facebook.com/kimvallee @kimvallee

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